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A Kanata school that recently showed higher than acceptable radon readings will be undergoing remediation work to lower the levels, a school board official confirmed.
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Ottawa Sun | May 25, 2017 - 18:39 |
Accused proxy hacker Karim Baratov will be seeking his freedom at Ontario’s highest court on June 5.
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Ottawa Sun | May 25, 2017 - 18:38 |
The Conservative party is gathering in Toronto to select a new leader. What kind of organization will that person inherit?
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The Toronto Star | May 25, 2017 - 18:36 | Alex Boutilier - Ottawa Bureau Reporter
The college student accused of killing 18-year-old Connor Stevenson in the sixth-floor stairwell at 2020 Jasmine Crescent in 2015 has been freed on bail while he awaits trial for second-degree murder.  David Dubois, 21, is accused of knifing the teenager to death on April 14, 2015 over a bag of pot. The police theory is that Stevenson left his Jasmine Towers apartment to sell weed in the stairwell only to be killed by Dubois, a one-time friend of the slain teen who he worked with at Tim Hortons on Montreal Road. Dubois, represented by defence lawyers Ewan Lyttle and Brett McGarry,...
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Ottawa Citizen | May 25, 2017 - 18:29 | Gary Dimmock, Ottawa Citizen
Bob Robichaud said figures released by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted 11 to 17 named storms
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The Globe and Mail | May 25, 2017 - 18:23 | Aly Thomson
Bob Robichaud said figures released by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted 11 to 17 named storms
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The Globe and Mail | May 25, 2017 - 18:23 | Aly Thomson
Elena Avetisian Montrealer Elena Avetisian is still in critical condition in a New York City hospital after she was struck by a motorist who drove his car into the Times Square crowd.
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CBC News - Canada | May 25, 2017 - 18:18 | Sarah Leavitt
Trudeau NATO 20170525 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, facing demands that Canada invest more in its military, says caring for troops is the priority in the upcoming defence policy. His comments in Brussels raise questions about...
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CBC News - Canada | May 25, 2017 - 18:15 | Murray Brewster
A Kanata school that recently showed higher than acceptable radon readings will be undergoing remediation work to lower the levels, a school board official confirmed. On Tuesday, parents of students at Jack Donohue Elementary School were told the school had radon levels above Health Canada’s guidelines. However, they were assured steps have been taken over the past month to lower those levels. Out of concern for their health, teachers undertook a work refusal that morning and moved students outside to conduct classes for the duration of the day. Later in the day, the Ministry of...
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Ottawa Citizen | May 25, 2017 - 18:15 | Paula McCooey, Ottawa Citizen
Ontario's top court sharply rebuked a prominent judge on Thursday for repeatedly failing to explain why she had acquitted a man accused of beating and sexually assaulting a woman.
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CTV News - National | May 25, 2017 - 18:13 | Colin Perkel
Rinaldo Canonico, former hairdresser to Ottawa’s rich and famous, and a man so celebrated in social circles himself that he was known solely by his first name, died on Wednesday afternoon of complications from pneumonia.
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Ottawa Sun | May 25, 2017 - 18:11 |
Kathi Wallace will helm the controversy-plagued York Region school board until a permanent replacement can be found. Experts warn this will be no easy task.
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The Toronto Star | May 25, 2017 - 18:02 | Noor Javed - News reporter, Kristin Rushowy - Queen's Park Bureau
Emily Herbert was diagnosed at age 5 with Brugada syndrome, a lifelong genetic condition that increases the risk of sudden cardiac arrest.
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The Toronto Star | May 25, 2017 - 18:00 | Jonathan Forani - Staff Reporter
Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they’ve put about $1,600 worth of crack cocaine in their “lost and found box” in hopes of reuniting the drug with its rightful owner.
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Ottawa Sun | May 25, 2017 - 17:58 |
Rinaldo Canonico, former hairdresser to Ottawa’s rich and famous, and a man so celebrated in social circles himself that he was known solely by his first name, died on Wednesday afternoon of complications from pneumonia. He was 82. “It’s a loss to the Ottawa community,” said longtime friend and concert promoter Dennis Ruffo. “He was one of those colourful personalities that always stand out above the rest. He always had a smile on his face, a twinkle in his eye and great spirit, and was always happy to see you. He was just a great guy. Very caring. He always made you feel good.” Rinaldo...
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Ottawa Citizen | May 25, 2017 - 17:58 | Bruce Deachman, Ottawa Citizen
A former military medical technician convicted of conducting inappropriate breast exams on female recruits has been sentenced to nine months in prison.
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CTV News - National | May 25, 2017 - 17:58 |
Warm water temperatures and a weak or non-existent El Nino will contribute to an above-normal hurricane season this year, the Canadian Hurricane Centre said Thursday.
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CTV News - National | May 25, 2017 - 17:52 | Aly Thomson
Biking to work year round from Etobicoke to downtown Toronto for about eight years, I’ve seen many things, good and bad. Nothing prepared me for the accident I saw on Wednesday.
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The Toronto Star | May 25, 2017 - 17:52 | Scott Colby - Parenting
Head, Clara and Maria sign Foul play is not suspected after the body of a 63-year-old man was found near the scene of an Ottawa Valley fire last week, police say.
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CBC News - Ottawa | May 25, 2017 - 17:49 | CBC News
Governor General David Johnston presented honours to two Ottawa Police Service officers on Thursday. Deputy Chief Jill Skinner and Staff Sgt. Paul Burnett were invested as members of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces during a ceremony at Rideau Hall. The order of merit recognizes careers of exceptional service or distinctive merit in policing contributions in Canada. Members of the order of merit are recognized for their exceptional service or performance of duty over an extended period, usually at the local or provincial level. The RCMP commissioner submits...
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Ottawa Citizen | May 25, 2017 - 17:48 | Jon Willing

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