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An Ottawa man has been charged with several firearm and drug-related offences after police searched his home Wednesday. Police said officers went to a home on Glen Avenue to investigate information of a man possibly in possession of a gun. After speaking to the suspect, a search warrant was executed later in the day and investigators from the guns and gangs unit seized a bulletproof vest, a handgun, .22 calibre rounds and one gram of MDMA, also known as ecstasy.  Michael Spika, 20, of Ottawa is charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a dangerous...
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Ottawa Citizen | March 23, 2017 - 16:46 | Paula McCooey, Ottawa Citizen
A 25-year-old woman arrested on gun charges in connection with police raids targeting a locally-owned marijuana dispensary business has been released on bail.Nina Vigile was released on a $5,000 bond Thursday, with conditions that include living at the home of her father, Peter Vigile.
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Ottawa Sun | March 23, 2017 - 16:45 |
The hearings will examine allegations including inappropriate conduct with the spouse of a member under his command and sexual remarks, leering and unwanted physical contact toward female staff
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The Globe and Mail | March 23, 2017 - 16:45 |
A member of the MS-13 street gang who had been deported from the U.S. four times stabbed two women and sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl in a New York City suburb, police said Thursday.
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Ottawa Sun | March 23, 2017 - 16:37 |
Bill Trudell is the second lawyer for the embattled senator, whose first one said Meredith would be treated differently if he were white.
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The Toronto Star | March 23, 2017 - 16:29 | Alex Ballingall - Ottawa Bureau
As democracy sails increasingly into troubled waters, one has to wonder how confident we are that we are up to the challenge. Most of us had assumed that as our wisdom and experience of working together increased, democracy itself would prove itself sufficient for facing whatever challenges confronted us. Instead, what we have are democratic systems at various points of peril around the globe. Populism, which many assumed would infuse new life into our politics, has instead struck off in many new directions and made it even more difficult to find consensus. While it has been true that...
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Huffington Post | March 23, 2017 - 16:29 | Glen Pearson
Westdale student 12-bedroom house The story of 12 bedrooms for rent under one unauthorized roof raises questions about the means the city has to enforce its zoning laws. And the lack of those checks could leave the tenants of the house...
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CBC News - Canada | March 23, 2017 - 16:20 | Kelly Bennett
Spring remained elusive in parts of the Maritimes on Thursday after a storm swept through the region, knocking out power and closing schools.
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CTV News - National | March 23, 2017 - 16:19 |
Newly released court documents show a former Ontario nurse accused of killing eight seniors in her care had been suspended from a long-term care home several times for medication-related errors before she was fired for giving a patient the wrong drugs.
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Ottawa Sun | March 23, 2017 - 16:11 |
The latest news and updates on U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration
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The Globe and Mail | March 23, 2017 - 16:07 | SHELBY BLACKLEY
Newly released court documents show Elizabeth Wettlaufer was fired after an alleged incident in which she incorrectly and overly medicated a resident.
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The Toronto Star | March 23, 2017 - 16:03 | Alicja Siekierska - Staff Reporter
A non-binding motion condemning Islamophobia and all forms of religious discrimination has easily passed the House of Commons. M-103, tabled by Liberal backbencher Iqra Khalid in December, passed by a vote of 201-91 Thursday. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was not in the House to vote. iqra khalid Iqra Khalid is welcomed by her colleagues as she arrives to make an announcement about an anti-Islamophobia motion on Parliament Hill on Feb. 15, 2017. (Photo: Patrick Doyle/The Canadian Press) Though...
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Huffington Post | March 23, 2017 - 16:01 | Ryan Maloney
The animal welfare agency charged Michael Hackenberger after footage surfaced of him whipping one of his tigers.
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The Toronto Star | March 23, 2017 - 15:58 | The Canadian Press
Uber, the international ride-ordering company competing with taxis in the City of Ottawa, says the federal government’s plan to apply sales tax to its rides is a “tax on innovation.”Instead, the company thinks the feds should extend tax breaks for small businesses to cabbies.
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Ottawa Sun | March 23, 2017 - 15:55 |
A group of 29 inmates tunneled their way out of a prison in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas.
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Ottawa Sun | March 23, 2017 - 15:52 |
OTTAWA — The customary grilling of government that follows the tabling of a federal budget was all but shoved aside Thursday as opposition MPs pressed the Liberals not on their fiscal balance, but their work-life one. Government House leader Bardish Chagger spent more time on her feet in question period than did the finance minister as she was forced again and again to defend Liberal efforts to change the rules that govern the House of Commons. Chagger released a discussion paper on the subject last week, proposing ideas including abolishing the Friday sitting, allowing electronic...
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Huffington Post | March 23, 2017 - 15:50 | Mohamed Omar
Council has either ignored the facts or not been provided complete and accurate information and needs full answers before spending billions of dollars, Councillor Josh Matlow says.
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The Toronto Star | March 23, 2017 - 15:49 | Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall reporter
The southbound lanes of Nicholas Street will be closed from Daly Avenue and Besserer Street, starting on the evening of Friday, March 24. The closure will facilitate the installation of a portable crane that will hoist units to the top of the Novotel building, located at 25 Nicholas Street. These lane closures will be in place until the early morning of Monday, March 27.      Signed detours will be in place for motorists and cyclists during the closure. Pedestrian access will not be affected by the construction. Access to businesses will be maintained, and there will...
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City of Ottawa | March 23, 2017 - 15:45 | City of Ottawa - Media Relations / Ville d'Ottawa - Relations avec les médias
It's 1989 and my family and I have landed back in Canada after a few years in Pakistan. I'm five. I'm ready to start school. I don't speak a word of English, let alone French. But because my parents learned from their citizenship test that French was the official second language of the country, I'm enrolled in French Immersion anyways. And since we are in Alberta, I am bound to learn English. This is the reasoning my mother often gives -- it's the effort they put in to make sure I would understand what it meant to be Canadian. In 1988, the year prior to our return, the Canadian...
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Huffington Post | March 23, 2017 - 15:44 | Osman Shah
The Republican bill to replace “Obamacare” could still pass at a later date, but a potential failure to pass “Trumpcare” in the House would be a massive blow to Trump’s young presidency.
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The Toronto Star | March 23, 2017 - 15:35 | Erica Werner And Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - The Associated Press

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