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A 62-year-old Ontario man was found dead outside the gates of the Rockfest music festival in Montebello on Saturday.It was the first death in the festival’s 12-year history.
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Ottawa Sun | June 24, 2017 - 19:56 |
If this were a hockey practice, it would be called a flow drill. While thousands of spectators exited the west end of TD Place after the Ottawa Fury soccer game on Saturday afternoon, thousands more were lined up at the east end to enter the Escapade Music Festival. A bird’s-eye view would have suggested a very organized ant colony at work. Behind the scenes, work was going on throughout the night Friday to pull off one of the busiest weekends in the history of Lansdowne Park. Friday night was the home and season opener for the Grey Cup-champion Ottawa Redblacks versus the CFL Cup...
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Ottawa Citizen | June 24, 2017 - 19:50 | Wayne Scanlan, Ottawa Citizen
Clip viewed more than 200,000 times on Facebook shows four Black men pushing a float by hand, followed by an all-white chorus.
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The Toronto Star | June 24, 2017 - 19:21 | La Presse
A 13-year-old boy was taken to hospital in critical condition on Saturday evening after Ottawa paramedics were called to a residential pool in Orléans. Paramedics received a call at 6:07 and said in a tweet they found the boy in cardiac arrest in the pool. Family members had initiated CPR, the tweet said. Paramedics said they started aggressive resuscitation before the patient was transported to hospital.  ...
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Ottawa Citizen | June 24, 2017 - 19:09 | Ottawa Citizen
Summer seemed to officially hit the capital on Saturday, and there was no shortage of things, large and small, to see and do in the surprisingly pleasant weather. Environment Canada missed its forecast for most of the day, having called for a high probability of showers. Instead it was almost exclusively sunny through most of the day, and not too hot, luring funseekers out to sample some of the festivities. And it wasn’t just the highly hyped events, such as the madness at Lansdowne where fans flocked to see either the Fury soccer team or attend the Escapade EDM show (at Lansdowne...
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Ottawa Citizen | June 24, 2017 - 18:39 | Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen
parade float racist A float in Montreal’s Fête nationale parade quickly prompted widespread rebuke online with some attendees calling it racist.
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CBC News - Canada | June 24, 2017 - 18:18 | Elysha Enos
Ottawa police responded to 103 incidents of hate crime in 2016, the highest count for such activities in the past five years. The number of incidents police officers were called to last year represented a 30.4-per-cent jump from the 79 they responded to in 2015. In Canada, “hate crime” is defined as any activity, whether in person or online, that involves intimidation, harassment, physical force or threat of physical force against a person, group or property. Hate crimes are usually targeted against a specific demographic, community or minority group. With several high-...
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Ottawa Citizen | June 24, 2017 - 18:14 | Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen
A Montreal teenager captured a bus driver texting while driving a bus full of passengers during the morning rush hour on Friday.
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CTV News - National | June 24, 2017 - 17:51 |
The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea “got exactly what he deserved.”
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Ottawa Sun | June 24, 2017 - 17:47 |
We break down the six selections the Maple Leafs made Saturday.
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The Toronto Star | June 24, 2017 - 17:47 | Kevin McGran - Sports Reporter
Ontario's police watchdog is investigating after a 57-year-old man apparently drove his vehicle off a cliff and into Lake Erie Friday.
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CTV News - National | June 24, 2017 - 17:33 |
Donald Eugene Webb’s hard face stares back from the computer screen.
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Ottawa Sun | June 24, 2017 - 17:31 |
Customers at downtown LCBO locations are loading up on their booze ahead of a potential strike of 8,000 employees on Monday.
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The Toronto Star | June 24, 2017 - 17:26 | Vjosa Isai - Staff Reporter
Toronto police NYC pride ​Banned from marching in uniform in this year's Pride parade, a group of about 100 Toronto police and union representatives travelled to New York City this weekend to participate, in uniform, in that city's festivities.
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CBC News - Canada | June 24, 2017 - 17:20 | Lucas Powers
New Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is running out of hours in the day to do all the work that needs doing.
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Ottawa Sun | June 24, 2017 - 17:02 |
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was among the many people attending Fete Nationale celebrations in Quebec.
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CTV News - National | June 24, 2017 - 17:00 |
whale1 Since June 7, six North Atlantic right whales have been found dead, floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is about one per cent of the population of the endangered species.
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CBC News - Canada | June 24, 2017 - 16:59 | Jordan Gill
Talks between the LCBO and the union representing its workers are under a ‘media blackout’
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The Globe and Mail | June 24, 2017 - 16:52 |
A 62-year-old Ontario man was found dead outside the gates of the Rockfest music festival in Montebello on Saturday. It was the first death in the festival’s 12-year history. Sgt. Daniel Thibaudeau of the Sûreté du Québec said passersby found the man at about 11 a.m. on the sidewalk on Milles Fleurs Street in the small tourist town about 100 kilometres east of Ottawa. “The man was unconscious and they attempted to resuscitate him, without success,” Thibaudeau said. He was taken to the regional hospital where he was declared dead. Thibaudeau confirmed that the victim was...
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Ottawa Citizen | June 24, 2017 - 16:46 | Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen
After a British DJ referred to Banksy as “Robert,” the internet was abuzz with theories to the artist’s true identity.
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The Toronto Star | June 24, 2017 - 16:12 | Emily Fearon - Staff Reporter

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