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Chateau Laurier addition Rendering The architects behind a controversial addition to Ottawa's Château Laurier still don't have it "quite right," but the city's built heritage subcommittee stopped short of rejecting outright the latest draft Monday...
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CBC News - Ottawa | June 18, 2018 - 15:28 | Laura Osman
Hikers and bikers know the feeling of needing hot baths after muddy treks in the woods. What if nature provided the bath, without a drop of water? My partner and I recently dabbled in Shinrin-yoku and lived to tell of it. Shinrin-yoku is Japanese for bathing in the forest atmosphere. Of course, this is not bathing as we think of it, but taking in the forest through the senses of sight, smell, sound, taste and touch. “In the 1980s the Japanese government encouraged workers to get out from behind their desks and out into the forests,” says our forest guide, Andrea Prazmowski, the first in...
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Ottawa Citizen | June 18, 2018 - 15:18 | Wayne Scanlan
Reporter Wayne Scanlan says: Hikers and bikers know the feeling of needing hot baths after muddy treks in the woods. What if nature provided the bath, without a drop of water? My partner and I recently dabbled in Shinrin-yoku and lived to tell of it. Shinrin-yoku is Japanese for bathing in the forest atmosphere Video by Wayne Cuddington.
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Ottawa Citizen | June 18, 2018 - 15:16 | Liisa Tuominen, Postmedia
Keith McSpurren, former CEO of failed startup TheRedPin, says real estate practices are ripe for an update.
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The Toronto Star | June 18, 2018 - 14:53 | Tess Kalinowski - Real Estate Reporter
Their non-Francophone base should ensure that they are not reduced to a rump and, unlike their sovereigntist rivals, they are not struggling to sustain the cause that is the very reason for their existence, Chantal Hébert writes.
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The Toronto Star | June 18, 2018 - 14:47 | Chantal Hébert - Star Columnist
On a recent sunny morning, after the St. John River floodwaters had finally receded, Ruby Henry arrived at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick with a plastic grocery bag, hopeful yet anxious. Inside the bag were 10 soggy boxes of 8-mm home movies that immortalized her family’s life: Christmas of 1965 when her daughter Lisa was a baby, gleefully tearing wrapping paper as her parents looked on. The New Year’s Eve party of 1967 when she shared a kiss at midnight with Glenn, her beloved husband of 58 years who died in 2015. Her energetic horse-riding days which foreshadow the spunk she...
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Macleans | June 18, 2018 - 14:40 | Maclean's
Lethbridge Hurricanes injuries A Lethbridge Hurricanes hockey player is in a medically induced coma in critical condition while a second player and WHL alumnus remain in hospital...
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CBC News - Canada | June 18, 2018 - 14:40 | David Bell
Mayor Jim Watson, Transportation Committee Chair Keith Egli, Environment and Climate Protection Committee Chair David Chernushenko, Hydro Ottawa President and Chief Executive Officer Bryce Conrad, and Chief Energy and Infrastructure Services Officer for Envari, Adnan Khokhar, shed some light on the City’s efforts to convert its 58,000 street lights from high-pressure sodium and metal halide to light emitting diode (LED) technology. The City is working on the conversion in partnership with Envari (formerly known as Energy Ottawa) who will continue to help to convert the remaining street...
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City of Ottawa | June 18, 2018 - 14:30 | City of Ottawa - Media Relations / Ville d'Ottawa - Relations avec les médias
Incident happened at around 10 a.m., shutting down station for hours.
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The Toronto Star | June 18, 2018 - 14:13 | Clare Rayment Staff Reporter
A massive blaze that burned through historic buildings in downtown Brandon last month caused about $25 million in damages and police now say it may have been started by people.
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CTV News - National | June 18, 2018 - 13:54 |
A Nova Scotia official told a human rights hearing today she wanted to house a woman with intellectual disabilities outside of a psychiatric ward but she couldn't find a safe location.
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CTV News - National | June 18, 2018 - 13:43 |
Yukon College in Whitehorse, Yukon, has a plan in place to make it the Canada’s first Arctic university by 2020.
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CTV News - National | June 18, 2018 - 13:40 |
Ontario's police watchdog is investigating the death of a 48-year-old man after officers administered naloxone to him.
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CTV News - National | June 18, 2018 - 13:31 |
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has announced some changes to her cabinet.
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CTV News - National | June 18, 2018 - 13:24 |
A coroner declined to perform an autopsy on one of the victims of an Ontario nurse who killed elderly patients in her care despite the recommendations of other health professionals, a public inquiry heard Monday.
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CTV News - National | June 18, 2018 - 13:11 | Peter Goffin
A new directive details the changes aimed at cutting spending before the Progressive Conservatives — who promised $6 billion in unidentified cost-saving “efficiencies” — take power.
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The Toronto Star | June 18, 2018 - 12:53 | Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau
A pedestrian was hit and killed in a collision at McCowan Rd. and Steeles Ave. Monday morning.
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The Toronto Star | June 18, 2018 - 12:47 | Clare Rayment - Staff Reporter
Nearly 2,000 migrant children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new “zero-tolerance” policy.
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The Toronto Star | June 18, 2018 - 12:43 | Jill Colvin And Catherine Lucey The Associated Press
Doug Ford Ontario's incoming premier has put the public service under a hiring freeze as part of a series of measures meant to limit spending as he re-examines the province's books.
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CBC News - Ottawa | June 18, 2018 - 12:34 | The Canadian Press

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