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Josh Hawley Feb.26/18 Residents facing a mass eviction from a south end neighbourhood say the City of Ottawa should be doing more to help them.
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CBC News - Ottawa | June 17, 2018 - 19:50 | CBC News
Grandmother The Justice for Our Stolen Children camp held a round dance on Sunday. The teepee — the last...
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CBC News - Canada | June 17, 2018 - 19:35 | CBC News
Donald Whitton once described himself as having a “cello character.” And his life, like the sound of his string instrument, was weighty, rich, deep and warm. A Second World War veteran, Whitton became a pioneering musician in Canada: a founding member of both the rock group Lighthouse and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Lauded by musical giants such as Glenn Gould, who once called him “the perfect continuo player,” Whitton served as the NAC Orchestra’s principal cellist for two decades before stepping down from the role in 1989. “He was a true...
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Ottawa Citizen | June 17, 2018 - 18:16 | Andrew Duffy
This week, Interval House of Ottawa will cut the ribbon on an ambitious renovation that will mark a first for the city: an emergency shelter that offers a safe refuge for both the victims of violence and their pets. Women who have been abused often want to leave their homes but hesitate because they fear their animals will be harmed or killed if they are left behind, said executive director Kia Rainbow. “Women who experience violence are very bonded to their pets. If they have to give them up, it impedes their progress. Some people need to be with their animals.” Rainbow...
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Ottawa Citizen | June 17, 2018 - 17:43 | Joanne Laucius
Suspicious death in Queen St. and Strachan Ave. area last week has been ruled a homicide. It is the city’s 40th homicide of 2018.
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The Toronto Star | June 17, 2018 - 17:34 | Bryann Aguilar - Staff Reporter
Carleton University has to stop hiding a survey of Jewish students meant to find out how they feel about life on campus, a panel of senior judges says. Well, how they felt about life on campus at the beginning of this decade. Carleton’s been fighting for five years to keep the survey from public view. When the case finally made it to court this week, three judges of Ontario Divisional Court took one day to laugh the university’s arguments off. They heard the case last Tuesday and told Carleton to stop screwing around on Wednesday, in a ruling that observes that Carleton...
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Ottawa Citizen | June 17, 2018 - 17:34 | David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen
Edson Mosque Fire A mosque in Edson, Alta. was set on fire late Saturday night shortly after a small group of people left the building after evening prayers.
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CBC News - Canada | June 17, 2018 - 17:32 | Zoe Todd
Fifty terrified dogs and puppies rescued from crammed cages on a South Korean dog meat farm are on their way to becoming pets in Canada.
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CTV News - National | June 17, 2018 - 17:30 | Morgan Lowrie
The new leader of a New Brunswick First Nation said he's proud to be elected as the first openly LGBTQ chief in Atlantic Canada -- though he said he's more well-known in his community for his leadership skills and creativity.
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CTV News - National | June 17, 2018 - 17:25 | Alex Cooke
Toronto police are still looking for a second suspect in the Friday morning shooting that saw a firearm discharged into a crowd.
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The Toronto Star | June 17, 2018 - 17:24 | Bryann Aguilar - Staff Reporter
Serving powdered milk to federal inmates does not constitute cruel or unusual punishment, the Federal Court has ruled. A dangerous offender at Warkworth Institution had argued that the withdrawal of 2% milk — and its replacement with powdered milk — infringed his Charter rights. William A. Johnson, 58, said being forced to use powdered milk on his breakfast cereal amounted to cruel and unusual punishment, and violated his right to “security of the person.” Johnson said he was allergic to powdered milk, but didn’t provide evidence of a medical issue. In a recent ruling,...
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Ottawa Citizen | June 17, 2018 - 17:21 | Andrew Duffy
The team put out a statement saying that it’s aware of an incident involving players Jordy Bellerive and Ryan Vandervlis and alumnus Matt Alfaro.
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The Toronto Star | June 17, 2018 - 17:18 | Evan Radford - StarMetro Calgary
After nine years of investigation and litigation, the bureau couldn’t make its case that Barney Shum had indirectly enabled bid-rigging at Library and Archives Canada. It’s the bureau’s second major trial loss in three years. Still to come: two more proceedings on the same set of facts. —- When Barney Shum showed up to hear his verdict at the Elgin Street courthouse on June 11, he had been living under a very dark shadow for nearly a decade. Despite prescriptions for an ulcer and anxiety, the former mid-level manager at Library and Archives Canada had been unable...
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Ottawa Citizen | June 17, 2018 - 17:03 | James Bagnall
Rena McLean In June, 1918, 14 Canadian nursing sisters were killed when their hospital ship, the Llandovery Castle, was torpedoed. Now, a new Canadian opera commemorates these 14 women who comforted the wounded and the dying in the midst of unimaginable horror...
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CBC News - Canada | June 17, 2018 - 17:00 | CBC Radio
The concerns were raised after the former Liberal government announced it and Metrolinx would look into using hydrogen-powered trains as part of the GO expansion program called regional express rail.
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The Toronto Star | June 17, 2018 - 17:00 | Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter
With a high of 31 C and a humidex of 40, Monday is set to be another sweaty day for Torontonians.
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The Toronto Star | June 17, 2018 - 16:34 | Alexandra Jones - Staff Reporter,Bryann Aguilar - Staff Reporter
“It is an extremely difficult job for firefighters who are not only dealing with the fire but also with the heat of the day,” said District Chief Stephan Powell.
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The Toronto Star | June 17, 2018 - 16:01 | Bryann Aguilar - Staff Reporter
Sidewalk Toronto’s new office and workshop, dubbed 307, opened to the public over the weekend.
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The Toronto Star | June 17, 2018 - 15:52 | Nicholas Keung - Immigration Reporter
Torontonians who have contacted the Star say their attempts to make their neighbourhoods safer have been thwarted by bureaucracy and budget constraints.
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The Toronto Star | June 17, 2018 - 15:46 | David Rider - City Hall Bureau Chief,Samantha Beattie and
Toronto police have charged a Brampton, Ont., man with second-degree murder after a woman was found dead in her apartment Tuesday. Police allege the man met the woman through social media and believe he contacted other women in the same way.
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CTV News - National | June 17, 2018 - 15:44 |

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