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kijiji Hamiltonians spend the most per-person on Kijiji secondhand finds out of 10 cities studied in a report commissioned by the online buy-and-sell company.
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CBC News - Ottawa | February 20, 2018 - 15:17 | CBC News
Ottawa Citizen reporter Blair Crawford has earned the Joan Gullen Award for Media Excellence for his feature The Wanderers, which examined issues surrounding people who, because of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, wander from their caregivers. In the feature, which appeared in the Citizen last March, Crawford carefully explained the stress and worry faced by people whose loved ones have wandered, and showed how perilous the problem can be for all involved. The story was nominated for the award by members of the Eastern branch of the Ontario Association of Social Workers...
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Ottawa Citizen | February 20, 2018 - 15:14 | Bruce Deachman
Alberta's economic development minister is shrugging off a legal challenge filed by British Columbia over Alberta's ban on B.C. wine.
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CTV News - National | February 20, 2018 - 15:14 | Dean Bennett
Andrea Diaczek says her two-year-old’s son was twisted backward after his foot got stuck
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The Globe and Mail | February 20, 2018 - 15:10 |
Rain A rainfall warning from Environment Canada remains in effect for the Ottawa area with up to 40 mm of precipitation expected to fall by Wednesday morning.
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CBC News - Ottawa | February 20, 2018 - 15:06 | CBC News
Michel Girouard A judicial watchdog says a Quebec Superior court judge accused of buying cocaine should be tossed from the bench...
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CBC News - Canada | February 20, 2018 - 15:06 | Kathleen Harris
No one was hurt but fire crews had to mop up a mess after a pick-up and a transport truck collided south of Manotick Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters called to Bankfield Road and Prince of Wales Drive reported that they didn’t have to free anyone trapped in the wreckage but asked motorists to avoid the area as they cleaned up fluid and debris. The hazardous materials team worked to contain the diesel spill, using a small boom and spreading absorbent material. Road closures were still in effect as of 2:30 p.m. UPDATE: Collision Bankfield Rd & Prince of Wales Dr require...
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Ottawa Citizen | February 20, 2018 - 14:46 | Megan Gillis
Town cryerwoman in costume, Watson's Mill...
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City of Ottawa | February 20, 2018 - 14:30 | City of Ottawa - Media Relations / Ville d'Ottawa - Relations avec les médias
This country puts pensioners behind banks and other secured creditors in a corporate bankruptcy, a situation that must be changed, writes Jennifer Wells.
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The Toronto Star | February 20, 2018 - 14:26 | Jennifer Wells - Business Columnist
Police have charged an Edmonton man who they allege used social media posts to threaten the Canadian government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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CTV News - National | February 20, 2018 - 14:21 |
Oxfam's chief executive apologized on Tuesday for saying a wave of condemnation over sex abuse by its staff was disproportionate as it had not 'murdered babies in their cots' after a scandal that has prompted new reports of abuse.
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The Globe and Mail | February 20, 2018 - 14:21 |
A member of SOS Vanier has asked the Ontario ombudsman to investigate the inner workings of council’s decision to approve the Salvation Army’s shelter relocation to the community. Philippe Denault’s complaint focuses on Mayor Jim Watson’s support of the Salvation Army’s application before council voted last November. Denault said the mayor’s “lack of impartiality” could be a breach of council’s code of conduct regarding transparent decision-making....
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Ottawa Citizen | February 20, 2018 - 14:19 | Jon Willing
The Ottawa Police Service has issued a warning for residents to be aware of the resurgence of a scam involving online offers of employment. Police said the fraud begins with the offer of employment from a questionable source on the Internet. Sometimes the employment offer is received unsolicited through text messages to a cellphone or personal email addresses. In other cases, people posting their résumés online are being offered random jobs by unfamiliar organizations or businesses. Those who respond to the offers are told that they have received the position and are sent payment from...
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Ottawa Citizen | February 20, 2018 - 13:59 | Vito Pilieci
As one political science professor says: “Men have pretty much monopolized things for a heck of a long time.”
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The Toronto Star | February 20, 2018 - 13:53 | Sabrina Nanji - Democracy Reporter
In How to Fix the Future, Andrew Keen argues in today’s big data economy, personal data has become economy’s most valuable commodity
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The Globe and Mail | February 20, 2018 - 13:48 | TAMSIN McMAHON
International tourists made 20.8 million trips of one or more nights to Canada in 2017
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The Globe and Mail | February 20, 2018 - 13:47 |
A judge has ruled a notorious sexist slur aimed at a reporter in St. John's, N.L., was vulgar and offensive but wasn't a crime under the circumstances.
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CTV News - National | February 20, 2018 - 13:42 |
BOOK COVER: I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland A mother from Hay River, N.W.T., says she started crying reading the first page of a children's book for her Grade 3 child.
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CBC News - Canada | February 20, 2018 - 13:33 | Jamie Malbeuf
Mark Farrant’s statement of claim seeks damages from the attorneys general of Ontario and Canada “as a result of being subjected to graphic and disturbing evidence during his time as a juror.”
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The Toronto Star | February 20, 2018 - 13:29 | Bill Graveland - The Canadian Press
The Transportation Safety Board says the increase in incidents overall is partly due to a higher number of flight training accidents. But the national pilots association says it’s due to cutbacks.
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The Toronto Star | February 20, 2018 - 13:25 | The Canadian Press

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