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Ottawa announces new funding to combat online child abuse

Posted on 11 August 2019

Ottawa has announced $22 million in funding to fight online child abuse. Noting that police-reported incidents of child pornography in Canada increased by 288 per cent between 2010 and 2017, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale made the announcement Tuesday. It follows a London meeting last week that focused on the exploitation of children between Goodale and his counterparts from the United S ...

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Gas prices expected to dip in Ottawa

Posted on 11 August 2019

If you can wait an extra day to fill up the gas tank, your bank account might thank you. Roger McKnight of Enpro is predicting a five cent dip in gas prices Wednesday night at midnight. This comes after a four cent drop this past Friday, just ahead of the August long weekend. McKnight said the reason for the drop, both last week and this week, is due to comments made by US President Dona ...

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Oka asks Ottawa to freeze Mohawk land deal, send RCMP to Kanesatake

Posted on 11 August 2019

The town of Oka is asking the federal and provincial governments to slap a moratorium on a proposed land grant to the local Mohawk community in Kanesatake and to establish an RCMP detachment on the First Nations territory to deal with illegal cannabis sales outlets. The requests were contained in two resolutions adopted Tuesday night by the Oka town council. The administration of Oka May ...

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FedDev Ontario announces $3M investment in Ottawa networking firm

Posted on 10 August 2019

The commercialization of Canadian innovation has historically been below expectations, which could be why the Canadian government saw fit to invest over $2.9 million through FedDev Ontario into Rockport Networks Inc., an Ottawa-based networking solution firm. Announced earlier this week by Karen McCrimmon, the parliamentary secretary to the minister of public safety and emergency preparedne ...

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Ottawa First Responders Foundation launched in Stittsville

Posted on 10 August 2019

In this family, no one stands alone — words that shape the operating principles of the newly launched Ottawa First Responders Foundation. On July 31st, the Ottawa First Responders Foundation (OFRF) was officially launched at Village Square Park in Stittsville. The Foundation has been in the works for about 10 years under the auspices of Brenda Tirrell, a volunteer firefighter ...

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Taiwan pitches Ottawa on closer relationship as dispute with China drags on

Posted on 10 August 2019

Taiwan’s chief representative in Ottawa is pitching Canada on closer ties with the self-ruled island as a costly and corrosive dispute between China and the Canadian government drags on. Relations between China and Canada have deteriorated over the past eight months since December, 2018, when Canadian officials arrested a senior Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, on a U.S. extraditio ...

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City of Ottawa to implement more 'protected intersections'

Posted on 10 August 2019

The City of Ottawa hopes drivers and other road users will get used to the layout of so-called "protected intersections" — such as the one at the corner of St. Laurent Boulevard and Donald Street — because it's planning to build more of them. Those intersections include features such as painted bicycle crossings, concrete corner islands to segregate cyclists and pedestri ...

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Hacker deletes all content from University of Ottawa newspaper’s website

Posted on 03 July 2019

Editors at the University of Ottawa’s student newspaper, The Fulcrum, were treated to an unpleasant surprise late Saturday night when all of the content on their website had been deleted and replaced with a single post making fun of the hack. The one article left showed a photo of an unknown man giving the middle finger to the camera with the headline: “Anti-union rag gets its ...

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Ottawa Jazz Festival facing loss after grant disappears

Posted on 03 July 2019

The Ottawa Jazz Festival is unlikely to finish the year in the black after missing out on a major provincial grant, its executive producer says. The festival, which wrapped up Monday, was informed in June it wouldn't be getting a $290,000 Celebrate Ontario grant, even though it had successfully qualified for the provincial funding for more than a decade. Asked if the festival will be ...

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Ottawa pledges $14 billion over 10 years for global women’s health including abortion services

Posted on 11 June 2019

OTTAWA—Starting next year, Canada will spend $14 billion over a 10-year period on global maternal and child health services, with fully half — $700 million annually — dedicated to contraception, legal abortion services and sexuality education in developing countries, says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The pledge to spend up to $1.4 billion a year will renew and increase ...