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West Ottawa board appoints Remenschneider for second time this year

Posted on 05 December 2020

PARK TWP. — For the second time this year, Mary Remenschneider has been appointed to the West Ottawa Public Schools Board of Education. Following a March 11 appointment and a successful Nov. 3 election, the appointment Wednesday, Dec. 2, marks the third time Remenschneider has earned a spot on the board in the past nine months. The second appointment Wednesday was necessary due to the ...

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Egan: They'd like to clear the air — pollution in Ottawa is slowly killing us

Posted on 05 December 2020

Air pollution, according to expert estimates, will lead to more premature deaths in Ottawa this year than COVID-19. The one problem we’ve attacked with historic lockdowns and massive societal shifts, the other with a suspicious silence. On a rainy day on the edge of the 417, Jake Cole pulls a little white box out of a shopping bag and plugs it into a battery. It begins, almost instantly, t ...

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Former Ottawa aid worker charged with more child sex-crimes

Posted on 05 December 2020

Former Ottawa aid worker Paul McCarthy — already facing 2019 child-sex charges against five boys in Nepal — is now charged with two more sex crimes involving another child abroad. McCarthy, 64, was arrested in January 2019 at Pearson International Airport and escorted off a plane bound for Panama City. The former international aid worker was originally stopped in December ...

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Students call on University of Ottawa to implement pass/fail grading amid pandemic

Posted on 05 December 2020

OTTAWA -- The University of Ottawa Students’ Union (UOSU) is calling on the university to introduce optional, one-course-only pass/fail grading for the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 semesters amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The students' union said nearly 5,000 uOttawa students have signed its petition supporting the grading system. In a letter to the university, the UOSU said it is asking th ...

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OPP warn of phone scams in Ottawa Valley

Posted on 05 December 2020

Upper Ottawa Valley OPP warn residents of a phone scam that's been making its way through the region recently.  Police say a scammer pretends to be from a local business and tells the person their credit card didn't work on a recent purchase before asking the person on the phone to confirm their credit card number.  The victim may not have even used the card at the store, b ...

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The human history of Ottawa Valley is thousands of years old. Archeologists may have found a piece of it on Parliament Hill

Posted on 05 December 2020

OTTAWA—Archeologists working on Parliament Hill have discovered a relic of Indigenous life that one Algonquin leader sees as a symbol of his people’s long history in what is now the heart of Canadian political power. The jagged stone point was unearthed last year on the east side of Centre Block, but its discovery was not publicized as officials worked with Algonquin communities ...

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Ottawa city council demands Chiarelli's immediate resignation

Posted on 05 December 2020

After expressing outrage, disgust and regret over reports of Coun. Rick Chiarelli's egregious conduct, Ottawa city council unanimously voted Wednesday to impose the harshest penalties available to them to sanction the veteran councillor. Council was united in its call for the College ward councillor to resign immediately, and to ask the minister of municipal affairs and housing to ...

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Mayor asks OSEG to keep teams in Ottawa another 10 years

Posted on 05 December 2020

Mayor Jim Watson wants a guarantee that the Ottawa Redblacks and 67's keep playing at Lansdowne Park's TD Place until 2032, according to an open letter he wrote to the business group that owns the teams. Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) runs the commercial sector at Lansdowne and owns some of the sports teams that play there. In its 30-year deal with the ...

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World's oldest water sample stored at national science museum in Ottawa

Posted on 02 December 2020

OTTAWA -- A bottle of water more than a billion years old is now stored in Ottawa. Ingenium – Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation has acquired a water sample collected 2.4 kilometres below the earth's surface from the Kidd Creek Mine, near Timmins, Ont. University of Toronto geologist Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar discovered the oldest flowing water in 2009. In a ...

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16 things to do in Ottawa, eastern Ontario and western Quebec this weekend

Posted on 02 December 2020

OTTAWA -- It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Holiday festivities are underway across the region. There's also a special November edition of City Folk festival in Ottawa. CTVNewsOttawa.ca looks at things to do with the family in Ottawa, eastern Ontario and western Quebec this weekend. City Folk Virtual Edition City Folk presents a virtual edition of this year's festival Frid ...