Provider
Channel

News 18, Page 1/1

Councillor attempts enviro double-play, looks to declare climate 'emergency' and delay plastics in green bin

A councillor looking for support Tuesday to declare a climate “emergency” in the City of Ottawa will also try to convince colleagues that they should hold off on a plan to allow plastic bags in the green bin. Coun. Shawn Menard could have a hard time convincing councillors on the environment...

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

ByWard Market fire on restaurant roof was 'preventable': investigators

The fire that destroyed a ByWard Market restaurant was started accidentally by roofers working on the historic building, fire investigators announced Monday. Investigators from the Office of the Fire Marshal and Ottawa Fire Services came to their conclusion after interviewing witnesses and combing...

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

Egan: To be or not Airbnb — neighbours want to book regulation into ghost hotels

You can pretty much a throw a rock in this town and hit an Airbnb-style rental. Downtown, the suburbs, the hills around Wakefield, the heartland of Nepean — so-called short-term rentals are everywhere. Most of them are illegal but, as we learned with “disruptive” innovations like Uber, rarely...

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

Canada jay hides food for winter, but sometimes nature's freezer lets it spoil

The Canada jay, a fierce little bird that ranges from Algonquin Park northward, is having trouble with climate. Warm spells keep spoiling its food. Also known as the grey jay, and whiskyjack, the bird is about robin-sized and weighs 70 grams, less than three ounces. The Canada jay does not migrate....

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

Dispute over urgency of warning for inmate's suicide threat, inquest hears

A sergeant at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre recorded in a logbook that Justin St. Amour had been seen making a rope in his cell the day he hanged himself, jurors at a coroner’s inquest heard Monday. The handwritten entry by Sgt. Sebastien Côté is significant because the question of how...

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

Boswell: Did Indigenous issues influence Wilson-Raybould affair?

The former justice minister seems to have been an ardent reformer frustrated by the timidity of her own government colleagues on a file near and dear to her heart.

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

Rolling van stops short of Dunrobin shoreline

One person was taken to the hospital after being freed from a van that rolled multiple times before coming to a stop among trees on the shores of the Ottawa River. First responders were called to Thomas A. Dolan Parkway and Barlow Crescent in Dunrobin at 8:38 a.m. Firefighters were soon called in by...

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

Ryan Hartman given another month to prepare sexsomnia appeal

BROCKVILLE — The man twice convicted of sexual assault in the “sexsomnia” case has been given another month to collect documents for his appeal. Ryan Hartman will be back in Ontario Superior Court on May 13 for a status check on his progress in launching an appeal of his 12-month sentence for...

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

Reclusive wilderness woodpeckers are colonizing Ottawa

Our region’s biggest woodpecker is a tough, crow-sized bird that sends wood chips flying as it carves gaping holes in tree trunks. Yet it was always afraid of people. Ottawa naturalist Dan Brunton remembers finding one 80 kilometres north of the capital some 50 years ago. It was noteworthy enough...

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

Flood watch on Rideau, as Lanark County and Val-des-Monts roads deluged

Rideau River watershed stewards issued a flood watch Monday warning that as much as 40 mm of rain in some areas has increased water levels across the valley. A flood watch means that flooding is possible in specific watercourses and municipalities and local governments, and that first responders and...

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

Power back on for most Ottawa Hydro customers after widespread outages Monday morning

Most of the thousands of people without power on Monday morning had it restored by 10:30 a.m., Ottawa Hydro reported. Only 187 customers remained without power because of four small outages, Hydro said shortly after 10 a.m. At 7:30 a.m., about 40,000 customers were without power. Hydro Ottawa said...

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

Missing 14-year-old boy located

A 14-year-old boy reported missing from the Uplands Drive area Sunday night has been located. He was found safe and sound. Police thank the public for their assistance. ALSO IN THE NEWS Traffic: Monday commute features dark intersections, flooded roads Weather: Blustery on Monday, risk of more rain...

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

Traffic: Monday commute features dark intersections, flooded roads

Take it slow on the Monday morning commute: power outages have darkening major intersections and there are flooded highways in more rural areas. Coun. Eli El-Chantiry  warned west-end commuters to expect traffic disruptions in busy spots, including Hunt Club Road and Woodroffe Avenue, Hunt Club...

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

Weather: Blustery on Monday, risk of more rain most of the week

After Sunday’s deluge of almost 24 mm and reported flooding in areas including Bridlewood and Dunrobin, there’s the risk of more rain all but one day this week. The good news is a mid-week sunny break. For Monday, a few showers end late in the afternoon then there’s a 40 per cent chance of...

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

Ontario needs better alcohol, drug policies  Re: Legalization of tailgating should be toasted by Senators. April 8. Addictive substances need thoughtful regulation, because while they can be safely used, they can also ruin lives. But Premier Doug Ford’s drug and alcohol policies are anything but...

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

Studies have also shown that kids who vape are four times more likely to start smoking traditional cigarettes than those who don't.

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

The federal labour relations board says Canada’s tax agency must do a better job of managing cases of sexual harassment within its ranks. In a recently released decision, board adjudicator Bryan Gray awarded a public servant more than $60,000 for pain, suffering and out-of-pocket expenses...

Read more in Ottawa Citizen

Ask any regular user of OC Transpo about missing a bus because of a cancelled trip and you’re almost guaranteed to hear a story.  Maybe someone will tell you about being stranded on a freezing cold day, waiting for a scheduled bus that never showed. Maybe someone will tell you about how they were...

Read more in Ottawa Citizen