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Montsion trial: Eyewitness describes confrontation between Abdi and police

Abdirahman Abdi shielded himself from police with a 30-pound rubber construction weight held over his head, according to an eyewitness who saw the critical moments unfold on July 24, 2016 as police chased Abdi from Wellington Street West through to the fatal interaction with police outside his Hilda...

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Coun. Rawlson King fast-tracking through council school as he begins representing Rideau-Rockcliffe

Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Rawlson King hardly has time to get settled in at city hall. Freshly elected to city council, King only has days to learn about municipal governance, where new councillors usually have weeks before a new term begins. He’ll also need to decide on which committees he would...

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City of Ottawa should declare a 'climate emergency,' committee says

The City of Ottawa should recognize the world is in the throes of a “climate emergency” requiring a renewed focus on city hall’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to most councillors on the environment committee. The committee voted 6-2 on Tuesday to recommend council...

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'There was chaos everywhere Justin went,' inquest told

Identifying and treating people with a serious mental illness like Justin St. Amour before they become violent might be cheaper in the long run than sending them to hospital or to jail, the medical director of Ottawa’s Inner City Health testified Tuesday at a coroner’s inquest. “There was...

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Ottawa's Bronson Centre gets Toronto investment

An innovative partnership between a Toronto music venue and Ottawa’s Bronson Centre will bring more live music to the nation’s capital and support social enterprise at the same time. The owners of Toronto’s Phoenix Music Theatre have struck a long-term lease with Ottawa’s Bronson Centre that...

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Car crashes into Crystal Beach-area home

Police are investigating why a sport utility vehicle went off Carling Avenue and tore through the front of a Crystal Beach home Tuesday morning. A woman was taken to the hospital in stable condition. First responders were called to the crash on Nautica Private at 7:29 a.m. Fire crews reported that...

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Going out best bets, April 18 to 25: Cher says goodbye (again), and a luxury dinner for autism

Pop Cher is at it again. Saying goodbye, that is, with her Here We Go Again tour. If this sounds familiar, it’s because she first said goodbye more than a decade ago. Back then, the show was a rhinestone-studded spectacle of musical fantasy, and we’re sure this one will be just as fabulous, with...

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How prepared are National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa churches to face disasters

As French authorities continued to assess the damage to Notre-Dame Cathedral’s artworks in the aftermath of Monday’s horrific fire in Paris, some officials in Ottawa said they were fully prepared to save cultural treasures entrusted to them in the event of emergencies. The National Gallery of...

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Police seeking third suspect in home invasion

Ottawa police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a Valentine’s Day home invasion in the Uplands area. Police have already charged one man and charges are pending against a second after three men forced their way into a Downpatrick Road apartment at around 10:15 p.m. on...

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Gatineau Park closing parkways to motorists overnight

Gatineau Park will close its parkways to motorists overnight, the National Capital Commission announced Tuesday. The pilot project starts May 17 when Gatineau, Champlain and Fortune Lake parkways open for the season in a bid to “increase safety” and “reduce user conflicts.” During...

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Gatineau man faces sex charges, police believe there are more victims

Gatineau police have charged a 41-year-old man with sex crimes they allege were committed 10 years ago. Police say they also have reason to believe there are more victims and they are encouraging them to come forward. Vincent Vachon, 41, of Gatineau, was arrested on Saturday and charged with sexual...

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High-profile Canadian Culinary Championships relocating to Ottawa in 2020

The Canadian Culinary Championships, which have been held in Kelowna, B.C. for the last nine years, will move to Ottawa in early 2020 for a run of at least three years, the event’s organizers said Tuesday. “We are totally thrilled,” said Karen Blair, co-founder of Canada’s Great Kitchen...

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In December 2018 the issue of why the Canadian government declined to purchase a second interim supply ship – a sister ship to MV Asterix which is currently at sea supporting Royal Canadian Navy operations – became a source of debate in the Commons. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer questioned...

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The premier has to be happy. He and his team are trying to show that the PCs are moderate and responsible.

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Spring has sprung! Double-digit highs and at least SOME sunshine are on tap for the next few days before the rain returns. Tuesday is a bit blustery with northwest winds at 20 km/h gusting to 40 but the high is 12 C under mixed skies with a UV index of 5 or moderate. Overnight, the […]

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Today's letters: Some other parts of the Ontario budget worry us

Tuesday, April 16: The Ontario budget contains a few surprises, readers note. You can write to us too, at: letters@ottawacitizen.com

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Rawlson King wins Rideau-Rockcliffe byelection

Rawlson King is Rideau-Rockcliffe’s new councillor, according unofficial results in the ward’s byelection Monday night. King, 42, an active volunteer and president of the Overbrook Community Association for the past three years, has lived in the ward for 15 years. His was one of 17 names on a...

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Four Ottawa restaurants crack the list of Canada's 100 Best Restaurants

Four Ottawa restaurants — Atelier, Riviera, Stofa and Fauna — appear on the 2019 ranking of Canada’s best restaurants compiled by Canada’s 100 Best magazine and unveiled Monday night. In the fifth annual list of 100 restaurants, Atelier on Rochester Street ranked 25th. Its chef and owner is...

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'We shouldn't take it lying down' — board wants clarity on public health cut

Ottawa’s medical officer of health had no inkling the province intended to reduce the number of public health units in Ontario from 35 to 10. But that doesn’t mean Dr. Vera Etches was shocked by the news in Thursday’s budget that public health agencies would be cut by $200 million, Etches told...

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