Ottawa To Fight Buy American Bill

OTTAWA - Ottawa is vowing to fight the latest attempt in the United States to place a Buy American restriction on a new multibillion-dollar government job creation package.Trade Minister Ed Fast said...

Young Father Killed By Lightning While Camping

The Ottawa man who was struck by lightning and killed Sunday morning at a campsite east of the city is 26-year-old Ryan Snutch. Snutch, his partner RoseAnn Garde and their 18-month-old son Julian were...

Meet Harper's New Spin Doctor

OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper has appointed columnist Angelo Persichilli as his new director of communications. Persichilli will start work next week setting the communications strategy for...

Olivia Chow Comforts Mourners

Jack Layton's wife, Olivia Chow, stood by his casket for hours Wednesday, comforting friends and fellow members of the New Democratic Party who passed by to mourn the late NDP leader. Once Canadian di...

Video Released Of Alleged Ottawa Police Mistreatment

OTTAWA - A cellblock video has been released that captures the arrest of a woman who claims Ottawa police injured and strip-searched her before leaving her naked in a cell without medical attention.Roxanne Carr was arrested and charged with assaulting police, obstructing police and damaging property in 2008. Those charges were dropped in April.
Ottawa is the capital of Canada and the fourth largest city in the country (812,129 population in 2006 census). It was founded as Bytown in 1826 and incorporated in 1855 with a new name derived from the Algonquin word adawe, which means "to trade." Ottawa was appointed Canada's capital city by Queen Victoria in 1857 and is home to Parliament Hill, the National Library and Archives, the National Gallery, the Museums of Civilization, Contemporary Photography, Nature, War and Science & Technology. The city also boasts three professional sports teams, the Ottawa Redblacks (CFL), the Ottawa Senators (NHL), and the Ottawa Fury (North American Soccer League).