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Ottawa Police confirmed Thursday morning one shooter was responsible in the attack on the nation’s capital that left one soldier dead. Initial reports suggested more than one suspect, but the city's p...
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OTTAWA - The commissioner of the RCMP says the Mounties will now guard the prime minister around the clock, wherever he goes.MPs say Stephen Harper was with them but had no RCMP guard while they were...
Ottawa was under attack on Wednesday after a man with a rifle killed a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial near the prime minister's office, before seizing a car and driving to th...
I hope nobody ever has to go through something like this again, but I know it happens every day, all over the world. We're not special. In fact, we've just joined a club that nobody wants to be a part of.
The commissioner of the RCMP says Michael Zehaf Bibeau, the man killed Wednesday after a shooting at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill, was not on the RCMP's watch list of potential hig...
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The Hamilton reservist standing guard alongside Nathan Cirillo briefly chased the attacker before returning to the National War Memorial to try and revive his wounded friend. Ron Foxcroft, the Honour...
Like so many others across our country, I was - am - so upset about these tragic events. I am upset that a reservist guarding our nation's war memorial was murdered so callously. I am upset that the building where the legislation that shapes our country has been discussed and debated and passed into law was violated in such a visceral way. I am upset that schools in the area had to put their lockdown skills to good use.
UPDATE: - Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave a live address to Canadians, saying "we will not be intimidated." - A male suspect was killed. He was identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. - The soldier ki...
A dashboard camera captured images of a suspected gunman getting into his car shortly after shooting a Canadian soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Wednesday. The gunman, identified as Mich...
When I became the newest Member of Parliament from London North Centre, Kevin Vickers congratulated me. At the end of that day I walked up to Vickers and thanked him for his attention to detail and for his warm welcome. "I'm pretty new here myself, but you get used to it," he responded in that comfortable manner of his. Well, there are some things you just can't get used to, and nobody can testify to that reality better than Mr. Vickers himself. Just a few hours ago, he went from being a ceremonial Sergeant-at-Arms to a modern-day hero taking the lead in eliminating a gunman who, in that moment, brought the entire Parliamentary operation to a standstill.
A gunman made his way into Parliament Hill’s Centre Block on Wednesday, shortly after shooting a Canadian soldier nearby. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, died after being shot twice in the chest at point bla...
Canada’s Parliament was placed under lockdown after a gunman was shot dead inside Centre Block’s main entrance Wednesday. Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus was nearby in a weekly NDP caucus meeting w...
In the midst of the tragedy unfolding on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, small sparks of hope were seen across social media. After an unnamed Canadian soldier was shot and killed at the Nation...
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The following is a first-person account from a government employee who was under lockdown at the time of the shooting. The author has requested we withhold his last name and party affiliation. I work...
Thanksgiving is all about family, but part of being a generous relative is not imposing, particularly if you have kids in tow. After all, your host is already making a home cooked feast for your enjoyment. It's for this reason we've seen more and more people turning Thanksgiving into less of an obligatory trip and more of a vacation.
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VANCOUVER - Police in Ottawa will be teaming up with the Vancouver Police Department to investigate a tip that a teenage boy who disappeared from the capital city five years ago may be on the West Coa...
To the police officers reading this I have a message for you: You are strong. Getting help is not a sign of weakness: it is a sign of strength. Please do not suffer alone, just as you expect civilians to seek you out for help you yourselves must also get help and its OK to do so.
OTTAWA - Police in Ottawa are mourning the death of one of their own after an officer was found dead inside the police headquarters building.Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau issued a statement Su...
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OTTAWA - Driver distraction and speed may have been contributing factors in a deadly collision with a Via Rail train last year that killed six people aboard an Ottawa city bus, investigators said Wedn...
While Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced he will not be among the 125 heads of states attending the UN Secretary General's Climate summit, the Council of Canadians and Ottawa residents challenge him to join the caravan from Ottawa heading to New York City's global climate march on Sunday.
OTTAWA - In a surprise move, an Ottawa man has pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing explosives with an intent to injure.The plea means Hiva Mohammad Alizadeh, 34, will not face trial in February a...
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Ecology Ottawa Executive Director Graham Saul did things backwards."Most activists I know started at the grassroots level then worked their way up to the national or international levels," he says. "I've gone the other way because I'm more and more convinced we'll make a bigger difference working locally."
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Governments must make interest payments on their debt similar to families who pay interest on borrowing for mortgages, vehicles, or credit card spending. These interest payments leave fewer resources available for important priorities such as tax relief and spending on public programs such as health care, education, and social services.
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This week, two European tourists complained about the Canadian car culture after a brief stint in the 10 million square kilometer nation of over 35-million people. The British and Danish complainers now reside in Aarhus, Denmark. While I support criticizing a country, it is also good to have the facts in order. To that end, here are some stats Chabowski should have taken into account before making rush judgments on Canadian society.
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There have been complaints about the three Ottawa doctors who won't prescribe the birth control pill. They don't prescribe it partly out of religious conviction, but also because they believe it's bad medicine. Research shows plenty of evidence against the pill. If conscience is overturned and doctors who disagree are forced to prescribe it, this will ironically mean the provision of inferior care. Using hearts and minds together is what conscience protection allows for. Does anyone actually want anything less in their doctor?
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In 2012, when Gatineau beaches were tested 12 times, the Parc Moussette beach received a D rating three times. In 2013, with eight test dates through the summer, the same beach was posted as unsafe for swimming once and this year. Health Canada estimates that, at the D-grade level, about 100,000 Canadians a year get sick from swimming in polluted waters.
General Electric Co. chairman and chief executive officer Jeff Immelt is just what Canada needs to develop its oil sands -- an American leader with stature in Washington, Wall Street, the oil patch and Silicon Valley.
OTTAWA - Former Ottawa hospital technician Misbahuddin Ahmed was found guilty Friday of two terrorism-related charges, but a jury acquitted him on a third more serious count.Ahmed, 30, was convicted o...
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Canada celebrates its 147th birthday on July 1 and Vacay.ca has team members in the nation's four largest metropolitan areas. Here's what's happening on Canada Day in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.
TORONTO - A new study suggests Vancouver is the worst city in Canada for gridlock.TomTom — a Dutch-based company which specializes in navigation and mapping products — issued its fourth annual traffic...
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For reasons which are amply documented and well-known, as a Senator Romeo Dallaire committed himself to the most serious of issues: prevention of genocide, Post-traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD), child soldiers, conflict resolution and investigation into crimes against humanity. He is, in other words, a champion of causes that are for most politicians quagmires to be circumnavigated. The departure of Romeo Dallaire means that there will be one less serious, hard-working and principled member in the Upper Chamber.
Sometimes it really helps to double-check. That is what the architects behind new art pieces in an Ottawa park probably thought when they realized the art honoured the wrong person. Jack Purcell Park...