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Ottawa to begin ‘intense’ talks to rewrite First Nations child

Ottawa will attempt to renegotiate its $20-billion compensation package for people affected by the First Nations child welfare system, court records say. Federal officials are expected to begin “intense confidential discussions” on Feb. 7 and 8 to re-work the $20-billion compensation agreement that was rejected last fall by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, according to a letter […]

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No convoy repeat in Ottawa as anniversary nears, police chief

Chief Eric Stubbs reiterated the Ottawa Police Service’s position that no vehicle-based protests will be allowed in the city as the first anniversary of the Freedom Convoy demonstrations that clogged the downtown approaches. Speaking to reporters before a police services board meeting, Stubbs said Ottawa police have been monitoring and working with intelligence sources and […]

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P.E.I. premier asks Ottawa to drop Confederation Bridge toll to

Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King is calling on the federal government to support reducing the toll on the Confederation Bridge by 60 per cent, so that it sits at $20 by September.  King spoke with federal officials about decreasing the amount it costs to cross the bridge to New Brunswick in November, and then sent a letter on Dec. […]

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E-bike, scooter fires in Ottawa prompt warnings about safety |

An e-scooter fire in Ottawa’s Lowertown neighbourhood has officials urging people to ensure any products with lithium-ion batteries meet Canadian electrical standards and are properly maintained. Firefighters were called to a Cathcart Street row home complex around 9 a.m. New Year’s Day after two larger scooters were engulfed in flames while under a carport. “I didn’t know […]

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Ottawa man charged with tweeting threats, terrorist hoaxes

Ottawa A specialized police team has arrested a 19-year-old Ottawa man, alleging he threatened Parliament Hill and the American and Chinese embassies in November. 19-year-old allegedly threatened Parliament Hill, Chinese and U.S. embassies CBC News · Posted: Jan 03, 2023 10:33 AM ET | Last Updated: 4 hours ago Parliament Hill’s Peace Tower is framed […]

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This towering snowman in Ottawa faces its biggest foe — warming

Nature giveth but hopefully won’t — with warmer temperatures ahead — taketh away, the architect behind a towering Ottawa snowman says.  Chris Moller took advantage of both the recent dump of wet snow and the help of family and neighbours to build a nearly five-metre-tall snowman outside his suburban Kanata home. The supersized Frosty (it doesn’t have a proper name yet) required […]

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Windsor, Ont., getting up to $6.9M from Ottawa for Ambassador

The federal government is reimbursing Windsor for the millions the southwestern Ontario city spent on the Ambassador Bridge blockade earlier this year. Ottawa is giving Windsor up to $6.9 million for the costs of the blockade, including policing that helped “restore public safety at the bridge and the areas surrounding it,” Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said Thursday.  During an announcement […]

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Veteran urges Ottawa to extend the deadline for contaminated

A veteran is urging the federal government to extend the deadline to apply for compensation for military personnel who drank contaminated water coming from a Canadian forces base. “They got caught. Now they’re playing sore loser,” said Ed Sweeney, a former corporal who once served at CFB Valcartier, a military base north of Quebec City. In […]

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Refugee group partners with Ottawa to bring hundreds of LGBTQ

A leading advocacy organization for LGBTQ refugees is partnering with the federal government to resettle hundreds of Afghan refugees fleeing persecution because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.  Rainbow Railroad has received nearly 3,800 pleas for help from LGBTQ and intersex Afghans following the Taliban seized control of the country in August 2021, but has […]

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Ottawa warned Hockey Canada about its approach to conflicts of

For two years running, the federal government has raised concerns with Hockey Canada about accountability and transparency after learning its board of directors failed to track and monitor all conflict of interest cases, CBC News has learned. Ottawa began grading national sport organizations on “good governance” issues in 2019. In its June 2022 report, it gave Hockey Canada the lowest […]