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Protesters climb on Ottawa highway signs, causing delays and multi-vehicle crash: police

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Three protesters climbed onto highway signs in eastern Ontario Tuesday morning, causing “significant delays” and a multi-vehicle crash, police say. Ontario Provincial Police said emergency crews responded to Highway 417 at Woodroffe Avenue in Ottawa shortly before 9 a.m. Three people climbed …

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Ottawa considers allowing banned guns to be mailed to disposal facilities – National

Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc is putting new regulations before Parliament to allow professional couriers like Canada Post and private companies like FedEx and UPS to transport restricted firearms for disposal as part of the long-planned assault-style weapon buyback. “Once the program launches, these measures will provide businesses with additional …

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Mayor says Ottawa will reverse course on Israel national day event after cancellation

Ottawa Mayor Mark Sutcliffe says he wants the city to reverse course after cancelling an event to mark Israel’s national day. Officials announced on Tuesday they planned to raise the Israeli flag at city hall next week, but they cancelled the usual ceremony, saying it posed a risk to public …

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Ottawa, province help fund $10-million expansion of daycare at Halifax university – Halifax

Government funding is expected to cover half of the cost of a $10-million expansion of the child care centre at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. A provincial government news release says Ottawa is providing $3 million through a federal-provincial child care agreement, while the province is contributing $2 million …

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Ottawa providing $104M to help Toronto host FIFA World Cup games

The federal government will provide the city of Toronto with $104.34 million to help host six matches at the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow and federal Sports Minister Carla Qualtrough made the funding announcement Friday at Toronto’s BMO Field, where the matches will be held. Toronto has …

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3 students, school bus driver taken to hospital after crash near Ottawa – Ottawa

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 23, 2024 6:28 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Ontario Provincial Police say several students have been taken to hospital after a school bus and a transport truck collided on a highway. Police say in a news release …

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Ottawa plans to sell historic armoury in Amherst, N.S., to make way for housing – Halifax

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 17, 2024 11:36 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size The federal government has announced plans to sell the historic, century-old armoury in Amherst, N.S., to make way for new housing. In the federal budget released Tuesday, the …

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As Sudan crisis rages, groups urge Ottawa to do more to help

Canada has yet to reunite a single family with relatives who are trying to escape conflict-racked Sudan, while diaspora groups are demanding the federal government do more to end a yearlong civil war. The fighting that erupted last April between duelling militias in the northeastern African country has forced out …

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Ottawa pitches $1.5B rental protection fund to buy apartments – National

The federal government is planning to launch a nearly $1.5-billion rental protection fund, aimed at providing loans and grants to non-profit organizations to buy rental units in a effort to keep prices affordable. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement in Winnipeg on Thursday morning alongside NDP Premier Wab Kinew. …

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