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No hint Rideau Street bar dispute would turn deadly, manager says

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One day after a local football star was shot to death just steps from the front door of the Mingle Room Bar and Grill, the bar's manager insists the establishment shouldn't be held responsible.

Canadian sniper's shot should be 'celebrated' and is consistent with non-combat role, Trudeau says

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a record-breaking shot by a Canadian special forces sniper is something that should be "celebrated" for demonstrating the training and professionalism of the Canadian Forces - and is well within the realm…

Jake the Diamond Dog steals hearts in baseball's minor leagues

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Jake the Diamond Dog has been a fixture at minor-league games for years, touring various ballparks and bringing joy by delivering game balls, catching Frisbees and serving as "bat dog."

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Self-governing First Nations can keep all revenues, Ottawa says

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The federal government has put a moratorium on a policy that see transfers offset by revenues raised by self-governing First Nations, for example, through taxes or business income.

'Winning the Grey Cup proved to be expensive': OSEG posts $14M loss

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OSEG posted a whopping $14.4 million net loss in 2016, even worse than its 2015 loss of $12.6 million. Part of the problem? Winning the Grey Cup.

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Downtown Ottawa traffic stalls with Wellington Street closure

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Closing a portion of Wellington Street a few days early in preparation for this year's Canada Day has snarled traffic in downtown Ottawa during rush hour, as detouring Ottawa and Gatineau buses clogged the downtown.

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The Wellington Diner one step closer to getting patio

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After two years of trying, the current owner of a diner on Wellington Street West received the green light to open a patio from the planning committee Tuesday morning, despite opposition from the next door neighbours.

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Ransomware infects computers around the world in latest major attack

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A major ransomware attack on Tuesday hit computers at Russia's biggest oil company, the country's banks, Ukraine's international airport as well as global shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk.

NHL free agency: Big names, bargains and busts

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When the NHL's annual unrestricted free agent derby begins on July 1, who are the marquee players that are more likely to move? Who should teams go after? Who should they avoid? Here's a breakdown of this year's class.

Historic letter recalls time when Indigenous people were discouraged from 'excessive indulgence' in dancing

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When Sylvia McAdam posted a 95-year-old letter to Twitter, written by the former deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs, it went viral.

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CFL Power Rankings: Bring on the Ottawa-Calgary Grey Cup re-rematch

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A Week 1 tie between Calgary and Ottawa keeps the Grey Cup finalists atop our CFL power rankings heading into their third consecutive meeting.

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Trudeau touts open Canadian immigration system in face of Trump travel ban

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will continue to promote Canada's open immigration policy on the world stage as controversy rages over U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban.

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'Pervasive racism' remains outstanding issue from First Nation student deaths inquest, lawyer says

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One year after an inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont., a lawyer representing their families reflects on the racism at the root of the tragedies.

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Canada Day 2017 in Ottawa: What's happening downtown and on Parliament Hill

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For Canadians looking for the ultimate party to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday on July 1, Parliament Hill — and nearby venues — will be the national hotspot.

Trump's Supreme Court legacy might be closer than you think: Keith Boag

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Washington is aswirl with speculation that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is about to step down after nearly 30 years on the bench. Saying goodbye to the top court's only true moderate would see the court swing to the right, giving…

Monday, Jun 26

Teemu Selanne leads 2017 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees

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Teemu Selanne, who scored an NHL-record 76 goals in his 1992-93 rookie season and finished his 21-year career with 684 goals, was among seven nominees announced Monday for this year's Hockey Hall of Fame induction class.

Former St. F.X. football star ID'd as victim of fatal shooting

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A man was shot and killed near the intersection of Rideau and Augusta streets early Monday morning, according to Ottawa police.

Is developer-sponsored golf tourney a hazard for councillors, or par for the course?

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A charity golf event is largely sponsored by Ottawa real estate development executives, and six city councillors — including the chair and the vice-chair of the planning committee, and the second-in-command of the city's planning…

Sunday, Jun 25

Escapade defies doubters with few medical emergencies, noise complaints

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The Escapade music festival at Lansdowne Park went off relatively smoothly, despite concerns about drug use and noise in the buildup to the event.

Canada's Lance Stroll makes history at Azerbaijan Grand Prix

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Canadian driver Lance Stroll finished third on Sunday at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, becoming the youngest rookie to race to a podium finish on the F1 circuit.

Severe thunderstorm watch over in Ottawa region

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After a stormy afternoon, a severe thunderstorm warning and watch has ended for the Ottawa region.

3 theories to explain Ottawa's violent year

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From resources, to something called "the Ferguson Effect," criminologists and cops speculate on the lessons from 2016's murder rate.

Saturday, Jun 24

NHL draft partially upstaged by torrent of trades

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On Friday morning, each of the 31 general managers and their trusted hockey departments rose early for the big NHL draft weekend in Chicago. By the time the first day was over, there was still plenty to process after several big names…

Drone videos give bird's eye view of Ottawa landmarks

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A CBC crew got special permission to use a drone to shoot footage of some of Ottawa's— and Canada's — most iconic landmarks. Here's a glimpse of what they captured.

All that jazz and much more happening in Ottawa this weekend

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Ottawa's music festival season is well underway and this weekend offers music under the stars and above a stable, plus a local art project celebrating the wisdom of trees, Sandra Abma writes.

Philadelphia Flyers select Winnipegger Nolan Patrick 2nd overall

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The New Jersey Devils took Nico Hischier with the first pick No. 1 overall pick in team history, opting for the so-called "Swiss McDavid" over Nolan Patrick, the big Brandon Wheat Kings centre. It wasn't clear which way the Devils would go…

Friday, Jun 23

Ex-nurse who was 'far from an angel of mercy' to seniors she murdered gets 8 concurrent life terms

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Former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer told a Woodstock, Ont., courtroom Monday that she was "extremely sorry" for killing eight nursing home patients before being sentenced to eight concurrent life terms in prison with no chance of parole for…

Vanier businesses push back against shelter move

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Some business owners in Ottawa's Vanier neighbourhood are pushing back against the Salvation Army's plan to build a new shelter on Montreal Road, fearing the move will simply import problems with crime and drug use at the current location…

Kanata 5 cyclist making remarkable progress down road to recovery

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Nearly eight years after suffering a severe brain injury when a van plowed into a group of cyclists riding along March Road in Kanata, Robert Wein says he's almost fully recovered, and ready to ride again.