Back to School 2022: Ottawa School Bus Authority Says Over 20 Drivers Not Returning to Service

Back to School 2022: Ottawa School Bus Authority Says Over 20 Drivers Not Returning to Service

The Ottawa School Transportation Authority is advising parents and caregivers that a shortage of school bus drivers is causing service disruptions just as children return to class. Pupils resumed in-person learning on Tuesday, although buses were canceled following a massive winter storm that pushed schools online on Monday. But OSTA says it has learned more … Read more

Marty Roberts of iconic lounge act ‘Marty & Elayne’ who performed at the Dresden Room in Los Angeles for over 40 years, has died

Marty Roberts of iconic lounge act ‘Marty & Elayne’ who performed at the Dresden Room in Los Angeles for over 40 years, has died

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — “Swingers” around the world are mourning the death of Marty Roberts, one half of “Marty & Elayne,” the ultimate lounge act that found its home in the iconic Dresden Room in Los Angeles during over 40 years. The couple’s daughter posted on Facebook on Tuesday that Marty died Jan. 13 of … Read more

Blizzard in Ottawa: Parking ban in effect as snow plows begin clearing residential streets

Blizzard in Ottawa: Parking ban in effect as snow plows begin clearing residential streets

A 24-hour winter parking ban is now in effect in Ottawa as snow removal crews begin digging residential streets under a record amount of snow. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson told Newstalk 580 CFRA that the cleanup will take a long time. “It’s going to take many, many days because they have to go into the … Read more

Jenna Jameson’s partner says she doesn’t have Guillain-Barré syndrome

Jenna Jameson’s partner says she doesn’t have Guillain-Barré syndrome

His partner, Lior Bitton, posted a video on Jameson’s verified Instagram account on Tuesday in which he said Jameson was still in hospital and did not have the disease. “This was confirmed by the doctor after a second test and five rounds of IVIG [intravenous immune globulin]”, Bitton said in the video recorded Monday. “So … Read more

Federal offender wanted on Canada-wide warrant known to be frequenting Ottawa

Federal offender wanted on Canada-wide warrant known to be frequenting Ottawa

A Canada-wide warrant has been issued for a federal offender known to frequent Ottawa. Police say Steven Mavis, 59, is wanted for violating his statutory release. He is serving a five-year-one-month sentence for possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking and driving a vehicle while disqualified. Police describe Mavis as white, 5ft 10in and … Read more

City lifts ban on tobogganing on toboggan runs

City lifts ban on tobogganing on toboggan runs

Monday’s winter storm deposited a fresh layer of snow on the city’s toboggan slopes and a sledding ban notice issued earlier this month has now been lifted. Tobogganing hills in Ottawa remained open, but in early January the city recommended that they not be used due to dangerous and icy conditions. On Tuesday, the city … Read more

Eastway tank explosion: Kayla Ferguson would be the youngest victim of the Ottawa explosion

Eastway tank explosion: Kayla Ferguson would be the youngest victim of the Ottawa explosion

Almost a week after a devastating explosion rocked the capital and claimed the lives of six people, the families of the victims are still awaiting answers. “I keep asking why and how?” Maria Ferguson, the cousin of Kayla Ferguson, 26, said. Kayla Ferguson, a welder, is believed to be the youngest victim of the explosion … Read more

Ottawa pizzeria owner gets new door for free after act of kindness inspires others

Ottawa pizzeria owner gets new door for free after act of kindness inspires others

Last week, we told you the story of Ogilvie Pizza owner Hani Soueid and his act of kindness to a loyal customer who contracted COVID-19. Now that same pizzeria is at the front desk. When Soueid went out of his way to help this client, word spread. “We got calls from British Columbia, we got … Read more

The Grammy Awards move to April 3 and to Las Vegas

The Grammy Awards move to April 3 and to Las Vegas

CBS and the Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the musical event will take place in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, a week after the Oscars. The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place later this month in Los Angeles, but was postponed due to the pandemic. “We are thrilled to take the Grammys to … Read more

Ottawa weather: More snow to come Wednesday as city retreats from Monday’s storm

Ottawa weather: More snow to come Wednesday as city retreats from Monday’s storm

After a record snowstorm in Ottawa on Monday, Tuesday was a sunny day, but forecasters say more snow is just around the corner. A weather advisory for Ottawa calls for 5 to 10 cm of snow Tuesday evening through Wednesday with a chance of freezing rain. “Snow will form this evening and change to showers … Read more