Woman treated for smoke inhalation following fire in Ottawa’s west end

Firefighters rescued a cat from a burning home in Ottawa’s west end. Ottawa Fire received multiple 911 calls reporting flames visible from the third floor of a home on Gladecrest Court just before 5:30 pm Friday. “911 callers reported everyone did make it out of the home but a cat was still inside,” fire officials … Read more

Ottawa LRT public inquiry will hear from the public in May

Ottawa residents will have a chance to share their thoughts on the light rail transit system with the public inquiry looking into Stage 1 of the project. The Ottawa Light Rail Transit Commission will hold two public meetings on May 25 and 26 at the Shaw Centre. “The public will have the opportunity to share … Read more

Two killed in serious crash late Saturday

Ottawa paramedics say two men have died following a serious collision in the south end. Emergency responders were called to Hunt Club Road at Malak Street just after 11 pm Saturday for a two-vehicle crash. Two people were trapped and firefighters were called to help extricate them. Paramedics say three people were involved in the … Read more

Ottawa weather: Snow squall watch in effect Sunday

A snow squall watch is in effect for Ottawa, with the possibility of heavy flurries at times through the day. Environment Canada’s weather forecast for the capital calls for cloudy conditions with flurries a high of -2 C Sunday. The expected snowfall is between 2 and 4 cm. “A brief but intense snow squall, associated … Read more

Anti-mandate demonstration marches to Parliament Hill one week after removal of convoy protesters

Demonstrators opposed to COVID-19 mandates have returned to Ottawa, though in smaller numbers and notably without any heavy vehicles, for a march on Parliament Hill. The protest comes one week after a massive push by police to remove the “Freedom Convoy” protest that had entrenched itself on downtown streets for three weeks. Hundreds of police … Read more

Two dozen complaints about French-language services at Ottawa’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Some Ottawa residents were not happy with the French-language services available at COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Twenty-four complaints were filed with the city’s French Language Services Branch in 2021 about staff at the vaccination clinics not interacting in the client’s language of choice and problems with the signage. A report for the Finance and Economic Development … Read more

‘An ugly lie:’ Ottawa Humane Society says they won’t kill convoy protesters’ pets

The Ottawa Humane Society is addressing misinformation online that it would seize and euthanize pets from “Freedom Convoy” demonstrators, calling it a “Big Lie.” A statement from Ottawa Humane Society President and CEO Bruce Roney comes after former US politician Rudy Giuliani said on Twitter Monday that, “(Prime Minister) Trudeau has now decreed he will … Read more

Freedom Convoy: Protest leader Pat King denied bail

Pat King, one of the leaders of the ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest in Ottawa, has been denied bail. In his ruling, Justice of the Peace Andrew Seymour said the evidence of King’s participation and leadership role in the protest is “overwhelming,” calling his alleged offenses “an attack on the rule of law.” King, 44, was among … Read more

A symbol of the Freedom Convoy protest arrived at an Ottawa councillor’s office

The “Freedom Convoy” protesters may have left downtown Ottawa, but a symbol of their occupation arrived at a city councillor’s office on Friday. Former chair of the Ottawa Police Services Board, Coun. Diane Deans, says she received a “gift” from the occupiers, sharing a picture of a yellow jerrycan. “This symbol is still very raw. … Read more

Spencerville eatery serves up a two pound, foot tall burger

SPENCERVILLE, ONT. — Crazy menu offerings at restaurants are not unheard of, but for one eatery south of Ottawa, they’ve created something special, that keeps gaining popularity. The result of a discussion to add something new to Joe’s Spencercity Bar & Grill menu in Spencerville, Ont., the Burchell Burger was born. “We talked back and … Read more