LRT’s impact on development | CTV Ottawa News

LRT's impact on development | CTV Ottawa News

CTV Ottawa Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018 5:28PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 7, 2018 6:44PM EST Even before LRT rolls out, there are signs the city’s investment in light rail is triggering large residential, commercial and mixed-use developments. “To make the system thrive and grow we want to attract investment close to it,” said Stephen Willis, the city’s planning, infrastructure and economic general manager. New numbers show in 2017, the city received 1,044 planning applications. That’s a four per cent increase over 2016 and a 23 per cent increaseRead More

Two planes collide mid-air over Ottawa west end: police

Two planes collide mid-air over Ottawa west end: police Staff Published Sunday, November 4, 2018 11:42AM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 4, 2018 12:45PM EST Ottawa police say there’s been a mid-air collision between two aircraft over the city’s west end Sunday morning. After the collision, police told the smaller aircraft crashed into a field, but that the larger aircraft was safely rerouted to Ottawa International Airport. The Transport Safety Board of Canada says the larger aircraft only sustained minor damage. The collision happened shortly after 10 a.m. Ottawa police Staff Sgt. Jamie Harper said he couldn’tRead More

Ottawa ready to help as Inuit health officials grapple with spate of suicides

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Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press Published Monday, October 22, 2018 5:27PM EDT MONTREAL — The federal government says it will respond to pleas for help from northern Quebec, where a spate of suicides in Inuit communities this year has created what officials are calling a crisis. “As a government, it’s truly a priority of ours that we put in place the support that people need,” Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said Monday. She added that any loss of life by suicide “is just tragic.” Heath authorities in Nunavik, the QuebecRead More

Singh urges Ottawa to cancel $15B Saudi arms deal

Jagmeet Singh

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is urging Ottawa to cancel a $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia. “We’ve got a regime which has got a serious record of horrible human rights violations against its own people,” Singh told CTV News from Kapuskasing, Ont. on Saturday. “And now,” he added, “its implication and involvement in the death of a journalist makes it very clear at this point that we can no longer continue to sell arms to Saudi Arabia. There’s no way that under the current context we should be sellingRead More

Ottawa thoracic surgeon under investigation, suspended from Faculty of Medicine after allegedly making ‘joke’ about domestic violence

Dr. Farid Shamji.

A well-known thoracic surgeon in Ottawa has been suspended from his teaching position after allegedly making a joke about domestic violence. Sources tell CTV that the incident is even more shocking because the surgeon’s son is facing a first degree murder charge, accused of beating his wife to death. Sources tell us that Dr. Farid Shamji made these comments at a retirement party a couple of nights ago.  And that it caused an instant buzz in the room given Shamji’s son stands accused of killing his wife. It was aRead More

Family of missing 11-year-old Ottawa girl pleas for her safe return

Nakayla Baskins family asks her to return.

An Ottawa family has made an agonizing plea for the safe return of their 11-year-old daughter.  Nakayla Baskin has been missing for six days and now the Ottawa Police Criminal Investigations unit is involved. Ottawa Police say they have no reason to believe there is any foul play involved in Nakayla’s disappearance.  But the fact is that she’s 11 years old.  And while she may be street smart, police say she is still a child who has been missing for nearly a week. It’s an emotional message from Nakayla Baskin’sRead More

Officers killed in Fredericton shooting honoured at Ottawa ceremony

Officers killed in Fredericton shooting honoured at Ottawa ceremony

Two Fredericton police officers who were killed in a shooting nearly two months ago were among the six officers to be honoured in Ottawa for making the ultimate sacrifice. Six Canadian police officers who died in the line of duty were honoured on Sunday in front of hundreds of colleagues at the 41st annual Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial Service outside Parliament Hill. Among them were Fredericton police constables Sara Burns and Robb Costello. Burns and Costello were killed on the morning of Aug. 10 in a shooting at anRead More

Ottawa cop facing sex assault charge after SIU probe

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The Canadian Press Published Friday, September 28, 2018 9:52AM EDT Last Updated Friday, September 28, 2018 9:54AM EDT OTTAWA – Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit says an Ottawa police officer is now facing charges in relation to an alleged sexual assault. The SIU says the alleged incident took place in October 2017, but offered no details. The unit says the force reported the incident last November. Sgt. Aasim Ansari is now charged with one count each of sexual assault and breach of trust by a public officer. The allegations against AnsariRead More

How to help the victims of the Ottawa tornadoes

How to help the victims of the Ottawa tornadoes

A severe windstorm and two tornadoes that ripped through the Ottawa area on Friday afternoon have left some residents of the region without electricity, food or shelter. Although no fatalities have been reported, about 60 buildings in the Dunrobin area and more than 215 structures in Gatineau, Que., were damaged or destroyed by the high winds. Tens of thousands remain without power. One way to help is through a financial donation to the Red Cross, which is already providing hot meals to victims of the storm. Donations can be madeRead More

Ottawa residents rescue dog trapped beneath rubble after tornado

Ottawa residents rescue dog trapped beneath rubble after tornado

The Canadian Press Published Saturday, September 22, 2018 4:01PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, September 22, 2018 4:44PM EDT OTTAWA – A freelance journalist says a group of people rescued a dog who was trapped under the rubble in an Ottawa neighbourhood ravaged by a tornado. Matt Day was in Dunrobin Friday evening, interviewing residents and trying to get a sense of the destruction caused by the twister that ripped through the Ottawa-Gatineau area hours earlier. He says he heard a commotion from people across the street as he was speakingRead More