News/Canada/Ottawa

‘That is so sick’: Sex charges in Canada against fugitive French priest stayed

February 19, 2019

The arrest warrant for an Oblate priest accused of abusing children in Nunavut has been stayed by the government of Canada, documents obtained by CBC News through access to information reveal. For nearly two decades, people in Nunavut have been pushing for the extradition of Father Johannes Rivoire from France. He served as a priest in several northern […]

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Federal interpreters suffer ‘acoustic shock,’ other concussion-like symptoms

February 18, 2019

Nearly one-quarter of the interpreters employed by Ottawa’s Translation Bureau have suffered health issues directly related to their jobs, including acoustic shock caused by sudden, loud sounds. Seventeen of the bureau’s 72 permanent interpreters have filed a total of 28 complaints over the last three years, according to the federal institution. It feels as though somebody took […]

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Ottawa police find human remains in search for Susan Kublu-Iqqittuq

February 17, 2019

Ottawa police say they’ve found human remains at the Trail Road landfill while searching for the body of Susan Kublu-Iqqittuq, who was last seen Jan. 11.  Det. Chris Benson confirmed that searchers had “located a body” at the landfill early Sunday morning.  Police say an autopsy will be scheduled, and Benson said it is expected to take place early this […]

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Kingston, Ont., man charged with 3 homicides, bombing in 1990s and 2000s

February 15, 2019

Police have charged a Kingston, Ont., man with three homicides between 1995 and 2001, as well as a bombing in Toronto in 2000. Michael Wentworth, also known as Michael Verney, was arrested in Kingston on Thursday. He is charged in the following cases: The death of 92-year-old Henrietta Knight, who was seriously injured in a break and […]

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Kingston, Ont., man charged with 3 cold-case homicides, Toronto bombing

February 15, 2019

Police have charged a Kingston, Ont., man with three cold-case homicides between 1995 and 2001, as well as a bombing in Toronto in 2000. Michael Wentworth, also known as Michael Verney, was arrested without incident in Kingston on Thursday after being under observation for “some time,” according to police. He is charged in the following cases: The […]

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Politician, advocate, husband and father Paul Dewar succumbs to brain cancer

February 6, 2019

When former Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer early in 2018, he was given some straightforward advice: Face death and walk back into life. Dewar, who died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, did both, with all the dignity and purpose he could muster. According to a statement from his family issued Wednesday, […]

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Why Canadian food inspectors are on the hunt for fake olive oil

February 6, 2019

A bad olive harvest in Europe could mean an increase in olive oil fraud, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) warns. The agency is launching a special project to crack down on this particular food fraud by sending agents to sample olive oil across the country and test it to ensure it isn’t cut with cheaper oils, as […]

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How extreme cold warnings vary across Canada

February 2, 2019

On Friday, people in both Ottawa and Toronto were struggling under another cold day with temperatures that could cause frostbite.  Ottawa was a touch colder, but both cities faced a windchill that made it feel like –32 C.  Toronto had an extreme cold warning from Environment Canada, while Ottawa did not. Dave Phillips, senior climatologist at Environment […]

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Daughter, 18, charged with 2nd-degree murder after woman reported missing in Ottawa

January 26, 2019

An 18-year-old woman has been charged with second-degree murder after her mother was reported missing earlier this month.  Susan Kublu-Iqqittuq, 37, was last seen by her family on Jan. 11. Ottawa police had been asking for the public’s assistance finding her, and had released video footage of the Inuk woman walking near Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue […]

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Transport Canada struggling to buy a bus shell to crash

January 18, 2019

Crash tests that could make transit buses safer and more resilient in a collision have been stalled because Transport Canada has been unable to purchase a bus shell for testing. After the crash involving a Via Rail train and an Ottawa city bus in 2013, the Transportation Safety Board’s investigation highlighted a lack of crash standards […]

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