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  • Thousands of Pro-Lifers Flood the Streets in Canada’s March for Life

    05/08/2014 3:51:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | May 8, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    So many pro-life people jammed the streets in Ottawa today for the Canadian March for Life that one member of Parliament was surprised at how many people could fit in one space.The pictures below, from the Campaign Life Coalition, show the enormity of the crowd, prompting MP Stephen Woodworth to tweet: “How many ppl can Parliament Hill lawns hold? 25,000? They are overflowing today with the Rally for Life.” How many ppl can Parliament Hill lawns hold? 25,000? They are overflowing today with the Rally for Life.— Stephen Woodworth (@WoodworthMP) May 8, 2014  The day after Justin Trudeau banned pro-life...
  • Ottawa man named ‘Popadick’ arrested for indecent exposure

    04/30/2014 1:38:48 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 55 replies
    National Post ^ | April 29, 2014 | Tristin Hopper
    An alleged flasher with the ill-fated name of “Popadick” was arrested Tuesday at a riverside Ottawa park. Since April 14th, Ottawa Police had been receiving reports of a balding white male exposing himself at Mooney’s Bay Park, a Rideau River park just north of the Ottawa International Airport. On Tuesday at around 9 a.m., police were again alerted by reports of the man exposing his genitalia to strangers along a park pathway. Officers in the area were dispatched to the park, where they arrested Donald Popadick, 62. Charged with Indecent Act and Mischief, he is due for a Wednesday court...
  • Ottawa monument to commemorate ‘victims of communism’

    04/04/2014 6:44:55 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 9 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | April 4, 2014 | Ishmael N. Daro
    The Canadian Memorial to the Victims of Communism is one step closer to completion, with the federal government this week soliciting design ideas for the monument to be built near Parliament perhaps as soon as late 2014. Memorials for the victims of communist regimes exist elsewhere in the world, such as the ones in Prague and Washington, D.C., and since 2008 the non-profit group Tribute to Liberty has been gathering support for a similar project in Ottawa. The group says its board of directors represents “key ethno-cultural comunities in Canada affected by communism” and now has backing from the leaders...
  • Prime Minister’s Office evacuated after suspicious package found

    10/16/2013 11:10:31 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | October 16, 2013
    The Langevin Block, the building across from Parliament Hill that houses the Prime Minister’s Office, was evacuated Wednesday morning amid reports of a suspicious person and package in the area. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was not in the building. Police also closed Wellington Street, the street in front of the Parliament Buildings, for two blocks, and taped off roads in the area. RCMP officers were questioning a man who was put into a police cruiser. A joint RCMP-Ottawa police team that deals with potentially hazardous materials was called to the scene. The Conservative government’s throne speech was to be delivered...
  • Witnesses recount devastating crash between Via Rail train and Ottawa bus that killed six

    09/18/2013 12:49:21 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 10 replies
    Daily Brew - Yahoo.ca ^ | September 18, 2013 | Matthew Coutts
    Witnesses to a fatal train crash involving an Ottawa city bus describe a scene of chaos and confusion as it appears the bus failed to stop at the rail crossing and crashed into the side of the train, killing six people and injuring as many as 30 others. Officials are still trying to piece together what happened prior to the devastating crash, which occurred shortly before 9 a.m. near the intersection of Woodroffe Avenue and Fallowfield Road.
  • Ottawa teen 'too drunk' to stop nude photos being taken

    09/15/2013 6:45:37 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | September 13, 2013 | TOM SPEARS
    OTTAWA -- A 16-year-old girl who claims she was forced into prostitution said she was plied with Goldschlager and beer to the point just sitting on the couch became troublesome. "I think I fell off the couch," the teen told detectives a month after the traumatic June 2012 night. Another girl took her to the bathroom, and darkness engulfed her. When she awoke, she was naked and lying in a bathtub. She wasn't alone. The girl who had invited her over and led her to the bathroom was sitting on the toilet, taking photos. "Do you want to make money?"...
  • Being Had for Dinner in Ottawa

    04/28/2013 11:59:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    Special to IPT News ^ | April 26, 2013 | by David B. Harris
    SNIPPET: "The Ottawa Muslim Women's Organization (OMWO) holds its 12th Annual Festival of Friendship Dinner Sunday evening." SNIPPET: "The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College in London, Ontario, an institutional affiliate of the University of Western Ontario. Mattson, a convert from Christianity to Islam, was president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). The United States government designated ISNA an unindicted co-conspirator in the successful Holy Land Foundation terror-funding prosecution. ISNA is included in a key Muslim Brotherhood document as one of the "organizations of our friends." Other evidence abounds...
  • Canadian Catholic high school sending 52 students to help Obama campaign in Ohio

    11/01/2012 9:23:30 AM PDT · by topher · 48 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Oct 31, 2012 | by John Jalsevac
    October 30, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Ottawa-area mom says she is “incensed” that a teacher at her daughter’s Catholic school has organized a trip to Ohio in the final days of the U.S. election to support the re-election of President Obama. Fifty-two students from St. Peter’s and St. Matthew’s high schools in Ottawa are set to make the trek across the border this week to Boardman, Ohio, accompanied by civics teacher Scott Searle. Ohio is considered a key swing state in the presidential election. Calls by LifeSiteNews to St. Peter’s school were directed to the school board. A media spokesperson...
  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies
    TRUTHUSA.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Ottawa shutters embassy in Iran, expels all Iranian diplomats in Canada

    09/07/2012 8:04:38 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 56 replies
    National Post ^ | September 7, 2012 | Stewart Bell
    Canada severed all diplomatic ties with Iran on Friday, citing a long list of grievances including Tehran’s military assistant to the Syrian regime, rogue nuclear program and threats against Israel. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said in a statement that Canada had closed its embassy in Tehran and that all remaining Iranian diplomatic personnel in Canada had been declared personae non gratae. “Diplomatic relations between Canada and Iran have been suspended. All Canadian diplomatic staff have left Iran, and Iranian diplomats in Ottawa have been instructed to leave within five days,” Minister Baird said.
  • Porn actor named as suspect in body parts case [Canada: foot & hand mailed to Conservative HQ]

    05/30/2012 12:32:09 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 29 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | Wed May. 30 2012 3:19:17 PM
    MONTREAL — Police have named a suspect in the shocking case where dismembered body parts were mailed to Ottawa, including the headquarters of the governing Conservative party. Montreal police say 29-year-old Rocco Luka Magnotta is wanted in connection with a suspected homicide. A man by that same name has a huge presence on the Internet -- as a low-budget adult film actor and for controversial videos he has posted online in the past. There is considerable online chatter that the killing and other gruesome acts on the body were videotaped and posted on the Internet. Magnotta, believed to be originally...
  • Canada: Severed foot sent to party office ["another human body part" also]

    05/29/2012 8:53:23 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2012, 11:32 PM EDT | unattributed
    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A severed human foot was mailed to the headquarters of Canada's Conservative Party and another body part was discovered when police intercepted a second suspicious package, police said Tuesday. Police were called shortly after a receptionist opened a blood-soaked box at the headquarters of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's party. The first officers to arrive saw what appeared to be blood stains on the package and immediately called in a special hazardous-material unit. When the specialists opened the package, police found the severed foot inside. Police said the package was addressed to the Conservative Party of Canada...
  • Ottawa’s award-winning way of killing off childhood

    05/15/2012 1:15:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/15/2012 | Michael Coren
    May 15, 2012 (Mercatornet.com) - I suppose there is something grotesquely timely about it all. The same week as the President of the United States, the most powerful politician in the world, allegedly decides fundamentally vital social policy after listening to advice from his two young daughters, the children of Canada are once again thrown into an adult swamp and used and abused by adults. This time it’s about pictures at an exhibition so to speak, but old Mussorgsky would be spinning in his grave. In Ottawa, the capital of the first Anglo-Saxon, English-speaking country to introduce same-sex marriage, “Sex:...
  • Hospital tells patients to do own laundry

    04/17/2012 6:54:19 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Cost-cutting measures at Saint-Vincent Hospital's complex continuing care unit mean patients could soon be responsible for doing their own laundry. Officials at St. Vincent Hospital, which is part of Bruyčre Continuing Care, said instead of using a cleaning service the continuing care unit would be installing coin-operated washers and dryers for patients and their families to use. The organization said it is $2 million in debt and needs to find savings. They are hoping family members can help the patients do their laundry after a new policy is in place starting in June.
  • Canadian govt. braces for F-35 report

    03/21/2012 7:41:38 PM PDT · by U-238 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    UPI ^ | 3/21/2012 | UPI
    Canada's government is nervously awaiting an Auditor General's report, which is expected to be highly critical of the F-35 fighter jet procurement program. Some commentators have said that in the aftermath of the report, the government may retreat into a "wait and see" attitude on the project, gauging further developments both in the United States and abroad before making a final decision on purchasing the aircraft. That process could take up to a year. Cost overruns and technical delays have contributed to rising concern with the $382 billion Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program. The General Accounting...
  • United Way cuts funding to Ottawa Planned Parenthood

    04/12/2011 3:51:34 PM PDT · by topher · 2 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | April 12, 2011 | by Thaddeus Baklinski
    United Way cuts funding to Ottawa Planned Parenthood by Thaddeus Baklinski Tue Apr 12, 2011 16:22 EST OTTAWA, Tue Apr 12, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An official of the United Way in Ottawa revealed that it has stopped funding for Planned Parenthood Ottawa’s sex-education program because it “doesn’t align with what we’ve established as priority goals in area of children and youth.” Lawrence Greenspon, chairman of the United Way’s Community Services Cabinet, told the Ottawa Citizen that “there was no political agenda” behind the agency’s decision to cut funding to PP’s sex education program, but that the local United Way has...
  • F-35 refueling sparks debate in Parliament

    01/31/2011 10:11:49 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 1/31/2011 | Bryn Weese
    When Canada gets its fleet of 65 F-35 stealth fighter jets, they will all be able to be refuelled mid-flight without buying costly additional equipment, according to Defence Minister Peter MacKay. The controversial jet purchase came under fire again Monday amid media reports Canada's current tanker aircraft can’t work with the F-35 systems. Liberal industry critic Marc Garneau accused the government of "forgetting" about the need to be able to refuel the fighter jets in the air during long flights and suggested Canada will have to spend "hundreds of millions" on new equipment. "It is getting more expensive every day....
  • Ottawa Pro-Aborts Trying to Get 40 Days for Life Permit Revoked

    10/19/2010 1:44:25 PM PDT · by topher · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 19, 2010 | By Patrick B. Craine
    Tuesday October 19, 2010 Ottawa Pro-Aborts Trying to Get 40 Days for Life Permit Revoked By Patrick B. CraineOTTAWA, Ontario, October 19, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After failing to rally an ongoing protest against the Ottawa 40 Days for Life, a group of pro-abortion activists are petitioning the city to revoke the vigil’s permit.The Ottawa 40 Days campaign, nearing the end of its fourth run, maintains a vigil 12-hours a day on Bank St., across the street from the Morgentaler abortion facility.From the beginning, the Pro-Choice Coalition of Ottawa has attempted to mount a protest on the other side of...
  • RCMP dismantle alleged terror cell in Ottawa (linked to al Qaeda) (Aug. 25/10)

    08/25/2010 3:31:55 PM PDT · by fanfan · 85 replies · 1+ views
    The National Post ^ | Aug. 25, 2010. | Stewart Bell
    OTTAWA — The RCMP dismantled an alleged Ottawa terrorist cell with suspected links to al-Qaeda on Wednesday morning, making two arrests in the nation’s capital without incident. The men are suspected of preparing a terrorist attack targeting Canada. The ringleader allegedly attended training camps in the Pakistan and Afghanistan region. But the bomb plot was described as not well defined and the arrests were apparently made on Wednesday because one of the suspects was preparing to travel abroad. A news conference has been scheduled for Thursday afternoon. The RCMP, Ottawa Police Service and Canadian Security Intelligence Service were involved in...
  • Canada formally commits to buy 65 F-35s(Update)

    07/17/2010 12:57:55 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 7/17/2010 | Stephen Trimble
    The Canadian government formally committed today to buy 65 Lockheed Martin F-35s six years ahead of first delivery in order to qualify national industry to bid for more work in the multi-national programme. Since the first aircraft will arrive in 2016, the commitment by Ottawa does not need to be sealed by a contract until at least 2013. By then, Lockheed expects the F-35 to be approaching peak production rates, with one aircraft delivered every working day. Canadian officials have valued the cost of the acquisition at C$9 billion ($8.5 billion), or about C$138 million per aircraft, including engines, weapons...
  • F-35 jet Canadian spinoffs expected

    07/17/2010 4:09:10 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies
    CBC.com ^ | 7/16/2010 | CBC.com
    Ottawa's plan to buy 65 U.S.-built F-35 fighter planes is expected to benefit nearly 100 Canadian companies and support thousands of technology jobs. Nine countries, including Canada, funded development of the plane, called the Lightning II, or the Joint Strike Fighter. Toronto-based Magellan Aerospace said Friday that Canada's participation in the aircraft's development has provided a series of "crucial stepping stones to securing greater roles in the current production and upcoming support phases." The Toronto-based company designs and makes engines and structural parts. "This application of new technologies and precision manufacturing processes will transform Magellan Aerospace and other Canadian companies,...
  • Ottawa Bank Firebombing Was Just Beginning, Police Fear

    06/19/2010 2:05:26 AM PDT · by Cindy · 20 replies · 547+ views
    CANADA.com (THE OTTAWA CITIZEN) ^ | June 19, 2010 | by Gary Dimmock, CanWest News Service
    SNIPPET: "OTTAWA — The May 18 firebombing of an Ottawa bank was feared to be just the start of a "domestic terrorism" campaign launched by three anarchists bent on acts of destruction at the G20 summit in Toronto, with one of the accused firebombers stockpiling boxes of ammunition and gunpowder, the Ottawa Citizen has learned." SNIPPET: "Ottawa Police Chief Vern White had publicly branded those who attacked the bank branch as terrorists days after the firebombing, which was filmed and posted online in a "catch-me-if-you-can" video by a group called FFFC-Ottawa. The acronym stands for Fight for Freedom Coalition, according...
  • Ottawa inventor claims he can soak up Gulf oil

    06/09/2010 3:45:41 PM PDT · by danielmryan · 30 replies · 50+ views
    CBC News ^ | June 9, 2010 | CBC News (uncredited)
    An Ottawa area inventor has spent the last two weeks on the Gulf of Mexico coast trying desperately to convince BP that he might have a way to clean up the company's massive oil spill. Tens of millions of litres of oil have poured into the Gulf from a BP oil well 80 kilometres off the coast of Louisiana since the Deepwater Horizon rig drilling the well exploded April 20, killing 11 people. Willie Nelson, 69, of Perth, Ont., has spent 40 years developing a kind of wax that acts like a sponge that absorbs oil, making it easy to...
  • Ottawa Soccer League: Score Too High, You Lose

    06/03/2010 5:54:32 AM PDT · by mattstat · 24 replies · 463+ views
    Ottawa has a new rule on the books for kids playing league soccer. Any team that goes ahead by more than five goals loses. Yes, dear reader, your eyes do not deceive you. Parents who used to shout “You can do it!” will now be required to yell, “Equality! Equality!” Kidding! I’m kidding—but only about the cheering. Ottawa club director Sean Cale said “the league’s 12-person board of directors is not trying to take the fun out of the game, they are simply trying to make it fair.” How could this have happened? Well, Ottawa is the home of Canada’s...
  • Meet the Freedom Fighters of the Ottawa Glebe, YouTube Division

    05/22/2010 2:46:45 PM PDT · by Clive · 14 replies · 544+ views
    National Post ^ | 2010-05-22 | Rex Murphy
    I presume the ideal society, as seen by the self-styled anarchists who firebombed an Ottawa bank this week, is a society where they get to blow up the buildings of people they don’t like, and the rest of us docile sheep sit around applauding them for their courageous and moral “direct action” against The Man. And what a wonderful dreamscape that must be for the dimwits who inhabit it. The Freedom Fighters of the Ottawa Glebe, YouTube Division — now there’s a liberation movement for the world to rally round. I pay no attention whatsoever to their pretext of a...
  • Coulter needs apology, teachers' association says

    04/07/2010 1:55:52 AM PDT · by Syncro · 12 replies · 1,016+ views
    nationalpost.com ^ | March 26, 2010 | Robert Sibley
    Coulter needs apology, teachers' association says 'Serious questions'; Letter to Ottawa provost in defence of free speechRobert Sibley Friday, March 26, 2010 Gavin Young/Canwest News Service OTTAWA - University of Ottawa provost Francois Houle should apologize to American pundit Ann Coulter, says Canada's main university teachers' organization. "We feel you [Houle] owe an apology to Ms. Coulter and, even more importantly, you owe the University of Ottawa community an assurance that the administration of the university strongly supports freedom of expression, academic freedom and views the role of the university as fostering and defending these values," officials with the Canadian...
  • Uproar over Ann Coulter Speech Cancellation Continues

    03/26/2010 2:14:08 PM PDT · by topher · 37 replies · 1,857+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family, and Culture Outpost ^ | March 26, 2010 | By Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    Friday March 26, 2010 Uproar over Ann Coulter Speech Cancellation Continues By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiOTTAWA, March 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Repercussions continue to reverberate across Canada following the cancellation of Ann Coulter's scheduled talk at the University of Ottawa on Tuesday. The speech was canceled after organizers and security officials expressed concerns that they could not guarantee Coulter's safety, due to a crowd of protesters, reportedly up to 2,000 strong.Numerous commentators are decrying what they consider the erosion of free speech evidenced by the cancellation, and the broader implications that recent events have for Canadian society.On Thursday Senator Doug...
  • Ann Coulter speech cancelled after thousands protest

    03/23/2010 7:16:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 160 replies · 7,660+ views
    thestar.com ^ | March 23, 2010
    OTTAWA—Security officials have scrubbed American right-winger Ann Coulter’s speech at the University of Ottawa after a boisterous protest prompted concerns for her safety. A spokesman for the group that organized the event said there were fears for Coulter’s well-being after about two thousand people gathered outside the venue to protest her presence there. Coulter is a darling of the U.S. right-wing who uses incendiary language to sell millions of books as well as her syndicated column. She sparked more controversy during a speech at University of Western Ontario Monday night when she told a 17-year-old Muslim student to “take a...
  • Coulter's Ottawa speech cancelled over 'public safety' fears

    03/23/2010 7:04:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 951+ views
    canada.com ^ | 3/23/10 | Robert Sibley, Ottawa Citizen
    OTTAWA — Concerns for "public safety" forced the cancellation of American conservative commentator Ann Coulter's speaking engagement at the University of Ottawa Tuesday night. Several hundred people, including students from both Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, showed up prior to Coulter's speech. The loudest and most vociferous were protesting her presence, drowning out a smaller group of pro-Coulter demonstrators. Ottawa police had more than nine squad cars at the scene, at the university's Marion Hall. But the event was cancelled about 8:15 p.m. — before Coulter had a chance to speak. "It's a public safety issue," said Sgt....
  • Canadian Nuke Scientist Vanishes With 'Absolutely No Trace'

    02/22/2010 7:10:57 PM PST · by RDTF · 24 replies · 772+ views
    Canadian nuclear scientist who has not been seen for more than a month has simply vanished, leaving "absolutely no trace at all," police say. Lachlan Cranswick, 41, a physicist from the Chalk River Laboratories nuclear facility in Ottawa, was last seen on Jan. 18, when he left his job and boarded a bus to Deep River, his hometown along the Ottawa River with a population of roughly 4,300. -snip
  • Canadian Nuke Scientist Vanishes With 'Absolutely No Trace'

    02/23/2010 4:33:49 AM PST · by Doogle · 8 replies · 609+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | updated 02/23/10 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Canadian nuclear scientist who has not been seen for more than a month has simply vanished, leaving "absolutely no trace at all," police say. Lachlan Cranswick, 41, a physicist from the Chalk River Laboratories nuclear facility in Ottawa, was last seen on Jan. 18, when he left his job and boarded a bus to Deep River, his hometown along the Ottawa River with a population of roughly 4,300. Later that day, or possibly the next morning, Cranswick took out the garbage -- and the single man described as a meticulous loner has not been seen since.
  • Sudden disappearance of Deep River scientist mystifies colleagues

    02/21/2010 3:24:50 PM PST · by hennie pennie · 331 replies · 5,189+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | February 21, 2010 | Canada East Interactive Staff
    TORONTO - There are still no leads in the case of an eastern Ontario scientist who disappeared without a trace last month, leaving his colleagues mystified. Lachlan Cranswick hasn't been seen since Jan. 18, when he left work at the National Research Council's Canadian Neutron Beam Centre in Chalk River, northwest of Ottawa. His nearby Deep River house was reportedly left unlocked and his car was in the garage. His wallet, keys and passport have all been accounted for......
  • Behaviour put cops on track

    02/13/2010 11:34:30 AM PST · by Clive · 17 replies · 833+ views
    Behaviour put cops on track'Unusual interest' in Jessica Lloyd probe led police to investigate Col. WilliamsIn its investigation of the then still-missing Jessica Lloyd, the OPP pulled over scores of motorists in its roadblock on Hwy. 37 across from her house, but what was it that initially made police at the scene suspicious of Col. Russell Williams in particular, leading to further investigation and his arrest on murder charges? The OPP is not saying publicly. However, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the matter, and speaking on condition of anonymity, says Williams, whose vehicle was one of the earlier...
  • "Toronto 18" Cell Members Sentenced in Terror Plot

    01/23/2010 5:17:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 451+ views
    SNIPPET: "Zakaria Amara, 24, the leader of the group - which planned to detonate truck bombs outside the Toronto offices of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Toronto Stock Exchange and an Ontario military base - was sentenced to life in prison on Monday. He will be eligible for parole in 2016 - 10 years from the day of his arrest." SNIPPET: "Another conspirator, Saad Gaya, 22, was sentenced on Monday to 12 years in prison." SNIPPET: "Amin Mohamed Durrani took part in a plot to establish an armed, Al-Qaeda-type terror cell in Toronto "and then to create some sort...
  • Anger over elaborate emission cuts hoax

    12/14/2009 5:27:10 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 551+ views
    Reuters ^ | Dec 14, 2009
    Canada condemned on Monday a series of elaborate hoax emails and a fake website story that claimed the country would cut emissions of greenhouse gases by a much greater amount than previously announced. Officials said they believed environmental activists were responsible for the hoax... Canada is under heavy fire from green campaigners... The initial email, purporting to come from the federal environment ministry, said Canada would set binding emissions reductions targets of 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2020 and at least 80 percent by 2050. It also announced Canada would give billions of dollars to African countries for emissions-reduction...
  • U.S. Embassy, city, NCC in talks to remove security barriers (Ottawa, Canada.)

    12/05/2009 2:39:23 PM PST · by fanfan · 24 replies · 603+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | Dec 4, 2009 | Mohammed Adam
    OTTAWA — The United States Embassy has confirmed that negotiations are underway to see if the massive concrete barriers on the perimeter of the property can be removed without jeopardizing its security. The city wants the barriers on Sussex Drive and MacKenzie Avenue replaced with bollards and lanes freed for traffic, and an embassy spokeswoman said talks are going on with the National Capital Commission and the city about the projected road improvements. Sophie Nadeau would not discuss details of the planned changes to security arrangements around the embassy, which were put in place in 2003 after the 9/11 attacks,...
  • (Anglican) Diocese tests same-gender blessing at one church

    11/30/2009 11:30:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies · 316+ views
    Anglican Journal ^ | 12/1/2009 | Leigh Anne Williams
    Bishop John Chapman has given a church in the diocese of Ottawa permission to begin offering a rite of blessing to same-gender couples who are civilly married. The Church of St. John the Evangelist could offer its first blessing as soon as a married couple asks. At least one person in the couple needs to be baptized. “Same-sex couples who are civilly married and seek the Church’s blessing of their marriage must be welcomed with the same care and solicitude that the church would extend to any other of its members,” Bishop Chapman wrote in his charge to the recent...
  • Manhole-cover thief misses sentencing

    10/04/2009 6:55:52 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 10 replies · 706+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | October 3, 2009 | Andrew Seymour
    An arrest warrant has been issued for a man convicted of stealing manhole covers from Ottawa streets after he failed to show up at court for his sentencing. Timothy Argiropoulos, 43, pleaded guilty in May to theft and mischief endangering life after being charged last July after 25 manhole covers that went missing from the Smyth Road and St. Laurent Boulevard area. Argiropoulos was also supposed to deal Friday with unrelated charges for dangerous driving and theft of copper wire. Argiropoulos has an extensive criminal record, which includes multiple convictions for theft and other property offences. .... The charges were...
  • Ottawa memorial risks offending communists

    09/16/2009 4:21:34 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 5 replies · 754+ views
    National Post ^ | September 16, 2009 | Kevin Libin
    .... Plans for a monument on Parliament Hill to honour the estimated 100 million or so innocent men, women and children killed at the hands of Communist regimes around the world, on the other hand, have hit a snag, with the NCC worried that a "Memorial to the Victims of Totalitarian Communism" risks giving offence to communists. At a public meeting last week in Ottawa, members of the NCC's board approved the plans for a monument "in principle," allowing that the submitted application for the memorial "largely meets" the commission's criteria for a public exhibit on capital land. But several...
  • Found Blasphamy - Dear Leader in Ottawa

    08/14/2009 10:31:32 AM PDT · by craum · 9 replies · 1,389+ views
    So there I was, on my way to the grocery store this morning to pick up a nice one and three quarter inch thick T-bone for a BBQ this weekend. The store is on the corner of Bank and Somerset - pretty much the nexus of all things left wing in Ottawa. With construction shutting down car traffic on Bank Street all summer, various stores are offering up promos to help with business. Just as I turned to enter the store, the attached Quiznos sign caught my eye - or rather, something *on* the Quiznos sign. Dear Leader! Blasphemed! I...
  • Guilty plea in GTA (Greater Toronto Area) terror case

    05/05/2009 7:20:13 PM PDT · by fanfan · 8 replies · 518+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | May 05, 2009 | Isabel Teotonio
    A young Mississauga man has pleaded guilty to intending to cause an explosion, the first time a member of the so-called Toronto 18 group has admitted the existence of a bomb plot. At a trial last year of a co-accused, prosecutors alleged some of the group's members were planning to bomb sites such as the Toronto Stock Exchange, RCMP headquarters in Ottawa, the Pickering nuclear power station and the Toronto offices of Canada's spy agency, located next to the CN Tower. In an unexpected move, Saad Khalid, 22, entered his plea on Monday but Justice Bruce Durno banned publication of...
  • Caption time! (Obama in Ottawa)

    02/20/2009 5:13:14 AM PST · by Loyalist · 26 replies · 1,115+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | February 20, 2009
  • Obama eats treats, leaves (Obama in Ottawa)

    02/20/2009 4:59:28 AM PST · by Loyalist · 12 replies · 1,077+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | February 20, 2009 | Shelley Page and Yolande Cole
    The ObamaTail's newest fan just might be the man it is named after. President Barack Obama shocked workers and patrons of the ByWard Market yesterday afternoon by jumping out of his motorcade for an unscheduled stop in the Ottawa landmark to "buy Canadian" for his daughters. Among his selections were some Maple Leaf shortbread cookies from Le Moulin de Provence, a keychain with a moose on it, and an example of Ottawa's legendary BeaverTail pastry -- this one named in his honour. When Mr. Obama got out of his armoured Cadillac just before 4 p.m. he was handed a crispy,...
  • From BeaverTails to bloopers (Obama in Ottawa)

    02/20/2009 4:48:56 AM PST · by Loyalist · 22 replies · 1,072+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | February 20, 2009 | Gloria Galloway and Josh Wingrove
    He had us at merci. Barack Obama's visit to Ottawa Thursday was a six-hour romance with a country eager to return his affections. Indeed, the whole nation seemed weak in the knees. It was easy to forgive the little slip at the beginning of an afternoon news conference when he started to explain what a “great pleasure it is to be in Iowa, er, Ottawa.” How could we not adore him when he followed that faux pas with a mention of his Canadian brother-in-law and two Canadian staff members and declared: “I love this country and think that we could...
  • Ottawa prepares for Obama lovein

    02/19/2009 6:55:12 AM PST · by Loyalist · 6 replies · 342+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | February 19, 2009 | Kathleen Harris
    OTTAWA -- Let the love-in begin. With stars and stripes flapping in the wind, enamoured Canadians will line the streets of Ottawa today trying to catch a glimpse of Barack Obama as he touches down for a premiere meet-and-greet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. But with heavy security measures locking down much of the city core, they could be disappointed. Key streets around Parliament Hill will be closed off as Obama makes his way in an armoured car to private and official meetings with the PM followed by a luncheon with a tight circle of guests. After a brief news...
  • Canada's Parliament Press Gallery gets precisely two questions for Obama: What should they be?

    02/19/2009 6:49:36 AM PST · by Loyalist · 22 replies · 500+ views
    On The Hill ^ | February 19, 2009 | David Akin
    President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper give a joint news conference at 1445 Tuesday. It will be held in Parliament's Centre Block. Though there are roughly 300 or so members of Canada's Parliamentary Press Gallery, just 40 will be allowed inside the press conference room. And even though (or so we are told) there are 70 members of the White House Press Corps travelling with Obama tomorrow, they too, will only get 40 seats. I can tell you that dozens upon dozens of Canadian journalists from outside Ottawa asked for accreditation for this event, most of which will...
  • Obamamania in the air as fans descend on capital (Ottawa)

    02/18/2009 3:47:33 AM PST · by Loyalist · 19 replies · 764+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | February 18, 2009 | Louisa Taylor
    It's going to be a doozy of a welcome for a very special guest who is pretty much guaranteed to be a no-show. Bus trips have been organized in Montreal, Kitchener and Toronto. Hotel rooms are booked, Facebook groups are buzzing and websites have sprung up to give visitors all the latest information. They're coming to wave signs on Parliament Hill -- if security allows it -- and to cheer at a church rally, where the poet Oni the Haitian Sensation will be performing. Mayor Larry O'Brien might be part of the action, though he hasn't confirmed yet, and a...
  • Canadian fans await their American idol

    01/30/2009 3:48:17 AM PST · by Loyalist · 7 replies · 525+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | January 30, 2009 | Gloria Galloway
    It's a visit that promises a little of the glamour that swirled through the streets when John F. Kennedy and his wife arrived for a state visit in May, 1961. U.S. President Barack Obama will arrive at the Canadian capital in the morning of Feb. 19 and could be home before dark. There will be no state dinner or eloquent speeches to the Canadian people. And his wife could well stay home. But Mr. Obama's visit still promises to dazzle a mostly adoring country. Ajay Puri and other members of Canadians for Obama plan to be part of it. "C'mon,...
  • The Survivor: She walks 12 hours a day to save job (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

    01/24/2009 10:10:35 AM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies · 465+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | January 23, 2009 | Bruce Ward
    ..."My job is in Barrhaven. I work nights. I must walk 18 kilometres to work. It takes six hours. And then I must walk six hours home after I work all night. I am nearly 60. "This strike shouldn't happen," she says. "I come home, I rest for a few hours. Can you imagine to work all night and after to walk 18 kilometres home and then, sit down for two or three hours and then walk back and work all night again?"...
  • Muslim terror promoters penetrating Canadian security agencies?

    12/16/2008 6:00:47 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 365+ views
    CreepingSharia ^ | 12/16/08
    We tend to focus on creeping sharia in the U.S. but Canada is not exempt from the grand jihad as this article from earlier this year indicates. With porous borders and chatter of a North American Union we should hope Canada is taking the threat seriously. David Harris. The enemy within If terrorism suspect Momin Khawaja, now on trial in Ottawa, is as guilty as Crown prosecutors say, it’ll be time to settle an important question: Was Mr. Khawaja a “Naji man”? Amid trial allegations, court details and defence objections, significant questions arise about Mr. Khawaja’s status as a consultant...