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Highlights/Ottawa

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Fighting HIV: novel approach shows great promise

Using viruses to kill viruses It is a perfect example of research in one area leading to developments in another. Researchers in Ottawa, internationally recognised for innovative cancer research, were working with a virus which targets cancer cells. Fellow researchers» 

Arts and Entertainment, Politics, Society

Parliament’s skating rink is officially open

It’s a first and part of Canada’s 150th Anniversary celebrations. A National Hockey League size skating rink has been built on the grounds of Canada’s Parliament in Ottawa. The scene on Parliament Hill Thursday afternoon © Hill cam It has been» 

Arts and Entertainment

Canada 150: skating out the anniversary year

This is Canada’s 150th year and with lots of events having taken place to celebrate,. One of the attractions to end this anniversary year is the creation of a skating rink on the lawn of Canada’s Parliament. Artistic rendering of» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

A faster emergency room analysis that could save lives around the world

It’s called “The Ottawa Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Rule” and it was years in development. To most people it sounds incomprehensible, but it will save some people with a brain aneurysm from a debilitating injury, or even death. Dr Jeffrey Perry (MD» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Society

Fish in the Rideau being tested for contaminants

Shortly after portions of the World Heritage Site Rideau Canal were added to the federal contaminated sites list, comes word that fish are now being tested. Portions of the canal recently tested showed a variety of toxic materials in the» 

Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology

World heritage site: Rideau Canal contaminated

It is featured in virtually every tourist promotion photo of the Canadian capital, but Ottawa’s downtown section of the Rideau Canal has a secret. Testing has revealed that the canal is contaminated with toxic waste. It now joins a list» 

Arts and Entertainment

Yousuf Karsh bust unveiled in downtown Ottawa

The memory of famous Canadian-Armenian photographer Yousuf Karsh now lives not only in prints of his photos of world celebrities and politicians but also in bronze. Diplomats, politicians and dignitaries gathered in downtown Ottawa in front of Chateau Laurier, just» 

Politics, Society

Canada commemorates 102 anniversary of 1915 Armenian genocide

Thousands of Canadian Armenians marked the 102 anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey with public gatherings and marches in cities across the country today. The largest event was held in Ottawa where several hundred people gathered at» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Police manslaughter case: wristband battle

On a hot summer day last year, police in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, responded to a call of a man groping women in a coffee shop. When police caught up with the man outside his apartment complex a scuffle of» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Death of suspect after arrest: Police gloves: a weapon?

An Ottawa police officer is facing a charge of manslaughter in a case involving a particular type of gloves that police sometimes wear. These are not your woolen winter gloves, or thin leather driving gloves however, they are reinforced across»