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Highlights/Ottawa

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» 

Immigration & Refuge, Lifestyle, Politics, Society, Work & Labour

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 & Refuge, 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» 

Society

Braille will help the visually-impaired identify police

Police in Ottawa will soon have a braille laminate on top of their wallet badge ID to help people who have trouble seeing be sure they are indeed police officers. The laminate will indicate the officer’s rank and the telephone» 

Economy, Politics

Canadian’s tax dollars at work…or not!

Today was the annual Teddy awards ceremony in the national capital Ottawa. Every year, the citizen’s advocacy group, The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, announces its awards for the most flagrant examples of government spending waste. Aaron Wudrick is the CTF federal» 

Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Canadian fertility doctor facing lawsuit

Ottawa doctor accused of switching donor sperm for his own. She always wondered about the fact that she didn’t resemble her parents. Now an Ottawa woman has a good idea of why. Rebecca Dixon has olive-coloured skin and brown eyes, while» 

Society

New embassies banned on Ottawa’s Sussex Drive

A security assessment has led the Canadian government to forbid the building of new embassies on Sussex Drive in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, reports Canadian Press (CP). The street is already home to the embassies of countries like the United» 

Politics

Restoring ties with Iran easier said than done: expert

News of Homa Hoodfar’s release from Iran’s infamous Evin prison has raised fresh hopes for a detente in Ottawa’s glacial relations with Tehran but a Canadian expert says restoring relations with the Islamic Republic is far from a done deal.» 

Society

Officials apologize for shutting down children’s lemonade stand

Red-faced officials at the National Capital Commission are apologizing to two little Ottawa girls after an overzealous bylaw officer shut down their lemonade stand for lack of proper paperwork. Adela Andrews, 5, and her older sister Eliza, 7, had set»