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Society

Bright orange tulips to mark 75th anniversary of Canada’s liberation of Holland

Canada’s capital will bloom with tens of thousands of bright orange tulips next spring as Ottawa’s annual tulip festival celebrates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands. A Canadian Second World War veteran, students from two Ottawa-area high schools,» 

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Hamilton leads Canada in hate crime reports, again

Following a record 47 per cent surge in hate crimes in 2017, Canada saw the number of police-reported of that nature fall by 13 per cent last year. However, despite the slight decline, the number of hate crimes in 2018–1,798» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Politics, Society

Controversial addition approved for historic landmark hotel

The iconic Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa has been the centre of a heated debate about architecture. The hotel, is located in the heart of the national capital and since it’s construction in 1912, has been a landmark and focal» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science and Technology

Innovation or desecration? Architecture battle in the national capital

A three-year battle over an addition to the iconic Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa has been given the go ahead over massive public outcry. The hotel built in the French chateau style with turrets and steep copper roofs has been» 

Society

30th Canadian Sunset Ceremonies take place in Ottawa next week

As part of Celebrate Canada festivities, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will hold its 30th Canadian Sunset Ceremonies starting June 27. The annual event will be held in Ottawa and will include an RCMP Musical Ride show and a» 

Politics, Society

Liberals will not ban guns until the coming elections but have new measures in mind, says federal minister

The Canadian Minister of Organized Crime Reduction and Border Security, Bill Blair says that measures must be taken to address gun violence in Canada but that no ban or other regulation will be voted before the coming federal elections. Entering» 

Environment, International

Tornado hits national capital region

Residents in eastern Ontario and western Quebec around the national capital Ottawa, were surprised to see funnel clouds racing across the region on Sunday evening. The tornadoes also surprised weather officials who saw no typical warning signs in their radar» 

Society

3 dead, 23 injured in ‘serious’ bus crash at Ottawa’s Westboro station

Three people were killed and 23 others injured after an Ottawa city bus slammed into a bus shelter in the city’s western Westboro neighbourhood late Friday. The collision of the OC Transpo double-decker bus happened on the westbound Transitway just before 4 p.m. local time» 

Indigenous, Politics

Pipeline protesters delay Trudeau speech

Dozens of drumming and chanting protesters delayed on Tuesday a speech by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a forum dedicated to relations between Canada’s Indigenous communities and the federal government. Trudeau finally spoke at the Modern Treaty and Self-Governing First» 

Arts and Entertainment

Lighting event in Ottawa will launch the holiday season

Hundreds of thousands of coloured lights will go on at 7pm  on December 5, 2018 at Canada’s Parliament building to kick off the holiday season. It is the launch of the 34th edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada and will»