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Canada to host global summit on open government in 2019

Canada will host next year a global summit focused on making governments more transparent and responsive to citizens and fighting corruption by harnessing the power of new technologies to strengthen governance, federal officials announced Thursday. The Open Government Partnership (OGP) »

Politics, Society

Political shakeup in Ottawa

After the sudden death of a Conservative Member of Parliament yesterday, comes word of a New Democratic Party expulsion today. The Conservative party and House of Commons was visibly moved yesterday to hear of the unexpected sudden death of a »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

University to hire a “conjuring arts” professor

Carleton University in Ottawa is looking for someone to fill a newly created chair. The “magician” or conjuring arts chair is to help understand how people are led to believe something that didn’t happen. The idea is related to how »

Health, International, Internet, Science & 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 & Entertainment, Highlights, 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 & Entertainment, Canada 150, Highlights

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 & 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 & Animal Life, Health, Highlights, 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 & Animal Life, Health, Highlights, Internet, Science & 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 & 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 »