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As reported in today’s Ottawa Citizen, a roving reporter for the Harvard Crimson had little trouble discovering an awkward lack of geo/political awareness among some students on campus. Confronted with the challenge of naming the capital of...
Decades ago, while still living in Honolulu, I paid a nominal fee for a life-time membership in something called the Funeral and Memorial Society of Hawaii. This was a small, very low-budget co-op, for handling memorials, burials or cremations at...
The investigation continues as to why a respected, experienced driver failed to stop his double-decker city bus at a marked crossing, where multiple witnesses say the barrier arm was down. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has confirmed that...
UPDATE, 4:40pm: Multiple media reports have identified the bus driver as 10-year OC Transpo veteran Dave Woodard, although officials declined to give his name at this afternoon’s press conference. The reports also say the driver was one of...
It's plenty challenging to produce local food: erratic weather, pests, disease and lots of long, hard work. But that's just the front end. There's still the selling side, full of its own quirks and obstacles. If producers don't...
News stories tagged with "ottawa"
Jul 30, 2002 — The violence began in 1999, during protests at the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle. Since then, police and anti-globalization protestors have clashed at events around the world. But the demonstrations at the most recent meeting of world leaders were peaceful. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, many credit a new approach to policing. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Jul 29, 2002 — There's a report the Canadian federal government is considering withdrawing from the marriage business and leaving it to the church. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Jun 27, 2002 — Four damaged police cars, one injured police officer, a little spray painting and one arrest. That's the damage from yesterday's anti-G-8 demonstrations in Ottawa. Martha Foley talks with reporter Karen Kelly in Ottawa about the protests. Go to full article
Jun 27, 2002 — The G8 protests in Calgary and Ottawa have been peaceful, so far. One of the leading globalization critics in Canada is the Council of Canadians, a citizen watchdog group based in Ottawa. David Sommerstein spoke with the Council's spokesman, Bill Moore-Kilgannon, about the protests in Ottawa. Moore-Kilgannon says G-8 leaders in Alberta are discussing policies that strengthen corporations at the expense of elected governments. Go to full article
by Karen Kelly
Jun 26, 2002 — Protest groups say they plan to paralyze downtown Ottawa with marches today and tomorrow. The groups are demonstrating against a meeting of G-8 leaders taking place outside of Calgary. As Karen Kelly reports, the demonstrators' call to action has many people in Ottawa worried. Go to full article
In Canada, A Church Sex Abuse Scandal Touches Thousands of Natives and Lawsuits Threaten Religious Groups With Bankruptcy
by Brian Mann
Jun 06, 2002 — While the Roman Catholic church in the United States wrestles with its sex-abuse scandal, churches in Canada face a crisis of their own. For more than a century, Canada's government forced native children into boarding schools - schools run by the country's leading churches. Now, thousands of former students claim they were raped and beaten, by priests and other school officials. Hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent, to settle victim claims and to rebuild native communities. But as North Country Public Radio's Brian Mann reports, the crush of lawsuits is forcing Canadian religious groups into bankruptcy. Go to full article
by Connie Meng
May 13, 2002 — The National Arts Centre's English Theatre is closing out its season with the Canadian premiere of Tom Stoppard's latest play, Indian Ink. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night performance and has this review. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
May 08, 2002 — Royal watchers in Canada's capital region are getting a double dose this week. The King and Queen of Norway visited Hull to unveil a Vikings exhibit at the Museum of Civilization yesterday, and Princess Margriet of the Netherlands arrives tomorrow to attend the annual Tulip Festival in Ottawa. Todd Moe reports. Go to full article
by Karen Kelly
Apr 19, 2002 — The friendly fire incident which killed 4 Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan has angered many people in Canada. Karen Kelly spoke with residents in downtown Ottawa yesterday and filed this report. Go to full article