Perfect Victoria Day weather for Ottawa

Ok everyone, rise and shine!The weather today is going to be exquisite. You are not going to want to stay in bed with the covers over your head.The sun is going to shine and the high today will be 24 C. That’s pretty darn near perfect.The UV index will be 8 which is considered very high, so you will want to grab a hat and some sunscreen before going out today.Rain is in the forecast tomorrow, ma [...]

21 May 2018

Horwath hits Ottawa with NDP's message of gentler change for Ontario

Ontarians don’t have to answer 15 years of disappointing Liberal government with anger, New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horwath told party loyalists in Ottawa Sunday morning.“People don’t have to keep switching between Liberals and conservatives,” she said, rallying the troops in an overstuffed, sweltering room at the Glebe’s Abbotsford House seniors’ centre. “We have be [...]

21 May 2018

Ottawa bound: Delta argues bridge to replace Massey Tunnel is 'in the national interest'

It could be one last ditch effort to save the bridge. Delta Mayor Lois Jackson, along with the police chief, parks and recreation director and a staffer, are heading to Ottawa early next month to meet with key federal government officials to discuss Delta’s position on several issues including the seemingly doomed George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project.Previous delegations to Ottawa [...]

21 May 2018

Indigenous learners get training in life-saving skills in Ottawa pilot project

A pilot project in Ottawa is teaching life-saving skills to a small group of young Indigenous people from across Canada. The goal is to train them in first aid and CPR so they can go back to their communities and eventually pass those skills on to more people."Emergencies happen a lot more on the reserve," said Elizabeth Bradley, a student from the Six Nations Reserve in Southern Ontar [...]

21 May 2018

4 taken to hospital after canoe capsizes in Ottawa River

Four people had to be treated for hypothermia after their canoe capsized in the Ottawa River Sunday evening.Emergency crews were called to a stretch of the river near the Deschênes Rapids just before 7 p.m. after receiving a number of 911 calls, the Ottawa Fire Service said in a media release.Three of the canoeists had already swum to shore by the time first responders arrived, but t [...]

21 May 2018

It's a sunny holiday Monday in Ottawa-Gatineau

Whether you're planning a strenuous hike or some simple hammock snoozing, the holiday weather's set to cooperate.The Victoria Day forecast calls for sunshine in Ottawa-Gatineau, with mild winds and a daytime high of 24 C.Clouds will roll in Monday evening, with the temperatures dropping down to a still-reasonable 11 C overnight.Tuesday could bring some rain, though — there's currently a 60 [...]

21 May 2018

Arts come alive at The New Art Festival

Art has played a significant role in my life. As someone not gifted in artistic expression (I prefer stick figures), I have grown to appreciate the intricacies of art and the nuanced stories that each work exhibits. Close friends and family members have worked in various artistic mediums, which has encouraged me to develop an appreciation and understanding of their work. While the crea [...]

18 May 2018