Tag Archives: Ottawa

Two Cases Of Omicron Variant Confirmed In Ottawa

The CBC reports: After the discovery of two cases of the omicron variant in the nation’s capital, Ottawa Public Health is advising travellers who visited several African countries recently to self-isolate in order to reduce transmission. The two cases, confirmed Sunday by Public Health Ontario, are the first omicron variants discovered in Canada. Out of an abundance of caution, Ottawa’s …

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Justin Trudeau Wins Third Term As Prime Minister

The CBC reports: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has won enough seats in this 44th general election to form another minority government — with voters signalling Monday they trust the incumbent to lead Canada through the next phase of the pandemic fight by handing him a third mandate with a strong plurality. After a 36-day campaign and a $600-million election, the …

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Ontario Stiffens Province-Wide Month-Long Lockdown

Blog Toronto reports: The Ontario government just officially declared another state of emergency and has issued a new stay-at-home order for the entire province, beginning this Thursday, April 8, as of 12:01 a.m. Premier Doug Ford announced the news Wednesday afternoon, as expected, stating that “there’s no doubt that this third wave has been different from anything we’ve faced so …

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CANADA: Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson Comes Out

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson writes for the Ottawa Citizen: I’m gay. There – I said it; or rather, wrote it. Those two words took me almost four decades to utter, but as they say, “Better late than never.” As I look back over the years, there were some telltale signs that I wasn’t straight. As a grade 7 student, I …

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CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Raises Pride Flag On Parliament Hill For First Time [VIDEO]

With a big shout-out to trans rights! The Star reports: The Pride flag flew on Parliament Hill on Wednesday in a historic all-party show of support to mark the start of the month celebrating Canada’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had the honour of raising the distinctive rainbow banner on the Hill for the …

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OTTAWA: Parliament Gives Standing Ovation To Official Who Stopped Gunman

RELATED: The tinfoil hat crowd is already claiming that yesterday’s incident was a false flag attack: “Kevin Vickers Sergeant-at-Arms guy is tied in with the royal family and a bunch of other corrupt New World Order evilness so obviously he is an untrustworthy character!”

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Tributes For Murdered Canadian Soldier

Flags are flying at half-mast across Canada this morning in tribute to murdered soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. The scene of his murder remains under lockdown, but flowers are piling up at the closest accessible point. At last night’s Penguins/Flyers match in Pittsburgh, fans sang O Canada before the start of the game. Trending on Twitter: #OttawaStrong.

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OTTAWA: Soldier Victim Named, Suspect Described As Canadian Convert To Islam

The National Post has named the soldier that was killed in today’s attack at Ottawa’s Parliament Hill. Corporal Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist based out of Hamilton, Ontario, was standing guard at the National War Memorial this morning when the attack began. Reuters has emerging details about the 32 year-old Canada-born gunman who was killed near the scene by 58 …

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Shooting At Canada’s Parliament

Via the Associated Press: Police say a man believed to be a member of the Canadian Forces has been shot at National War Memorial, and there are reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Ottawa police confirmed they had a call at 9:52 a.m. with a report of shots fired. The gunman reportedly ran toward Parliament Hill, which is …

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OTTAWA: Thousands Of Students Protest, Ann Coulter’s Speech Canceled

After a near riotous protest by thousands of University of Ottawa students angered by a racist remark Ann Coulter made yesterday an Ontario college, security officials canceled her speech at the school tonight. A spokesman for the group that organized the event said there were fears for Coulter’s well-being after about two thousand people gathered outside the venue to protest …

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Canada: Child Porn Catholic Bishop Turns Self In, Is Released On Bail

Bishop Raymond Lahey, on the lam for several days after Canadian border guards found child pornography on his laptop, yesterday surrendered to authorities. Lahey was released on $9,000 bail after turning himself in to Ottawa police on Thursday afternoon to face charges of possessing and importing child pornography. The Roman Catholic cleric, who resigned his post in Nova Scotia on …

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Ottawa: Catholic Bishop Flees On Child Pornography Charges

Catholic Bishop Raymond Lahey has gone on the lam from Canadian authorities shortly after border guards found child pornography on his computer. Lehey resigned abruptly on Saturday and has not been seen since. Sgt. Brigdit Leger of the Halifax RCMP said Ottawa police officers have spoken with Lahey, though they do not know where he is. A spokeswoman for Anthony …

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