‘Freedom movement’ rallies planned for Ottawa all summer: organizer

OTTAWA – Events are set to take place in Ottawa in late June through Canada Day and the rest of the summer for what organizers say are to protest remaining COVID-19 pandemic-era restrictions. 19. Veterans for Freedom steering committee member Andrew MacGillivray said in an interview posted on YouTube that he will be holding a … Read more

The Argonauts hold on for a 20-19 home win over the Alouettes

TORONTO – Experience has taught Brandon Banks that anything can happen at the end of a CFL game. Banks had a touchdown on his Toronto debut, but the Argonauts needed a missed field goal try from David Cote with 11 seconds left to escape with a 20-19 home win over the Montreal Alouettes Thursday evening. … Read more

Ottawa urged to act amid ongoing privacy leaks in military sexual misconduct deal

Ottawa is facing calls to respond to a growing number of privacy breaches involving service members who have been victims of sexual misconduct in uniform, with experts and opposition parties calling the mistakes unacceptable. Epiq Class Action Services has admitted to leaking the personal data of more than 100 current and former members of the … Read more

Highway closures for the Ottawa Valley this week (June 12)

You shouldn’t have to sit in traffic: your weekly roundup of highway closures in Ontario for new and ongoing construction in the Ottawa Valley, including North Grenville, Smiths Falls, Perth, Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills, Arnprior and Renfrew. Highway 15 northbound to Highway 7: one alternating lane closed until June 17 at 5:30 a.m. Highway 401 … Read more

Toronto to offer monkeypox vaccination clinics targeting high-risk communities

Toronto Public Health said it will begin holding vaccination clinics to immunize high-risk people against the monkeypox virus starting Sunday. It says several clinics will be held in the coming weeks to vaccinate those who have been in close contact with someone who tested positive and those who are at higher risk of being exposed … Read more

BoC set to outline financial system risks and vulnerabilities as inflation weighs

OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada will outline what it considers to be the key vulnerabilities and risks to the Canadian financial system later this morning. The central bank’s annual review of the financial system comes as decades-high inflation rates are straining deeply indebted households following a sharp rise in the housing market. The Bank … Read more

Vancouver Canucks sign free forward prospect Nils Aman

VANCOUVER – The Vancouver Canucks have signed Swedish forward Nils Aman to an entry-level contract. Aman, 22, had 14 points (six goals, eight assists) and eight penalty minutes in 51 games for Leksands IF of the Swedish Hockey League last season. He played in 110 regular season games in the SHL, totaling 27 points (nine … Read more

Freeway closures in Toronto this week (June 5)

Expect delays or plan an alternate route: your weekly roundup of Ontario highway closures for new and ongoing construction in Toronto, including North York, Scarborough and Etobicoke. Highway 400 northbound between Finch Avenue and Highway 407 ETR: two alternating lanes closed until June 6 at 6 a.m. On-ramp from Highway 400 northbound to Jane Street … Read more

Hydro Ottawa is on the verge of restoring all power outages after the deadly May 21 storm

OTTAWA – Hydro Ottawa says it is working directly with 125 individual customers to restore power after a deadly storm on May 21 caused widespread outages across Ontario. The utility says it had also planned for two outages as part of its storm cleanup work. He says these two outages are necessary to ensure the … Read more

After a strong run in May, the Vancouver Whitecaps look to continue their rise against the RSL

VANCOUVER – Despite a lackluster start to the season, the Vancouver Whitecaps haven’t given up. Now the resilience of the club is starting to pay off. A 3-1-1 record in May brought the Caps (4-7-2) out of the Major League Soccer basement and a pair of Canadian Championship wins boosted the group’s confidence. Last week, … Read more