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Minimum wage increase will cost City of Ottawa $3.6M

Minimum wage increase will cost City of Ottawa $3.6M

Jean-Marc Leger August 29, 2017 0

City staff estimate that proposed increases to Ontario’s minimum wage will cost the city roughly $3.6 million by 2019. Responding to an earlier inquiry by Coun. Tim Tierney, Marian Simulik, general manager of corporate

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Flood-proofing Ottawa won’t be cheap

Flood-proofing Ottawa won’t be cheap

Jean-Marc Leger August 29, 2017 0

Cleaning up the messes from last spring’s floods here is costing millions of dollars, which gives us a clue to just how expensive it will be to prepare Ottawa for decades of more severe

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Canderel-led consortium close to purchasing Ottawa’s Constitution Square

Canderel-led consortium close to purchasing Ottawa’s Constitution Square

Jean-Marc Leger August 8, 2017 0

A group led by Montreal developer Canderel is close to purchasing one of Ottawa’s marquee class-A office complexes, OBJ has learned – marking what would be among the biggest local real estate transactions in

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Monarch butterfly populations in Ottawa on the upswing

Monarch butterfly populations in Ottawa on the upswing

Jean-Marc Leger August 8, 2017 0

After two decades of steady decline, Ottawa is starting to see more monarch butterflies around the city.  In the early 90s, there were over one billion monarchs in Canada, but in the following years more

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Naturally-occurring protein can trick the heart into healing, say Ottawa scientists

Naturally-occurring protein can trick the heart into healing, say Ottawa scientists

Jean-Marc Leger August 8, 2017 0

When Ottawa researchers publish a paper about a protein that can used to treat heart disease on Tuesday, fellow scientists in California will probably be saying, “Doh!” like Homer Simpson. The naturally-occurring  protein, called

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‘Proud City’ campaign asks Ottawa’s inclusive spaces to show off

‘Proud City’ campaign asks Ottawa’s inclusive spaces to show off

Jean-Marc Leger August 1, 2017 0

  A new campaign is setting up LGBT-friendly businesses and community spaces in the Ottawa area with “Proud City” stickers to let people know where they can go to feel safe and supported. The Ottawa-based Canadian

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Ottawa-born actress Vanessa Morgan to star in hit Netflix series Riverdale

Ottawa-born actress Vanessa Morgan to star in hit Netflix series Riverdale

Jean-Marc Leger July 24, 2017 0

Canadians are going to see a familiar face when they tune in to season two of the hit Netflix series Riverdale this fall. Ottawa native Vanessa Morgan has been cast as Toni Topaz, a new character Morgan

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La Machine to cause monstrous traffic delays

La Machine to cause monstrous traffic delays

Jean-Marc Leger July 24, 2017 0

  Beginning Thursday, a 45-ton, 12-metre high mechanical dragon-horse will be roaming the streets of downtown Ottawa along with its 13-metre-wide robotic spider companion for an Ottawa 2017 event. How to see La Machine in

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Ottawa School of Art unveils Illunaata

Ottawa School of Art unveils Illunaata

Jean-Marc Leger July 17, 2017 0

The first of four Illunaata murals, painted to mark Canada 150, was unveiled on Sunday. Tunnganarniq, which means “fostering good spirits by being open, welcoming and inclusive,” was created by youth from Cape Dorset, Nunavut,

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Ottawa cyclist gets hit by car and then gets a ticket

Ottawa cyclist gets hit by car and then gets a ticket

Jean-Marc Leger July 17, 2017 0

The collision send the cyclist’s bike flying but he miraculously sustained no serious injuries A cyclist hit the pavement hard on Saturday afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle in downtown Ottawa. A

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