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    6 tornadoes hit Ottawa-Gatineau region, Environment Canada says

    6 tornadoes hit Ottawa-Gatineau region, Environment Canada says


    Environment Canada confirms that three additional tornadoes touched down in western Quebec on Friday — bringing the day's total number of twisters in the Ottawa-Gatineau area to...

    Environment Canada confirms that three additional tornadoes touched down in western Quebec on Friday — bringing the day's total number of twisters in the Ottawa-Gatineau area to six.

    U of O cuts ties to student union over fraud allegations

    U of O cuts ties to student union over fraud allegations


    The University of Ottawa says it will no longer recognize its student federation as the official voice for students following allegations its members misappropriated...

    The University of Ottawa says it will no longer recognize its student federation as the official voice for students following allegations its members misappropriated funds.

    Wesley Clover Parks given go-ahead for June concert

    Wesley Clover Parks given go-ahead for June concert


    Wesley Clover Parks has received a city committee’s approval to use its site in the Greenbelt to host a big concert next June, despite concerns from nearby...

    Wesley Clover Parks has received a city committee’s approval to use its site in the Greenbelt to host a big concert next June, despite concerns from nearby residents.

    Fire chief, friends pitch in to end paramedic's run of rotten luck

    Fire chief, friends pitch in to end paramedic's run of rotten luck


    When the Dunrobin rental home paramedic Nicole Lowden and her family were living in was destroyed in Friday's tornado, Ottawa's fire chief made them an offer they couldn't...

    When the Dunrobin rental home paramedic Nicole Lowden and her family were living in was destroyed in Friday's tornado, Ottawa's fire chief made them an offer they couldn't refuse.

    Watch out for fake tornado relief fundraising campaigns

    Watch out for fake tornado relief fundraising campaigns


    Natural disasters can be golden opportunities for online scammers, and the tornadoes that struck the National Capital Region last week are no...

    Natural disasters can be golden opportunities for online scammers, and the tornadoes that struck the National Capital Region last week are no exception.

    Volunteers turned away in Dunrobin

    Volunteers turned away in Dunrobin


    After a few hours of confusion, the City of Ottawa is confirming it is indeed looking for volunteers to help clean up after Friday's tornado in...

    After a few hours of confusion, the City of Ottawa is confirming it is indeed looking for volunteers to help clean up after Friday's tornado in Dunrobin.

    Kingston, Ont., official dies in Friday's storm

    Kingston, Ont., official dies in Friday's storm


    A senior City of Kingston employee has died after a tree fell on him during the severe storms that swept through eastern Ontario last...

    A senior City of Kingston employee has died after a tree fell on him during the severe storms that swept through eastern Ontario last Friday.

    Farm Boy won't change after Sobeys deal, co-CEO promises

    Farm Boy won't change after Sobeys deal, co-CEO promises


    The co-CEO of the Ottawa-based grocery store chain Farm Boy says customers won't notice "one difference" now that the chain has been bought by another...

    The co-CEO of the Ottawa-based grocery store chain Farm Boy says customers won't notice "one difference" now that the chain has been bought by another company.

    Ottawa woman saw deck fly off her house as tornado bore down

    Ottawa woman saw deck fly off her house as tornado bore down


    Ramyza Naji told The Current's Kristin Nelson about her close call with the tornado that ripped through the Ottawa region last...

    Ramyza Naji told The Current's Kristin Nelson about her close call with the tornado that ripped through the Ottawa region last weekend.

    Gatineau Park closed as NCC deals with tornado damage

    Gatineau Park closed as NCC deals with tornado damage


    One of the tornadoes that tore through the National Capital Region on Friday cut right through Gatineau Park, doing considerable damage to trails and...

    One of the tornadoes that tore through the National Capital Region on Friday cut right through Gatineau Park, doing considerable damage to trails and parkways.

    Pontiac, Que., short on resources to clean up after tornado

    Pontiac, Que., short on resources to clean up after tornado


    Pontiac, Que., is still trying to determine when and how debris will be removed after Friday's tornado ravaged parts of the...

    Pontiac, Que., is still trying to determine when and how debris will be removed after Friday's tornado ravaged parts of the municipality.

    Hydro Ottawa aims to restore all power by 5 p.m.

    Hydro Ottawa aims to restore all power by 5 p.m.


    Life is slowly returning to normal for most residents of Ottawa-Gatineau after Friday's destructive...

    Life is slowly returning to normal for most residents of Ottawa-Gatineau after Friday's destructive tornadoes.

    How hydro workers got our power back on in 52 hours

    How hydro workers got our power back on in 52 hours


    One of Ottawa's two major power sources was decimated by one of three tornadoes to hit the region on Friday, leaving 180,000 homes without power. Yet by late Sunday night, it was less that 4,000. How did it...

    One of Ottawa's two major power sources was decimated by one of three tornadoes to hit the region on Friday, leaving 180,000 homes without power. Yet by late Sunday night, it was less that 4,000. How did it happen?

    Doug Ford accuses Kathleen Wynne of fraud, coverup and getting rich off taxpayers

    Doug Ford accuses Kathleen Wynne of fraud, coverup and getting rich off taxpayers


    Ontario Premier Doug Ford is not saying "lock her up" — the chant used by Donald Trump supporters in the 2016 U.S. election to discredit his opponent, Hillary Clinton — when referring to former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne, but he's coming awfully...

    Ontario Premier Doug Ford is not saying "lock her up" — the chant used by Donald Trump supporters in the 2016 U.S. election to discredit his opponent, Hillary Clinton — when referring to former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne, but he's coming awfully close.

    Rain returns on Tuesday

    Rain returns on Tuesday


    Expect wet weather today, which is not great news for the ongoing...

    Expect wet weather today, which is not great news for the ongoing cleanup.

    'Our heroes': Superintendents praised for hard work during blackout

    'Our heroes': Superintendents praised for hard work during blackout


    As Joe Mutchmore and Chris Tessier walked bleary-eyed through the lobby of their Lincoln Heights condominium Monday — three days after tornadoes touched down in Ottawa — they were treated like rock...

    As Joe Mutchmore and Chris Tessier walked bleary-eyed through the lobby of their Lincoln Heights condominium Monday — three days after tornadoes touched down in Ottawa — they were treated like rock stars.

    In Arlington Woods, tornado cleanup begins amid 'ripped apart' buildings

    In Arlington Woods, tornado cleanup begins amid 'ripped apart' buildings


    Residents are trying to get back to normal in the south Ottawa neighbourhood of Arlington Woods, where the sound of the cleanup is the sound of...

    Residents are trying to get back to normal in the south Ottawa neighbourhood of Arlington Woods, where the sound of the cleanup is the sound of chainsaws.

    Environment Canada confirms 3rd tornado

    Environment Canada confirms 3rd tornado


    Environment Canada has confirmed that a third tornado touched down in Calabogie, Ont., on...

    Environment Canada has confirmed that a third tornado touched down in Calabogie, Ont., on Friday.