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    Extreme cold leads to many Ottawa-area school bus cancellations

    Extreme cold leads to many Ottawa-area school bus cancellations


    It's too cold for school buses to take students to many schools surrounding Ottawa, but there aren't yet any cancellations in the...

    It's too cold for school buses to take students to many schools surrounding Ottawa, but there aren't yet any cancellations in the city.

    Ottawa remains snared in winter's cold, cruel embrace

    Ottawa remains snared in winter's cold, cruel embrace


    Today's forecast calls for a high of only –17 C and winds that will make conditions feel at cold as -38 this...

    Today's forecast calls for a high of only –17 C and winds that will make conditions feel at cold as -38 this morning.

    Ottawa Public Library wants more e-books from big publishers

    Ottawa Public Library wants more e-books from big publishers


    Despite increasing demand, major multinational publishers are limiting the number of bestselling e-book titles available at the library, according to the Ottawa Public...

    Despite increasing demand, major multinational publishers are limiting the number of bestselling e-book titles available at the library, according to the Ottawa Public Library.

    Kemptville animal sanctuary appeals for help heating barns

    Kemptville animal sanctuary appeals for help heating barns


    The Big Sky Ranch animal sanctuary in Kemptville, Ont., is reaching out for help heating its barns this winter as temperatures plunge and donations slow to a...

    The Big Sky Ranch animal sanctuary in Kemptville, Ont., is reaching out for help heating its barns this winter as temperatures plunge and donations slow to a trickle.

    'The screams and the silence': Survivor recalls fatal bus crash

    'The screams and the silence': Survivor recalls fatal bus crash


    She was sitting near the front of the upper level of the double-decker bus that crashed into Westboro station last week, but Kathryn Rose survived with only minor bruises. More than a week later, she's struggling with...

    She was sitting near the front of the upper level of the double-decker bus that crashed into Westboro station last week, but Kathryn Rose survived with only minor bruises. More than a week later, she's struggling with guilt.

    Government taking decades in some cases to learn from TSB

    Government taking decades in some cases to learn from TSB


    The Transportation Safety Board – the agency in charge of protecting Canadians in the skies, the seas and on rail – is often ignored and its recommendations are taking decades to...

    The Transportation Safety Board – the agency in charge of protecting Canadians in the skies, the seas and on rail – is often ignored and its recommendations are taking decades to address.

    Brooke Henderson falters in final round of LPGA Tournament of Champions

    Brooke Henderson falters in final round of LPGA Tournament of Champions


    Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont. stumbled to a 4-over 75 to finish in a tie for sixth place at the LPGA Tournament of Champions in Lake Buena Vista,...

    Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont. stumbled to a 4-over 75 to finish in a tie for sixth place at the LPGA Tournament of Champions in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

    Ottawa makes the best of this brutally cold weekend

    Ottawa makes the best of this brutally cold weekend


    The temperatures in Ottawa may be frigid this weekend, but they haven't stopped some people — and their pets — from venturing out into the white...

    The temperatures in Ottawa may be frigid this weekend, but they haven't stopped some people — and their pets — from venturing out into the white abyss.

    4 dogs killed in Woodroffe Avenue fire

    4 dogs killed in Woodroffe Avenue fire


    Four dogs are dead and two people are temporarily homeless after a fire broke out at a home on Woodroffe Avenue Sunday...

    Four dogs are dead and two people are temporarily homeless after a fire broke out at a home on Woodroffe Avenue Sunday afternoon.

    Gas reconnected to hundreds of east Ottawa homes

    Gas reconnected to hundreds of east Ottawa homes


    Heat has been restored to hundreds of homes in Ottawa's Blackburn Hamlet and Innes Park neighbourhoods days after a gas line was...

    Heat has been restored to hundreds of homes in Ottawa's Blackburn Hamlet and Innes Park neighbourhoods days after a gas line was damaged.

    CBC Ottawa news quiz for the week of Jan. 13

    CBC Ottawa news quiz for the week of Jan. 13


    How closely did you follow the past seven days in local news? Take our quiz and find...

    How closely did you follow the past seven days in local news? Take our quiz and find out.

    Extreme cold warning, snow continues across eastern Ontario

    Extreme cold warning, snow continues across eastern Ontario


    A blustery, cold and snowy Sunday is in store as Environment Canada's extreme cold warning and winter storm warning continues for much of eastern...

    A blustery, cold and snowy Sunday is in store as Environment Canada's extreme cold warning and winter storm warning continues for much of eastern Ontario.

    'I cannot find a similar storm': Rare combo of snow, wind wreaks weekend havoc

    'I cannot find a similar storm': Rare combo of snow, wind wreaks weekend havoc


    Environment Canada meteorologist Alexandre Parent has analyzed data going back decades and says he can't find a similar storm. The closest example is 1920, he...

    Environment Canada meteorologist Alexandre Parent has analyzed data going back decades and says he can't find a similar storm. The closest example is 1920, he says.

    'Snow moles' rooting out poor conditions on city sidewalks

    'Snow moles' rooting out poor conditions on city sidewalks


    A group of intrepid seniors are taking to the streets to report on the state of Ottawa's sidewalks during the winter...

    A group of intrepid seniors are taking to the streets to report on the state of Ottawa's sidewalks during the winter months.

    Racers hit the Calabogie, Ont., slopes for international skicross competition

    Racers hit the Calabogie, Ont., slopes for international skicross competition


    Dozens of racers will be tearing down a specially-designed skicross track west of Ottawa this weekend — one that local college students helped...

    Dozens of racers will be tearing down a specially-designed skicross track west of Ottawa this weekend — one that local college students helped build.

    Make your own warm winter panzanella

    Make your own warm winter panzanella


    There's something about making a meal from your favourite cookbook. Even better? Making that meal with other people. Chef Tanya Skeates used that logic when she decided to create her new Feast Family Cookbook...

    There's something about making a meal from your favourite cookbook. Even better? Making that meal with other people. Chef Tanya Skeates used that logic when she decided to create her new Feast Family Cookbook Club.

    Curator of ice block art in Kingston says he needs an assistant

    Curator of ice block art in Kingston says he needs an assistant


    An outdoor art exhibit in Kingston, Ont., featuring bright paintings encased in ice could be melting away for good come spring if no one steps up to...

    An outdoor art exhibit in Kingston, Ont., featuring bright paintings encased in ice could be melting away for good come spring if no one steps up to help.

    'Warm, loving, kind-hearted': Mourners remember bus crash victim Judy Booth

    'Warm, loving, kind-hearted': Mourners remember bus crash victim Judy Booth


    It was standing room only Saturday at a community hall in Almonte, Ont., as hundreds gathered to remember the life of Judy Booth, one of three civil servants killed in a fatal bus crash earlier this...

    It was standing room only Saturday at a community hall in Almonte, Ont., as hundreds gathered to remember the life of Judy Booth, one of three civil servants killed in a fatal bus crash earlier this month.

    Shattered lives, shattered faith

    Shattered lives, shattered faith


    One week after a packed bus slammed into a shelter overhang in Ottawa, killing three and injuring many more, these are the questions authorities need to answer if they want to restore our faith in the city's public transit...

    One week after a packed bus slammed into a shelter overhang in Ottawa, killing three and injuring many more, these are the questions authorities need to answer if they want to restore our faith in the city's public transit system.