An apparent robbery turned violent last night around a transit stop in the Bayshore area.

The Ottawa police robbery unit is investigating

Ottawa police confirm this morning two victims received injuries that are considered minor.

The incident happened around 9:30 last night.

One suspect is under arrest.


As Ottawa city council awarded the LRT Phase 2 contracts, city staff refused to say whether the winning bidder on the trillium line — SNC-Lavalin — met all of the minimum requirements.

It led to some heated moments around the council table.


Ottawa police continue to search for a missing 65-year old woman this morning.

Erlinda Santiago (Williams) was last seen Monday near Leggett Drive in Kanata, where she had an appointment.

She’s described as five foot one, 120 pounds with long black hair and light brown skin.

She uses a wheelchair and was last seen wearing a black jacket, a dark hat and light grey pants and shirt.

If you’ve seen her, you are asked to call the Ottawa police or Crimestoppers.

Erlinda Santiago (Williams), 65, of Ottawa. Photo/ Ottawa Police Service


A sign posted on the front of the Glue Pot Pub and Barbarellas announced its closing.

The Lost Ottawa Facebook page posted a photo of the announcement of the pub, and the popular gentleman’s club.

The building is located the just west of Lyon, on Queen Street and may be the site of a new condo development, according to the Citizen.

Everyone is invited to say farewell to the infamous pub on March 22nd.


Hundreds of parents, therapists and union members are expected to gather outside Queen’s Park today to protest the provincial government’s changes to Ontario’s autism program.

Families of children with autism say the plan, unveiled last month by Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod, will leave kids without access to the level of treatment they need.

MacLeod has faced severe criticism over the revamped program, which kicks in on April 1st.

MacLeod says she won’t be going to the protest on the lawn of the legislature because the tone of the debate has raised concerns about her personal safety.


Opposition leaders at Queen’s Park say Ron Taverner’s withdrawal from consideration to be the next O-P-P commissioner is not the end of the story.

The 72-year-old Toronto police superintendent and family friend of Premier Doug Ford said in a statement yesterday that he will not take on the role given the controversy surrounding his appointment.

N-D-P Leader Andrea Horwath says despite Taverner’s withdrawal, a full investigation into the matter is still needed.

Green party Leader Mike Schreiner says an independent appointment process to select a new commissioner must now move forward.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will hold an early morning news conference in Ottawa to acknowledge that mistakes were made in his government’s handling of the S-N-C-Lavalin file, and will promise to do better.

But sources say he will continue to insist there was no unethical or illegal behaviour involved.

Instead, Trudeau is expected to attribute the controversy to a breakdown in trust and communications between his office and former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould.

Trudeau’s former top aide, Gerald Butts, told the Commons justice committee his own resignation stems from an unintended role in that breakdown.

The government has been reeling for a month since allegations first surfaced that Wilson-Raybould was improperly pressured to stop a criminal prosecution of S-N-C-Lavalin and was shuffled out of the Justice portfolio as punishment for not giving in.


The prime minister will head to Nunavut later today to attend what is expected to be an emotionally charged event marking decades-old mistreatment of Inuit sickened in tuberculosis outbreaks.

Justin Trudeau is to offer an apology for the mistreatment on behalf of the federal government while visiting Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut.

Sources say he will also announce the opening of a database that Inuit families can soon use to find the gravesites of loved ones who died when they were transported south for treatment in the 1940’s, ’50s and ’60s.


China’s customs agency says imported Canadian canola will now undergo more thorough assessments during its quarantine period.

China claims four customs offices found pests such as fungal pathogens in canola imports.

Thursday’s statement follows China’s move to block some imports of the agricultural product in revoking Richardson International’s export permit — one of Canada’s largest grain processors.

Some canola producers suggest the block is actually the latest move against Ottawa for arresting a top Chinese tech executive in Vancouver for possible extradition to the U-S.


A U-S military commander in Singapore says America is keeping a close watch on North Korea following reported activity at a rocket launch site there.

The head of the U-S-Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral Phil Davidson, says he is working with countries including South Korea, Japan, Canada, France and Australia to enforce sanctions against North Korea at sea.


The lawyer for a top Catholic official in France says he will appeal today’s conviction of failing to report to judicial authorities’ accusations against a pedophile priest.

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin’s lawyer said the guilty verdict is not fair and expressed disappointment over the six-month suspended prison sentence.

He is seeking a full acquittal on appeal.

Alleged victims claim France’s church hierarchy covered up for Reverend Bernard Preynat for years.

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