Mourners gathered on Saturday to mark one year since the Westboro bus crash.

Three people died and dozens were injured when the bus collided with a metal on the platform on January 11, 2019.

A small vigil was held on the platform, and a makeshift memorial had been set up, to remember the victims.

City councilor, Jeff Leiper was among those who gathered on Saturday.


Elementary teachers in Ontario are stepping up their job action today with a new phase of their work-to-rule campaign.

Teachers won’t be supervising extra-curricular activities outside regular school hours, participating in field trips, or participating in assemblies, except to supervise students.

They’re also threatening to start rotating strikes next Monday “if the government refuses to address critical issues” by Friday.

This round of contract talks has been difficult between the government and all major teachers’ unions, with most at varying stages of job action.

Meanwhile on Wednesday, high school’s in three of Ottawa’s four school boards will be closing, as part of rotating strikes. The Upper Canada District School Board will also be closed.

This round of talks between the government and all major teachers’ unions has been difficult, with most at varying stages of job action.

High schools in Hamilton, Durham region and other areas across the province will also be closed Wednesday, unless a breakthrough is made in the contract talks.


A local flight school has lost its certificate to train pilots, leaving students stranded.

‘Ottawa Aviation Services’ had their certificate to teach students to fly cancelled on December 17th, by Transport Canada, for not meeting a safety requirement.

According to the Citizen, several dozen domestic and foreign students are affected.

Domestic students pay 5,300 a month, while foreign students pay 120,000 up front.

The pilots in training are trying to transfer to other flight schools but according to the paper…there isn’t room for all of them.


The Ontario government says it will fully investigate how a false alarm about an incident at the Pickering nuclear power plant could have happened.

People across the province woke up to the alert Sunday morning, which warned of an unspecified incident that didn’t require any evacuations.

Another alert was sent shortly after stating that the original message had been sent in error.

The Provincial Emergency Operations Centre, which controls public alerts, says the false alarm happened during a training exercise.


More than 10-thousand Hydro-Quebec customers are still without power after freezing rain and strong winds sent tree branches crashing onto power lines.

The utility company says 120 teams have been working to restore hydro to customers.

At its peak, about 140-thousand customers were in the dark.


After issuing an eviction notice to Coastal GasLink, saying its workers were trespassing on their traditional territory, the Wet’suwet’en hereditary clan chiefs have given the natural gas company one-time access to a construction site so it can be winterized.

A spokeswoman for the Unist’ot’en Healing Centre says the company was given up to eight hours to winterize personnel accommodations and equipment at Site 9A to avoid damages to the company’s assets and the surrounding environment.

The company has provincial approval to build a 670-kilometre pipeline from northeastern British Columbia to L-N-G Canada’s export terminal in Kitimat, but the chiefs say they won’t allow anyone on the First Nation’s traditional territory without their consent.


Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the downing of a Ukrainian jetliner in Iran last week is a national tragedy.

Speaking at a vigil yesterday for the victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 7-5-2 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Sajjan said several of those who died were people who came to Canada in search of a better life.

He also pledged that the federal government will work tirelessly to make sure the families of the victims get the answers they’re seeking.

Fifty-seven Canadians were among the 176 people killed when the Iranian military downed the jetliner with a missile after mistaking it for a hostile target.


Demonstrations against the Islamic Republic’s initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian jetliner have reportedly been fired upon by Iranian police and security forces, using both tear gas and live rounds.

Online videos of the protests near Tehran’s Freedom Square appear to show tear gas being fired on what appears to be a peaceful crowd, causing people to turn and run away as gunfire is heard in the background.

Another clip shows a woman being carried away as a crowd shouts that she’s been shot.


The United States is reportedly preparing to remove more than a dozen Saudi military students from a training program after an investigation into a deadly shooting by a Saudi aviation student at a Florida naval base last month.

The 21-year-old Saudi Air Force officer opened fire at the base in Pensacola, killing three American sailors and injuring eight other people before being shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy.

The U-S Justice Department has been investigating the incident as an act of terrorism.


More than 500 flights have been cancelled at Manila’s airport after a volcanic eruption sent ash and steam up to 15 kilometres into the air, and red-hot lava gushed down the sides of the Taal volcano.

Police reported that more than 13-thousand villagers have moved to evacuation centres, but officials expect the number to swell with hundreds of thousands more being brought out of harm’s way.

There have been no reports of casualties or major damage.

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