OC Transpo says special bus service will run again during this morning’s commute.

Non-stop buses are still expected to leave Tunney’s Pasture and Hurdman stations heading downtown to drop passengers off on Albert Street and Slater Street.

The buses will be running due to reduced train service -OC Transpo expects to have 10 trains running on the Confederation line – 13 trains are needed to run at full service.

The city said Monday that trains were removed from service due to technical issues.

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A 26-year-old Laval man if facing a number of drug and weapon-related charges after a bust by Ottawa police.

Officers made a seizure of a gun and drugs on Saturday, January 18, thanks to what they’re calling a ‘proactive patrol.’

There’s been no word on exactly where the seizures or arrest were made.

Christopher Cineus has been charged with a number of offenses including trafficking, and possession of a weapon.

Cineus appeared in court on Sunday January 19, and is scheduled to appear in court again on January 29.

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The NCC is opening up another stretch of the Rideau Canal Skateway this morning.

At 8, the section from Somerset to the library stairs will be open.

The National Capital Commission says it has been flooding, and 7 k of the 7.8 kilometers skateway will be open, as of 8.

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The University of Ottawa has announced a new scholarship to honour the memory of its three students who died in the Iran plane crash.

The students were returning to the capital to continue their studies, after a trip to Iran to visit their families during the holidays.

The new Iranian Students Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to Iranian students at the University of Ottawa who demonstrate financial need.

U of O will be matching all donations up to a maximum total of $100,000. The fund is established in collaboration with the Canadian science policy centre.

Applications and deadlines have not yet been determined by the institute.

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A gentle reminder from the Ottawa police about winter driving safety.

Among the items make sure you have a half a tank of gas at all times.

This was prompted by a woman who wrote the police department after office

Rs helped her when she ran out of fuel in sight of a gas station.

Police say not only should you have at least that much gas when travelling at any time but also an emergency kit in the trunk in case the car breaks down.

That kit should include a blanket and a candle.

They also say keep your phone charged.

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The closing date is still to be determined but, Ten Thousand Villages in Westboro is closing.

That store is among the 15 corporate stores across Canada to close as the Canadian arm of that company wraps up operation.

The company says in a release the stores are closing due to a challenging retail environment.

The business was started in 1946 in the united states

American operations are not affected.

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Ontario’s three main parties say they’ve got candidates lined up to run in a pair of upcoming Ottawa-area byelections.

The governing Progressive Conservatives announced that Natalie Montgomery and Patrick Mayangi will carry the party banners in Orleans and Ottawa-Vanier.

The Liberals will run Stephen Blais in Orleans and Lucille Collard in Ottawa-Vanier, while the New Democrat candidates in those ridings are Manon Parrot and Myriam Djilane respectively.

Both seats became vacant when Liberal incumbents stepped down, and Premier Doug Ford is expected to call the votes by no later than February 2nd.

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Several school boards across Ontario announced yesterday that there won’t be any first-term report cards for elementary school students.

An ongoing work-to-rule campaign by elementary teachers includes not inputting marks electronically, so some boards said they weren’t able to produce the reports.

Affected boards include the Toronto District School Board, Peel District School Board and Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board.

Meanwhile, elementary schools will be closed in three boards today as the teachers’ union continues with a series of rotating, one-day strikes.

The job action at the Thames Valley, Rainbow and Rainy River school boards are part of the union’s ongoing contract talks with the Ontario government, which is in tense negotiations with most of the major education labour groups in the province.

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A German automotive giant will be in a Toronto courtroom this morning likely pleading guilty to a number of offences related to the environment.

Volkswagen had planned to enter a guilty plea to 60 charges last month, but the case was delayed.

The offences relate to an international scandal in which the company cheated on emissions tests.

The federal government charged Volkswagen with 58 infractions under the Environmental Protection Act, as well as two counts of providing misleading information.

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A prosecutor in Maryland is urging a judge to keep a former Canadian Armed Forces member in custody for alleged white supremacist plotting.

A hidden camera captured members of a white supremacist group expressing hope that violence at a gun rights rally in Richmond Virginia this week could start a civil war.

Former Canadian reservist Patrik Jordan Mathews also videotaped himself advocating for killing people, poisoning water supplies and derailing trains.

U-S and Canadian authorities had been searching for Mathews after his truck was found in September near the border between the two countries.

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It took many hours of debate, but the rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the U-S Senate have been approved.

They passed unchanged in a party-line vote.

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did abandon his plans for a tight two-day schedule of arguments, adding an extra day.

He also agreed that evidence from the House impeachment proceedings will be included in the record.

Republicans defeated a series of Democratic motions on identical party-line votes, 53-47.

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Chinese health authorities are urging people in the city of Wuhan to avoid crowds and public gatherings because of a new viral illness.

It’s caused at least nine deaths and 440 cases are confirmed.

The illness comes from a new coronavirus that experts say may be spread through the respiratory tract and may be mutating.

It’s passed by human-to-human contact.

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