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After rider concerns last week about over-crowding at Blair and Tunney’s Pasture stations…changes have been made for this afternoon’s commute. Stittsville city councillor, Glen Gower tweeted late Sunday night that steps have been taken by OC-Transpo to improve the afternoon transfer points. He goes on to say that additional signage has been installed, additional busses […]


Toronto opener Wilmer Font gave up four runs in the first and the Blue Jays could never recover in an 8-3 loss to the Yankees in the Bronx. Aaron Judge put the Yankees ahead two batters in with a 420-foot homer to left-centre. Brett Gardner added a three-run drive later in the inning and D-J […]


Sept 23 Cloudy 22° Winds SW 13 km/h   Today: Showers. Risk of a thunderstorm late this afternoon. High 23. Humidex 26. UV index 2 or low.   Tonight: Cloudy with showers. Risk of a thunderstorm. Low 13.   Tues: Cloudy with morning showers then a mix of sun and cloud in the afternoon. Wind […]


A pedestrian died in a collision on the 417 near boundary road. The collision closed eastbound lanes on the highway until about 6 last night. Westbound lanes didn’t re-open until 8:30. The OPP says the investigation does continue and the name of the person killed is not being released right now. =============== The OPP laid […]


The Ottawa 67’s are set to kick off their regular season tonight. They are in Guelph to take on the squad that beat them in last years championship. — Brendan Gallagher had a pair of goals in regulation time and the Canadiens downed the Florida Panthers 5-4 in the shootout as Montreal maintained its perfect […]


Sept 20 Mainly clear 11° Winds NW 2 km/h   Today: Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 25. Humidex 29. UV index 6 or high.   Tonight: A few clouds. Fog patches developing. Low 12.   Sat: Mainly sunny. High 26. Humidex 31.   Sun: Increasing cloudiness with a chance of late day […]


A Smiths Falls man faces multiple charges in a fraud investigation. 58- year old Mark Lee faces 62 charges in connection to three investigations – dating from September 2018 to this month. He has been charged uttering forged documents and of fraud over $5,000. He is set to appear in court September 27th. =============== The […]


Brady Tkachuk put the puck into an empty net for the winner as the Ottawa Senators held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3. And Alex Belzile’s short-handed goal with less than five minutes to play lifted the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-3 win over the Florida Panthers in the Kraft Hockeyville game in Bathurst, New […]


Sept 19 Clear 9° Winds N 2 km/h   Today: Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 24. Humidex 26. UV index 6 or high.   Tonight: A few clouds. Low 11.   Fri: A mix of sun and cloud. High 25. Humidex 29.   Sat: Sunny. Low 14. High 26. Humidex 32.   […]


Ottawa police say they have charged a long-term care nurse with failing to give prescribed medication to at least 25 patients. They say the charges stem from a single alleged incident that took place in May at a long-term care home. They say no other employees of the home appear to be involved. The man […]


Blue Jays rookie Cavan Biggio made some history at Camden Yards. He hit for the cycle, becoming just the third player in Toronto’s franchise history to do that, and the Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5. Biggio also joined father Craig, a Hall of Famer with the Houston Astros, as the second father-son duo in […]


Sept 18 Partly cloudy 10° Winds E 4 km/h   Today: A mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches dissipating this morning. High 22. UV index 6 or high.   Tonight: Partly cloudy. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 8.   Thurs: Mainly sunny. High 24.   Fri: Mainly sunny. Low 10. High 24.   Sat: […]


A fatal collision has closed the eastbound lanes of the 417 at Hunt Club. Ottawa police were first called to the scene around 2:30 this morning. The OPP arrived to take over the investigation into this two vehicle collision. They have tweeted to expect an extended closure of the 417 if you are heading eastbound. […]


The N-H-L is guaranteed labour peace for the next three seasons after the players association announced it is declining to trigger its opt-out clause. Meetings between owners and players have been going on since February and increased in frequency in recent weeks. The last collective bargaining agreement was negotiated in 2013 and runs through the […]


Sept 17 Clear 9° Winds NW 9 km/h   Today: Mainly sunny. High 22. UV index 6 or high.   Tonight: Clear. Low 8.   Wed: Mainly sunny. High 22. UV index 6 or high.   Thurs: Mainly sunny. Low 10. High 22.   Fri: Sunny. Low 12. High 24.   Sat: Sunny. Low 15. […]


Ottawa’s new light rail system officially opened to the public Saturday but today will be the first weekday commute for thousands. The 2.1-billion-dollar Confederation Line is the largest infrastructure project in the city’s history. The train runs from Tunney’s Pasture in the west and Blair Station in the east. The city will run parallel bus […]


An estimated 10-thousand fans showed up to support Bianca Andreescu when she returned to her hometown for a “She the North” rally in her honour. The City of Mississauga, Ontario celebrated Andreescu after she won the U-S Open a week ago. She became the first Canadian to ever win a Grand Slam singles title. — […]


Sept 16 Partly cloudy 9° Winds NW 6 km/h   Today: Mainly sunny. High 21. UV index 5 or moderate.   Tonight: Clear. Low 8.   Tues: Mainly sunny. High 22.   Wed: Sunny. Low 10. High 22.   Thurs: Sunny. Low 12. High 24.   Fri: Mainly sunny. Low 13. High 25.   Normal […]


Opposition leaders attacked Justin Trudeau’s economic record during the first debate of the federal election campaign, while Trudeau himself was hundreds of kilometres away. When talking about the federal budget, the cost of living, and the carbon tax, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer repeatedly pointed the finger of blame at the absent Trudeau. Trudeau gave the […]


The Blue Jays came up short in their attempt to sweep the Red Sox. After winning two straight against Boston, Toronto fell 7-4 to the Red Sox in their series finale at Rogers Centre. Mookie Betts had three hits and scored twice as the Red Sox ended a five-game losing skid. — The Milwaukee Brewers […]


Sept 13 Clear 8° Winds E 3 km/h   Today: Sunny. Increasing cloudiness late this afternoon. High 22. UV index 6 or high.   Tonight: Showers. Wind becoming S 20-40 km/h. Low 15.   Sat: Showers ending in the morning then partly cloudy with isolated showers. Wind SW 20-40 km/h. High 22. Humidex 26.   […]


Smiths Falls police are asking for your help in finding three male suspects wanted in connection to an incident at a local restaurant. On Monday night around 10:00 – two males entered a restaurant on Main Street East and administered a noxious substance, aimed at two people. The third make waited outside the restaurant. All […]


The Senators Fan Fest will be held on Saturday. It’s a free event at the Canadian Tire Centre starting at 9 in the morning. There will be autograph sessions with the players and 25,000 in prizing. The prizes include trips to Montreal to see the Sens play the Habs and  tickets to the home opener […]


Sept 12 Partly cloudy 13° Winds NE 5 km/h   Today: Clearing this morning. High 20. UV index 6 or high.   Tonight: Clear. Low 7.   Fri: Mainly sunny. High 21.   Sat: Mainly cloudy with some showers. Low 15. High 23.   Sun: A mix of sun and cloud. Low 11. High 22. […]


A Canadian and former Afghan hostage who is accused of assaulting his American wife after they returned to Canada says he hit her with a broom because she insisted he do so. Joshua Boyle told court in Ottawa on Tuesday that it was not uncommon for Caitlan Coleman to request a spanking. But he testified […]