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February 2014 Archives

A lawyer's view of the french on Facebook flap

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Singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher unveils his Lemon Squeeze

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Quebec french language office 'unlikes' english Facebook page

Does Bill 101 cover Facebook? That's what a Chelsea business woman's asking, after receiving a complaint about the language on her social media site last week:?

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Ottawa city hall: Rob Ford edition

Thumbnail image for aljoanne.jpgToronto Mayor Rob Ford had the media and local high school students clamouring for pictures yesterday. He was in town to take part in the Federation of Municipalities Big City Mayors' meeting -- his first appearance at the annual event:

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Tom McSorley's Oscar picks

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for tom.jpgIt's Oscar season, and of course the movie world is abuzz with the upcoming ceremonies this weekend. One Oscar contender is currently playing at the Bytowne Cinema -- an Italian film called "The Great Beauty," in the running for Best Foreign Language Oscar. Ottawa Morning's film critic Tom McSorley has seen it, and offers up his review.

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Ontario Report: Back-tracking on right-to-work

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for benzie.jpgIf you don't want to pay into a union, you shouldn't have to; for two years, that's been Tim Hudak's position. Now, though, the Ontario Tory leader is changing his tune. Rob Benzie offers his insights into why.

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Streaming grade eight students

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Joel-Westheimer-306-306.jpgAt what age should students decide between academic and applied courses? A new report says Grade 8 is too young. Our education columnist, Joel Westheimer, gives us his grade.

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Bus stop bells, in decibels

oc-transpo-bus.jpgWhat do an ambulance siren and the stop bell on an OC Transpo bus have in common? Apparently, both can be the same volume. Greg Katchmar measured the noise the stop bells emit, and explains to Hallie why he wants them turned down.

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The Mayfair Theatre versus the Super-Icicle

People have been gawking at a massive icicle that's formed on a hydro line outside The Mayfair Theatre, in Old Ottawa South. Yesterday, owners of The Mayfair Theatre decided it was time to take the icicle down...

 

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An action plan for aboriginal youth

image.jpgFrom boredom, to lack of identity, to suicide. A report out this morning focuses on making life better for young people in remote First Nations communities. Samantha Crowe is one of the youth who put together the report, and Irwin Elman is Ontario's youth advocate. Both join Hallie to discuss the findings.

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Entering the third dimension...

photo (13).JPGFirst, there was the printing press. Now, the 3D printer is set to revolutionize manufacturing. The head of 3Dprintler, a local company, has just returned from a printer fair in New York City. Michael Golubev lets Hallie in on why they want in on the first page of the coming 3D wave.

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Quebec budget could trigger snap election

Financial roadmap - or campaign launch? We look at the likelihood of a snap election across the river, with our National Assembly reporter:
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CBC Ottawa's Dan Séguin reporst from Sochi

The crowds went wild in Ottawa on Thursday, when Canada's women's team took gold. CBC Ottawa's Dan Séguin was rinkside: 

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Reflecting on violence in Ukraine

ukraine.jpgNatalia Stepaniuk is in Ottawa for graduate studies. But her heart is with her homeland of Ukraine. She was in the Maidan with protestors earlier this year. And this morning, she told Hallie Cotnam what she's hearing from friends who are camped out in Ukraine's independence square.

 

 

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Sleepless in Ottawa

sleepmask.jpgSnoring at night? Tired a lot? It could be that you're not getting enough zzz's....but it could also be that you have an undiagnosed sleep disorder. CBC reporter Kristy Kirkup joined us to explain why sleep disorders are more common thank you might think.

 

 

 

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Farewell to the Catholic Eulogy

notredame.jpgArchbishop Terrence Prendergast joined Hallie in studio to explain why Catholic churches want funeral eulogies laid to rest.

 

 

 

 

 


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Tom McSorley reviews The Monuments of Men



A new film about the spoils of war spoiling art. A group of art lovers-turned soldiers, takes on Europe in The Monuments Men. Tom McSorley gave us his take this morning.

 

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Tough talk on transit taxes

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for benzie.jpgOntario premier Kathleen Wynne announced plans to increase taxes to pay for transit upgrades. She calls it a new revenue stream for the government. NDP leader Andrea Horwath calls it a deal breaker.

We talked to The Toronto Star's Rob Benzie about the showdown over transit taxes.

 

 

 

 

 

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UofO sports marketing profs return from Sochi

We know things are going well from the medal-count perspective, but how are the Winter Games going from a sports management perspective? Hallie spoke to two experts from the University of Ottawa: 

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Joel Westheimer talks about Valentine's Day in schools

Hallie Cotnam and Ottawa Morning education columnist Joel Westheimer discuss the upside of celebrating Valanetine's Day at school:

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The Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival

Petr Cancura and Roddy Ellias filled Studio 12 with smoky jazz and talked about the Ottawa Winter Jazz FEstival:

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Municipal panel talks golf

The city is teed off with its debt at Pineview - and getting out of the game. Our municipal panel takes a swing at this story:

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Amanda's Valentine music picks...

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for amandaputz3.jpgIf music be the food of love, then this Valentine's Day is a proverbial feast for the ears and the heart. Amanda Putz's picks range from string bands to vintage garage rock:

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Ontario Report: the federal budget through provincial eyes

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for benzie.jpgRob Benzie breaks down the federal budget from the province's perspective:

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Ottawa, the federal budget and you

We speak to Nepean-Carleton Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre about the federal budget and then ask local Liberal and New Democrat MPs to respond:

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Brother of Perianne Jones believes the best is yet to come

PerianneJones_pdoyle_web.3[1].jpgAlmonte cross-country skier Perianne Jones missed the final of the sprint event this morning, but as her brother Kieran explained on the show, she has plenty of fight left in her:

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Budget preview with CBC Ottawa's Susan Lunn

CBC parliamentary reporter Susan Lunn talks to Hallie about what to expect in the federal budget: 

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Debating the Citizenship Act

The federal government is raising the bar to become a Canadian citizen. But has it been raised too far? We asked two lawyers with differing views to weigh in: Warren Creates says the changes need to happen. But Jamie Liew says they go too far:

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Show will go on despite closure of local speech and drama school

The show must go on. After a decades-old drama school unexpectedly closed its curtains this weekend - a former teacher still wants to put on its last production. You can find out more about Natalie Fraser's drama work at moment-m.ca  

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It takes a village: the making of a local Olympian

PerianneJones.jpgSorensen-e1390953648155-930x600.jpgcaroline-calve.jpgThe CBC's Amanda Pfeffer drops by to discuss what it's taken to help get some local athletes to the Olympics: 

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Slopestyle explained: what you need to know about the new Olympic sport

slopestylecbc.jpgSnowboarders kicked off the winter Olympics in Sochi. And they brought their very own language to the hill. We decipher the sport of slopestyle with two local boarders:

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Chianello and Steele: the Municipal Panel

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for aljoanne.jpgWho should have a say in how the city of Ottawa evolves? The debate over the National Capital Commission continues, with some surprising voices leading the charge. Our city hall panel weighs in:

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Olympic dad watches and waits for his son's Olympic dream

Sochi 2014 is one day away. We meet an Olympic father, who knows first-hand what it's like getting ready for the games. Former Olympian Ole Sorensen was Hallie's guest:

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Amanda's weekend music picks

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for amandaputz3.jpgBandwidth host and music columnist Amanda Putz has your best bets for live music this weekend: 

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Ombudsman probes Hydro One

wdr-620-marin-andre-ombudsman[1].jpgOntario's ombudsman André Marin is investigating complaints about Hydro One. He was Hallie's guest on Wednesday:

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Ontario Report: Benzie talks Hydro One

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for benzie.jpgToronto Star Queen's Park bureau chief Rob Benzie discusses the ombudsman's investigation into complaints about Hydro One:

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McSorley's Review: Bettie Page Reveals All

bettie-page-reveals-all.jpgTom McSorley reviews Bettie Page Reveals All:
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Ice man: Max Storey builds Olympic bobsleigh venues for a living

max-storey[1].jpgMeet the Ottawa man who helped design and build the bobsleigh course in Sochi:

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Ottawa Report: Susan Lunn on

Thumbnail image for Lunn__Susan_8887[1].jpgThe CBC's Susan Lunn discusses what Canada's spy chiefs are saying about using airport Wi-Fi to track Canadian travelers:

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Working towards a more just legal system

Lengthy trials, costly lawyers, and enough legalese to make your head spin. We hear what's being done to tackle problems with the legal system.

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A home away from home for expectant mothers

A new birthing centre with no doctors and no epidurals. We check in on the Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre on its first day of operation:

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