Ottawa

9/11 ten years later: Ottawa remembers

In the week leading up to the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, CBC Ottawa is looking back to how the events shaped our city and the people in it.

In the week leading up to the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, CBC Ottawa is looking back to how the events shaped our city and the people in it.


Maher Arar said he suspected the 9/11 attacks would cause trouble for Muslims in Canada. (CBC)

'A hard lesson'

Syrian-born engineer Maher Arar became the face of "extraordinary rendition" after Sept. 11. Ten years later, he says he still feels nervous about stepping on an airplane.


Public officials and regular citizens talk about what 9/11 meant to them. (CBC)

9/11 memories

Ottawa residents, officials and CBC Ottawa's Steve Fischer shared memories of where they were and how their world changed after Sept. 11, 2001.


Security at Parliament Hill is much tighter since 9/11. (CBC)

Fortress Ottawa

After Sept. 11, many new security measures were put in place at Ottawa landmarks, including Parliament Hill, the U.S. Embassy and the Ottawa airport. Ten years later, many of those changes are now permanent.


Maxine Williamson said after 9/11, she had to get out of New York. (CBC)

Survivor recalls horror

Maxine Williamson was talking with a colleague at the Manhattan law firm where she worked when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into her building, the North Tower of the World Trade Center.


Muslims face different world

Local muslims say their relationship with rest of the community in Ottawa has transformed since attacks.

 


Artists remember 9/11

Memorial concerts and exhibitions seek to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.