Stu Mills

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Carleton Place COVID-19 outbreak traced back to private party

Health officials will hold a pop-up COVID-19 testing centre Friday for the patrons of The Thirsty Moose, a popular bar and restaurant in the eastern Ontario community, after an outbreak involving 20 cases was connected to the establishment.

'Everything is on the table' for former Greyhound station, says developer

The real estate development company that now owns Ottawa's former Greyhound bus terminal land says it's committed to consulting the community before developing the land.

Guide dogs trained during pandemic will be ready, agencies insist

The two main Canadian agencies that prepare puppies for a life guiding people with visual impairments say the unrealistic times of the pandemic won't prevent them from turning out well-prepared guide dogs.

Western Quebec horse farm gripped by 'terrifying' virus outbreak

A deadly outbreak of a highly contagious virus that's often fatal in horses has struck an equestrian farm in western Quebec.

Snow place like home? Ontarians chase powder to Gatineau Park

In spite of admonitions against travelling for recreation, Ontarians are still visiting the sprawling western Quebec park in droves. On Friday, in two lots popular with cross-country skiers, about every other car had an Ontario licence plate.

Boy who cried coyote thanked for warning neighbours

Thirteen-year-old Aidan Brown was pretty sure there were coyotes prowling the park near his house in south Ottawa. Then he got proof, and warned his neighbours.

Diners say they were notified too late of Ottawa restaurant outbreak

Patrons of a Nepean steakhouse that had a COVID-19 outbreak say they didn't hear from Ottawa Public Health's contact tracers for almost two weeks.

Red squirrels going nuts for Ottawa couple's Christmas lights, but reason remains a mystery

Red squirrels have again chewed off and carried away hundreds of dollars worth of festive lights from one Ottawa neighbourhood, making spirits not so bright this Christmas.

Long-lost purse raised from lake bed and reunited with owner

A small, leather purse and the $200 it contained have been reunited with the woman who lost them in a canoeing mishap more than two years ago.

Shop early, ship early, Canada Post advises

Canada Post and other couriers say they've been working at Christmas-like volumes since the pandemic began, and are now ramping up efforts to meet the real holiday rush.