Stu Mills

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Latin dance lovers lament celebrated salsa soirée's cancellation

A beloved weekly salsa dancing event isn't scheduled to run at city hall this year.

As boxing sees apparent resurgence, police struggle to monitor fight clubs

Ottawa police say they're struggling to monitor violent teen parties taking place in parks and other spaces. 

Britannia residents upset as beach boxing, partying spills into streets

Residents in the Britannia neighbourhood say police need to do more to bring an end to wild parties and a Britannia Beach "fight club" where violence recently spilled onto community streets.

Dad's DIY aid helps make skating more accessible

An Ottawa father has created the IceCube, a device that surrounds a child on all sides and can be pushed to glide on the ice, to help his son and others with limited mobility enjoy ice skating.

Sanctuary owner helps 'Roy' the frostbitten rooster get back on his feet

The operator of a farm sanctuary in eastern Ontario saved a rooster who had his lower limbs amputated because of frostbite, and she now aims to get the fowl named "Roy" prosthetic legs.

Thieves nab safe, $500K in valuables in surgical heist

Thieves robbed an Ottawa jewelry store of half a million dollars worth of valuables on the weekend in a brazen overnight robbery reminiscent of a Hollywood heist film.

Lisa Sharpe sought help for her 18-year-old son. He's now charged in her death

Friends of a woman killed in Renfrew County last week say she was a popular daycare worker and loving mother who struggled at times to deal with her son.

January 'break' for some OCDSB students gets failing grade from parents

Parents of grade 9 and 10 students in Ottawa's English public school board are critical of a decision that wiped not only January exams for their teens, but also in-class instruction.

Care hasn't improved after Ontario's 2021 PSW changes, advocates say

Personal support workers and people who rely on them say 2021 legislation meant to create regulations and consistency in training has had no effect on the care they receive.

Ottawa-brewed sorrel beer will be the toast of Kwanzaa

Ottawa's Dominion City Brewing collaborated with Jaku Konbit to create two traditional beverages popular in many Caribbean communities during the holidays.