Giacomo Panico

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Sparks Street's great divide bad for business, merchants say

Retail tenants on Sparks Street are calling on their landlord — the federal government — to do a better job filling empty storefronts along one side of the downtown pedestrian mall.

Eastern Ontario eclipses national turnout rate again

It looks like the riding of Carleton edged out Ottawa Centre for the voter turnout crown in the National Capital Region.

'Someone's going to have to die': Councillors lash out over ER delays

Ottawa city councillors are taking the CEO of The Ottawa Hospital to task over emergency room delays that are tying up paramedics, sometimes leaving the city without a single available ambulance to respond to medical emergencies.

Quebec loans $8M to restart Thurso pulp mill

The Quebec government is lending the owner of the pulp mill in Thurso up to $8 million in an attempt to restart the shuttered plant, which employs more than 300.

Brothers of Westboro bus crash victim hope trial will provide answers

The brothers of a woman who was killed in the Westboro bus crash in January say they're eager for the start of a court case against an OC Transpo bus driver, in order to learn what happened in the collision.

Local Liberals standing by Trudeau amid blackface scandal

Liberal candidates in the National Capital Region are standing by Justin Trudeau after photos of the Liberal leader in blackface emerged Wednesday night.

Transit boss pleads for patience with LRT

OC Transpo boss John Manconi appeared to lose his patience with members of Ottawa's transit commission Wednesday, urging them to take a deep breath before rushing out to investigate issues reported at some LRT stations.

'An emotional time': Mourners demand action after boy's death while riding his bike

An estimated 120 people gathered in front of Ottawa city hall Wednesday morning to hold a vigil and rally in honour of a 13-year-old boy struck and killed while riding his bike a week earlier in the city's east end.

Orléans sees rash of vehicle break-ins

Some people living in Orléans say they think thieves hacked the remote keyless entry system for their vehicles in a rash of break-ins over the weekend.

Ottawa man dies while scuba diving in western Quebec quarry

A 24-year-old Ottawa man died Sunday afternoon after getting into trouble while scuba diving in Morrison's Quarry in Chelsea, Que.

Moving day at museum a rush for train fans

Hundreds of train enthusiasts turned up at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa on Thursday morning to witness some famous old engines trundle down the tracks once again.

Lifeguard 'vacuum' putting squeeze on pool hours

Faced with a shortage of new lifeguards and a high turnover of existing ones, the City of Ottawa is regularly at risk of having to cut opening hours at its swimming pool hours and even cancel some of its aquatic programs. 

Hoteliers urge federal candidates to tax Airbnb hosts

Canada's hotel owners are renewing their call for the federal government to tax short-term rental operators such as Airbnb, and this time they want to make it an election issue.

Sealed ByWard Market walkway could soon reopen

Off limits to the public for more than two years, a walkway in the ByWard Market could soon be reopened as part of a proposed redevelopment.

'Catastrophic' fire blamed for delayed garbage pickup

The company in charge of picking up residential waste and recycling in a large part of Ottawa's west end is blaming ongoing collection delays on a "catastrophic" fire that destroyed eight of its trucks.