Stu Mills

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Carleton criminology department cuts ties with police, prisons

Carleton University's Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice is ending all student co-op placements with police forces and prisons next year.

COVID-19 restrictions putting Ottawa ringette leagues on thin ice

Restrictions around the size of gatherings in arenas and a potential drop-off in new players has the president of eastern Ontario's largest minor ringette association losing sleep.

Transmission trouble: Statistician concerned over back-to-school plan

An Ontario high school science teacher who contributed to SickKids's recommendations on allowing children to return to the classroom this fall says that Ontario's back-to-school plan is unnecessarily risky.

Back-to-school plan anxiously awaited today

As the province is set to reveal its back-to-school plan for millions of students, parents and teachers remain worried about how children and staff will remain safe when schools reopen.

Pints by appointment could soon be the norm at local bars

Ottawa's medical officer of health is asking bars and restaurants to require diners and drinkers to make reservations in light of a recent spike in new cases of COVID-19.

North Grenville homicide victim was 'valued and respected' group home worker

Karen Gottschalk-Millar was a 'valued and respected' employee of Pathways to Independence, a care home that supports adults with developmental disabilities or brain injuries.

Pack 'la politesse' when visiting Wakefield, pleads mayor

The mayor of La Peche says extreme hot weather and a pent up demand for outdoor activity has sent "unprecedented" numbers of visitors to the area. Some visitors engaged in "abusive behaviour," says Guillaume Lamoureux, including drinking in public, trespassing and driving dangerously.

Couple battling municipality over 'nuisance' wildflower garden

A western Quebec couple is in a battle with their municipality over a specially designed yard containing milkweed, tall grasses and wildflowers. 

Landowners plead for help halting caterpillar invasion

Property owners in eastern Ontario are calling on their local and provincial governments for help handling an invasion of gypsy moth caterpillars.

Better skate than never, Chelsea man learns

For years, Jeff Meldrum has had a single, left hockey skate gathering dust in his basement. Last week, just when he'd resolved to finally get rid of it, something remarkable happened.

OPH launches COVID-19 resource page for Indigenous people in Ottawa

Ottawa Public Health has created a special set of resources including posters, videos and culturally-specific guidance for Indigenous people with questions about COVID-19.

Closed borders leading to more dangerous street drugs: OPP

Provincial police say the closure of the Canada-U.S. border during the COVID-19 pandemic has driven up the price of illicit street drugs and driven down the quality of what is being sold in eastern Ontario.

Addiction program for Indigenous adults goes virtual

A residential treatment facility on the Kitigan Zibi reserve in western Quebec is taking its successful addiction recovery program online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aggressive coyote problem 'has gone on too long,' hunter says

A longtime professional coyote hunter says he can't believe local officials haven't acted more decisively to end a string of attacks by the wild animals in Ottawa's southern suburbs. 

Councillor vowing to take care of Riverside South's coyote problem

The councillor for an Ottawa suburb beset by a rash of frightening coyote attacks says if the city, the province and the National Capital Commission won't do anything about the problem, she will.