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CITY • CYCLING
City of Ottawa first to don staff with turning signal bike helmets

It’s a helmet with built-in turning signals and brake lights – and Ottawa is the first city to be testing it out.

CRIME• COURTS
Officer charged with manslaughter in Abdirahman Abdi case

The reverberations of Abdirahman Abdi’s death – in a year of highly public deaths of black men – were felt much farther than Hintonburg.

POLITICS • ENVIRONMENT
Homeless camp debris washed into Mamquam River

A housing crisis, environmental sensitivity, and tight budgets come together in Squamish. 

POLITICS • OUTDOORS
Quebec government threatens to dynamite scenic cave

An abandoned Quebec mine that’s been described as an “underground cathedral” is at risk of being demolished.

COURTS • HEALTH
Ottawa Hospital civil lawsuit alleges massive kickback scheme

Shocking allegations have surfaced about a massive kickback scheme at the Ottawa Hospital.

MARIJUANA • BUSINESS
‘Princess of pot’ opens dispensary steps from Parliament Hill

Activist Jodie Emery – editor of Cannabis Culture magazine and wife of Marc Emery – came to Ottawa for the grand opening.