Committee backs plan for Nelson Mandela Square

Mayor Jim Watson's idea to name a yard between city hall and the provincial courthouse after Nelson Mandela got the finance committee's support on...

A member of the bomb squad inspects an object after a controlled detonation at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Police have blown up two unattended backpacks found near the Boston Marathon's finish line on Tuesday. They say they've taken a man into custody in connection with them. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

Day of tributes planned to mark anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing

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RCMP officers stand next to Jim Flaherty's casket during visitation at the Abilities Centre in Whitby, Ont., on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Over a thousand pay respects to Jim Flaherty

Visitation today in Whitby, Ont., for former finance minister Jim Flaherty

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Oscar Pistorius, center, leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Defence gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

Prosecutor accuses Oscar Pistorius of staging his emotional outbursts at murder trial

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Police have issued an Amber Alert for Matthew Zhang, 8, who they believe has been abducted by his mother, Wei Chen. She does not have custody.

Missing Toronto-area boy found safe: police

Peel Region police looking for boy in suspected parental abduction case

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Investigating officer Captain Mike van Aardt, right, is asked by state prosecutor, Gerrie Nel, center, to demonstrate the opening and closing of the toilet door through which Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed at the murder trial of paralympian Oscar Pistorius in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, April 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the murder of Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras, Pool)

Prosecutor presses Pistorius at murder trial

Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Cross-examination into 4th day

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Area rivers were mainly tranquil on Friday, but are expected to rise quickly on Sunday as heavy rains are forecast.

Flood watch issued for Ottawa, Mississippi rivers

The warm weather and expected rains have residents in the Upper Ottawa Valley on a flood watch.

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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty reflects on a shot during the Mike Weir Classic at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario on July 20, 2009. Flaherty died Thursday April 10, 2014. He was 64. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Flaherty's final days filled with friends

Flaherty's final days, weeks, filled with friendship, family, golf dreams

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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty speaks with the media in the foyer of the House of Commons, October 22, 2013 in Ottawa. Flaherty died Thursday April 10, 2014. He was 64. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Flaherty had looked forward to new life

Flaherty had looked forward to starting new life, more family time, say friends

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Seven-year-old cancer patient Michael Meehan made quick friends with Gov.-Gen. David Johnston at the official launch of the Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Campaign on April 1. Meehan and Johnston compared ties, talked about dinosaurs and played with daffodils in the greenhouses of Rideau Hall. The campaign sells daffodil pins and fresh daffodils to help raise funds for cancer research.

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Hair Republic stylist Michelle Nguyen, left, will offer 100 slots for the Hair with Care fundraiser organized by Anneka O'Grady, seated. Schoolmate JeffZamuner and her brother Bryan will participate in the kids-only event.

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Roberta Milner, a letter carrier with Canada Post, protests the proposed end of door-to-door mail service at a Canada Post protest at Elgin and Sparks streets on March 29. Milner is from Thunder Bay, Ont. It was a joint protest between the Ottawa and District Labour Council, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and city residents.

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Seven year-old cancer patient Michael Meehan helped kick offthe Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Campaign on April 1 with Governor General David Johnston. The campaign sells daffodil pins and fresh daffodils to help raise funds for cancer research.

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Dylon Mitchell, 4, works on his football skills with Carleton Ravens' player Connor Picco. The last session of the Be a Bengal not a Bully program ran on March 29 at the Hornet's Nest. The Orléans Bengals Football Club partnered with the Carleton University team to run a special skills session to finish winter training.

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