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...

Ontario MPP Christine Elliott and her sons stand by the casket of her husband, the late former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty, during visitation in Whitby, Ont., on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Political powers gather for Flaherty farewell

Political players of all party stripes gather for fond farewell to Jim Flaherty

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University of Calgary students and staff sign condolences on a University of Calgary banner during a memorial service for victims of the multiple fatal stabbing in northwest Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Victims of mass murder case fondly remembered

Grief from Calgary's worst mass murder sinking in with U of C students

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Ashland, Mass. police officers guard a memorial wreath at the site of the first bomb explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Boston. Vice President Joe Biden attended ceremonies Tuesday to honor victims, first responders, and doctors and nurses who helped them, following the April 15, 2013 bombings, during a tribute in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

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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Events Ottawa

What is your Camino?

Wed Apr 16 | 6:00 PM

Jazz Vespers

Wed Apr 16 | 7:00 PM

A Fresh Look at Spiritual Life

Wed Apr 16 | 7:00 PM

Recreational Roller Skating

Fri Apr 18 | 9:00 PM

Upcoming Events

Sat Apr 19 | 9:00 AM

E-Waste Recyucle Event

Sat Apr 19 | 10:00 AM

Easter at the Estate

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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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Theland Kicknosway performs a dance at the annual Ottawa Children and Youth Traditional Powwow at Carleton University on March 29. Theland, 10, lives in Nepean but is from Walpole Island. The powwow featured many dances, as well as traditional crafts for sale.

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This is Piper, a comfort retriever (golden retriever-cocker spaniel cross). This breed is usually between 40 - 50 pds. A nice medium size dog. She is playful, active and sometimes a little bit mischievous. She loves playing with children and her fellow furry friends too!

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