Practice swing

Northern Youth Abroad participant Caitlin Porter practices swinging a foam baton toward Ottawa police Const. Derek Thompson during a defensive tactics lesson as part of the group's July 25 tour of the police training facilities at Algonquin College.

Teen beauty queen

Nepean teen Samantha Pierre competed in her first beauty pageant in January, 2016, where she was named first runner-up. On July 24, she returned to the pageant stage and was crowned Miss Teenage Canada, a title she will hold onto until July 2017.

Powerless to police

The Ottawa Humane Society says it has lost its power to investigate animal cruelty cases after an Ontario SPCA decision to suspend its affiliate status. The animal welfare organization will appear in court on July 28 seeking an injunction against the OSPCA to restore its status.

Tour the Rideau

Jenny Bruce, a resident of Centretown, is now offering river tours to Manotick and Merrickville aboard her 24-foot boat, the Brass Toucan.

Highway 417 widening

At the end of May the provincial government announced they would widen the Highway 417 from from Carling Avenue to Maitland Avenue later this year. The plan also includes a later stage to widen the highway from Maitland to the 416.

Free Fall

Rick Mofina released "Free Fall", the fourth book in his Kate Page series, and his 19th with his publisher, on July 26. The book is available at major retailers in Canada and the United States.

Paramedics

Ottawa paramedics treated five people - including four children - after a single vehicle crash on Hwy 417 near Eagleson on July 27.

News From Beyond Ottawa Region

Ontario

TREB wins extension in home sales data fight

TREB wins extension days before deadline to publish home sales data online

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Canada

Alberta's carbon priciest by 2020: study

Study comparing carbon prices finds Alberta's will be highest in Canada by 2020

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Canada

Police chief slams prosecutors in murder plea deal

Sault Ste. Marie police chief slams prosecutors, demands review in murder plea deal

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Canada

High court sides with Crown in porn case

Supreme Court restores child pornography conviction in computer-repair case

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Canada

Funeral for man confronted by Ottawa police

Funeral today for Ottawa man who died after confrontation with police

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Business

Canada sees biggest GDP decline in 7 years

GDP figures expected to show economic costs of fires in Fort McMurray, Alta.

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Ontario

No cap-and-trade line on natural gas bills

No line item on hydro bills to show cost of Ontario's cap-and-trade plan

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Business

Toronto stock index, loonie creep up

Toronto stock index and loonie creep higher, oil near 4-month low

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Canada

Feds run $114-million surplus in April-May

Federal government runs surplus of $114 million over first two months of 2016-17

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Business

George Weston Q2 profit, sales rise

Profit, sales rise at Canadian food giant George Weston in its second quarter

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