Monday, June 18, 2018

Former MP Paul Dewar part of drug trial in battle against malignant brain tumour

Former MP Paul Dewar says he is taking part in an immunotherapy drug trial, but he doesn't hold out hope that it will cure his type of...

Blue-ribbon panel twice denies Lorne Greene a bronze plaque

A federal panel that decides which historic figures deserve a bronze plaque to celebrate their contributions to Canada has rejected the nomination of broadcaster...

Prime minister’s summer retreat getting a few upgrades

While the long-needed repairs to 24 Sussex Drive have been getting most of the attention, it's not the only prime ministerial residence where the government is spending money.   Harrington...

Carivibe kicks off in Ottawa

Carivibe, Ottawa's largest Caribbean festival, is back for another year — and it's leaving a colourful mark on the downtown core.  On Saturday, the Carivibe Grand Street Parade...

Ottawa poet wins national LGBTQ writing award

An Ottawa poet is one of three finalists contending for a national award for emerging LGBTQ writers. Ben Ladouceur's poetry collection Otter is up for the $4,000 Writers' Trust...

Ottawa poet up for national LGBTQ writing award

An Ottawa poet is one of three finalists contending for a national award for emerging LGBTQ writers. Ben Ladouceur's poetry collection Otter is up for the $4,000 Writers' Trust...

2 new parks open at former CFB Rockcliffe base

Two new parks opened Saturday at the former CFB Rockcliffe base east of downtown Ottawa.    The Canada Lands Company opened the parks at Wateridge Village, which is...

Beach season kicks off in Ottawa-Gatineau region

Beaches in the Ottawa-Gatineau region opened Saturday for the summer season. Mooney's Bay, Britannia, Westboro and Petrie Island beaches will be officially open to the public...

Police crack down on impaired driving in Ottawa-Gatineau region

Local police services held a roadblock operation Friday night to look for drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.  One person was arrested and two people...

Why an Ottawa prof says drug patents could be Canada’s weapon in U.S. trade...

​This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning.  If you haven't...