Poppy campaign begins Oct. 31

Canadians are requesting poppies to show their solidarity in the wake of two terror attacks. An estimated 600 poppies were distributed in a few hours at the National War Memorial Saturday. “We only give out what was asked of us,” said Tim Blanchard, past president of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Montgomery Branch. Poppies are typically […]


Teachers fume over province’s decision to use, then ditch Bill 115

The province’s decision to impose collective agreements on public elementary and secondary teachers has left unions baffled. “The whole ‘I’m going to do it and then I’m going to repeal Bill 115’ — not really clear what the actual implications of all of that are,” said Ottawa-Carleton Elementary Teachers’ Federation president Peter Giuliani. “Really, we’re […]


Vigil on Parliament Hill for India gang rape victim draws 100 in freezing cold

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/01/02/vigil-on-parliament-hill-for-india-gang-rape-victim-draws-100-in-freezing-cold The 23-year-old woman viciously gang-raped in India was in the hearts of about 100 Canadians who turned out in freezing temperatures for a candlelight vigil on Parliament Hill on Wednesday night. “This issue cannot be kept quiet. People need to stand up and to make sure that violence stops against women,” said […]