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 […]


Ottawa man trapped in Congo back home

SEE VIDEO Fabien Kalala Shambuyi barely made it through the international arrivals exit before he was swarmed by elated family and friends at the Ottawa Airport Monday evening. The Ottawa man trapped in the Congo since just before Christmas was showered with hugs, kisses, and flowers. An exhausted Shambuyi wants to “be with my […]


New Year’s baby in a hurry to get here

SEE VIDEO Ottawa’s first baby of 2012 was born just 30 seconds after midnight. Audrey Pelchat was delivered at the Ottawa Hospital Civic campus, weighing 8 lbs, 3 ozs. “It’s amazing. We’re really happy,” said mom, Sarah Fairbrass, 30, of Barrhaven. “I feel good.” The baby arrived early. “I was due Jan. 9 ” […]