Highrise blast leaves hundreds homeless

SEE VIDEO Around 700 residents are displaced after an electrical vault exploded on the main floor of an east-end highrise Monday, sending two people to hospital. It happened at 1244 Donald St., near St. Laurent Blvd., around 1:45 p.m., forcing hundreds of residents out of the 16-storey building’s 250 units. “The whole electrical panel […]


Champions return for annual fireworks fest

SEE VIDEO The Germans are coming. The reigning pyromusical champions will be back to defend their title at the 16th annual Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light festival in Gatineau this summer. Organizers say they’re trying to play up the event’s name. “We’re going to try to bring in more light: Fire, laser, black […]


Arson suspected in townhouse blaze

Arson is suspected in last Friday’s massive Kanata townhouse development fire. “It certainly points in that direction,” said Sgt. Dave Christie from the Ottawa Police Arson Section. The blaze — which caused $2.5 million in damage — quickly tore through the unoccupied townhomes under construction on Remnor Ave. around 10 p.m. Friday. No one was […]