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Dog poisoned by unknown substance

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2011/01/09/16818431.html A Stittsville woman is shocked and upset after her dog was poisoned in her own backyard sometime Saturday night. “She was lifeless,” Eleanor Elliott said about her puppy, Salsa. “It was just horrifying. I was hysterical.” Elliott said the three-and-a-half year old peekapoo started acting strange. She took Salsa, who weighs eight […]

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No legs but standing tall

Master Cpl. Mike “Megatron” Trauner may have lost his legs while on foot patrol in Afghanistan. But he stood tall on the steps of Parliament Hill Saturday morning. Trauner accepted the To the Top Canada Award for 2011. “To become a better person, I had to suffer quite a bit,” he said. Two years ago, […]

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Hundreds remember murder victim

Inside the artistic, inviting, and warmly decorated house of Allan and Robin O’Connor in Orleans, hundreds of friends trickled in Saturday to celebrate Simon Hubbard’s zeal for life. “Anytime people were getting together and Simon showed up, people had a little more fun,” said Steve Lafond, who’s known Hubbard for more than 30 years. Hubbard, […]

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More than 500 attend Zolpis funeral

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2010/12/30/16711086.html#/news/ottawa/2010/12/30/pf-16712846.html Family, friends, and strangers gathered at Saint Patrick’s Basilica Thursday to honour Alex Zolpis almost a week after his horrific death. Thursday afternoon’s mass led by Rev. Lawrence McCormick was packed with at least 500 people. Zolpis was cremated. His ashes, in a rectangular box, were on a small table beside a […]

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‘Bright son’ remembered at funeral

The short life of Olisadike “Oli” Soludo Okoye was celebrated through art and song, as more than 400 people attended his funeral at St. Joseph Cathedral Wednesday morning. His mother Donna Joseph was escorted to the lectern, where, voice shaking, she praised her “bright son.” “In my heart, I believe you are seated beside grandpa,” […]

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