Highway closures for the Ottawa Valley this week (May 15)

You don’t need to sit in traffic: Your weekly roundup of highway closures in Ontario for new and ongoing construction in the Ottawa Valley, including North Grenville, Smiths Falls, Perth , Carleton Place, Mississippi Mills, Arnprior and Renfrew. Highway 401 westbound between Center Street / Cty Road 41 and Beechwood Road: one alternating lane closed … Read more

Freeway closures in Toronto this week (May 15)

Expect delays, especially during busy travel times: your weekly roundup of Ontario highway closures for new and ongoing construction in Toronto, including North York, Scarborough and Etobicoke. Highway 400 northbound between Sheppard Avenue and Finch Avenue: one alternating lane closed until May 15 at 6 a.m. Highway 400 northbound off-ramp at eastbound and westbound Finch … Read more

Parks Canada’s capital budget plummets as agency works on new plan for crumbling assets

OTTAWA – The capital budget for Canada’s national parks and historic sites is being cut by more than two-thirds this year, even though more than 30% of the agency’s assets remain in poor or very poor condition. Parks Canada has also just experienced a second year of lost revenue due to the effect of COVID-19 … Read more

The Juno Awards will take place in Toronto with host Simu Liu

TORONTO – The Juno Awards return to the stage tonight with the help of a Marvel superhero. Canadian actor and “Shang-Chi” star Simu Liu will host this year’s celebration of local music in Toronto with performances from Arcade Fire, Avril Lavigne and six-time nominee Charlotte Cardin. This is the first in-person Junos show since the … Read more

Trucker protests: Ford insisted on why he was at the cabin as Ottawa was ‘under siege’

Canada Post February 11, 2022 Speaking to reporters on Friday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford explained why he was snowmobiling to his family cabin when the city of Ottawa was, in his own words, “under siege.” REPORT AN ERROR

Armchair Bank of Canada critics like Pierre Poilievre should stick to football

The Bank of Canada (BoC) has rarely been so criticized as it is today. The Bank of Canada sets the interest rates which determine the cost of borrowing. And it pumps money into a stalled economy to get it going again, or pulls money back to keep the economy from overheating. The bank is now … Read more

Ottawa struggles with setting national climate change goals

Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault stands during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 12.PATRICK DOYLE/The Canadian Press The federal government is looking to Canadians as it hastily tries to craft a plan to make the country more resilient to the ravages of climate change. As … Read more

This $3 Million Home in Toronto Is a Mid-Century-Inspired Dream

In a world of bog-standard homes, it’s rare to find something that breaks the mold. Especially in Etobicoke, which is notorious for boring infill housing. But there’s nothing standard about this home at 30 Neilor Crescent. The dining room with built-in shelves. “It was custom designed and inhabited by local architect Anthony Ferracuti,” real estate … Read more

Dutch princess returns to Ottawa, where she was born during WWII

OTTAWA – Princess Margriet of the Netherlands is visiting Ottawa, the city where she was born during World War II. The Princess was born at Ottawa Civic Hospital after the Dutch Royal Family fled to Canada to escape occupying Nazi forces in 1940. On Thursday, the Princess planted tulips in Stornoway, the house where she … Read more

Dutch princess returns to Ottawa, where she was born during WWII

OTTAWA – Princess Margriet of the Netherlands is today visiting Ottawa, the city where she was born during World War II. The Princess was born at Ottawa Civic Hospital after the Dutch Royal Family fled to Canada to escape occupying Nazi forces in 1940. During the official visit to Canada, she meets with the Prime … Read more