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The provincial government’s decision to scrap previous plans to double the city’s share of gas tax funding means Ottawa will lose $1 billion for its mass transit plans over the next 30 years.
The announcement that the Progressive Conservative government is cancelling plans to double the funds — which are expected to total more than $36 million for

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International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of women in our city and around the globe. While it formally falls on March 8, 2019, typically it is observed throughout the whole week.
Here are eight great events to check out during this International Women’s Week in Ottawa.

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Firefighters quickly extinguished separate fires that broke out nearly simultaneously in the east end Thursday morning.
A passerby, uncertain if anyone was home, called in the first at 9:33 a.m. after spotting flames coming from a garage of a rowhouse at 1510 Mimosa Ave. near Alta Vista Drive and Industrial

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The new Metrolinx policy banning recreational cannabis for certain workers has drawn criticism and could bring legal action from the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1587, which represents Metrolinx employees.
Union president John Di Nino has said that the policy change was done without consultation with the union by the company

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