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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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It’s looking more certain that the $2.1-billion Confederation Line LRT will open near the end of next March, although the city is nervous about promoting another launch date after it aborted the first two.
The city’s transportation general manager, John Manconi, would only tell council members Wednesday during a finance

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The City of Ottawa is remindings they can’t consume cannabis on city property now that it’s legal to use marijuana in Canada.
Starting today, it’s legal for adults to possess, grow and consume recreational cannabis. In Ontario, the minimum legal age for consumption and possession is 19.
The Ontario Government

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