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    Inspiration Village: ‘Let’s have the guts to try it in Ottawa’
    May19

    Inspiration Village: ‘Let’s have the guts to try it in Ottawa’

    Goodbye, parking spots. Hello, hip and edgy performance and exhibition space. That’s the gist of Inspiration Village, which for the next 110 days will radically transform the western end of York Street in the ByWard Market. While the installation’s leadup has seen some complaints about lost parking and the possible exploitation of...

    ‘We were lucky’: massive cyberextortion attack could have affected Canada
    May14

    ‘We were lucky’: massive cyberextortion attack could have affected Canada

    TORONTO Canada is not immune to online extortion, despite apparently sidestepping a massive attack that temporarily crippled networks around the world, a cybersecurity expert said. Atty Mashatan, a professor at Ryerson University’s School of Information Technology Management, said it was nothing more than a fluke that Canada appears to have...

    Capital Voices: ‘I’m an aspiring filmmaker’
    May03

    Capital Voices: ‘I’m an aspiring filmmaker’

    In anticipation of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations, the Citizen’s Bruce Deachman has been out in search of Ottawans — 150 of them — to learn their stories of life and death, hope and love, the extraordinary and the everyday. We’ll share one person’s story every day until Canada Day. “I’m an aspiring filmmaker....

    New photos: Petawawa troops in snowy Alberta for Exercise Rugged Bear
    Apr25

    New photos: Petawawa troops in snowy Alberta for Exercise Rugged Bear

    Some 3,000 Canadian Army soldiers from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group from Petawawa, Ontario are in Alberta for Exercise RUGGED BEAR. They are at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre in Wainwright, Alberta. The Ottawa area is getting rain. In Alberta it is still snowing. The purpose of Exercise RUGGED BEAR is for the Canadian Army to...

    Harjit Sajjan a Sikh nationalist? The Defence Minister responds
    Apr20

    Harjit Sajjan a Sikh nationalist? The Defence Minister responds

    Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s visit to his native India this week has been controversial, at least in the Indian news media. Amarinder Singh, the top elected official in India’s Punjab province, accused Sajjan of being a Sikh nationalist. “I’m not going to meet him,” Singh told Indian TV before adding that there are other...

    Canada military signs agreement with Latvia for upcoming NATO deployment
    Apr18

    Canada military signs agreement with Latvia for upcoming NATO deployment

    Canada and Latvia have put in place an agreement governing the establishment of a NATO battlegroup in the eastern European country. This summer Canada will lead a multinational NATO battlegroup in Latvia as part of what the military has called the alliance’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) in Central and Eastern Europe. A technical...

    U.S. deployment of F-35s to Europe intended to send message to Russia
    Apr18

    U.S. deployment of F-35s to Europe intended to send message to Russia

    The U.S. Air Force has sent a number of F-35 stealth fighters to Europe as a message to Russia that it stands behind its NATO allies. The F-35As arrived on Saturday in the United Kingdom. The jets from Hill Air Force Base in Utah will conduct training with other U.S. and NATO aircraft over the next several weeks. It is the F-35A’s first...

    Politics matters: Pot, power, projections of growth
    Apr14

    Politics matters: Pot, power, projections of growth

    She inspired. She joked. She brought tears to their eyes. Malala Yousafzai, the passionate 19-year-old who was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school in Pakistan five years ago, brought Canadian politicians from both sides of the aisle to their feet — even as she provoked them, eye to eye, to do so much more for the education of girls...

    Russian aircraft to fly over Canada next week on pre-approved observation mission
    Apr11

    Russian aircraft to fly over Canada next week on pre-approved observation mission

    From April 18 to April 22, 2017, an unarmed Russian Federation Tupolev TU-154M aircraft will undertake a transit flight over Canada en route from the United States to conduct an observation mission under the Treaty on Open Skies, according to the Department of National Defence. The Russian Federation aircraft will stop at 8 Wing Trenton after...

    Ukrainian defence minister to visit Petawawa – Canada, Ukraine sign agreement
    Apr04

    Ukrainian defence minister to visit Petawawa – Canada, Ukraine sign agreement

    Canada and Ukraine are further strengthening their ties. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak have signed what is being called the Canada-Ukraine Defence Cooperation Arrangement. The bilateral arrangement identifies areas of mutual cooperation such as defence policy; defence research, development, and...

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