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WestJet brings Christmas cheer to Ottawa airport

WestJet’s annual Christmas cheer campaign came to the capital Friday surprising unsuspecting air travelers at the Ottawa International Airport.  Gate 13 was transformed into a winter wonderland, featuring two giant gingerbread houses, a gingerbread gate and even dancing gingerbread people.  “It certainly smells Christmasy, fresh and yummy. I can’t believe all the candy ,” said Kelsey Stokely. Dozens of passengers on WestJet flight 611 from Ottawa to Calgary were treated to sweet gingerbread cookies, made right here in the capital, as well as WestJet coupons ranging from $100 to aRead More

Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence increased

The Associated Press Published Friday, November 24, 2017 3:06AM EST Last Updated Friday, November 24, 2017 3:41AM EST SOMERSET WEST, South Africa – Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was increased to 13 years and five months by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday, a decision that more than doubled the Olympic runner’s jail term for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In an announcement that took a matter of minutes, Supreme Court Justice Willie Seriti said the Supreme Court upheld an appeal by prosecutors against Pistorius’ original six-year sentenceRead More

Gravity-defying frozen noodles take internet by storm – North

Katherine Barton A photo of a bowl of frozen ramen noodles with the chopsticks suspended in them has been viewed more than 573,000 times on Reddit alone. The photo was snapped when it was -27 C in Yellowknife. (Submitted by Tammy Travis/Jessica Wang) A simple bowl of ramen noodles has taken the internet by storm. At lunchtime on Wednesday, Jessica Wang was at work at Yellowknife’s Chateau Nova Hotel when she noticed some pesky ravens playing with something outside. When she looked, she saw a bowl of frozen noodles with chopsticks suspendedRead More

OMB to decide fate of controversial gravel pit plan

CTV Barrie Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017 5:27PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 22, 2017 7:03PM EST The Ontario Municipal Board will now decide whether a controversial plan for a gravel pit will go ahead. The OMB hearing about a proposed gravel pit and excavation business in Adjala-Tosorontio lasted 10 days. Those opposed cited many potential environmental concerns such as risks to local water and wildlife. “We hope that intelligence will prevail,” says Janet Budgell. “It’s about three kilometers long. That has probably been there for many, many years andRead More

MISSING: 13-year-old Kiersta Goldsmith, last seen November 20

Ottawa Police are asking for your help finding a missing 13-year-old girl. Kiersta Goldsmith was last seen Monday, on Lacroix Avenue in Orléans. Kiersta is described as white with blond, shoulder-length hair and green eyes. She is 5’7″ (170 cm), 150 lbs (68 kg), with a medium build. She has piercings in both ears. She was last seen wearing black jeans, a black sweater, a black coat, combat boots, and was carrying a pink Jansport bag. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222.Read More

From small town life to stardom: Luke Bryan on overcoming tragedy and his success – Sharing #ABC #NEWS #Video #feed

ABC News’ Robin Roberts visits the country music star at home on his farm and looks back on his successful career. source #NBC #CBS #ABC #News #worldNews #Videos #youtube USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather forecast

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter denies 2002 rape allegation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Backstreet Boy singer Nick Carter on Wednesday denied an allegation that he raped a teen pop singer 15 years ago, saying he was “shocked and saddened” by the accusation. FILE PHOTO: Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys poses at 30th annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Hollywood, California April 17, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Melissa Schuman, who was a member of girl group Dream in the late 1990s, claimed in a lengthy blog post earlier this month that Carter forced her to have oral sex and rapedRead More

Australia loses 9th legislator in citizenship crisis

CANBERRA, Australia – An Australian senator who is British by descent has become the ninth lawmaker to leave Parliament over a 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual nationals running for office that threatens to bring down the government. Skye Kakoschke-Moore is a member of the Nick Xenophon Team minor party. She said Wednesday she discovered she was British while gathering evidence ahead of a December deadline for Australia-born senators to provide documented proof that they had not inherited the citizenship of an immigrant parent or grandparent. She will resign when theRead More

Five displaced in Gatineau fire

CTV Ottawa Published Monday, November 20, 2017 5:21AM EST Last Updated Monday, November 20, 2017 5:57AM EST Five Gatineau residents are displaced after fire destroyed a duplex on Archambault Street off Montreal Road and Greber Boulevard. Three people escaped one of the units when fire broke out around 9:40 pm Sunday night. Fire could be seen through the second floor windows as 29 firefighters battled the blaze. It was under control one hour later. Fire officials are investigating the cause. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStatesRead More

Bill to end five-week Ontario college strike passes

Ontario legislated college faculty back to work on Sunday, ending a five-week strike and paving the way for students to return to class on Tuesday. Colleges are extending their semesters so students don’t lose their terms, but trying to condense five missed weeks into roughly two extra ones will be very stressful, student advocates say. “It’s going to be a very busy rest of the semester for students,” said Joel Willett, president of the College Student Alliance. “They have indicated to us that they are very frustrated.” The group isRead More