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Ottawa man charged with threatening to bomb police station

An Ottawa man who was first arrested in August over fears he would participate in terrorism has now been charged with threatening to bomb the city’s police headquarters. According to the Ottawa

Police officer demoted for posting racist comments about Annie Pootoogook on Facebook

An Ottawa police sergeant will be demoted First Class Constable for three months and required to attend multicultural training as punishment for posting racist comments online about the death of an

Biden tells Trudeau that the world needs Canada to protect ‘liberal order’

If the West is to protect its “liberal economic order, liberal international order” during the Trump era, it will need to look to countries like Canada, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says. The

Ottawa will install vending machines that dispense clean needles and pipes to drug users

Ottawa’s public health authority is trying to curb drug overdoses with new vending machines that will dispense clean needles and pipes — one of the first harm reduction efforts of its kind in North

The Canadian military just ousted its second-in-command, and nobody will say why

In an 8 a.m. phone call, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was removed from duty as the second-in-command for the Canadian Armed Forces, and details regarding why he was turfed are scant, at best. Norman was

Meeting a white supremacist’s hate in Canada with love

Last December, Reverend Anthony Bailey went to an Ottawa jail to see a teenager who had spray painted racist and threatening graffiti on his church. He hoped to offer support and show him the error of

How Canada is adapting to the new normal of devastating floods

The worst flooding to hit eastern Canada in 50 years will undoubtedly come at an enormous cost, both to home-owners and to all levels of government. But as climate change fuels more-and-more natural

Missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry is ‘shrouded in secrecy,’ critics argue

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says she shares the concerns of families that her government’s inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women has gotten off to a rocky

The Trudeau government’s access to information reform doesn’t expand transparency like they promised

New legislation to update Canada’s access to information system fails to follow through on the promises made by the Trudeau government over the last two years. It will do little to expand the reach of

Parents are breaking the law to stop their kids from overdosing

Sign up for our new VICE News Canada newsletter here As Canada’s opioid overdose crisis worsens, a lack of recovery services is prompting desperate parents of teens suffering from addictions to take
Illustrator Spotlight: Michael George Haddad

Illustrator Spotlight: Michael George Haddad

A selection of work by Canadian illustrator Michael George Haddad, based in Ottawa, Ontario. More images below.

Canada’s provinces are starting to figure out who’s going to sell legal weed

With less than a year left until the government’s self-imposed deadline to legalize marijuana, efforts to figure out how legal weed will be sold in Canada are in full swing. But hearings at a

We obtained the Conservatives’ internal strategy on Trudeau’s tax changes. Here’s what’s wrong with it.

The Conservative Party is doubling down on its bombastic rhetoric around the Trudeau Liberals’ proposed tax changes, but a fact-check on their actual claims show that few of the opposition’s talking

Man found not guilty of raping wife, thought they could have sex whenever he wanted

A Canadian court has found a man not guilty of sexual assault against his wife based on the fact that he honestly believed he could have sex with her whenever he desired. “I find that the accused

Ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate sues Canada for $50 million

A former Guantanamo Bay detainee is suing Canada’s government for its alleged complicity in abusive treatment he suffered at the hands of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Cuba, his lawyer told VICE News
Inside the Shady World of a Canadian Illegal Weed Dispensary Chain

Inside the Shady World of a Canadian Illegal Weed Dispensary Chain

Arrests, moldy weed, Hells Angels, and fat stacks of cash. How one national chain is allegedly exploiting its young workers.
Justin Trudeau to Host Formal Apology to ‘LGBTQ2’ People on Behalf of Canada

Justin Trudeau to Host Formal Apology to ‘LGBTQ2’ People on Behalf of Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to host a formal apology on behalf of Canada to "LGBTQ2" people.
‘LOUD BANGS’: Suspected gunshots heard near Argos practice

‘LOUD BANGS’: Suspected gunshots heard near Argos practice

BY DANNY AUSTIN OTTAWA – Grey Cup Week got off to a strange, somewhat-scary start for the Toronto Argonauts. As the Argos arrived for practice at the University of Ottawa on Wednesday morning, five
Canada 150 proved to be a big draw for tourism coast to coast

Canada 150 proved to be a big draw for tourism coast to coast

FREDERICTON — Canada celebrated its 150th birthday in 2017 but it was the tourism industry that got to collect the presents. Tourism operators from coast to coast were planning for big events and
BONOKOSKI: ‘Town that fun forgot’ lives on with Rink of Rules

BONOKOSKI: ‘Town that fun forgot’ lives on with Rink of Rules

Back in the late 20th century, celebrated Macleans columnist Allan Fotheringham dubbed Ottawa the “town that fun forgot.” It stuck like gum on a shoe. In the intervening years, however, not much has