Ottawa – Images For Canada http://imagesforcanada.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:34:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://imagesforcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Ottawa – Images For Canada http://imagesforcanada.com/ 32 32 LILLEY: Trudeau government uses its own wording to justify the Emergency Act https://imagesforcanada.com/lilley-trudeau-government-uses-its-own-wording-to-justify-the-emergency-act/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:34:00 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/lilley-trudeau-government-uses-its-own-wording-to-justify-the-emergency-act/ Breadcrumb Links Columnists Canada File: Police officers from all different forces across the country gathered in an attempt to end the occupation of the ‘Freedom Convoy’ on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Photo by Ashley Fraser /POSTMEDIA Content of the article We’ve seen the Trudeau government’s playbook for the Emergencies Act investigation: Don’t deny the freedom […]]]>

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We’ve seen the Trudeau government’s playbook for the Emergencies Act investigation: Don’t deny the freedom convoy didn’t meet the threshold set out in the law, just use a different measuring stick .

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CSIS Director David Vigneault did so on Monday morning during testimony before the inquiry, saying he was taking a broader view than that required by law.

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We learned last week that Vigneault had written an analysis that the convoy did not meet the definition of a threat to national security as defined by law. He also said invoking the law could lead more people to hold extremist views.

However, on Monday, we also learned that Vigneault recommended using the Emergencies Act after hearing from government and Justice Department lawyers.

Indeed, Vigneault, the head of CSIS, joined other senior bureaucrats in rewriting the Emergencies Act to justify its use after the fact. While the Emergencies Act specifically states that a public order emergency must be a threat to national security as defined by Sec. 2 of the CSIS Act, Vigneault called it obsolete.

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“This provision was enacted almost 40 years ago and there is a need for a mature public discourse around the reform of national security legislation,” Vigneault said in a statement released to the inquiry previously and filed on Monday.

What David Vigneault thinks about updating the definition of a national security threat is irrelevant. He’s a bureaucrat, not an elected official, and even elected officials can’t change definitions on a whim.

Vigneault’s testimony, however, shows that he works closely with other senior officials.

It was Rob Stewart, the former Deputy Minister of Public Safety, who began to make this argument that the government was using a different definition of a national security threat, that it had other evidence not tested against the legal threshold.

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Last week, in addition to CSIS’s report that the threshold had not been met to invoke the law, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki testified that the RCMP did not believe the law was necessary. Rather than listen to Canada’s main national security agencies, rather than look at the definitions set out in the act, the government looked elsewhere and invented its own definition.

National Security Advisor Jody Thomas called CSIS’s definition “very narrow and outdated.” Janice Charette, the Clerk of the Privy Council and Canada’s top civil servant, said the government did not need to ask CSIS and was considering a broader definition than the law.

Monday afternoon was the message delivered by Minister Bill Blair.

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Blair spoke about the impact of the protests in Ottawa and elsewhere on this country’s infrastructure and economy to justify invoking the law. The problem is that these are not grounds for invoking the Emergencies Act under the law as it is currently drafted.

The law is very strict.

To invoke a public order emergency, there must be a threat to national security as defined in Sec. 2 of the CSIS Act. Economic concerns and threats to infrastructure may need to be included in legislation, but these concerns are not currently enshrined in legislation.

The Emergency Measures Act grants the government sweeping powers – enough to seize the bank accounts of individuals. These powers should not be granted lightly.

The Trudeau government clearly did not meet the threshold when it invoked the law, and now it is seeking forgiveness rather than permission.

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Thunderwolves stun Ottawa No. 2 at home https://imagesforcanada.com/thunderwolves-stun-ottawa-no-2-at-home/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 05:10:46 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/thunderwolves-stun-ottawa-no-2-at-home/ Michael Okafor scored 16 points in the second half to lead No. 9 Lakehead from a 10-point halftime deficit. THUNDER BAY — A week after knocking down No. 3 Brock on the road, the Lakehead Thunderwolves faced an even tougher task at home — the No. 2 Ottawa Gee-Gees. The T-Wolves are no slouch themselves, […]]]>

Michael Okafor scored 16 points in the second half to lead No. 9 Lakehead from a 10-point halftime deficit.

THUNDER BAY — A week after knocking down No. 3 Brock on the road, the Lakehead Thunderwolves faced an even tougher task at home — the No. 2 Ottawa Gee-Gees.

The T-Wolves are no slouch themselves, ranked 9th in the national rankings, but are still a team vying for recognition from the basketball world.

If they didn’t have it before Friday night, they have it now.

Lakehead fell 10 points at halftime, largely on the back of star goaltender Michael Okafor, who blasted his way through the paint in the second and third, scoring 16 of his 18 points after the break to lead the Thunderwolves to a stunning 66-62 win over the previously undefeated Gee-Gees at CJ Sanders Fieldhouse.

“I just trusted my team and the coaches and everything,” said Okafor, who scored seven straight points in the third to turn a 53-43 game into a one-possession affair.

“Last weekend I had a bad weekend, but it didn’t really bother me. They just told me to play my game and keep going. It was just that positivity that kept me going in the second half. In the first half I had two points, but in the second half we had the same positivity in the dressing room. I’m the guy, so I have to keep going.

It didn’t help that he found himself in trouble early in the game, relegated to the bench for much of the second quarter.

It was a strategy that worked, however unorthodox, coach Ryan Thomson knew he needed Okafor’s offensive and defensive presence to keep the Gee-Gees honest.

It was a decisive win, striker Eric Gonzalez said, after coming off the bench to score nine points, including a key three-pointer with 1:40 left in regular time that clinched LU’s lead for good, in up from 64-62 at the time. .

Ottawa had briefly taken the lead two minutes earlier on a bucket from Josh Inkumsah, after Lakehead took a four-point lead.

“We showed we’re trying to do something big this year,” said Gonzalez, who added five rebounds and a pair of steals.

“We are trying to achieve our goal, which is not just nationals, but the championship.”

Ottawa took control early and built a nine-point lead after the first quarter, punctuated by a three-point shot from Quincy Louis-Jeune, Dragan Stajic closed it by stealing the inbound pass and firing a buzzer shot .

Lakehead cut the gap to four early in the second when Nathan Bilamu struck from long range, but Louis-Jeune brought it back to 10 with a last-minute trey.

Despite their best efforts, the Thunderwolves struggled to tie or take the lead in fourth, at least early on. Javier Fernandez was fouled on a three-point attempt but only managed one free throw, and Lakehead trailed 55-54.

They had had several chances in the third to get back on flat ground, but the shots didn’t fall. But it wasn’t supposed to be for Ottawa.

Chris Sagl fired a three that bounced around the edge and across, and Lakehead took its first lead of the night, 2:38 into the fourth. After Gonzalez gave them the lead late in the fourth, Okafor stole the ball and went to the hoop, completing the three-point lead at the free throw line, LU leading 67-62. But then he missed a pair of free throws after Wolves got the ball back, giving Ottawa hope.

Gonzalez almost crushed it in the final seconds, putting a shot in the paint, making it a two possession game with 10 seconds left.

“We didn’t have a very good first half, quite frankly,” Thomson said.

“But I think the guys did a great job in the second half staying together, trying to execute and really working for some great shots.”

Lakehead (4-1) hosts Wilfrid Laurier (3-2) Saturday night. Tipping is at 8 p.m.

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Ottawa girls open season with win over Pontiac – Shaw Local https://imagesforcanada.com/ottawa-girls-open-season-with-win-over-pontiac-shaw-local/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 04:15:11 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/ottawa-girls-open-season-with-win-over-pontiac-shaw-local/ The Ottawa women’s basketball team started the season on the right foot with a 58-33 victory over Pontiac on Monday at the Prairie Central Turkey Tournament in Fairbury. The Pirates took a 15-3 lead after the first quarter against the Indians, leading 25-13 at halftime and 42-20 going into the fourth. Grace Carroll led Ottawa’s […]]]>
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#22 Braves play in Southwest of KCAC Tournament quarterfinals https://imagesforcanada.com/22-braves-play-in-southwest-of-kcac-tournament-quarterfinals/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 06:07:29 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/22-braves-play-in-southwest-of-kcac-tournament-quarterfinals/ History links Ottawa finished the regular season on a 14-game winning streak, wrapping up its ninth KCAC championship with a 3-0; 25-23, 25-18, 25-17; victory over Friends University last Saturday night at the Garvey Center. OU has dropped just two sets in its 12 KCAC games and has recorded […]]]>

Ottawa finished the regular season on a 14-game winning streak, wrapping up its ninth KCAC championship with a 3-0; 25-23, 25-18, 25-17; victory over Friends University last Saturday night at the Garvey Center.

OU has dropped just two sets in its 12 KCAC games and has recorded 11 sweeps of conference opponents.

During his 14-game winning streak, the Braves have 635 kills, a .239 offense percentage, 591 assists, 83 service aces, 855 digs, and 89.5 team blocks.

Ottawa is averaging 1.8 service aces per set and 5.9 service aces per game during its 14-game winning streak.

The Braves are trailed by Radaisy-Valdez with 382. She averages 3.3 kills per set. Haylee O’Meara is the OU leader in assists with 608. That’s an average of 5.3 assists per set. OR has three players with 30 service aces or more: Jadore Hayes (38), Haylee O’Meara (37), and Kennedi Wyrick (31). Hayes leads the OU in digs with 558. She averages 4.8 digs per set. Elli Rogers leads the team in blocks (104), averaging 0.9 per set.

Friday’s game is the 94th meeting between the two teams. Ottawa leads the series 65-28 and is on a 30-game winning streak against Southwestern. OU has not lost to SWC since Oct. 7, 2008 at Winfield, 3-0. Ottawa haven’t dropped a set to the Moundbuilders in six straight games. The first meeting between Ottawa and Southwestern took place in October 1976 at Baker University. OU won the match 2-0; 15-6, 15-0.

Ottawa won the game this season on Sept. 21 at Wilson Field House 3-0, 25-15, 25-10, 25-15. OU finished the game with 42 kills, a .293 offense percentage, 34 assists, six service aces, 67 digs, and four team blocks. Radaisy-Valdez the org unit led with 16 kills had an attack percentage of .500. The OU passers both finished the game with a double-double. Haylee O’Meara had 18 assists and 10 digs. Kaitlyn Haller finished the game with 12 assists and 16 digs. Jadore Hayes led the Braves with 17 digs and Kennedi Wyrick had 12 digs.

OU is 42-16 in the KCAC Tournament and has won 10 KCAC Tournament Championships. The Braves have won six of the last seven KCAC tournaments, including the last four (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021). Ottawa and Southwestern have met five times in the KCAC tournament. Ottawa is 4-1 in those games and has won the last four meetings of the KCAC tournament. (11 Nov 1994 L | 11 Nov 1996 W, 3-2 | 14 Nov 2002 W, 3-0 | 12 Nov 2013 W, 3-0 | 9 Nov 2018 W, 3-1).

In 33 games, the Braves averaged 12.5 kills per set, 11.6 assists per set, 2.03 blocks per set, 1.5 service aces per set, and 18.2 digs per set. OU has an attack percentage of .202.

The Braves are ranked 30th in the NAIA in kills (1,454), 21st in total kills (4,447), 28th in assists (1,351), 15th in digs (2,112), 29th in digs by set (18.2), 38th in solo blocks (75), 41st in assist blocks (322), 30th in total blocks (236) and 44th in blocks per set (2.03).

Southwestern College is 11-14 overall and finishes eighth in the KCAC with a 5-7 record. The Moundbuilders beat Avila University in the first round of the KCAC Tournament 3-0 on Nov. 8 at Winfield. It was Southwestern’s second win over the Eagles in less than a week.

In the win over Avila on Tuesday night, Southwestern had 36 kills, a .151 offense percentage, 36 assists, two service aces, 74 digs and seven team blocks. KaSandra Lyons and Anna Bradley led the Moundbuilders with eight wins each. Maela Stevens led the team with 19 assists, Sophia Wicker had 20 digs and Jayda Brittenum finished with four blocks.

Over 25 games, Southwestern is averaging 10.6 kills per set, 10.05 assists per set, 1.2 blocks per set, 0.9 service aces per set, and 19.5 digs per set. The Moundbuilders have an attack percentage of 0.119.

SWC is ranked seventh in the NAIA in recoveries per set (19.5) and 28th in ball handling errors (42).

Hannah Weber leads Southwestern with 180 kills, averaging 2.07 kills per set. Sierra Norlin leads the team in assists (433) and she is averaging 4.9 assists per set. Sophia Wickers is the SWC leader in service aces (24) and digs (563). She averages 6.4 recoveries per set. Brianne Ede leads the team in blocks with 49, averaging 0.6 per set.

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Education workers demonstrate across Ottawa to launch strike https://imagesforcanada.com/education-workers-demonstrate-across-ottawa-to-launch-strike/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 21:31:19 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/education-workers-demonstrate-across-ottawa-to-launch-strike/ Education workers gathered on picket lines across Ottawa on Friday morning, including at the offices of Progressive Conservative MPs, to express their displeasure at the idea that the province is imposing a contract on the Canadian Union of public service (CUPE). The union says low pay and general job dissatisfaction are at the heart of […]]]>

Education workers gathered on picket lines across Ottawa on Friday morning, including at the offices of Progressive Conservative MPs, to express their displeasure at the idea that the province is imposing a contract on the Canadian Union of public service (CUPE).

The union says low pay and general job dissatisfaction are at the heart of the protests.

They gained a new political dimension this week when the Progressive Conservative government imposed contracts on 55,000 education workers and banned them from striking.

Despite the invocation of the notwithstanding clause – which allows Parliament and provincial legislatures to strike down parts of the charter – CUPE chose to protest anyway, racking up up to $220 million in fines a day.

Workers expressed their frustration outside the office of Progressive Conservative MP Lisa Macleod, not only over their desire for a pay rise, but also over their feeling that their democratic rights had been trampled on.

“I used to think we lived in a democracy, but now I’m not so sure,” said Alison Moy, an office administrator who is now on strike.

“I don’t know any [educational assistants] who don’t have a second job because they just can’t afford to live on our salary,” said Helen Fiset, who was standing next to her.

“We’re just asking for a fair rate of inflation relative to what things cost.”

CUPE workers and supporters share reasons for picketing Friday

Two Ottawa education workers and a parent said they are fighting for what they think CUPE workers deserve.

By 8 a.m., about 50 workers and parents had already gathered at the Macleod constituency office, which had a sign on its door saying the office would remain closed on Friday.

“My second job paid for this sign,” read a sign held by protesters. “We deserve a fair deal,” read another.

Eight of 12 school boards in eastern Ontario switched to online learning on Friday as education workers began picketing. (Laura Glowacki/CBC)

Eight of 12 school boards in Eastern Ontario have switched to online learning, with the other four saying their plans would vary if the strike continues next week.

Education workers on the picket line include librarians, caretakers, teacher aides and those who work with medically fragile children.

In a statement released early Friday, Education Minister Stephen Lecce said the ministry had already filed a complaint with the Ontario Labor Relations Board in response to the “unlawful strike.”

“Nothing matters more right now than getting all students back to class and we will use every tool at our disposal to do so,” the statement said.

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Ottawa Police Didn’t Follow Procedure For Help During ‘Freedom Convoy’: Blair – HighRiverOnline.com https://imagesforcanada.com/ottawa-police-didnt-follow-procedure-for-help-during-freedom-convoy-blair-highriveronline-com/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 10:48:36 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/ottawa-police-didnt-follow-procedure-for-help-during-freedom-convoy-blair-highriveronline-com/ In dramatic testimony on Monday, former Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly called out his former boss Bill Blair, who is now a federal cabinet minister, over his claims that local police did not followed the proper procedure to get the help she needed during the “freedom convoy”. “demonstration last winter. A summary of Emergency Preparedness […]]]>

In dramatic testimony on Monday, former Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly called out his former boss Bill Blair, who is now a federal cabinet minister, over his claims that local police did not followed the proper procedure to get the help she needed during the “freedom convoy”. “demonstration last winter.

A summary of Emergency Preparedness Minister Bill Blair’s interview with lawyers for the Public Order Emergency Commission was read aloud during a public inquiry hearing into the use by the federal government’s Emergencies Act on Monday.

While Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson had written directly to the Ontario and federal governments asking for more police during the weeks of protests, Blair suggested that was the wrong protocol.

The document states that according to Blair, the Ottawa Police Service and City Council were supposed to go to the OPP to request more officers before contacting the RCMP, in accordance with rules set out in the Police Act. provincial police services.

But in his testimony at the inquest, Sloly said Blair never followed that rule when the minister ran the Toronto police.

“It’s a bit confusing because in all my time with the Toronto Police Department when (Blair) was the chief, that was never the case,” Sloly told the commission Monday.

Sloly served as Blair’s deputy with the Toronto Police Service from 2009 to 2015 before becoming Ottawa chief in 2019. He resigned at the height of the protests on February 15, the day after the federal government declared a public order emergency.

Sloly said based on his hands-on experience over decades of policing, he would always go to the nearest law enforcement jurisdiction that might be able to offer help.

Blair’s interview summary also suggests that the RCMP and Ontario police were reluctant to send in more officers without a “proper plan” in place.

But Sloly said the minister never raised that concern with him in the multiple meetings they had at the time.

Blair is expected to appear as a witness at the inquest in a few weeks.

This is just one of many disputes and contradictions the commission is investigating as it examines the circumstances that led to the federal government’s decision to use the Emergencies Act.

The act is meant to be invoked when an urgent, critical and temporary situation threatens the life, health or safety of Canadians, when provinces are deemed to lack the capacity or authority to respond, and when the crisis does not can be effectively managed with existing laws.

The situation in Ottawa during the protest was a “powder keg ready to explode,” Sloly explained during two days of testimony before the commission.

Streets were blocked by protesters, creating a traumatic experience for local residents, he said. Ottawa police have struggled to keep up with the massive number of ongoing investigations during what must have seemed like a lawless time for residents and businesses, he said.

“That’s one of the reasons why in our requests we asked for additional investigators, crime analysts. We just couldn’t keep up with the intake volume, we needed additional dispatchers,” explained Sloly.

“The very ability to do the intake of complaints, the follow-up to complaints, was significantly restricted during my tenure and I suspect for weeks if not months after all the events were over.”

Sloly said he reported six threats to his own life he received during the protest, but did not receive a follow-up call from police to find out if the threats went through. of an investigation.

The investigation so far has painted a picture of conflict and confusion within police departments and at all levels of government after the convoy arrived in Ottawa in late January.

An Ottawa police attorney suggested during the hearing that Sloly feared losing his job as streets were blocked by protesters.

“Were you worried about losing your job and being blamed for what happened? Ottawa police attorney David Migicovsky asked Sloly.

The former leader categorically denied this suggestion.

“Absolutely not, sir,” Sloly replied.

“And what you were looking for was to blame someone else?” Migicovsky in a hurry.

“Absolutely not, sir,” Sloly said.

In another exchange on Monday, Migicovsky argued that Sloly was looking to blame Steve Bell, who was then his deputy leader, for not planning the protest.

He presented notes from another deputy chief, Patricia Ferguson, who made a similar accusation.

“The wise chief is looking for emails to support that I/we intentionally excluded him from seeking information about the upcoming demo,” Ferguson’s Feb. 14 notes said. The documents were submitted as evidence to the investigation.

Sloly said the accusation was “absolutely incorrect” and he took offense to it.

The former police chief confirmed he took a more direct role in the police response to the protest after losing a degree of trust in his deputies.

He said he was worried after his deputies appointed a new event commander without telling him, but he never completely lost faith in them.

The leadership of the officer who was unknowingly appointed to the position was still under review at the time after a street party in 2021 spiraled out of control following an IAAF football game. University of Ottawa, Sloly said.

Sloly has been repeatedly accused of causing confusion and dysfunction within the ranks of the Ottawa Police Service during the protest by breaking the chain of command.

Sloly said all of these accusations came at second hand.

“Absolutely everything that was claimed because there was a rumor or something that went around the station. That’s the only thing I’ve heard so far,” he said. he told the commission.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on October 31, 2022.

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Pain at the pump as gas prices in Ottawa rise https://imagesforcanada.com/pain-at-the-pump-as-gas-prices-in-ottawa-rise/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 22:17:30 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/pain-at-the-pump-as-gas-prices-in-ottawa-rise/ Gasoline prices are on the rise in Ottawa, with many stations selling gasoline at $1.736 per litre. Back-to-back days of price hikes are pushing some companies to breaking point. Across Ontario, the cost of fuel spiked in mid-August as supplies remain tight, putting serious pressure on Basil Hanhan. “It’s very, very difficult and it affects […]]]>

Gasoline prices are on the rise in Ottawa, with many stations selling gasoline at $1.736 per litre.

Back-to-back days of price hikes are pushing some companies to breaking point.

Across Ontario, the cost of fuel spiked in mid-August as supplies remain tight, putting serious pressure on Basil Hanhan.

“It’s very, very difficult and it affects the business, of course,” says Hanhan, owner Five star driving school in Ottawa.

The extra cost of the gasoline he has to pump daily burns up any possibility of profit.

“Before, if it cost me to fill up for the whole month for $700. Now, no, it’s not, it’s probably $1,200 and it’s just gas with no maintenance on the brakes or anything, everything went up. I was working very well before. .”

When gas was closer to $1, Hanhan rented a storefront and taught learner drivers five days a week, eight hours a day. But having to raise prices, which he says most other driving schools have also done, has proven too much for some, who are now choosing to take fewer lessons.

“I have to close my class and we’ve gone online,” he says. “You can’t afford the driving instructor who works for the school and many driving instructors have gone to start their own school, which creates a lot of competition for such a small town. How much are we going to continue to go up, up, with gas prices how much.”

Oil giant Shell reported third-quarter profits of $9.5 billion, up from $4.1 billion in the same period last year.

Even as massive profits roll in for big oil, gasoline price analyst Dan McTeague says he expects prices to continue rising through the fall, hitting $1.85 per month. liter.

“We need to know, of course, that the province took about six cents of that in terms of the tax that they’ll have to remit at the end of December unless they change their minds,” McTeague said, the President of Canadians for Affordable Energy. “The reality is that we’re probably going to see ourselves going back to $2 a liter of gasoline and diesel is going to keep going up.”

Gas prices fell slightly two weeks ago after peaking in early October linked to global circumstances, including OPEC’s decision to cut oil production.

According ottawagasprices.comthe average price a year ago in Ottawa was about 142.3 cents per litre.

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Ottawa woman arrested after sister arrives at hospital with stab wounds https://imagesforcanada.com/ottawa-woman-arrested-after-sister-arrives-at-hospital-with-stab-wounds/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 18:39:00 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/ottawa-woman-arrested-after-sister-arrives-at-hospital-with-stab-wounds/ OTTAWA, Kan. (WIBW) – An Ottawa woman is behind bars after her sister arrived at a local hospital with stab wounds. The Ottawa Police Service says that around 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, officials were called to Advent Health with reports that a patient was admitted with stab wounds. Responding officers said they discovered […]]]>

OTTAWA, Kan. (WIBW) – An Ottawa woman is behind bars after her sister arrived at a local hospital with stab wounds.

The Ottawa Police Service says that around 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 20, officials were called to Advent Health with reports that a patient was admitted with stab wounds.

Responding officers said they discovered the incident occurred at a home in the 600 block of S. Elm Street and identified the suspect as 18-year-old Amani Bennett of Ottawa, who was possibly still be inside.

The OPD noted that the victim, a 25-year-old woman, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and discharged from hospital. He also said the victim is Bennet’s sister.

From there, OPD said the STAR team responded to search the house after responders found a locked room inside the house which was later identified as Bennet’s room. Staff were able to execute the search warrant but did not find Bennet inside the house.

Just after 10:10 a.m. Friday, officials said they followed leads and found Bennet, who was later arrested without incident at a house in the 100 block of S. Maple St.

OPD noted that Bennet had been booked in the Franklin Co. Adult Detention Center on aggravated battery and criminal damage to property. She is awaiting formal charges.

Anyone with additional information about the case should contact the OPD Investigations Unit at 785-242-2561.

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Ottawa spends too much on CCS, neglects workers’ skills: iron and earth https://imagesforcanada.com/ottawa-spends-too-much-on-ccs-neglects-workers-skills-iron-and-earth/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 05:21:24 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/ottawa-spends-too-much-on-ccs-neglects-workers-skills-iron-and-earth/ Support for the energy transition in the federal government’s 2022 budget has favored carbon capture, use and storage (CCS) over the best opportunities for rapid decarbonization, the executive director of Iron & Earth said Tuesday, Luisa Da Silva, before a parliamentary committee. CCS has brought in nearly four times more funding than clean electricity initiatives, […]]]>

Support for the energy transition in the federal government’s 2022 budget has favored carbon capture, use and storage (CCS) over the best opportunities for rapid decarbonization, the executive director of Iron & Earth said Tuesday, Luisa Da Silva, before a parliamentary committee.

CCS has brought in nearly four times more funding than clean electricity initiatives, Da Silva said, during an appearance before the House Environment and Sustainability Committee. But “although the federal and provincial governments have provided about C$5.8 billion for CCS projects since 2000, CCS only captures 0.05% of Canada’s greenhouse gases.”

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Despite mounting pressure on Canada to increase these subsidies to match industry support under the Biden administration Inflation Reduction ActDa Silva said only 2.3% of the US$158 billion in clean energy initiatives in the United States is for CCS, compared to 48% for home energy efficiency and community resilience.

Da Silva’s presentation came just days after the carbon capture industry reported record interest in developing new projects, driven by rising carbon prices and government subsidies. The Global CCS Institute’s latest annual survey showed 153 new projects under construction, with the United States and Canada leading the way, “61 more than at this time last year and more than at any other time in the world. ‘story’, Bloomberg News reports.

All this new activity “would be in addition to the 30 projects currently underway and 11 others under construction”, writes the news agency. But even if all the projects are completed – and even if they meet their targets when they go live – they will only capture 244 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, or less than 1% of the estimated 36 billion tonnes. emitted by humanity. Last year.

Last month, a broad industry assessment produced by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) warned that carbon capture and storage projects are far more likely to fail than to succeed, and nearly three quarters of the carbon dioxide they manage to capture each year is sold to fossil companies and used to extract more oil. The 13 “large-scale flagship” projects in the analysis represented about 55% of the world’s current carbon capture capacity, the institute said in a statement. Ten of the 13 underperformed, failed outright, or had to be mothballed.

“CCS technology has been around for 50 years and many projects have failed and continued to fail, with only a handful of works,” said report co-author Bruce Robertson, a seasoned investment analyst and fund manager. who now serves as an energy finance analyst for gas at the IEEFA. and LNG. Although CCS “could have a role to play in hard-to-reduce sectors such as cement, fertilizers and steel, the overall results point to a financial, technical and emissions reduction framework that continues to overestimate and underestimate. -perform”.

None of this has stopped Jarad Daniels, CEO of the CCS Institute, from touting the potential of the still-in-the-making technology his organization is supposed to promote. “CCS is the Swiss army knife of climate change mitigation – it will continue to play multiple and unique roles in decarbonizing the global economy,” he said. “Many essential industries like cement and chemical production have no other viable path to deep decarbonization other than CCS.”

Rather than doubling down on an “old energy system” that is “too centralized and not community-driven,” Da Silva said Canada should “simultaneously improve worker well-being and community resilience in the face of to climate change through green housing initiatives, renovations, community distributions, energy projects and zero-emission mobility. But it will mean developing the skill base to get the job done.

“It’s a matter of distributing those skills, closer to need, closer to home and available across the country,” Da Silva told the committee.

“Currently, despite their basic skills and desire to work in a net-zero economy, fossil fuel workers and Indigenous communities lack the opportunity to play a leadership role in shaping policy and infrastructure. needed to achieve global climate goals,” she said. . But “increasing local jobs and local economies prevents a Canadian diaspora of energy workers from flying across the country for work and builds resilience against boom/bust cycles associated with the export economy. oil and gas.”

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Election in Ottawa: municipal candidates denounce political interference https://imagesforcanada.com/election-in-ottawa-municipal-candidates-denounce-political-interference/ Sun, 16 Oct 2022 22:17:27 +0000 https://imagesforcanada.com/election-in-ottawa-municipal-candidates-denounce-political-interference/ In the buildup to the final week of the Ottawa mayoral race, some council candidates say they’ve had trouble with campaign materials defaced, deleted or even stolen. In a now-viral video, taken in late September, Barrhaven-West candidate Taayo Simmonds accused fellow candidate David Hill of removing his campaign materials from a residential mailbox and replacing […]]]>

In the buildup to the final week of the Ottawa mayoral race, some council candidates say they’ve had trouble with campaign materials defaced, deleted or even stolen.

In a now-viral video, taken in late September, Barrhaven-West candidate Taayo Simmonds accused fellow candidate David Hill of removing his campaign materials from a residential mailbox and replacing them with those of Hill.

Hill later apologized for his actions, calling them “misjudgment”.

Following this video, other candidates talk about their own experiences.

Knoxdale-Merivale ward candidate Michael Wood posted a video to Twitter on Friday that appears to show a man removing a lawn sign supporting Wood from a property.

“It’s heartbreaking for me to know the people who have supported me, the money that has been spent and to see the signs torn down,” Wood said.

In Kanata South, Erin Coffin says she has had campaign signs taken from certain streets on several occasions, and even had signs stolen from her volunteers.

“We had a volunteer, my dad, pull signs out of his car while he was putting up signs for us,” Coffin said.

Municipal experts say it’s part of a trend of growing political division that is seeping into politics and now prevalent at the municipal level.

“We will see if there is a bit of a reset with the new term of the council because over the last year and even three to four years there have been deep divisions that have really grown since the last election. “said Jon Willing, a city councilor. said the business commentator.

In September, Ottawa police said they received 14 reports of mischief or theft of election signs.

Interfering with or damaging election signs is an offense under the Criminal Code and charges may include mischief to property.

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