Via Rail accedes to mayor's request to hold technical briefing over signal woes
At the request of Mayor Jim Watson, Via Rail will hold a technical briefing at City Hall next week to to explain the ongoing issues with crossing signals malfunctioning in the Barrhaven area.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
No tampering at malfunctioning rail crossings, Ottawa police say
Ottawa police say they found no evidence of mischief at seven west-end rail crossings, including one that's come under fire from politicians and residents for the number of times it's malfunctioned.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Ottawa man charged with first-degree murder in wife's death
Minutes after murder-accused Bhupinderpal Gill's brief appearance in a packed courtroom Monday, an emotional group of relatives and friends from Ottawa's tightly-knit Sikh community gathered for an impromptu sidewalk prayer.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Jagtar Gill homicide investigation nets second arrest
Jagtar Gill, 43, was found dead in her home by her husband and 15-year-old daughter.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Chianello: Fear and loathing in Barrhaven
The day after police were called in to investigate the possibility of vandalism at the Via Rail crossings in Barrhaven, less than 24-hours after additional staff were put in place at six crossings to provide additional security, the gate at the Woodroffe Avenue level rail crossing almost smashed into the top of a car.
Bloody metal bar found in south Ottawa, police seek help
Ottawa police want the public's help after finding a bloodstained metal bar in a wooded area in the city's south end.
'We're not morons': Via Rail urged to speak up about Ottawa issues
Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt is calling for a police investigation into ongoing technical malfunctions at the Fallowfield Road railway crossing, saying there could be a criminal element to the problem.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Girl, 12, still suffering from effects of chlorine gas mishap at Ottawa hotel
Since she inhaled chlorine gas at Ottawa's TraveLodge Hotel about a month ago, Emily Cryderman's life hasn't been the same, his family says.
MPs call for action on Barrhaven rail problems
Three MPs held a meeting late Wednesday afternoon regarding reported signal problems at Via Rail crossings, according to Ottawa West-Nepean MP John Baird's office.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
OC Transpo buses shouldn't stop at open railway crossings, study says
Six people were killed after an OC Transpo bus collided with a Via Rail passenger train in September 2013.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Ottawa Business Journal
Housing starts still down for 2014 despite March boost: CMHC
The number of housing starts in Ottawa shot up in March, but not enough to reverse the home construction market's tepid start to 2014.
Signal glitches continue to dog Via Rail crossings in Barrhaven
An Ottawa traffic management official said late Tuesday afternoon that signals at the Greenbank Road railway crossing between Malvern Drive and Wessex Road weren't working properly, according to a resident.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Ottawa railway crossings experience more signal problems
There were signal issues again Monday morning at two Ottawa railway crossings, days after local MP John Baird and Mayor Jim Watson demanded Via Rail fix issues nearby.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Media Advisory: Governor General to Present Caring Canadian Award to 46 Volunteers
This event is part of His Excellency's program to highlight National Volunteer Week, from April 6 to 12, 2014.
Barrhaven railway crossing signals malfunctioning again
Ottawa police said around 9:25 a.m. that the lights were on at the Fallowfield Road crossing near Woodroffe Avenue, but the arm was up.
Hydro Ottawa flooded with bill complaints, just in time for rally Friday
Just in time for a province-wide protest, Hydro Ottawa says it has been flooded with complaints about high electricity bills.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Busy summer construction season bound to could cause headaches
Brace yourself: this year's construction season could cause even more of a headache than last year's, city staff said Thursday.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
A Tribe Called Red: Thursday, April 3
Like a lot of native North Americans, Bear Thomas didn't grow up with many heroes who looked like him.
DNA match leads to charges in 2012 Merivale Road robbery
Ottawa police have laid charges in a 2012 robbery after matching a two-year-old DNA sample to a man recently convicted of a separate robbery.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson calls on Via to fix rail crossing
Via Rail needs to get its "act together" and fix the faulty railway crossing near the site of last year's fatal crash between a passenger train and an OC Transpo double-decker bus, a tough-talking Jim Watson said Tuesday.