Art Installation Featuring 2500 Hula-Hoops Brings Wild Visual Fun to Japanese City

Kengo Kito’s art installation featuring 2,500 Hula-Hoops is on display at the Shiroiya Hotel in Maebashi City on Nov. 19, 2021. (Katsuhiko Masuda) MAEBASHI — An illuminated art installation featuring 2,500 hula hoops in seven colors has been unveiled in a hotel passageway in the Honmachi district of this eastern Japan city. Called “Shiroiya x … Read more

VIA Rail cancels four trains on the Ottawa-Toronto Corridor Monday and Tuesday

OTTAWA – VIA Rail has canceled four trains between Ottawa and Toronto on Monday and Tuesday this week due to an “operating problem affecting the infrastructure owner.” In a statement on Twitter, VIA Rail said some trips on the Ottawa-Toronto and Toronto-Montreal corridors were canceled, “due to operational issues affecting the infrastructure owner, which is … Read more

Former Defense Chief Mark Esper Sues Pentagon Over Book Editing

WASHINGTON — Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper is suing the Pentagon for editing parts of his forthcoming book, making him the top member of the Trump administration to fight attempts by administration officials to restrict sensitive information in their memoirs. “The American people deserve a full and unambiguous accounting of our nation’s history,” Mr Esper … Read more

OC Transpo offers free transit in December, and Farm Boy celebrates a milestone: Five stories to see in Ottawa this week

OTTAWA – All eyes on COVID-19 cases in Ottawa, while childhood vaccinations continue, OC Transpo offers free service until December, and an Ottawa-based grocery store turns 40 years old. is looking at five stories to watch in Ottawa this week. COVID-19 VACINATIONS GO IN WEAPONS As cases arise Ottawa Public Health will continue its … Read more

COVID-19 in Ottawa: Omicron COVID-19 variant found in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Two cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ottawa, the first cases of the variant in Canada. In a statement Sunday afternoon, the Ontario government says two people who recently traveled from Nigeria tested positive for the variant. The two patients are in isolation, and Ottawa Public Health handles … Read more

Ottawa police are looking for suspects in a Western store robbery

OTTAWA – Ottawa police are looking for a suspect after thieves allegedly stole several items from a store during opening hours in the western end of Ottawa. Police say Friday, Nov. 5, that three men walked into a commercial store in the 3,000-block of Palladium Drive and stole several items. Police say all three suspects … Read more

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies of cancer at age 41

PARIS-Virgil Abloh, the American designer who championed streetwear and hip-hop culture in luxury fashion and became one of the industry’s most prominent black executives, passed away on Sunday, according to a post on his Instagram account. He was 41 years old. The cause was cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer. Abloh was diagnosed more … Read more

A two-vehicle accident outside Lansdowne sends the SUV over to the side

OTTAWA – A person was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle accident in front of Lansdowne Park. Emergency crews responded to the crash on Bank Street, between Wilton Crescent and Echo Drive, just after 8pm on Saturday. Photos submitted to CTV News Ottawa showed an SUV on the side after the … Read more

Ottawa Senators: Tkachuk responds after biting incident

OTTAWA – Ottawa Senators captain Brady Tkachuk has accused LA Kings’ Brendan Lemieux of biting him during a fight in Saturday night’s game in Los Angeles. Tkachuk and Lemieux got into a fight in the third period, after which Tkachuk said Lemieux bit him in the hand. Lemieux received a match penalty after the incident. … Read more

COVID-19 cases in Ottawa: OPH reports 61 new cases in the city

OTTAWA – Ottawa Public Health says 61 more people in the city have tested positive for COVID-19. Admissions are constant. To date, OPH has reported 31,943 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa since the pandemic began. No new deaths were reported Sunday. The death toll from the pandemic is 618 inhabitants. The number of known … Read more