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In the News: Tuesday, Aug. 4

Bring you umbrella as Environment Canada says it will be a wet Tuesday with a high of 22 and low of 17. Periods of rain with a risk of thunderstorm will continue before finally ending near midnight. Back to school plans concern parents of special needs kids Many parents of children with compromised immune systems and special needs feel that…


‘Russell’ slavery storm reaches Ottawa via Russell Road: ‘To preserve Black history, we need to re-write it’

A controversy over the historical namesake of Russell Township just east of Ottawa has reached the nation’s capital along Russell Road — the route that runs between urban Ottawa and the nearby rural area named for a slave owner. Peter Russell was also a top Upper Canada administrator in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Godlove Ngwafusi, a leading…