Ottawasun

  • Fury inks another Canadian
    Don Campbell Special to the Sun The CanCon meter continues to soar around the Ottawa Fury FC. That’s CanCon as in Canadian Content. Fresh off signing Toronto native Daniel Haber last week, the Fury FC officially inked Sherbrooke, Que., defender Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare Monday to bring the number of Canadians to… ... more
    Ottawasun7 hours ago
  • Ottawa Redblacks QB Trevor Harris: ‘I hope the fans that a...
    As mediocre as the Ottawa Redblacks were in a 27-3 defeat against the undefeated Calgary Stampeders Thursday night, quarterback Trevor Harris says fans can expect much bigger things from the offence going forward. And if that means getting blamed for his part in the loss — a game in which… ... more
    Ottawasun11 hours ago
  • Ottawa Fury add to their Canadian content
    The CanCon meter continues to soar around the Ottawa Fury FC. That’s CanCon as in Canadian Content. Fresh off signing Toronto native Daniel Haber last week, the Fury FC officially inked Sherbrooke, Que., defender Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé Monday to bring the number of Canadians to 17 on the Fury’s 26-man roster.… ... more
    Ottawasun12 hours ago
  • DOG’S BEST FRIEND: Little Emma sells lemonade to rais...
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    Ottawasun15 hours ago
  • The story of Karen’s place
    Since the opening of Karen’s place, a black and white photo and inscription at the entrance of the apartment building have prompted questions from visitors. The 42-unit affordable housing development for individuals living with mental health challenges opened in Ottawa in 2016, 6 years after the passing of Karen Nesrallah.… ... more
    Ottawasun18 hours ago
  • You Said It: When debt just doesn’t seem to matter
    Today, July 11, interest rates rose a quarter of a point, but, considering this, it will probably not affect the real estate market very much. As a 68-year-old retired senior, interest rates rising will not affect me personally because I have no debt, rather it will probably be in my… ... more
    Ottawasun22 hours ago
  • Stunned hockey world mourns the death of Ray Emery
    The hockey world reacted to the sudden passing of Ray Emery with extreme shock and sorrow on Sunday. Clearly, the man they called “Razor” had many friends in the game. “I am  f—ing crushed,” former National Hockey League forward Daniel Carcillo, who played with Emery in Chicago and envied his “demeanor”… ... more
    Ottawasun1 day ago
  • Tragic end for Ray Emery, a polarizing figure who led Senato...
    It was the 2006-07 season and Ottawa Senators goalie Ray Emery was off to a great start. As the National Hockey League All-Star Game approached, I asked him what he had planned for the break. “I’m going bungee jumping in Whistler,” Emery said. Great story, I thought. A key member… ... more
    Ottawasun1 day ago
  • You Said It: Will it be a smooth trip exiting Bluesfest in 2...
    Re: Bluesfest crowds could overwhelm future Pimisi LRT station (online edition, July 10) In a story about exiting Bluesfest in 2019, reporter Jon Willing threw impatience, heat, booze and unpredictable weather into the mix. If it’s a rock concert, I’d include legal marijuana. (Just saying.) “In an ideal scenario, the queue… ... more
    Ottawasun2 days ago
  • Editorial: Council leaps tall buildings in a single bound
    In its haste to sweep awkward issues aside before municipal election season cranks up, city council last week approved a mixed-use development for 900 Albert St. It consists of three very tall buildings: 65, 56 and 27 storeys. We’re not philosophically opposed to tallness, but aspects of the decision are… ... more
    Ottawasun2 days ago
  • Fury gets some offence in victory
    Tony Taylor scored his first goal of the season and Ottawa Fury FC rallied for a 2-1 victory over Penn FC on Saturday afternoon at TD Place. After a scoreless first half, Penn FC struck first when Kenny Tribbett took to the air to head in a Richard Menjivar cross.… ... more
    Ottawasun2 days ago
  • ‘Fighting’ Fury FC rallies for home victory against Penn...
    Tony Taylor scored his first goal of the season and Steevan Dos Santos added the game winner on a penalty kick as Ottawa Fury FC rallied for a 2-1 victory over Penn FC in a United Soccer League match at TD Place stadium on Saturday afternoon. After a scoreless first… ... more
    Ottawasun2 days ago
  • Toptracer popularity a sign of technology’s impact on golf...
    It was love at first sight when Kevin and Lisa Haime made their annual visit to the PGA Merchandise Show in January. There in Orlando, along with thousands of others in the industry to check out the latest and greatest in golf technology, the husband and wife owners of the… ... more
    Ottawasun2 days ago
  • You Said It: Time for Melnyk to sell the team
    Erik Karlsson will be leaving our team, and who can blame him? All every player wants is a chance to win the Stanley Cup. We will never win the Cup since the owner will not spend up to the cap. Melnyk needs to ask himself, ‘Why do I own… ... more
    Ottawasun3 days ago
  • Fury looks for goals with Haber
    DON CAMPBELL Special to the Sun The newest member of the Ottawa Fury led all of NCAA soccer in goals-per-game with 18 in 16 games in 2012 as a junior with the Cornell University Big Red and was a semifinalist for the top player in the nation. He is coming… ... more
    Ottawasun3 days ago
  • Champions lose fourth straight
    The Ottawa Champions dropped their fourth consecutive game, falling 5-1 to the Trois-Rivieres Aigles in Can-Am League action on Friday night. Ottawa starter Edilson Alvarez took the loss, allowing three earned runs on seven hits while striking out five and walking one through 6.1 innings. Sebastien Boucher drove in the… ... more
    Ottawasun3 days ago
  • Cleary: Ottawa high school athletes make marks at provincial...
    The Ottawa high school varsity sports season closed in spectacular fashion last month as hundreds of athletes participated in 15 provincial championships or festivals and one national rowing regatta. The track and field athletes excelled, winning six gold, five silver and seven bronze medals at their Ontario Federation of School… ... more
    Ottawasun3 days ago
  • Ottawa Redblacks need to erase ugly loss to Stampeders and p...
    No matter how much lipstick the Ottawa Redblacks put on it, they’re not going to be able to pretty up Thursday night’s 27-3 loss to the Calgary Stampeders at TD Place stadium. The 24-point margin actually didn’t do it justice. It was much, much worse than that. It was a… ... more
    Ottawasun4 days ago
  • You Said It: Trudeau should be held to the same high standar...
    Re: Nothing to prove, July 8 Letter writer Joel Duncan seems to have missed the point regarding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s groping allegation. Trudeau, the self-proclaimed feminist, has held others to a very high standard when it comes to allegations of sexual misconduct by MPs and senators. He should be… ... more
    Ottawasun4 days ago
  • Brennan: Redblacks QB Harris lays another egg against Stampe...
    The birds were singing on a beautiful night for a football game at TD Place. The boo birds. Redblacks quarterback Trevor Harris was the target of their disgust in the first half of a showdown with the CFL leading Calgary Stampeders. His performance warranted it. He was brutal. But so… ... more
    Ottawasun4 days ago
  • Prepare for battle: Redblacks’ Jon Gott pounds water for d...
    It’s a wonder Jon Gott can stand (still) at attention for the national anthem before games on summer nights like Thursday. To combat the heat, the 6-3, 297-pound Ottawa Redblacks offensive lineman drinks “at least a few litres” of water in the days leading up to the kickoff. With all… ... more
    Ottawasun4 days ago
  • Fury FC hoping newcomer Daniel Haber will ignite its offence
    The newest member of the Ottawa Fury led NCAA soccer in goals-per-game in 2012 with 18 in 16 games as a junior with the Cornell University Big Red, and he was a semifinalist for the national player of the year award. He is coming off back-to-back seven-goal seasons in the United… ... more
    Ottawasun4 days ago
  • Punter Richie Leone doing some good legwork for Ottawa Redbl...
    One of the Ottawa Redblacks’ most valuable assets on special teams early in the Canadian Football League season has been Richie Leone’s leg. Going into Thursday night’s home game against the Calgary Stampeders, the 26-year old was averaging 47.1 yards per punt. A week ago in Montreal, he put on… ... more
    Ottawasun4 days ago
  • Illegal apartments – buy at your own risk
    In Ottawa, converting basements to legal apartments known as secondary dwelling units (SDU), is a strategy that offers decent returns when done properly because it increases the value of the property and enables the investors to command higher rents. Everyday home buyers can also benefit from owning a property with… ... more
    Ottawasun5 days ago
  • Condo sales keep market from overheating
    Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 2,070 residential properties in June through the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® System, compared with 2,163 in June 2017, a decrease of 4.3 per cent. The five-year average for June sales is 1,914. June’s sales included 455 in the condominium property class, an… ... more
    Ottawasun5 days ago
  • Keep cool all summer long
    Having enjoyed a lake home for many years, we’ve learned to live without air conditioning by employing clever thinking to get us through ‘heat warning’ nights, the ruin of many a summer. But of course keeping cool is only the start of it… Choose cool colours. It’s no coincidence the… ... more
    Ottawasun5 days ago
  • McLeod: Not all art has to be government-sanctioned; city be...
    Back in the spring, I walked downtown from the Bayview Yards, “Innovation Hub.â€� It was one of those chances to see the city — a part of the city I know well — from a different angle; a chance to explore the familiar. I took the path along the north… ... more
    Ottawasun5 days ago
  • You Said It: Why are female members of Parliament silent on ...
    In reference to the Kokanee Grope, where, when he was 28 years old, Justin Trudeau (not yet our prime minister) touched a reporter inappropriately without her consent. Prime Minister Trudeau claims his actions were not inappropriate, although he admits that the reporter, being female, might see things differently. Most… ... more
    Ottawasun5 days ago
  • Champions fall to Miners in series finale
    It was a case of too little, too late as the Champions plated three runs in the seventh inning en route to a 5-3 defeat against the Sussex County Miners at RCGT Park in Ottawa on Wednesday night. Sussex County scored single runs in the second and third innings, added… ... more
    Ottawasun5 days ago
  • Ottawa Redblacks receiver Diontae Spencer predicts big thing...
    Diontae Spencer wants to be a difference maker — before the 2018 Canadian Football League season, he predicted he was about to dominate. Everyone around him says it’s going to come, it just hasn’t so far — three games into the season. After a Week 1 performance where he had… ... more
    Ottawasun5 days ago
  • Defensive lineman Michael Klassen has Ottawa Redblacks’ St...
    The Ottawa Redblacks went into the 2018 Canadian Football League season unsure about how they were going to utilize their Canadian content — needing seven of them to start. One of the options was to go with six nationals on offence — four on the offensive line and two receivers… ... more
    Ottawasun5 days ago
  • Game Day: Stampeders at Redblacks
    Stampeders at Redblacks THURSDAY, 7:30 p.m. TD Place TV: TSN Radio: TSN 1200, FM 104,7, Sirius XM 167 Line: Stampeders by 3 1/2 Weather: 26 C, clear skies, 0% chance of precipitation, winds 5km/h south THE STATS PACK Calgary Points For: 31.0 (2nd) Points Against: 11.7 (1st) Yards Rushing: 147.3… ... more
    Ottawasun6 days ago
  • You Said It: Who is it who understands the immigration polic...
    Our PM (Super Socks) has the audacity to inform Premier Ford that he does not understand our policy on immigration … and what policy would that be? Premier Ford (we understand) wants all immigrants to apply through normal channels. Simple as that! The “grope-dope” is of the opinion that Canada… ... more
    Ottawasun6 days ago
  • Champions edged by Miners at home
    The Champions’ offence fell cold in a 2-1 loss to the Sussex County Miners on Tuesday night at RCGT Park in Ottawa. One night after pounding out eight runs on 12 hits, Ottawa was held to just the single run, finishing with seven hits. Coco Johnson put the Champions out… ... more
    Ottawasun6 days ago
  • Cheapseats: Any interest Tampa has in Karlsson shouldn’t b...
    Sometimes it really is hard to believe the Ottawa Senators and Tampa Bay Lightning were born at the same time. They are absolutely nothing alike now. While the Senators are shopping their top player because he wouldn’t accept what’s believed to be a lowball extension offer a year before he… ... more
    Ottawasun6 days ago
  • No sellout Thursday? Ottawa Redblacks hoping fans step up to...
    Game after game, RNation steps up and fills the TD Place stadium stands — north and south side, more than 25,000 fans each time. Technically, it’s only six straight sellouts, but there have been a few almosts in there. It looks like the streak could come to an end Thursday… ... more
    Ottawasun6 days ago
  • Linebacker Kevin Brown proving he’s special for Ottawa Red...
    Ottawa Redblacks linebacker Kevin Brown doesn’t get hung up on the what ifs, he’s not thinking about what might have been. There were the two interceptions last Friday in Montreal (a 28-18 Ottawa win) — one taken away by an illegal contact penalty, the other because he couldn’t hang onto… ... more
    Ottawasun6 days ago
  • Burrows blames himself for not “doing something” about p...
    Alex Burrows says multiple factors left the Senators overcome by “negative energyâ€� in their plunge to 30th place last season. In an interview with TSN1200 on Monday afternoon, the retiring veteran of 13 NHL seasons admitted he had never before experienced anything like it. “Uh, never,â€� said Burrows, who joined… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • You Said It: PM should practise what he preaches
    DO AS HE SAYS, NOT AS HE DOES? Elbow one MP in the stomach, grab another MP and march him across the legislature floor. Take an illegal vacation and bill taxpayers $200,000. Grope a reporter. Laws, rules and regulations don’t apply to Mr. Justin (hypocrite) Trudeau. His own… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Canadian women’s soccer team hosts Brazil Sept. 2 in Ottaw...
    When the Canadian women’s national soccer team hosts Brazil Sept. 2 at TD Place for an international friendly, there’s much more than pride on the line. Not only is it an opportunity for the world’s fifth-ranked Canadians to get a taste of elite competition — the Brazilians are ranked seventh… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Redblacks’ Kyries Hebert weighs in on Tyrell Sutton’s he...
    While Kyries Hebert was on the sideline serving his one-game suspension for a nasty flying hit on Calgary Stampeders receiver DaVaris Daniels the week before, he witnessed a helmet-to-helmet hit that has so far gone unpunished. And he wonders why. Is there more leniency given to offensive players who lower… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Ottawa Fury ups its eh game with addition of striker Daniel ...
    Ottawa Fury FC has acquired Canadian International striker Daniel Haber in a free transfer from FC Cincinnati, another United Soccer League club. The addition of Haber brings the number of Canadians on the current Fury FC 25-man roster to 16 following the release of defender Kyle Porter on Friday. Haber… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Theme Gardens
    Many homeowners look forward to the summer season as a chance to customize their outdoor spaces to reflect their personal interests. Theme gardens have ushered in a whole new way of landscaping; today, exterior spaces can mimic green spaces from around the world, bringing a sense of serenity because they’re… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Ensuring a smooth mortgage process
    The devil is in the details; an all too familiar adage, especially when it comes to the mortgage process. A lot of people spend so much time and effort on shopping around for rates and, to some extent, certain product preferences, but the really important part of the mortgage process… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • A decorative facelift
    Inspiration to brandish our quills can derive from unlikely sources. It came, recently, during a client lunch at Holt Renfrew, a C&J venue of choice when tasty food, adept service and a chic environment are our gastronomic and stylistic wants. Whilst guzzling in the hallowed eatery, we happened upon a trio… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • As the Cannabis Act rolls out, here’s what tenants ne...
    By Dickie & Lyman LLP Who practice landlord/tenant law and other areas of law Q: Now that the federal Cannabis Act has been passed, making it legal to grow and smoke marijuana, do we know what the situation is for rental properties? A: The Prime Minister has announced that the… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Perception of foreign owner activity influencing Canadian ho...
    Canadian homebuyers are influenced by fear of missing out, perceived impact of foreign investor activity and expectations of future price growth according to a new Housing Market Insight (HMI) report released by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). “The survey allows us to better understand how home buying is influenced… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Perception of foreign owner activity influencing Canadian ho...
    Canadian homebuyers are influenced by fear of missing out, perceived impact of foreign investor activity and expectations of future price growth according to a new Housing Market Insight (HMI) report released by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). “The survey allows us to better understand how home buying is influenced… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • You Said It: Time to get Trudeau a laugh track
    COMING TO YUK YUK’S SOON I think I am turning into a wise guru. I would like to say if everything Justin Trudeau says makes no sense and is a ridiculous joke, why doesn’t he have his own laugh track? Examples: “Because it’s 2015.” (Insert 1970s Three’s Company laugh track here.) “The… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • You Said It: Time to get Trudeau a laugh track
    COMING TO YUK YUK’S SOON I think I am turning into a wise guru. I would like to say if everything Justin Trudeau says makes no sense and is a ridiculous joke, why doesn’t he have his own laugh track? Examples: “Because it’s 2015.” (Insert 1970s Three’s Company laugh track here.) “The… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Offensive lineman Jason Lauzon-Séguin’s return big news...
    It had been almost eight months since offensive lineman Jason Lauzon-Séguin had lined up against a defensive lineman from another team in a game that counted for anything. But when Jon Gott was injured and left the field in the first half of Ottawa Redblack’s 28-18 win in Montreal on… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Offensive lineman Jason Lauzon-Séguin’s return big news...
    It had been almost eight months since offensive lineman Jason Lauzon-Séguin had lined up against a defensive lineman from another team in a game that counted for anything. But when Jon Gott was injured and left the field in the first half of Ottawa Redblack’s 28-18 win in Montreal on… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Fury only the latest to fall to Pittsburgh
    There had to be a reason why the Pittsburgh Riverhounds have been beaten only once all season. The Ottawa Fury FC now have a first-hand experience of why that is so. The Riverhounds exploited the Fury FC for a stunning goal off a set play in the 22nd minute and… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Fury only the latest to fall to Pittsburgh
    There had to be a reason why the Pittsburgh Riverhounds have been beaten only once all season. The Ottawa Fury FC now have a first-hand experience of why that is so. The Riverhounds exploited the Fury FC for a stunning goal off a set play in the 22nd minute and… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Ottawa Redblacks bounce back with win over Alouettes in Mont...
    MONTREAL — It wasn’t perfect, but a win is a win no matter how you slice it. Riding a big first half, quarterback Trevor Harris and the Ottawa Redblacks beat the Montreal Alouettes 28-18. It was a night Redblacks fullback Jean-Christophe Beaulieu won’t soon forget: a touchdown and a two-point… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Champions bounce back with win in New Jersey
    One night removed from the most humiliating defeats of their season, the Ottawa Champions stepped up and delivered, bouncing back with a 5-1 win over the Jackals in Can-Am League action on Friday night in New Jersey. After losing by scores of 23-8 and 14-1 on Thursday – the first… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Receiver Julian Feoli-Gudino looking to work his way into op...
    MONTREAL — It’s not exactly the way Julian Feoli-Gudino imagined the next chapter of his Canadian Football League career would be scripted. But the receiver who signed as a free agent with the Ottawa Redblacks before the 2018 season is putting his head down and doing what he’s always done:… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Former Senator Alex Burrows retires after 13 NHL seasons
    Alex Burrows had to battle long odds to get to the National Hockey League. On Friday, he announced he had suited up for the final time. After taking time to contemplate his future, the 37-year-old Burrows has decided to retire after being bought out of the $2.5-million final year of… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Opportunity knocks for Fury FC with run of upcoming home mat...
    The United Soccer League table shows the Ottawa Fury FC 12th overall in the United Soccer League’s Eastern Conference standings, closer to the 16th and bottom slot than the top. Carl Haworth, the Fury FC captain, prefers to look at the table from a different perspective. “We’re two points out… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Fury FC happy to be home after wicked road schedule
    The head coach, Nikola Popovic, said there were many times he woke up unsure about what city he was in. The captain, Carl Haworth, couldn’t begin to count the number of nights he slept in his own bed in June. There was that United Soccer League game at TD Place… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Erik Karlsson’s still with the Ottawa Senators … for...
    Erik Karlsson hasn’t bolted for the Tampa Bay Lightning or anywhere else for that matter. While there was speculation Thursday night that Karlsson had been dealt to the Lightning, the 28-year-old remained the captain of the Ottawa Senators on Friday, so trade talk will continue until a deal is actually made.… ... more
    Ottawasun1 week ago
  • Fury in playoff hunt
    The United Soccer League table shows the Ottawa Fury FC 12th overall in the Eastern Conference standings, a spot closer to the 16th and bottom spot than the top. Carl Haworth, the cagey Fury captain, prefers to look at the table from a different perspective. “We’re two points out of… ... more
    Ottawasun2 weeks ago
  • You Said It: Bluesfest hits a high note
    DOCTOR’S ORDERS Re: Bluesfest creates smoking zone for cigarettes and medical pot. That sound you hear is the plethora of medical pot prescriptions being made. TIM BAKOS OTTAWA (Not sure how to break it to the doubters, but this won’t be the first marijuana smoked at a music festival.) CLIMATE… ... more
    Ottawasun2 weeks ago
  • Champions lose twice in New Jersey
    It was double trouble for the Ottawa Champions in New Jersey on Thursday night. The visitors started the night by completing a previously suspended game from May 31. They probably wished they didn’t have to close this one out, as they fell 23-8. New Jersey led the game 12-1 two… ... more
    Ottawasun2 weeks ago
  • Senators’ Stone and Ceci file for arbitration at the deadl...
    Mark Stone and Cody Ceci have taken the next step in getting contracts completed with the Ottawa Senators, filing for arbitration at the league-imposed deadline of 5 p.m. Thursday. With no new deals in place, the moves were expected by the restricted free agent winger and defenceman, but nobody should… ... more
    Ottawasun2 weeks ago
  • Redblacks fullback J-C Beaulieu looking forward to smacking ...
    MONTREAL — A few months ago, Jean-Christophe Beaulieu was working for the Montreal Alouettes, spreading goodwill in promotional appearances. On Friday night, the fullback/tight end will be trying to beat the Alouettes on the football field. The Redblacks traded Patrick Lavoie to the Als in late January to get the… ... more
    Ottawasun2 weeks ago
  • You Said It: Feds should pay attention to Doug Ford
    LIBERAL INCORRECTNESS I hope Trudeau’s Liberal government is shaking in their boots watching Doug Ford straighten out the mess that their provincial counterparts left for him to deal with. Ford is taking measures to get us back to worrying and working on the things that we should be working on… ... more
    Ottawasun2 weeks ago
  • Fury wins, ruins July 4th for Indy 11 squad
    Given the current state of Canada-U.S. relations, the Ottawa Fury FC did nothing to diminish the rift between the nations. Facing an Indy 11 squad that was hopeful of celebrating Independence Day as the United Soccer League’s hottest team — winners of five straight — the visiting Fury FC, with… ... more
    Ottawasun2 weeks ago
  • Redblacks receiver Noel Thomas Jr. will go with Deadpool on ...
    Noel Thomas Jr. has a thing for superheroes. On Friday against the Montreal Alouettes, the rookie receiver will return to the Ottawa Redblacks’ lineup wearing a customized pair of red cleats with a Deadpool face on them. Very cool. “I’m just a Deadpool fan, he’s a killer … I have… ... more
    Ottawasun2 weeks ago
  • Redblacks, hoping to put heat on Als, look for Avery Ellis t...
    The Ottawa Redblacks are hoping to make Friday miserable for Jeff Mathews, who it sure looks like will start at quarterback for the Montreal Alouettes. But whatever chaos the Redblacks can cause all starts with what happens on their defensive line — a unit that terrorized the Saskatchewan Roughriders in… ... more
    Ottawasun2 weeks ago
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