Ottawa

This Bird

A Rebellious Bird Is Holding Up a Major Music Festival Because It Refuses to Move

A federally-protected killdeer and her eggs have created turmoil for Ottawa’s Bluesfest.
Sarah Emerson
6.26.18
Moveable

Inside BlackBerry’s Push to Dominate the Security Market for Autonomous Cars

After its epic smartphone failure, BlackBerry is determined to fend off competitors in automotive.
Tracey Lindeman
4.13.18
crime

Three Armed Men Attempted to Rob a Bitcoin Exchange In Canada

One suspect was arrested, two remain on the lam.
Jordan Pearson
1.24.18
fan-subtitled anime

How VHS Tapes and Bootleg Translations Started an Anime Fan War in the 90s

The little-known story of how a fight over Fushigi Yûgi subtitles built Ottawa’s anime community.
Marc Shaw
4.22.17
surveillance state

'Predictive Policing' Is Coming to Canada's Capital, and Privacy Advocates Are Worried

Officers now have access to social media posts and other information directly in patrol car computers. Activists say it could discourage legitimate protests.
Nathan Munn
2.13.17
Ottawa

Here's What the Next Generation of Space Travellers Might Be Wearing

"They have to deal with pooping inside a pressurized space suit. That's where NASA is spending their money.”
Bryson Masse
11.3.16
Gaming

Competitive Pinball Is the Best Thing on Twitch Right Now

I went to a competitive tournament in a basement punk and pierogi bar.
Marc Shaw
8.11.16
Canada

That Massive Sinkhole in Ottawa Might Be Due to ‘Quick Clay'

City officials haven’t yet pointed to a firm cause.
Bryson Masse
6.8.16
Canada

Photos: Trekkies Gather for the First Stop on a North American ‘Star Trek’ Tour

The tour made a highly illogical first stop in Ottawa.
Elizabeth Howell
5.24.16
News

Canada’s Capital Sides With Big Telecom In Fight for Affordable Fiber Access

A highly anticipated vote didn’t go as fiber proponents had hoped.
Jordan Pearson
2.24.16
News

A Canadian News Site Just Won $11,470 Because Someone Bypassed Its Paywall

The ruling “is extremely unfriendly to users’ rights or the right to read in Canada."
Jordan Pearson
10.30.15
Canada

Canadian Police Looked Into Buying Hacking Software

Infamous surveillance tech company Hacking Team flew to Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa to demonstrate their spyware to police.
Matthew Braga
7.7.15
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