Is the Ottawa area Canada’s new ‘Tornado Alley’?

June 9 2019 6:05pm One week ago, the suburb of Orleans joined the list of areas surrounding Ottawa that have been hit hard by twisters in the past year. Abigail Bimman takes a look at whether Canada’s capital is the…

Ottawa floods: Volunteers asked to rally in west end, sewer issues in Westboro, peak expected Friday

As the national capital continues to wait for the bloated Ottawa River to peak, the City of Ottawa is closing the check-in points for volunteers helping with flood relief operations in Cumberland and Britannia on Thursday and asking those willing…

Dunrobin homeowners struggling to rebuild 1 month after tornado

Five-year-old Emersyn Rousseau carefully navigates an old clothes dryer and some insulation-covered toys. “They’re OK! Lookit! Can we bring them home?” the girl asks her mom, proudly holding an unopened pack of multicoloured plastic eggs. Emersyn’s mother, Jess Rousseau, nods,…

Environment Canada now confirms 6 tornadoes hit ON, QC

Environment Canada now says six tornadoes struck Ontario and Quebec Friday – and that number could rise, as some investigations take months. Abigail Bimman reports from Calabogie, Ontario, where some people say they were forgotten once Ottawa was struck by…

Ottawa back to ‘near normal’ operations, opens community support centres

After three tornadoes ripped through the area on Friday, the city is almost back to normal on Tuesday. According to the city of Ottawa, all traffic lights are now up and running and OC Transpo is running on a regular…

Rain in forecast as Ottawa area recovers from twin tornadoes

September 24 2018 5:35pm After two tornadoes ripped through the Ottawa-Gatineau area on Friday, people across the National Capital Region are surveying the carnage and rushing to tarp up damaged homes before another thunderstorm hits overnight. Mike Le Couteur reports.…