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Ottawa classrooms swelter in extreme heat

Ottawa's largest school board is dealing with sweltering temperatures in some of its classrooms, but says outside of adding fans or designated cooling areas, there is not much it can do.

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In the 1960s and 1970s, various Maunsell Forts were famously taken over as pirate radio stations.<br><br> Paddy Roy Bates occupied the Rough Sands Fort and set up Radio Essex, later renamed BBMS—Britain's Better Music Station.<br><br> (Photo by Krisztian Elek/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
People hold umbrellas as they make their way through water pooling in an intersection as heavy rain pours down in Ottawa, on Thursday, June 6, 2024. (Justin Tang/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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Ottawa home prices up 0.8 per cent in May

The Ottawa Real Estate Board says home prices in the capital ticked up slightly in May, but overall sales levels were down, likely as people awaited the Bank of Canada's interest rate announcement in June.

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