Car crashes through the Rideau River ice and record-breaking snowfall: Top stories in Ottawa this week

Neighbours used a kayak to rescue the driver of a vehicle that crashed through the ice of the Rideau River. Neighbours used a kayak to rescue the driver of a vehicle that crashed through the ice of the Rideau River.

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Poilievre faces backlash for comments on Jordan Peterson podcast

Some are calling attention to a comment about 'Anglo-Saxon words' that Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre made while appearing as a guest on controversial psychologist Jordan Peterson’s podcast. The term has been used by those on the far-right to differentiate white people from immigrants and people of colour.

Candidate Pierre Poilievre makes a point at the Conservative Party of Canada English leadership debate in Edmonton, Alta., Wednesday, May 11, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Red Cross registers Mariupol POWs as hundreds more surrender

Hundreds more fighters have emerged from the Mariupol stronghold where they made their last stand and surrendered, Russia said Thursday, and the Red Cross worked to register them as prisoners of war, as the end of a key battle in the conflict drew closer.