CBC Ottawa news quiz for the week of April 14


How closely did you follow the past week in local news?
Trevor Pritchard
Quiz by Trevor Pritchard, updated 3 months ago
Trevor Pritchard
Created by Trevor Pritchard 3 months ago

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Question 1

Ten people ended up in hospital in Kingston, Ont., this past week after a nightclub party gone wrong. According to some of the people who were there, what happened?
  • They were sprayed with foam that irritated their eyes.
  • They inhaled smoke after the DJ's turntables caught fire.
  • Someone put drugs in their drinks.
  • A balcony collapsed after hundreds of people tried to dance on it.

Question 2

The Ottawa Senators were officially eliminated from NHL playoff contention last weekend for the seventh straight season after they suffered a 4-3 loss to which club?
  • Boston Bruins.
  • New York Islanders.
  • New Jersey Devils.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins.

Question 3

This cottage at 205 Bradford St., first owned by the clerk of Nepean Township between 1866 and 1905, is one of several properties in WHICH Ottawa neighbourhood that are being recommended for heritage designations?
  • Britannia Village.
  • Crystal Beach.
  • McKellar Park.
  • Rideau Gardens.

Question 4

Heritage advocates in Gatineau, Que., are calling for the protection of these modest houses in the city's historic Hull sector. What are they called, a nod to the product once manufactured by the nearby E.B. Eddy factory?
  • Matchstick houses.
  • Biscuit houses.
  • Chewing gum houses.
  • Victrola houses.

Question 5

According to a deep dive by CBC into publicly available data, WHAT has cost eastern Ontario taxpayers about $24 million over the past decade?
  • Paid suspensions for the region's police officers.
  • Lawsuits settled with first responders for on-the-job injuries.
  • Maintenance and upkeep for an unused wing of the region's main jail.
  • Security costs to protect municipal officials from violence and harassment.

Question 6

Somerset ward Coun. Ariel Troster is asking city council to potentially follow in the footsteps of Hamilton, which passed Ontario's first ever bylaw earlier this year designed to stamp out what practice?
  • Demolitions of buildings by neglect.
  • Renovictions.
  • Aggressive panhandling.
  • Overnight sheltering in parks.

Question 7

The Ford government voted Wednesday to support a private member's bill put forward by an NDP MPP. What is the bill, which passed second reading that day and now is off to committee, designed to do?
  • Declare an epidemic of intimate partner violence.
  • Give municipalities more power to oust misbehaving councillors.
  • Make it easier for universities to build student housing.
  • Reduce the backlog at the province's Landlord and Tenant Board.

Question 8

What did OC Transpo general manager Renée Amilcar describe at the city's transit commission meeting on Thursday as "not a huge concern?"
  • A roughly $1-million-a-month revenue shortfall.
  • Another three-month delay in the opening of the Trillium Line.
  • Data showing fare jumping has gone up by 17 per cent.
  • The fact the manufacturer of the Confederation Line trains has filed for bankruptcy.

Question 9

What did town council in Renfrew, Ont., vote to do this week in the ongoing saga involving its troubled recreation centre expansion?
  • To hand findings of a fraud investigation over to the OPP.
  • To breach their contract and start the project over from scratch.
  • To request a provincial inquiry into how it was carried out.
  • To shut down the centre for the next five years.

Question 10

Ottawa police say a teen boy was seriously injured Friday evening and later died after a possible fight at this west-of-downtown park. Where did it happen?
  • McNabb Park.
  • Dundonald Park.
  • Primrose Park.
  • Fairmont Park.
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