CBC Ottawa news quiz for the week of April 21


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

Which WNBA team chose 21-year-old Aaliyah Edwards of Kingston, Ont., with the sixth overall pick in Monday night's draft?
  • Connecticut Sun.
  • Los Angeles Aces.
  • Seattle Storm.
  • Washington Mystics.

Question 2

Tauney Stinson, a forager in Renfrew County, told CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning that one of the best ways to deal with this invasive plant — one of the first to sprout up each spring — is to simply eat it. What's it called?
  • Garlic mustard.
  • Water chestnut.
  • Buckthorn.
  • Russian tarragon.

Question 3

What did someone steal recently in Beachburg, Ont., a crime OPP Const. Shawn Peever described Tuesday as "out of the ordinary" and something he'd "never encountered" in 27 years on the job?
  • Fish from a restaurant's aquarium.
  • More than a dozen honeybee hives.
  • A set of 17th-century bagpipes.
  • The entire stained-glass window from a local church.

Question 4

What decision taken in the 2024 federal budget was described by Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on Tuesday as a signal the government was serious about responsibly spending taxpayers' money?
  • Reducing the public service by about 5,000 jobs.
  • Spending $50 million to bolster policing near Parliament Hill.
  • Scaling back plans to restore 24 Sussex Drive.
  • Axing funding to an Ottawa-based COVID-19 research network.

Question 5

Which municipality west of Ottawa has found itself without its mayor after Mark MacKenzie, seen here, decided to undertake a "self-imposed suspension"?
  • Arnprior.
  • Bonnechere Valley.
  • Head, Clara and Maria.
  • McNab/Braeside.

Question 6

According to internal documents obtained by CBC News, there had been warning signs as early as 2020 about WHAT January 2022 incident that ended up partially shutting down the Confederation Line?
  • Crumbling concrete in the tunnel at St-Laurent station.
  • A track misalignment issue between Lees and uOttawa stations.
  • Sparking on the overhead power system at Cyrville station.
  • Stinky odours emanating from Rideau station.

Question 7

What disease is seeing case counts rise in Ontario, according to a warning to local health-care practitioners issued Wednesday by Ottawa Public Health?
  • Mpox.
  • Respiratory syncytial virus.
  • Measles.
  • Avian influenza.

Question 8

According to a report coming to the City of Ottawa's community services committee later this week, there's still no way to make WHAT safe without significant and potentially costly changes?
  • A tobogganing hill where a girl died in 2021.
  • An Ottawa River bridge that freezes over in winter.
  • A rural museum that's been shuttered due to asbestos concerns.
  • A Rideau River island that's home to an encampment.

Question 9

One driver died in this early Thursday morning crash that shut down Highway 417 near Innes Road. According to Ontario Provincial Police, what was the driver doing at the time?
  • Texting while driving.
  • Going the wrong way.
  • Eating breakfast.
  • Fleeing a traffic stop.

Question 10

What issue is causing frustration among cruise boat operators like Eric Ferguson, the general manager for Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises?
  • The impending closure of a historic island castle on the U.S. side of the border.
  • The fact their boats are marooned on the wrong side of the LaSalle Causeway.
  • The effect that rising fuel prices are having on their finances.
  • New restrictions imposed by Transport Canada designed to reduce emissions.
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