Aedan Helmer, Ottawa Sun

Aedan Helmer, Multimedia Journalist
Ottawa Sun

Aedan Helmer is a multimedia journalist for the Ottawa Sun. In addition to sports, he has also covered news and entertainment.


Adam Cohen and his son Cassius accept, the award on behalf of his father Leonard Cohen, for Album of the Year at the Juno awards show Sunday April 2, 2017 in Ottawa.

Cohen, Downie and McLachlan dominate 2017 Juno Awards

Even from the afterlife, Leonard Cohen is still dominating the Canadian music scene, with his swan song You Want it Darker taking home Album of the Year honours at the Juno Awards in Ottawa Sunday. The record was released on Oct. 21, just three weeks before Cohen passed away.

Carol Anne Meehan, who co-anchors the newscast with Graham Richardson changed her online profile to "former" anchor at CTV Ottawa. SUN FILES

CTV co-anchor, CFRA hosts laid off in Bell Media job cuts

Longtime CTV Ottawa viewers took their outrage to social media Tuesday after "iconic" news anchor Carol Anne Meehan and sports reporter Carolyn Waldo were among the casualties of a massive round of layoffs.

Suspended Senator Patrick Brazeau leaves the Ottawa court house in Ottawa Thursday April 9, 2015. Brazeau was attending the Mike Duffy Trial in Ottawa Thursday. Tony Caldwell/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency

Brazeau to ref wrestling match

In a wrestling spectacle with a WWE legend and a Canadian champion on a bill of musclebound behemoths, the referee just might be the main attraction.

Martine Soucie, 22, appeared in a Gatineau courtroom Wednesday, April 15, 2015 where she entered a plea of not guilty to charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault causing bodily harm. Her daughter Miliange Soucie, 6 months,? was found dead inside her Aylmer home on Nov. 16, 2014. (Photo courtesy Martine S Lauzon Facebook page) OTTAWA SUN/POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Mom charged with killing six-month-old daughter

The death of a six-month-old baby girl in November is now being treated as a homicide, with a lengthy investigation leading to charges against the baby's mother.


WWII veteran Ernest Cote wanted civilian burial

Ernest Cote lived his life as a soldier but he will be interred as a civilian following a private funeral expected to be brimming with dignitaries and supporters.

Quebec police are probing a sexual incident inside a Boston Pizza restaurant involving several players with the QMIJHL's Gatineau Olympiques. (QMI Agency/Files)

Police probe sexual incident involving QMJHL players

Several players on the Gatineau Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League are the subject of a police investigation following a "gross indecency" complaint at a restaurant Friday night.

Police released this image of the suspect in the home invasion and robbery of Second World War veteran Ernest Cote.

Attack on veteran linked to triple murder

Police have uncovered a link between the shocking home invasion and beating of a decorated Second World War veteran and an infamous unsolved triple murder, the Sun learned Monday.

John Maguire (left) Awso Peshdary and Khadar Khalib (right) all face terror-related charges. Ottawa Sun photo

Alleged jihadists in Ottawa share common link

Swearing an oath to al-Qaida, and schooled in the terrorist training grounds of Afghanistan, Hiva Alizadeh came to Canada's capital in hopes of spawning a homegrown terror network.

Awso Peshdary, 25, left, John Maguire, 24, middle, and Khadar Khalib,23, are all charged in a national security criminal investigation named Project Servant. RCMP IMAGES

Three Ottawa men charged in terror investigation Project Servant

The RCMP say the latest Ottawa man arrested on terrorism charges is linked to five others already charged in a terrorist conspiracy, and was also involved in a major 2010 bust that brought down the ringleader of a local terror network.