Nepean chamber hosts philanthropist Dave Smith

Dave Smith might have raised more than $150 million for charity, but he's never forgotten where he came from.

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Spring is here - finally

Spring is here - finally

It's time for the exciting transition back to outdoor exercise after a winter of stuffy indoor workouts, or lack of exercise all together.

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Warrant Officer Eric Gagnon, left, and retired sergeant Wally Turini discover they share the common bonds of the same hometown and years of dedicated service with the Canadian military, including overseas conflict. Gagnon was sent to Afghanistan five times, and has several more deployments to his credit, while Turini fought as a gunner in the Second World War. About 100 veterans were honoured at an annual luncheon April 15 at Kanata branch 638 of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Veterans inspire military's next generation; Kanata legion honours veterans with annual luncheon

Moments after meeting for the first time, retired sergeant Wally Turini and Warrant Officer Eric Gagnon immediately find common ground.

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Ordinary soldiers' artworks are on the front line of a new display at the Canadian War Museum

Ordinary soldiers' artworks are on the front line of a new display at the Canadian War Museum

The Canadian War Museum is offering a view of the First World War right from the trenches, as interpreted by professional artists and...

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Home of the lost; Annual sale of leftover items lost on OC Transpo on – Image 1

Heartwood House executive director Moe Moloughney stands amongst items lost on the OC Transpo system that end up at Heartwood House, where the lost-and-found is located.

Home of the lost; Annual sale of leftover items lost on OC Transpo on May 3

A lot has changed since the OC Transpo lost and found opened in 2001.

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Rail warning light to be added to Transitway; Flashing amber light to – Image 1

An icon shows the location of a new flashing amber warning light that will be installed on the Transitway to remind OC Transpo drivers of the rail crossing around the curve.

Rail warning light to be added to Transitway; Flashing amber light to be added near fatal crash site

The city hopes a new flashing light reminding OC Transpo drivers of rail tracks ahead will make the Transitway safer.

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Wildlife refuge wins licence to care for wild animals– Image 1

Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge founder Lynne Rowe has received her wildlife care licence from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. She says she hopes to begin taking in small mammals and fawns this May. Here, Rowe shows offsome of the squirrel enclosures that will be used.

Wildlife refuge wins licence to care for wild animals

Five years ago, Lynne Rowe first had the idea of developing a wildlife sanctuary in Dunrobin - a place where injured and orphaned mammals...

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Tragically Hip guitarist brings history to life– Image 1

Rob Baker, left, and Mayor Jim Watson take part in the inaugural National Capital History Day event. The Tragically Hip guitarist gave the keynote speech, explaining history's importance in our daily lives, while Watson helped hand out student awards for history projects.

Tragically Hip guitarist brings history to life

Typically when Rob Baker is in front of an audience he's slashing at his guitar to on a stage in a hockey rink.

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Two armed, masked suspects are caught on video during an attempted robbery Leon's Furniture Dec. 3, 2013. Ottawa police are seeking the public's help in solving two robberies at the same business at 1718 Heron Rd. Police say the second crime happened March 6.

Police seek public's help to solve Heron Gate robberies

Two unsolved robberies at the same Heron Gate furniture store just three months apart have prompted Ottawa police to issue a plea for the...

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Local media and sports celebrities headed to Algonquin College on April 6 to take part in an exhibition game hosted by the Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League. Players from the Carleton Ravens and Canadian Paralympic medalists joined the local personalities, who used manual wheelchairs as they faced off against OPWHL players.

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Volunteers help out Habitat for Humanity at a construction site on Cobble Hill Drive. New home construction may not be news in Barrhaven, but building a house in just 72 hours isn't the way most homes go up. For the full story, see page 20.

Building Blitz– Image 1

A home along the Jock River at Greenbank Road looks onto fast-moving water on April 12. The river - which is quite shallow in the summer - is running fast due to the quick thaw and recent rains.

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Residents from over 24 communities gather in front of Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli's office on Carling Avenue on Friday, April 4, to demonstrate their displeasure at the escalation of hydro rates in the province. They claim the higher rates are contributing to loss of jobs and business closures.

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Capital to the coast Carver Robert Vogstad, left, poses with a totem pole alongside students from Nepean, Barrhaven and elsewhere in Ottawa during a trip to Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands) in British Columbia: from left to right, Caroline Capehart, Penny Irving, Audrey Henry, Megan Venables and Victoria Chamberlain. A group of 32 Ottawa Presbytery youth took part in an exchange program with Haida Gwaii youth from March 6 to March 22. From March 6 to 14, the Presbytery youth swam, hiked and learned about traditional Haida culture in Haida Gwaii, and from March 16 to 22, the 34 Haida Gwaii youth visited Parliament, the War Museum and more while billeted with the Ottawa youths' families.

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Volunteers Flash Mob at Bluesfest

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