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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Pet of the week

I have adopted 2 cats who were starving themselves when they were separated from their family and each other. I first adopted Baudelaire,...

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Hike for Hospice heads west for first time– Image 1

Craig Gordon will be one of three local people who passed away honoured at this year's Hike for Hospice, hosted by Hospice Care Ottawa, on May 4. The 10th annual event will take place for the first time at the organization's new location on McCurdy Drive in south Kanata.

Hike for Hospice heads west for first time

Hospice Care Ottawa will celebrate its 10th annual Hike for Hospice on Sunday, May 4, and for the first time it will take place at its new...

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Parents gather at Brookfield High School on Thursday, April 3 to hear a about changes to bell times across the city. Parents spoke with Vicky Kyriaco, general manager and chief administrative officer, regarding their concerns.

Parents voice concerns over school bell time changes

The city's two largest school boards are in the process of holding public consultations regarding the proposal to change daily start and end...

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JEFF MACKEY

Nepean-Barrhaven News adds new member

Just in time for spring, Jeff Mackey will be joining our editorial team at the Nepean-Barrhaven News as a multimedia reporter for the...

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Winter over, construction begins; Lane closures on the east-end 417– Image 1

The city is urging residents to find other modes of transportation this spring, summer and fall as an even busier construction season ramps up.

Winter over, construction begins; Lane closures on the east-end 417

Motorists should brace for an even busier road construction season than last year.

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Stopping buses at tracks less safe: study; City will install rail cros– Image 1

The city has reviewed whether or not buses should stop at every railroad crossing in the city.

Stopping buses at tracks less safe: study; City will install rail crossing gates in Kanata, south end

New gates will be added at four suburban rail crossings but no other changes are needed to OC Transpo's policies for traversing train...

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Building Blitz brings community together– Image 1

Volunteers begin working on a Barrhaven house during a morning kickoff. Volunteers joined forces as Habitat for Humanity, Algonquin College, Tartan Homes, and the Greater Ottawa Home Builders' Association built a home in three days.

Building Blitz brings community together

Over the weekend of April 4 to 6, an entire house was built from scratch on an empty Barrhaven lot.

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DIANE HOLMES

Long-time politician has represented downtown for 29 years

After almost 30 years representing downtown residents, Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes announced she is dropping out of the re-election race.

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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.

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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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