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Illegal smokes leave a trail of victims: coalition

Richard McMullen, president of National Capital Area Crime Stoppers, left, and Gary Grant, spokesman for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco, unveil an ad at a bus stop at the corner of Elgin and Lisgar streets in downtown Ottawa on May 19 designed to raise public awareness about contraband tobacco.

Illegal smokes leave a trail of victims: coalition

The illegal cigarette trade is booming in Ottawa, pumping cash into organized gangs that are using the profits to further their criminal...

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Via Rail siding construction catches residents off-guard

Riverside Park residents Erik Wessman, left, and Bill Baird, are among dozens of homeowners who have asked Via Rail to halt construction of a side track behind their properties until they are provided with answers to their questions, including why that location between Riverside Drive and Walkley Road was chosen over other options.

Via Rail siding construction catches residents off-guard

Riverside Park residents whose homes back onto a Via Rail line where a side track is now being built are calling on the Crown corporation...

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Shrek musical

Guards point their spears at the fearsome ogre, Shrek, right, played by Dakoda Lalonde, during a Kanata Theatre Kids rehearsal of Shrek the Musical Jr., which will be performed at the Ron Maslin Playhouse from June 5-7.

Kanata Theatre kids to bring everyone’s favourite green ogre to life

You don’t have to know too much about ogres to know they are complicated creatures – a bit like onions, really. Lots of layers. The same...

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Lentil salad with asparagus and feta a healthy side dish

Lentil salad with asparagus and feta a healthy side dish

Lentil salad with asparagus and feta a healthy side dish

Lentils and asparagus are both high in fibre, making this salad a good healthy choice.

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Retirement isn’t for ‘The General’

Ken 'The General' Grant is set to release an autobiographical book that chronicles his life from his early childhood in Montreal to his days as a broadcaster at CFRA.

Retirement isn’t for ‘The General’

If there is one word that Ken “The General” Grant hates, it’s “retirement.”

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Police launch ‘positive ticketing’ campaign

St. Patrick’s High School students, from left, Belal Chamseddine, 16, Bellal Wehbe, 18, and Karen Mamani, 18, receive vouchers for free Froster slush drinks from Ottawa south community police officer Const. Moe Elmi during their lunch break on May 26.

Police launch ‘positive ticketing’ campaign

Police were waiting for lunching high school students outside of a Mac’s Convenience store on Alta Vista Drive on May 26 to hand out...

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And they’re off!

More than 49,000 runners took part in Ottawa’s largest running event on the weekend of May 23-24, raising $800,000 for a variety of local charities. The participation and proceeds from the 41st annual Ottawa Race Weekend set new records for the event, which closed streets throughout the downtown core. 2K, 5K, 10K, half-marathon, kid’s marathon, wheelchair marathon and marathon events were held. Here, the first of 14,000 runners break free from the starting line on the 10K event on May 23.

And they're off!

More than 49,000 runners took part in Ottawa’s largest running event on the weekend of May 23-24, raising $800,000 for a variety of local...

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Grant

MPP Michael Coteau, the minister responsible for the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games, announces funding for the torch relay through Ontario communities. Ottawa will receive a $12,500 grant to help with logistical costs of the city’s torch relay legs.

Province to fund torch relay celebrations

The Ontario government will give communities grants to fund the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games torch relay.

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