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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Young at Art awards

Earl of March Secondary School student Rainy Gou receives the Senior Award for Drawing during the Young at Art awards on May 13 for her drawing Solemn Silence. She received the award from Kanata North Counc. Marianne Wilkinson, left, Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli, Mayor Jim Watson and Kanata South Coun. Allan Hubley.

Kanata artists recognized at Young at Art awards

Some of Kanata’s most artistic teens were recognized with awards on May 13 after having their work displayed in the cross-city Young at Art...

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30th for food cupboard

Kanata Food Cupboard volunteer Nancy Swanson takes a look at the next bag of donated food she will help sort through at the food cupboard’s warehouse in north Kanata on May 13. The food cupboard will be celebrating Swanson and people like her during the Kanata Food Cupboard’s 30th anniversary barbecue on May 30.

Bittersweet 30th anniversary for Kanata Food Cupboard

If you ask the Kanata Food Cupboard’s client coordinator, or some of the people responsible for starting up the organization 30 years ago,...

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Complaint unfounded: police

Ottawa park assault report unfounded: police

Ottawa park assault report unfounded: police

The Ottawa Police Service reported Friday that they have concluded a jogger’s complaint about being assaulted in a park on the edge of West...

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No free rides

Amrik Singh, president of Unifor’s Local 1688 representing taxi drivers in Ottawa, tells the city’s community and protective services committee it needs to respect its own bylaws when it comes to cracking down on bandit taxi companies like Uber.

Uber driving city’s taxi rules review

Taxi drivers are looking to put the brakes on any rule changes that could give start-up companies like Uber a free ride in Ottawa.

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Torch runner

Rockland District High School education assistant and breakfast program founder, seen here preparing banana muffins for students, has been chosen as a torchbearer for the Pan American Games, and will be running the torch through Kanata on June 30.

Rockland resident chosen to carry Pan Am torch through Kanata

Kanata residents will have the opportunity to watch the Pan American Games torch make its way through their community on June 30 in the...

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CHEO launches new initiative to free up ER for urgent patients

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario recently launched its Choosing Wisely initiative, designed to educate parents about what symptoms constitute a trip to the emergency department in hopes of reducing patient wait times.

CHEO launches new initiative to free up ER for urgent patients

Sick or injured patients whose conditions don’t warrant a trip to hospital are clogging up the emergency department at the Children’s...

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Race Weekend arrives

The Tamarack Race Weekend is expected to welcome more than 48,000 runners in its races on the weekend of May 23-24.

Field of elite runners grows for Race Weekend

This year’s Tamarack Race Weekend is set to see more elite runners competing in the 10K than ever before, organizers said.

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