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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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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Mini rhubard Pavlovas are a nice light dessert

Mini rhubard Pavlovas are a nice light dessert

Mini rhubard Pavlovas are a nice light dessert

Pavlova is the national dessert of New Zealand, usually made larger than these.

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Melnyk recieves liver

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk underwent a liver transplant on May 19 thanks to an anonymous live liver donor. Melnyk announced that he was in urgent need of a liver transplant on May 14, and put out a call for potential donors.

Sens owner successfully undergoes liver transplant

Five days after announcing his “urgent need” for a liver transplant, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk had a part of an anonymous donor’s...

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Sizeable seizure

About 20 officers from the drug and tactical units were involved in the seizure, which saw warrants executed at two residences in Nepean and Kanata.

9 charged in marijuana, cocaine bust

The Ottawa police drug unit seized more than $250,000 worth of cocaine, marijuana and a marijuana-derived substance called shatter, as well...

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Gaelic football scoring points among Ottawa youth

Angela Stevenson, a Gaelic football coach from Northern Ireland, teaches children about Ireland’s national sport during a training session at the Bell Sensplex on April 26.

Gaelic football scoring points among Ottawa youth

Gaelic football for children and teens is on a winning streak in Ottawa. Organizers with the Ottawa Gaels Gaelic Athletic Association and...

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Discussing school boundary changes

Members of the public listen to public school board planning manager Karyn Ostafichuk during a public consultation meeting about boundary change and programming proposals for the new north Kanata elementary school, slated to open in Sept. 2016. The meeting took place May 7 at Earl of March Secondary School.

Boundary changes coming to make room for new north Kanata elementary school

Whether north Kanata’s new public elementary school should offer just French immersion or both French and English programs was one of the...

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