Slowed speeds

Supporters of Manotick's Keep it to 40 campaign will be happy to see the new posted speed limit on Manotick Main Street, brought to 40 km/h from 50 km/h previously. Speeds are also being reduced to 60 km/h from 80 km/h on a portion Bankfield Road to help control traffic.

Voting system debated

Kanata-Carleton MP Karen McCrimmon, standing at right, hears from one of more than 100 residents who attended a town hall meeting at the Kanata Recreation Complex on April 26. Constituents had a chance to discuss potential changes to the way Canadians elect members of Parliament.

Creating a continuous cycling lane

Manotick's Bridge Street will get clearly defined cycling lanes this summer after the road undergoes resurfacing. Options to create a continuous, unbroken bike lane are being explored - including the possibility of removing the left turning lane at Dickinson Street.

Post-race rock out

Manotick's own Hollerado will headline the three-day Celebration concert series during the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend May 27 to 29. The best of Ottawa's artists will be featured during the series, which takes place at the heart of the event at Festival Plaza near city hall.

Progress report

Mike Bulthuis, executive director of Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa, speaks about the rise in the number of families accessing the emergency shelter system during the release of the group's 2015 progress report on April 26.

Not a done deal

Acting Supt. Mark Ford takes questions from media about a new service delivery model that would change the way Ottawa police officers are deployed during a police services board meeting on April 25.

The root of the problem

An example of how a mature tree could be endangered during a rebuild on a neighbouring property. Kitchissippi residents are asking the city to enforce the urban tree bylaw.

Community newspaper awards

Orléans News reporter Brier Dodge, Kanata Kourier-Standard reporter Adam Kveton and Ottawa South News reporter Erin McCracken were honoured with provincial community newspaper awards at the Ontario Community Newspaper Association's 2015 Better Newspaper Awards gala on April 22. Metroland Media East's reporting and editorial team was also recognized for an online coverage award. Metroland reporters also earned two national community newspaper awards.

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