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Food Aid Day

The prime minister’s wife, Laureen Harper, gives the thumbs up sign after she won her heat during the celebrity cow milking contest at City Hall June 4. City Hall hosted its annual Rural Expo and also marked Food Aid Day.

Rural Ottawa takes over City Hall

The prime minister’s wife, Laureen Harper, sure knows how to milk a cow, as she squeezed out a victory in the first heat at the celebrity...

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Dickinson Days talent show

One of the highlights of the Dickinson Days festivities is the talent show that will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, in Dickinson Square in Manotick.

All set for Dickinson Days shindig in Manotick

When you are putting on a three-day party that will bring joy to many people, there are often some headaches during the planning process...

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Write a novel students in Kars

Kars on the Rideau students proudly gather in the school’s library on May 19 before they participate in a reading of their novels to an appreciative gathering of their relatives and teachers. From left to right, Zoe Takacs, 12, Jenny Madden, 11, Dominic Churchill, 11, Kyleigh Brooks, 12, Ella Marks, 11, “Let’s Write a Novel” coordinator Emily-Jane Hills Orford, Charlotte Andrews, 11, Alyssa Jackson, 13 and Kiera Sarault, 11.

Students tap into their imaginations for first novels

For some it was a love of reading, for others a love of writing, and for some it just seemed like a cool thing to do.

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2015 Goode Run in Osgoode

Runners take off at the start line for the five-kilometre race at the 2015 Goode Run for the Osgoode Youth Association. The May 9 run through Osgoode served as a fundraiser and included all ages and different abilities. The event included a 2 km, 5 km and 10 km event. The 5 km run was won by Michael Blois in a speedy 17 minutes and 46 seconds. The 10 km winner was Tommy Des Brisay in 34 minutes and 53 seconds.

Taking it to streets proves to be popular move for annual Goode Run

Taking it to the streets of Osgoode has proven to be a major boost for the annual Goode Run in the village.

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Suspicious package left at police station prompts warning from cops

Ottawa police are warning people not to leave items at police stations after a cardboard box was recently left unattended at the Greenbank Road station. The situation disrupted services at the station and officers were redeployed to X-ray the item, according to police.

Suspicious package left at police station prompts warning from cops

Initially deemed suspicious, a cardboard box left unattended at the front entrance of the Greenbank Road police station has prompted police...

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Road rage

River road resident Fred Newman speaks at a heated meeting in Riverside South on June 24. River Road homeowners are upset that the Vimy Memorial Bridge has pushed thousands of extra cars onto their two-lane road.

City to consider closing one River Rd turn lane

City traffic experts will consider the effect of closing one left turn lane onto River Road in an effort to appease the angry residents who...

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Fools to ramp up funny for anniversary season

The Company of Fools is set to perform its brand of Shakespeare’s ‘A Comedy of Errors,’ in parks across Ottawa July 2 to Aug. 15. The troupe of professional actors will be showcasing the first full-length production it performed in 1994 to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Fools to ramp up funny for anniversary season

Twenty-five years after a small band of friends began performing William Shakespeare’s plays on street corners in downtown Ottawa, the...

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On target

Melanie McCann’s athletic career depends on excelling in five different sports. The Ottawa-based athlete will travel to Toronto in July to test her skills in modern pentathlon’s five disciplines for the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Olympic modern pentathlete to compete in second Pan Am games

Melanie McCann's training and determination paired with the support of her team of four coaches carried her to the Pan Am Games in 2011 and...

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