Hiding in the corn

Fifteen corn fields were raided over the past month by Ottawa police drug investigators on the hunt for hidden patches of marijuana plants. More than 1,500 plants were cut down, worth more than $1.5 million.

Memorial Park opens

A Via train sits askew after a Sept. 18, 2013 collision with an OC Transpo bus near the Fallowfield park-and-ride station. A new park is now open, dedicated to the memory of the six people who died in the collision.

Tory Wang misses packed debate in Bells Corners

The empty chair at the candidates table Sunday at Westcliffe Community Centre was to be occupied by Conservative candidate Andy Wang, who failed to attend. He was flanked by independent candidate Harry Splett, Tony Seed, representing the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada and independent Jesus Cosico.

Special hockey equipment

Tysen Lefebvre, left, and Lukas Hooper are suited up and strapped into Kaye Trainer devices for their first time playing hockey at the Kanata Recreation Complex on Sept. 19. Due to severe health problems, the two were previously unable to play, but thanks to local fundraising for the new training devices, the pair will play with the Capital City Condors this season.

Taxi vandalism

Two Ottawa men have been arrested and charged with vandalism and mischief after investigators say they targeted a BlueLine cab on an Airport Parkway off-ramp on Sept. 8.

South Ottawa Budget Consultation

Greely resident Mark van der Pas provides suggestions on how the city should prioritize its spending during a public budget consultation meeting at the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority in Manotick on Sept. 30.

Beacon triggers search

OPP and Industry Canada, with assistance from Ottawa police, stop a Purolator courier vehicle at the MacEwan gas station at Albion and Mitch Owens roads on Oct. 2, after a military helicopter tracked an active emergency locator transmitter to the vehicle.

Heads and Beds Levy

Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Michael Qaqish is calling on the province to boost the 'heads and beds' levy institutions pay in place of property taxes, which he said hasn't changed since 1987.

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