Virtual history

Ottawa Museum Network chairperson Kathryn Jamieson says the city’s new digital archives project will increase public access to local history.

City, museums launch treasure trove of online records

A project nine years in the making has put Ottawa’s history online for all to see – something the city’s community museums hope will boost...

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LRT update

David Hopper, an engineer with light rail designer Parsons, explains plans for the city’s western LRT route to resident Wayne Mercer at a public consultation on March 30.

Westboro residents want LRT trench buried

Westboro residents are digging in to reject plans for trenched light rail through their neighbourhood in favour of a fully-buried line...

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South Keys Future Shop spared from closure

A security guard heads toward the Future Shop in South Keys on Monday, March 30. The store will reopen on Saturday, April 4 as a Best Buy.

South Keys Future Shop spared from closure

While some shoppers were surprised when they were recently met with locked doors at several Ottawa Future Shop locations, the head of the...

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Celebrate around the world Easter traditions at Billings Estate

What’s Easter without a few notable bunnies? Brahm Lewandowski, the city’s museum administrator, and Kelly Eyamie, audience development officer with the city’s museum and heritage program, hold wooden cutouts of the White Rabbit and Peter Cottontail ahead of a public Easter celebration at Billings Estate Museum on April 4. The Easter Bunny is scheduled to pay a visit.

Celebrate around the world Easter traditions at Billings Estate

In doing some research on egg jarping or egg tapping, an English tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages, Kelly Eyamie was surprised to...

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Westfest down to two days, but promises long lineup of Canadian talent

Elaina Martin, founder, producer and artistic director of Westfest, left, Kitchissippi Coun. Jeff Leiper and singer-songwriting duo Kris Abbott and Dee McNeil are ready to rock during a March 12 announcement at Clocktower Brew Pub in Westboro. Westboro Village’s free celebration takes place June 13 and 14.

Westfest down to two days, but promises long lineup of Canadian talent

Westfest is heading back to its roots by going back to the street – Richmond Road to be exact – where the event’s main stage will be located...

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Funding cuts coming to victim services amid client boom

Provincial government funding cuts that take effect April 1 will impact services provided by Ottawa Victim Services at a time when the organization is seeing hundreds more clients through a new partnership with Ottawa police, says Steve Sullivan, executive director of the volunteer-based organization.

Funding cuts coming to victim services amid client boom

Physically and emotionally exhausted, Rebecca felt as though the night would never end.

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Emergency funding

Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney passed a motion to give day program providers access to $50,000 in the wake of federal cuts.

City opens $50K slush fund for homeless drop-in centres

Council has agreed to carve up $50,000 between a handful of local organizations running day programs for the city’s homeless population, in...

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Award

From left, CHEO president Alex Munter, Coun. Jody Mitic, Carleton University Sign Student Society president David MacMillan and chair of CHEO board of trustees Erin Crowe at the CHEO Healthy Kids Awards on March 25 at Funhaven.

CHEO recognizes leaders in child health

Organizations from all over Eastern Ontario were recognized for keeping kids healthy in a wide variety of ways by CHEO on March 25.

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