Encouraging differences

Parks and recreation co-ordinator Anne Goodchild, right, won the city’s 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Award for her work with the I Love To program that helps 3,000 low-income kids access sports each year. Goodchild received the award from Coun. Allan Hubley, left, Mayor Jim Watson and city manager Kent Kirkpatrick on Feb. 25.

Wheelchair basketball enthusiast wins diversity award

Westboro resident Anne Goodchild was always taught to relish people’s differences.

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Meet Ottawa’s new fire chief

Ottawa’s new fire chief Gerry Pingitore comes to the table with close to four decades of experience, having risen through the ranks as both a volunteer and career firefighter. The West Carleton resident was appointed to the position on Feb. 23.

Meet Ottawa’s new fire chief Gerry Pingitore

Ottawa’s new fire chief Gerry Pingitore comes to the table with close to four decades of experience, having risen through the ranks as both...

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Gang strategy

Tom Walker speaks to more than 250 social workers, teachers and police officers at a conference about gangs and trauma at the Confederation Education Centre in Nepean on Feb. 27. Walker works on a youth gang project in Toronto.

Social workers talk gangs and trauma in Nepean

Tom Walker has never worked with a gang member who wasn’t affected by childhood trauma.

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Delayed arrival

One of six new trains arrive at Carleton station Monday morning with Transit Commission chairman Stephen Blais, left, and OC Transpo general manager John Manconi aboard. The train was delayed half an hour because of a signal glitch.

UPDATED: Switch glitch shuts down O-Train line day after launch

It was a tough go for OC Transpo staff hoping to finally launch the expanded Trillium O-Train line this week.

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No flow

City crews are scrambled to thaw out frozen pipes like this one displayed at a briefing on Friday, Feb. 27.

City scrambles to fix deluge of frozen pipes

City staff are asking for patience as crews scramble to deal with a flood of frozen water pipes across Ottawa.

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Truck stop

An articulated truck blocks traffic on Manotick Main Street on Feb. 24 after getting caught on overhead wires and knocking over a traffic light.

Truck accident renews call for local study

An oversized truck that knocked down a traffic light in the middle of Manotick on Feb. 24 has residents pushing even harder to get trucks...

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On the ice

Derek Rumig works on a rink in South Nepean Park. Rumig is one of a few volunteers that maintain the area’s rinks. The Havenlea Chapman Mills Community Association needs more helping hands to keep rinks in operation.

Barrhaven association turns to community to help save rinks

Barrhaven might be at risk of losing some of its outdoor rinks, as one of the area’s community associations is struggling to attract new...

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Tree plan

The city is set to plant 14 trees in General Burns Park.

General Burns Park to get new trees

The city is set to spruce up General Burns Park.

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