CNIB transitioning away from providing health-care services

Kanata resident Perpetua Quigley, CNIB co-ordinator of volunteer services, left, CNIB volunteer and former client, west Ottawa resident Mary Sweeney, CNIB chief executive officer John Rafferty, of Kanata, and Westboro resident Jane Beaumont, past chair of CNIB’s national board of directors, celebrated National Volunteer Week by recognizing dozens of Ottawa volunteers at Rideau Park United Church on April 15.

CNIB transitioning away from providing health-care services

Mary Sweeney slightly turns her head to the right. “If I do this, I don’t see you,” she said. Five years ago, the west...

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Forum condemns prisoner conditions, treatment at Innes Road jail

Shaun Shannon, a former prisoner at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, speaks at city hall on April 15 during a public forum on crowding and conditions at the Innes Road jail.

Forum condemns prisoner conditions, treatment at Innes Road jail

Imagine sleeping on a thin foam mattress on a concrete floor beside the only toilet, where urine gets splashed on you and staff and inmates...

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Vandals suspected behind Vimy Bridge damage

Wires along the pedestrian walkway at Vimy Memorial Bridge, which spans the Rideau River between Riverside South and Barrhaven, are believed by city engineers to have been cut and pulled from their sockets last week in a suspected case of vandalism.

Vandals suspected behind Vimy Bridge damage

Police patrols on Vimy Memorial Bridge may be stepped up after wires along the pedestrian walkway at the structure are believed to have...

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Survivor taking strides for cancer research

Leslie Ann Black was 19 weeks pregnant with her daughter Charlotte, now almost two years old, when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Today, the Findlay Creek resident is preparing to take part in her third Relay for Life fundraiser at the Nepean Sportsplex on June 5.

Survivor taking strides for cancer research

Leslie Ann Black had a lot to look forward to. At 19 weeks pregnant, she and her husband had about four and a half months to wait before...

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'Ride the Rideau' charity renamed, rerouted following tragedy

Tim Kluke, president and chief executive officer of The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, left, and Dr. Jack Kitts, president and chief executive officer of The Ottawa Hospital, announced several changes to the foundation's Ride the Rideau charity event during a press conference at the hospital's General campus on April 16.

'Ride the Rideau' charity renamed, rerouted following tragedy

When Dr. Jim Walker pedals 108 kilometres this fall to raise money for cancer research, he will not only be thinking of the cause, but also...

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All aboard

Mayor Jim Watson is feeling confident that Stage 2 of the city's light-rail plans will keep moving after the federal and Ontario budgets both including major transit dollars.

Stage 2 light rail funding on a roll in Ottawa

Mayor Jim Watson is optimistic his light rail dream will become a funded reality after an exciting week of public transit announcements from...

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Big winner

Andre Delangis celebrates his $100,000 win in Toronto at the OLG Prize Centre after winning in the April 10 Lotto Max draw.

Innes Road gas station lottery ticket lucky for Orléans man

An Orléans man’s weekly lottery ticket purchase at the Esso on the Run on Innes Road paid off, when the April 10 Lotto Max draw pulled...

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Fiery crash

The cab of a transport truck involved in a collision in the westbound lane of Highway 417 is engulfed in flames after the driver was ejected from the vehicle, leaving him in critical condition.

Kanata resident on site at fiery highway crash

Glen Cairn resident Kendra Brown had never needed to use her first aid training before, but after narrowly avoiding what became a fiery...

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