No free rides

Amrik Singh, president of Unifor’s Local 1688 representing taxi drivers in Ottawa, tells the city’s community and protective services committee it needs to respect its own bylaws when it comes to cracking down on bandit taxi companies like Uber.

Uber driving city’s taxi rules review

Taxi drivers are looking to put the brakes on any rule changes that could give start-up companies like Uber a free ride in Ottawa.

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Planning ahead

Chris Gordon, evaluation and consultation lead at Parsons engineering firm, details possible alignments for the Chapman Mills Drive extension. Representatives from the City, IBI Group, Parsons and Stantec presented plans for the extension on May 7.

Open house reveals Chapman Mills Drive extension plans

In the first of three public open houses scheduled for 2015 city planners presented plans for westward extensions of Chapman Mills Drive...

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CHEO launches new initiative to free up ER for urgent patients

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario recently launched its Choosing Wisely initiative, designed to educate parents about what symptoms constitute a trip to the emergency department in hopes of reducing patient wait times.

CHEO launches new initiative to free up ER for urgent patients

Sick or injured patients whose conditions don’t warrant a trip to hospital are clogging up the emergency department at the Children’s...

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Fast and Female

Girls take part in a past Fast and Female event. The sports organization will host an event at the Rideau Carleton Raceway on June 6.

Fast and Female event coming to Ottawa June 6

Fast and Female, a sports organization founded by Olympic cross country skier Chandra Crawford, will host an event in Ottawa on June 6 to...

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Race Weekend arrives

The Tamarack Race Weekend is expected to welcome more than 48,000 runners in its races on the weekend of May 23-24.

Field of elite runners grows for Race Weekend

This year’s Tamarack Race Weekend is set to see more elite runners competing in the 10K than ever before, organizers said.

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Mini rhubard Pavlovas are a nice light dessert

Mini rhubard Pavlovas are a nice light dessert

Mini rhubard Pavlovas are a nice light dessert

Pavlova is the national dessert of New Zealand, usually made larger than these.

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Melnyk recieves liver

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk underwent a liver transplant on May 19 thanks to an anonymous live liver donor. Melnyk announced that he was in urgent need of a liver transplant on May 14, and put out a call for potential donors.

Sens owner successfully undergoes liver transplant

Five days after announcing his “urgent need” for a liver transplant, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk had a part of an anonymous donor’s...

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Sizeable seizure

About 20 officers from the drug and tactical units were involved in the seizure, which saw warrants executed at two residences in Nepean and Kanata.

9 charged in marijuana, cocaine bust

The Ottawa police drug unit seized more than $250,000 worth of cocaine, marijuana and a marijuana-derived substance called shatter, as well...

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