Police launch ‘positive ticketing’ campaign

St. Patrick’s High School students, from left, Belal Chamseddine, 16, Bellal Wehbe, 18, and Karen Mamani, 18, receive vouchers for free Froster slush drinks from Ottawa south community police officer Const. Moe Elmi during their lunch break on May 26.

Police launch ‘positive ticketing’ campaign

Police were waiting for lunching high school students outside of a Mac’s Convenience store on Alta Vista Drive on May 26 to hand out...

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And they’re off!

More than 49,000 runners took part in Ottawa’s largest running event on the weekend of May 23-24, raising $800,000 for a variety of local charities. The participation and proceeds from the 41st annual Ottawa Race Weekend set new records for the event, which closed streets throughout the downtown core. 2K, 5K, 10K, half-marathon, kid’s marathon, wheelchair marathon and marathon events were held. Here, the first of 14,000 runners break free from the starting line on the 10K event on May 23.

And they're off!

More than 49,000 runners took part in Ottawa’s largest running event on the weekend of May 23-24, raising $800,000 for a variety of local...

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Front Page

From left, Gail Anglin and Jill Shipley, as Marylise Chauvette plays the piano and Susan Sweeney sings during a rehearsal with the Ottawa Storytellers. The group will put on their travelling tent show, The Front Page, on May 29 and 30, and June 12 and 13.

Front page stories to come to life at city musuems

Headlines from Ottawa’s newspapers in the 1930s will come to life as the Ottawa Storytellers bring their travelling tent show to city...

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Grant

MPP Michael Coteau, the minister responsible for the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games, announces funding for the torch relay through Ontario communities. Ottawa will receive a $12,500 grant to help with logistical costs of the city’s torch relay legs.

Province to fund torch relay celebrations

The Ontario government will give communities grants to fund the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games torch relay.

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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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