First and last trips of under-used bus routes could face axe under budget constraints

The city’s transit commission directed OC Transpo staff to have another look at a plan to cut first and last trips of under-used bus routes as part of the 2016 budget process on Nov. 12.

Business plan

Sandy Hill resident Jan van Heuzen offers some ideas about the Ottawa police business plan for 2016-18 during a ‘Let’s Chat: Priorities’ public consultation meeting on Nov. 5 at the St. Elias Centre in the Riverview Park community. Input received during the meeting will be used in the development of the Ottawa Police Service 2016-18 business plan.

PM at We Day

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a crowd of about 16,000 young people, alongside his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, during the Ottawa We Day on Nov. 10 at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Purse drive campaign

Ottawa police Det. Sylvie Reaney, left, and Heidi Danson are spearheading the collection of purses filled with sanitary products and other supplies for women in need in Ottawa. The purse drive, known as Women Helping Women, continues until at least Dec. 18. Purses can be dropped off at all Ottawa police stations.

Auditor general Ken Hughes gives report

Auditor general Ken Hughes speaks with the media at city hall following the tabling of his annual report to the audit committee on Nov. 26.

Scam alert

Ottawa police are reminding the public the department does not ask for monetary donations in the wake of multiple reports of scammers calling on behalf of the police service and asking for credit card numbers.

Refugee mental health

Dr. Morton Beiser, a psychiatric epidemiologist and founding director of the Toronto Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement, speaks to staff at CHEO on Nov. 25 about mental health issues prominent in the refugee community. He was the keynote speaker at the children’s hospital’s annual global health day conference.

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