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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Ian Gadbois

Convent Glen Orléans Wood Community Association president Ian Gadbois urges more volunteers to step forward to keep the organization going at an Oct. 2 meeting. The organization will fold if more board members are not found by March 23.

Community association suspends operation due to lack of volunteers

The Convent Glen Orléans Wood Community Association has suspended operations effective Feb. 26 because of the resignation of two board...

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Pot shop

The Heavens to Betsy boutique could soon be home to a National Access Cannabis centre, a franchise that helps patients navigate the medical marijuana system.

Marijuana centre coming to Hintonburg

A medical marijuana “gatekeeper” could open its doors this spring on Hintonburg’s main street.

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Big budget

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority has upped its budget 23 per cent to cover several major capital projects this year.

Conservation authority ups 2015 budget for big projects

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority has tabled a budget 23 per cent higher than last year’s to fund a busy year full of capital...

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Murder charges laid

Deputy police Chief Jill Skinner speaks to media at a Feb. 20 press conference announcing that Ian Bush had been charged with the first degree murders of Alban Garon, Raymonde Garon, and Marie-Claire Beniskos.

Police charge Orléans man with three unsolved murders

Ottawa police had a eureka moment when DNA evidence linked Ian Bush, the 59-year-old accused in a December home invasion and attempted...

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2015 city budget

From left, city treasurer Marian Simulik, and Couns. Bob Monette, Jody Mitic, Tim Tierney and Stephen Blais at the Shenkman Arts Centre on Feb. 12 for a budget consultation meeting.

Orléans residents offer feedback on city’s 2015 draft budget

About 25 people attended the Orléans draft budget consultation on Feb. 13, forming the strongest turnout for the event in recent years.

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NCC unveils short list of Lebreton Flats proposals

National Capital Commission chief executive Mark Kristmanson, left, alongside fellow board member Kay Stanley, on Feb. 18 announces the shortlisted groups that will develop proposals for LeBreton Flats.

NCC unveils short list of Lebreton Flats proposals

The Ottawa Senators’ plan for a downtown arena is among the four proposals shortlisted by the National Capital Commission for the...

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Proposed transit fare hike becoming hot-button issue

City councillors answered a number of questions about proposed transit fare increases at budget consultations held across Ottawa earlier this month.

Proposed transit fare hike becoming hot-button issue

The proposed transit fare hike contained within the city’s draft budget seems modest at 2.5 per cent, but at $3.55 a trip, it has some...

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