Buying a backpack in fi ve lessons– Image 1

One teenager in two feels back pain at least once a month. Backpacks may be the cause

Buying a backpack in fi ve lessons

A child's backpack is a trusty companion; kids are rarely seen without them. How ever, a poorly adjusted backpack, or one that is too heavy,...

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A garbage-free lunch box– Image 1

Prepackaged food in individual portions creates a huge amount of waste for landfi lls.

A garbage-free lunch box

Every day, children eat the contents of their lunch boxes then throw containers, packa ging, and non-recyclable bags into the garbage....

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Meet the candidate: Silviu Riley; 'Activist candidate' wants to focus – Image 1

Silviu Riley will be running for city council in Somerset Ward during the October municipal election.

Meet the candidate: Silviu Riley; 'Activist candidate' wants to focus on environment in Somerset Ward

In his first foray into any level of politics, Silviu Riley will run for councillor in Somerset Ward in the Ottawa municipal election.

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Horses change lives of clients on east-end farm; Equine program is fin– Image 1

Alexandre Charron-Raymond has a moment with a horse before his riding session at Happy Trails Riding Stables. Happy Trails only works with riders with special needs.

Horses change lives of clients on east-end farm; Equine program is financially self-sufficient

The first time Alexandre Charron-Raymond arrived at the Happy Trails Riding Stables, he didn't even want to get out of the car.

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Change Byward Market system, artisans urge mayor– Image 1

Mayor Jim Watson speaks to local artisan Elena Jones about problems at the Byward Market during the Art in Strathcona Park event on Aug. 9. Another artisan, Lisa Wilson, said importers selling inexpensive wares are hurting the sales of vendors selling local, handmade goods.

Change Byward Market system, artisans urge mayor

Mayor Jim Watson was already hearing from concerned residents a day before he officially launched his re-election campaign.

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Lots to dig for Archeology Month; Exhibits, day camps and excavations – Image 1

Westboro resident Jeremiah Cooper participates in an archeology program called Can You Dig It? That takes place every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Billings Estate museum during Archeology Month in August.

Lots to dig for Archeology Month; Exhibits, day camps and excavations offered throughout August

Amateur archeologists of all ages can unearth the city's historical secrets during archeology month.

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Cold War museum to celebrate peace; Barrhaven artist explores theme of– Image 1

Sandy Woods, a mixed media artist from Barrhaven, is pictured with Rohini Bhalla, president of One World Dialogue, and her painting Perseverance. Woods will have four pieces in an upcoming exhibit at the Diefenbunker museum called Breaking Barriers.

Cold War museum to celebrate peace; Barrhaven artist explores theme of breaking barriers

Local artists and youth will come together to talk about peace at Canada's cold war museum on Sept. 20.

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Light-rail tunnel now more than half excavated; Feds still not committ– Image 1

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Mayor Jim Watson and officials tour the progress in digging the city's light-rail transit tunnel on Aug. 11, when more than half the material had been excavated.

Light-rail tunnel now more than half excavated; Feds still not committing to funding Stage 2 to extend rail east, west, south

Mayor Jim Watson doesn't want Ottawa to lose momentum on the next phase of its light-rail project after the downtown line is done in 2018.

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