Mama bear

After years a part mama bear will be re-joining her cubs at the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe Streets. The move will begin on Sept. 27 around 7 a.m. and will take about two days, with the mother bear next to her cubs by 7 p.m. on Sept. 29.

150th flame

Guy Laflamme executive director of the Ottawa 2017 Bureau (left), Monique Giroux, marketing vice-president with CIBC and Mayor Jim Watson take a look at the design for a cauldron that will stand in front of the memorial gardens starting Dec. 31. The design was unveiled on Sept. 22.

OC Transpo top brass cautiously optimistic about uptick in ridership

Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans said she’s made peace with the fact that O-Trains won’t be coming every eight minutes – but she’d like for people to know when they’re leaving.

Kijiji robberies

Police have arrested two men in connection with two Sept. 19 robberies that started with the sale of cell phones through Kijiji, an online classified advertising service. The two men now face several robbery and weapons charges.

Civic consultation

Mark Kristmanson, CEO of the National Capital Commission, addresses a crowd of about 400 people during the NCC's public consultation on the site selection process for a new Ottawa Hospital Civic campus.

OC Transpo top brass cautiously optimistic about uptick in ridership

OC Transpo’s top boss John Manconi says ridership has stabilized, despite the doom and gloom about riders opting to drive because of LRT construction.

Beacon Hill photographer takes home distinguished awards

Mario P. Menard received five photography awards from the 2016 Master Photographers International image challenge. With this photograph, The Advocate receiving Best in Class in Corporate Portrait in the Commercial Category.

Bike path opening

The city has installed new rain gardens along Stewart Street, from Friel Street to King Edward Avenue, in an effort to improve water quality and reduce storm water runoff. Celebrating the new garden, and the new bike paths, narrower street and slower speeds city officials, along with Grade 3 students from Franco Jeunesse Public School and Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury gathered on Sept. 22 to officially open the bike path and garden.

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