‘Skylink’ to top landmark Centretown towers

Two curved towers attached by Ottawa’s highest pedestrian walkway could be coming to O'Connor Street.

Vanier BIA hosts wedding show; Local businesses offer chance to win yo– Image 1

Bride-to-be Jolène Savoir attends a dress fitting at Kimberly Wilson Bridal and Fashion Outlet on April 10. Wouters will participate in Quartier Vanier's Bride Ideas, a wedding show to take place at Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health on April 26.

Vanier BIA hosts wedding show; Local businesses offer chance to win your wedding

Are you recently engaged? Thinking of popping the question? Hoping to have a chance to win your dream Vanier wedding? Well, Quartier Vanier...

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Rebecca Yaworski is one of 10 students who are fundraising to bring live human tissues specimens to transform the learning experience for anatomy students at Carleton University. The group launched a crowd-funding initiative on the university's FutureFunder website to raise the $25,000 needed.

Carleton students launch crowd-funding project

A group of Carleton students can't wait to get their hands on live human tissue.

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New farmers market coming to Beechwood; Local produce, artisans, famil– Image 1

A new farmers market will open on Beechwood Avenue this summer. The market co-ordinator said the event aims to bring together local farmers, artisans and activities for the whole family. The season is set to open on July 5.

From the trenches; Ordinary soldiers' artworks are on the front line o– Image 1

Otto Dix, Zerfallender Kampfgraben (Trench in Ruins), 1924. In this print, German artist Otto Dix depicts a First World War trench in the aftermath of violent shelling. In the dark, crumbling ground, bodies and skeletons merge with the earth. In the distance, Dix uses light, a traditional symbol of hope, to expose an endless field of shell holes.

From the trenches; Ordinary soldiers' artworks are on the front line of a new display at the Canadian War Museum

The Canadian War Museum is offering a view of the First World War right from the trenches, as interpreted by professional artists and...

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Overbrook to talk environment at next public board meeting; Presentati– Image 1

The Overbrook Community Association will host a meeting on April 24 on the topic of the environent, with a special presentation from the Climate Reality Project.

Overbrook to talk environment at next public board meeting; Presentation from Climate Realty Project Canada planned

The Overbrook Community Association will host a special environmentally-friendly meeting this month.

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Rob Baker, left, and Mayor Jim Watson take part in the inaugural event on National Capital History Day. The Tragically Hip guitarist gave the keynote speech at the event, explaining history's importance in our daily lives, while Watson helped hand out at the student awards for history projects.

Tragically Hip guitarist brings history to life

Typically when Rob Baker is in front of an audience he's slashing at his guitar to on a stage in a hockey rink.

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Glashan Public School rallies for a green schoolyard– Image 1

Glashan Public School principal Jim Tayler rallies his grade 7 and 8 students on Kent Street on the morning of April 7.

Glashan Public School rallies for a green schoolyard

The students of Glashan Public School took to the streets in protest on April 7, but it wasn't a commentary on the state of their school.

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Pet of the week

I have adopted 2 cats who were starving themselves when they were separated from their family and each other. I first adopted Baudelaire,...

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Members of both Vanier and Overbrook's cycling groups joined forces and braved the cold spring weather to ride to the Maple Sugar Festival at Richelieu Park on April 5. The bicycle ride, organized by Velo Vanier, saw residents ride to the Overbrook Community Centre and back to the park to enjoy pancakes.

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The Rideau River flooded parts of Old Ottawa South, including submerging the corner of Rideau River Drive and Belmont Avenue. For the full story turn to page 6.

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Seven-year-old cancer patient Michael Meehan made quick friends with Gov.-Gen. David Johnston at the official launch of the Canadian Cancer Society's Daffodil Campaign on April 1. Meehan and Johnston compared ties, talked about dinosaurs and played with daffodils in the greenhouses of Rideau Hall. The campaign sells daffodil pins and fresh daffodils to help raise funds for cancer research.

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Hair Republic stylist Michelle Nguyen, left, will offer 100 slots for the Hair with Care fundraiser organized by Anneka O'Grady, seated. Schoolmate JeffZamuner and her brother Bryan will participate in the kids-only event.

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Roberta Milner, a letter carrier with Canada Post, protests the proposed end of door-to-door mail service at a Canada Post protest at Elgin and Sparks streets on March 29. Milner is from Thunder Bay, Ont. It was a joint protest between the Ottawa and District Labour Council, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and city residents.

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