Celebrating Ontario

Mark Monahan, executive director of RBC Bluesfest, speaks during the Celebrate Ontario funding announcement. Bluesfest will receive more than $315,000 for the annual event. In total, 25 festivals and events in Ottawa will receive funding this year through the program.

Twelve Points in a Classical Balance in limbo

Twelve Points in a Classical Balance will have to be relocated to make room for the Memorial to the Victims of Communism in the Garden of the Provinces and Territories.

City to waive $5 admin for taxi licence renewal as a gesture of goodwill

Council voted to waive $5 in taxi licence renewal fees thanks in part to an administrative error. The fee was marked to go up to $55 during the budget process, but the city mailed out renewal notice with the incorrect amount to 2,583 licensed cabbies.

Hospice

Joan Moore shows off a 50th wedding annivery photo of herself and her husband Don, who passed away in hospice in late 2014. She says more hospice beds are needed in the city so everyone has access to the wonderful care her husband received. Hospice Care Ottawa is in need of $600,000 by the end of May to begin building its residential wing in Kanata.

OCH looking to fill former Beausoleil site

Ottawa Community Housing (OCH), which runs operates the building at 333 York St., will issue an expression of interest for that site to run a francophone daycare.

Sens seal of approval

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk responds to reporters' questions following the NCC board meeting where his group, RendezVous LeBreton, was chosen as the preferred proponent for the development of LeBreton Flats.

Uptown Rideau

Chris Bradshaw leads a group along Rideau Street during Jane's Walk Ottawa in May 2015. The walk explores what is next for the urban street. Bradshaw will be leading the charge once again on May 8 at 11 a.m.

City may ask province to allow civilians to direct traffic

City council may be asking the province to make changes to the Highway Traffic Act to allow civilians to direct traffic during special events or construction. Mayor Jim Watson said monitoring a barricade is a waste of police officers' skills.

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