Market foot patrol a success

Police say the two-month police foot patrol in the Byward Market was a success.

Police report success with Lowertown foot patrol

Adding extra enforcement in the Byward Market has earned the Ottawa police positive results following the second season of the Lowertown...

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Ice bucket challenge

Eugene Melnyk, owner of the Ottawa Senators, left, and the team’s top defenceman Erik Karlsson are doused with icy water outside the Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata on Aug. 19 as part of a charitable ice-bucket challenge. The spread of the ice bucket challenge has seen the ALS Society receive over a quarter of a million in donations.

ALS Canada donations skyrocket with ice bucket challenge

The regional manager for ALS Canada says donations and awareness have skyrocketed since the ALS ice bucket challenge went viral.

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Go digging into Ottawa’s past during public archeological excavations

Ian Badgely, left, an archeologist with the National Capital Commission, and Jean-Luc Pilon, central archeologist with the Canadian Museum of History, will be leading the public through two free archeological digs in Vincent Massey Park for the second year on Aug. 23 and 24.

Go digging into Ottawa’s past during public archeological excavations

OTTAWA - A few layers of dirt and grass at Vincent Massey Park are all that lie between the present and a culture that dates back at least...

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Meladul Haq Ahmadzai

A blog attributed to Gloucester-Southgate candidate Meladul Haq Ahmadzai recently posted a 'blacklist' of city council members claiming they have stolen millions of dollars from taxpayers.

Candidate accuses councillors of theft

Ottawa councillors are calling for legal action after a municipal candidate made an online post accusing a “blacklist” of seven council...

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Cross-river triumph

Lesley Dusevic, a coach with the Nepean Masters Swim Club, emerges from the Ottawa River after finishing first in the first ever Escape to/from Aylmer-traz swim on Aug. 16. The four kilometre swim started in Aylmer and finished at the Lac Deschênes Sailing Club in Nepean. Dusevic made the swim in 58 minutes and four seconds.

Swim across Ottawa River promotes river health and cross-border collaboration

Sports - A cold, choppy summer day made for a challenging swim across the Ottawa River for dozens of hard-core swimmers during the first...

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Vanier BIA participates in IDA conference

Riverain Park has been picked as Quartier Vanier’s location to host more than 550 people for a special International Downtown Association conference on Sept. 5.

Quartier Vanier to host hundreds in Riverain Park

Vanier is preparing to play host to hundreds of visitors during this year’s International Downtown Association conference.

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Young women learn firefighting ropes from the pros

Volunteer instructor Marta Tkaczyszyn, left, guides Carleton Place resident Rebecca Sheedy, 16, as she climbs a ladder during the Ottawa fire department’s annual Camp FFIT, during which young women between the ages of 15 and 19 learn what it takes to be a firefighter.

Young women learn firefighting ropes

OTTAWA - Ryann Seiler and Sophia Villeneuve drop to their hands and knees and peer through their protective facemasks into the pitch black...

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Bereavement retreat aims to connect those who’ve lost loved ones

Forty-nine guests attend the 2013 Care and Share Bereavement Retreat in September at the Galilee Retreat Centre in Arnprior.

Bereavement retreat looks to connect those in grief

OTTAWA - A free retreat for those grieving the death of a loved one hopes to ease the pain by sharing resources and experiences during day...

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Events In Ottawa Region

Stop Smoking Drop-in

Wed Aug 20 | 2:00 PM

NFB Film Club - My Prairie Home

Wed Aug 20 | 6:30 PM

Seniors Chair Exercises

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Decimal Detectives Museum Camp

Fri Aug 22 | 9:30 AM

Pre-teens: Sip Smart

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