South budget consultation

From left, Coun. Jean Cloutier, Tom Fedec, Coun. Riley Brockington, Coun. Diane Deans and Mayor Jim Watson fielded questions and received suggestions from residents at a budget consultation for south Ottawa on Oct. 6.

CHEO happy with patent ruling in Australia

CHEO is celebrating the Australian High Court’s ruling that human genes can’t be patented, and hopes Canada will do the same. The regional children’s hospital is in the process of challenging five U.S. gene patents, which it says prevents its specialists from testing patients for a potentially life-threatening heart rhythm disorder.

Memorial takes place Oct. 25

A remembrance service will take place Oct. 25 for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the ceremonial guardsman murdered at the base of the National War Memorial on Oct. 22, 2014.

Special hockey equipment

Tysen Lefebvre, left, and Lukas Hooper are suited up and strapped into Kaye Trainer devices for their first time playing hockey at the Kanata Recreation Complex on Sept. 19. Due to severe health problems, the two were previously unable to play, but thanks to local fundraising for the new training devices, the pair will play with the Capital City Condors this season.

Jasmine Crescent

Residents and elected officials attend a barbecue on Jasmine Crescent on Oct. 3. Two young men have died in eerily similar, yet separate homicides, in buildings a mere block away from where the barbecue was held. Police, the local councillor and a number of community organizations staged the barbecue to bring the community together in the face of the tragedies.

Rural Root

Among the young actors enjoying rehearsals for Rural Root’s fall production, from left, are Noah d'Entremont, Alex Strathern, Jacob Gagnon and Justin d'Entremont.

News From Beyond Ottawa Region


Ontario allows self-driving car road tests

Ontario allows self-driving cars on provincial roads for testing purposes



World's biggest beer makers agree to join forces

Deal reached in principle to create company controlling a third of global beer sales



Ontario offers kids a nasal spray flu vaccine

Ontario offers nasal spray flu vaccine for kids aged 2 to 17; adults get a shot


Federal Election

Liberals to stress contrast with Tories

Liberals to stress contast with Tories as they head down home stretch



Opening statements today in Toronto cop trial

Opening statement's today in trial of Toronto cop charged in Yatim death



Vigorous debate expected in Saskatchewan

Vigorous debate expected in Saskatchewan as legislature resumes sitting


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