Airport taxi fee dispute

Unifor regional representative Harry Ghadban, left, Unifor national president Jerry Dias and Abed Madi, president of the union’s airport taxi local, regroup at Unifor’s Nepean offices on Sept. 1, following a five-hour meeting the day before with taxi dispatch company, Coventry Connections. The two sides have resumed contract negotiations amid a three-week labour dispute.

Distracted driver

As of September 1, 2015, drivers convicted of distracted driving face a set $490* fine and three demerit points. Novice drivers face a minimum 30-day suspension.

West Carleton father and son win Sun Scramble

Fourteen-year-old Hunter McGee makes a shot as father Allen watches during the Ottawa Sun Scramble. The father-son duo won the tournament Aug. 30.

Vocal minority

Maria Moyse, left, and Shauna Healey join a small group of protesters in front of Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi’s office on Sept. 2 to speak out against the province’s new sex-ed curriculum that starts this September. The group said the curriculum is not age-appropriate, and that parents should be a child’s first educator when it comes to learning about sexuality.

Bag it up

Capital Coun. David Chernushenko, left, Mayor Jim Watson and Beaver Barracks resident Pamela Scaiff pack recyclables into the city’s new apartment-friendly blue bag, which was unveiled at the downtown condo building on Sept. 2.

Something New Edinburgh

Jenny Nelson, of Seedling Yarn, does crochet at a craft show. Nelson is one of the organizers of the Something New Edinburgh craft show, which will take place Nov. 7.

Paul Landry Park

Christine Johnson, vice-president of the Hunt Club Community Organization, is helping spearhead change in Paul Landry Park on Uplands Drive. A community vote on the issues is scheduled for Sept. 14 at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre.

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