Plastic bottles

Plastic bottles are incredibly convenient, though that benefit often overshadows consumer awareness of what it takes to produce them, how they should be used and what happens when they aren't recycled properly.

Cruising for a cause

Nearly 300 bikers and supporters of the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre's annual Cruise don't Bruise event kicked off in the parking lot of Casey's, 1889 Ogilvie Rd., on Aug. 20. The fundraiser supports programming aimed at ending domestic violence, elder abuse and help children who witness violence.

Gymnasium at Goulbourn Recreation Complex to be named after Olympic champion Erica Wiebe of Stittsville

City of Ottawa mayor Jim Watson, left, and Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri, right, present Olympic champion Erica Wiebe of Stittsville with the plaque naming the gymnasium at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex after her.

Panda Game takes place Oct. 1

The annual Panda Game will take place to Lansdowne’s TD Place on Oct. 1, where two long-time rivals, the Carleton University Ravens and the Ottawa University Gee-Gees, will take the field.

Olympic champion Erica Wiebe celebrated her 27th birthday at her former high school in Stittsville

Olympic gold medal wrestler Erica Wiebe of Stittsville carries her coach Paul Ragusa on her shoulders following her victory in her gold medal match at the Rio Olympics.

Early morning fire

A home at 255 MacLaren’s Side Road in the northwest corner of West Carleton was badly damaged in an early morning fire Wednesday, Aug. 24.

All riders welcome

The 28th annual Guide Dogs Motorcycle Ride is open to all riders on Sunday, Sept. 11. The ride includes a dice run component, where participants roll dice at rest stops for the chance to win prizes.

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More Fort McMurray evacuees allowed home

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