ACORN wants tighter control over where payday loan outlets operate

Amber Slegtenhorst talks about her experience with a payday loan company. The single mother of six dug herself into a hole so deep, she had to declare that she was bankrupt to get out from under the financial burden.

Fire ruled accidental

A Walkley Road homeowner left ceremonial sage burning in his basement workshop on Feb. 8, according to the fire department, which sparked smoke and flames that caused an estimated $100,000 in damages.

Diesel spill

A commercial truck driver has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act for making an unsafe turn that police say caused a crash that punctured the truck’s fuel tank. An estimated 700 litres of diesel was leaked onto the roadway at the corner of Hawthorne Road and Stevenage Drive the morning of Feb. 10.

New additions

Newly signed Ottawa RedBlacks players, from left, Trevor Harris, Arnaud Gascon-Nadon and Brendan Gillanders following a press conference on Feb. 12. Both Harris and Gillanders come to the RedBlacks from the Toronto Argonaults and Gascon-Nadon comes from the Hamilton Tigercats.

A Final Dare to Flash success

Celebrating at the event are: Doug Nugent, Tom Clapp, Stephen Wilson, Cindy Peters, Ted Ceelen and Karen Thompson.

Bald spot

Parents of students at Leslie Park Public School are trying to raise $100,000 for a new play structure and natural play area for the school, after its old, aging play structure was removed last September.

Presentation

From left, Ottawa-Orléans MPP Marie-France Lalonde, Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre (OCCRC) executive director Luc Ouelette, youth program manager Tanya Lapointe Harris, Benoit Paré of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and Orléans ward Coun. Bob Monette at the OCCRC on Feb. 11. The OCCRC’s youth programs were given $28,000 by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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