Tragically Hip guitarist brings history to life

Typically when Rob Baker is in front of an audience he's strumming his guitar to a sold-out auditorium.

Derrick Gallagher poses in this undated handout photo. Ontario Provincial Police have laid a raft of sexual assault and voyeurism charges against a 31-year-old soldier from CFB Petawawa. Cpl. Derrick Gallagher was charged earlier this month with eight counts of sexual assault and two counts of voyeurism. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - OPP

Sex assault charges for CFB Petawawa soldier

CFB Petawawa soldier charged with sexual assault, voyeurism offences

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Bride-to-be Jolène Savoir attends a dress fitting at Kimberly Wilson Bridal and Fashion Outlet on April 10. Wouters will participate in Quartier Vanier's Bride Ideas, a wedding show to take place at Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health on April 26.

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Rebecca Yaworski is one of 10 students who are fundraising to bring live human tissues specimens to transform the learning experience for anatomy students at Carleton University. The group launched a crowd-funding initiative on the university's FutureFunder website to raise the $25,000 needed.

Carleton students launch crowd-funding project

A group of Carleton students can't wait to get their hands on live human tissue.

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Deborah Rosenlund is seen with plans for a park near Manotick to named after her father, Major William Ross Chamberlain. City planners are might recommend that the city stop building its own parks in the suburbs and instead let developers do the work themselves.

Developers could be tapped to build city parks

The city is looking at getting out of the business of building new suburban parks and instead letting developers do the work.

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A new farmers market will open on Beechwood Avenue this summer. The market co-ordinator said the event aims to bring together local farmers, artisans and activities for the whole family. The season is set to open on July 5.

Otto Dix, Zerfallender Kampfgraben (Trench in Ruins), 1924. In this print, German artist Otto Dix depicts a First World War trench in the aftermath of violent shelling. In the dark, crumbling ground, bodies and skeletons merge with the earth. In the distance, Dix uses light, a traditional symbol of hope, to expose an endless field of shell holes.

From the trenches; Ordinary soldiers' artworks are on the front line of a new display at the Canadian War Museum

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The Overbrook Community Association will host a meeting on April 24 on the topic of the environent, with a special presentation from the Climate Reality Project.

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The Overbrook Community Association will host a special environmentally-friendly meeting this month.

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Rob Baker, left, and Mayor Jim Watson take part in the inaugural event on National Capital History Day. The Tragically Hip guitarist gave the keynote speech at the event, explaining history's importance in our daily lives, while Watson helped hand out at the student awards for history projects.

Tragically Hip guitarist brings history to life

Typically when Rob Baker is in front of an audience he's slashing at his guitar to on a stage in a hockey rink.

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Events Ottawa

A Fresh Look at Spiritual Life

Fri Apr 18 | 7:00 PM

Recreational Roller Skating

Fri Apr 18 | 9:00 PM

E-Waste Recyucle Event

Sat Apr 19 | 9:00 AM

Easter at the Estate

Sat Apr 19 | 10:00 AM

Horaceville Hop

Sat Apr 19 | 10:00 AM

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Sat Apr 19 | 10:00 AM

The Bell House Bunny Hop

Sat Apr 19 | 2:00 PM

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Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge founder Lynne Rowe has received her wildlife care licence for her Dunrobin facility.

Wildlife licence received

The Rideau River flooded parts of Old Ottawa South, including submerging the corner of Rideau River Drive and Belmont Avenue. For the full story turn to page 6.

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Members of both Vanier and Overbrook's cycling groups joined forces and braved the cold spring weather to ride to the Maple Sugar Festival at Richelieu Park on April 5. The bicycle ride, organized by Velo Vanier, saw residents ride to the Overbrook Community Centre and back to the park to enjoy pancakes.

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The Rotary Club of Orléans was busy honouring local youth on April 6, as the organization staged its annual Orléans Youth Awards. Recognition was given to youth who showed outstanding service to their community, friends, family and schools. Here, Rotary Club of Orléans president Len Goddard is seen with winners Christina Goddard (music award, vocal), Victoria Goddard (music award, instrumental) and Joseph Schlapsi (academic achievement).

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There was plenty of activity in Orléans on April 6 as the Ruddy Family YMCA hosted a zumba fundraising event for the Y Strong Kids Campaign. The event raised money to cover or subsidize the cost of children participating in programs offered at the YMCA-YWCA. Participants were led by cheerleaders from the Ottawas RedBlacks.

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