Young women learn firefighting ropes from the pros

Volunteer instructor Marta Tkaczyszyn, left, guides Carleton Place resident Rebecca Sheedy, 16, as she climbs a ladder during the Ottawa fire department’s annual Camp FFIT, during which young women between the ages of 15 and 19 learn what it takes to be a firefighter.

Young women learn firefighting ropes

OTTAWA - Ryann Seiler and Sophia Villeneuve drop to their hands and knees and peer through their protective facemasks into the pitch black...

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Bereavement retreat aims to connect those who’ve lost loved ones

Forty-nine guests attend the 2013 Care and Share Bereavement Retreat in September at the Galilee Retreat Centre in Arnprior.

Bereavement retreat looks to connect those in grief

OTTAWA - A free retreat for those grieving the death of a loved one hopes to ease the pain by sharing resources and experiences during day...

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United girls notch quarter-final win

Ottawa South United Force Black 2000 goalkeeper Mollie Eriksson (orange jersey) is congratulated by teammate Odessa Strizzi after scoring the game-winning goal during a penalty kick shootout in the Ontario Cup U14 girls soccer quarter-final held at City View Park in Burlington on Aug. 9. The game against the Burlington Bayhawks ended in a 1-1 tie, forcing a shootout that Ottawa won 5-4, making the final score 2-1 for Ottawa. Eriksson turned away all shootout attempt

United girls notch quarter-final win

OTTAWA - From scoring to goalkeeping, Greely resident Mollie Eriksson doesn’t sweat the challenge of switching roles from one moment to the...

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Cyclists saddle up for Ride to Turn the Tide

Twenty-two cyclists with the Grassroot Grannies take part in the 2013 Ride to Turn the Tide on Sept. 4, starting at the Bushtukah store on 5607 Hazeldean Rd.

Cyclists saddle up for Ride to Turn the Tide

KANATA - The Grassroot Grannies are preparing for their fifth Ride to Turn the Tide cycling event taking place from Sept. 3 to 5.

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Gloucester Fair continues on as Capital Fair– Image 1

The Captial Fair takes place at the Rideau Carleton Entertainment Centre Aug. 15 to 24.

Gloucester Fair continues on as Capital Fair

Between 50,000 and 100,000 people are expected to help usher in a new era for the Gloucester Fair, now known as the Capital Fair.

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Grilled chicken and strawberry couscous salad a delicious treat– Image 1

Grilled chicken and strawberry couscous salad a delicious treat

Grilled chicken and strawberry couscous salad a delicious treat

Here's an easy warm summer salad when it's just too hot to cook indoors. Sweet strawberries are a nice contrast to the spinach and slightly...

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East end gets more ice time– Image 1

Dignitaries cut the ribbon to open the new Richcraft Sensplex facility on Shefford Road on Aug. 7.

East end gets more ice time

Booking ice time just got a lot easier in Ottawa's east end, now that the long-awaited Richcraft Sensplex has thrown open its doors to the...

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Colonel By crossing to be built next fall: community association; Nati– Image 1

The National Capital Commission opened a new signalled crosswalk at Fifth Avenue and Queen Elizabeth Driveway on July 15. The Old Ottawa East Community Association has been told the NCC plans to buildto build a safer crossing on the other side of the canal next fall, despite the commission's chief executive officer recently refusing to confirm when a Colonel By Drive crossing would be built.

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Stop Smoking Drop-in

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