MPP John Fraser touts boost in sex assault support funding

The province is giving four hospitals, including CHEO and the Ottawa Hospital, an extra pot of funds to ensure follow-up counselling supports are available to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Ottawa South MPP John Fraser made the announcement Aug. 21.

Goulbourn players part of championship box lacrosse team

Nepean Knights Ontario Champion Girls Midget 'C' box lacross team won the recent provincial championship in Whitby. Local team members include Ariana Bowditch, Haley Bowditch, Ashley Woods and Courtney Woods from Stittsville as well as Sofie Green from Richmond and Kayle Osborne from Munster.

Happy 70 year marriage

Phyllis and William McLachlin, who live in Ottawa’s Golden Triangle neighbourhood, are all smiles as they prepare to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. The couple was married just after the end of the Second World War.

Biker hurt in crash with deer

Ottawa paramedics treated a 45-year-old motorcyclist for head and facial injuries after the man struck and killed a deer in the early morning hours of Aug. 28 in south Ottawa. The biker was wearing a helmet, which likely saved his life, according to police.

12-pack pilot

Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi announced on Aug. 27 that an LCBO in Barrhaven will join nine other stores in Ontario in selling 12-packs of beer as part of a pilot program to expand the availability of local beers across the province.

Ride for cancer

Edwards resident Brian Cox, right, rides in a previous Heel N Wheel fundraiser. This year’s event will leave from the hospital along Boyne Road.

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