Coun. Tobi Nussbaum

Coun. Tobi Nussbaum has introduced a motion to council to seek the province’s approval to ban corporate and union donations in the Ottawa election campaigns.

Get corporate and union money out of municipal politics: Nussbaum

Tobi Nussbaum has launched an effort to get corporate and union money out of municipal politics.

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Westfest down to two days, but promises long lineup of Canadian talent

Elaina Martin, founder, producer and artistic director of Westfest, left, Kitchissippi Coun. Jeff Leiper and singer-songwriting duo Kris Abbott and Dee McNeil are ready to rock during a March 12 announcement at Clocktower Brew Pub in Westboro. Westboro Village’s free celebration takes place June 13 and 14.

Westfest down to two days, but promises long lineup of Canadian talent

Westfest is heading back to its roots by going back to the street – Richmond Road to be exact – where the event’s main stage will be located...

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Funding cuts coming to victim services amid client boom

Provincial government funding cuts that take effect April 1 will impact services provided by Ottawa Victim Services at a time when the organization is seeing hundreds more clients through a new partnership with Ottawa police, says Steve Sullivan, executive director of the volunteer-based organization.

Funding cuts coming to victim services amid client boom

Physically and emotionally exhausted, Rebecca felt as though the night would never end.

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Support flows in for train accident survivor Sarah Stott

Carol Ann MacDonell of Nepean is organizing a fundraiser that will take place at Tudor Hall in April in support of Sarah Stott, who was hit by a train in Montreal late last year.

Support flows in for train accident survivor Sarah Stott

When Carol Ann MacDonell opened the newspaper to learn the daughter of a close friend had been severely injured after she was hit by a...

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Heritage building

The city’s built heritage sub-committee has designated the City of Ottawa workshops at 7 Bayview Road a heritage building. The space will be renovated and updated to house the city’s new Innovation Centre by 2016.

Bayview yards deemed heritage ahead of innovation hub project

The City of Ottawa Workshops building in Mechanicsville is set to return to its former glory as a key employment hub after the city’s built...

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Emergency funding

Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney passed a motion to give day program providers access to $50,000 in the wake of federal cuts.

City opens $50K slush fund for homeless drop-in centres

Council has agreed to carve up $50,000 between a handful of local organizations running day programs for the city’s homeless population, in...

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Infill rules

The city's mature neighbourhood bylaw is now just waiting for OMB approval to close a five-year process to regulate infill developments in older communities.

Council endorses mature neighbourhoods infill bylaw

A five-year saga to determine how infill should be built in Ottawa’s mature neighbourhoods has come to a close – almost.

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Award

From left, CHEO president Alex Munter, Coun. Jody Mitic, Carleton University Sign Student Society president David MacMillan and chair of CHEO board of trustees Erin Crowe at the CHEO Healthy Kids Awards on March 25 at Funhaven.

CHEO recognizes leaders in child health

Organizations from all over Eastern Ontario were recognized for keeping kids healthy in a wide variety of ways by CHEO on March 25.

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