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.

Airport taxi protest

Airport taxi drivers Ahmad Vassal, left, and Mazon Moody hold protest signs along the Airport Parkway the morning of Aug. 25. The drivers took their protest over an increase in airport dispatching fees to City Hall the day before on Aug. 24 to request a meeting with Mayor Jim Watson in hopes of ending their stalemate with their dispatch company.

Camp FFIT firefighter training

Ottawa firefighter Amanda Page, left, who works at Station 81 in Stittsville, and Kelly Zimnicki, right, a firefighter from Station 43 in Bells Corners, stand at the base of an aerial ladder with Kendra Hoey, 17, of Orléans, after Hoey climbed the 30-metre ladder for the first time on Aug. 19. Hoey joined 23 other teenage girls during Camp FFIT, or Female Firefighters in Training, a week-long annual camp that gives adolescent girls the chance to learn firefighting basics.

Vascular surgery at Ottawa Hospital embraces the future

Dr. Sudhir Nagpal, the Ottawa Hospital's chief of vascular and endovascular surgery, at right, and his patient, Rothwell Heights resident Paul Tarnowski, meet again inside one of two new $9-million vascular operating rooms at the Civic campus on Aug. 21. The ORs, the largest in the hospital, feature new surgical technology that hospital officials say will revolutionize patient care.

Canada Sports Officials helps homeless generate income

Canada Sports Officials offers homeless individuals and those new to Canada a sustainable source of income by working as soccer officials. The initiative, founded by University of Ottawa student group Enactus, pays for the training and certification.

Parkland policy changes

The city's planning committee has agreed to allow life-cycle repair and maintenance projects to be funded from cash-in-lieu of parkland funds.

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.

Airport Parkway bridge safety audit

Residents walk in the approach to the Airport Parkway pedestrian and cycling bridge on Feb. 3 during the inaugural safety audit of the structure. Councillors Riley Brockington and Diane Deans will co-host a summer safety audit on Sept. 2 of the structure to better gauge residents' concerns about the bridge, which opened late last November.

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