Paying it forward as easy as opening a door

Elmvale - Sarah Djuric knows first hand that paying it forward doesn’t just benefit others.

Veterans inspire next military’s next generation

Warrant Officer Eric Gagnon, left, and retired sergeant Wally Turini discover they share the common bonds of the same hometown and years of dedicated service with the Canadian military, including overseas conflict. Gagnon was sent to Afghanistan five times, and has several more deployments to his credit, while Turini fought as a gunner in the Second World War. About 100 veterans were honoured at an annual luncheon April 15 at Kanata branch 638 of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Veterans inspire next military’s next generation

KANATA - Moments after meeting for the first time, retired sergeant Wally Turini and Warrant Officer Eric Gagnon immediately find common...

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Pet of the week– Image 1

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Pet of the week

I have adopted 2 cats who were starving themselves when they were separated from their family and each other. I first adopted Baudelaire,...

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Canterbury students showcase double bill of dark humour– Image 1

Canterbury High School theatre students Emma Keith, left, Aiden AuCoin-Power and Chase Irons-Mills will perform The Killing Game, while Kayla Farris and Thomas Nyhuus will perform A History of the American Film. The double bill, featuring 45 students, runs April 28 to May 3.

Canterbury students showcase double bill of dark humour

Memorizing a character's lines for a large-scale production may seem like a daunting task, but several Canterbury High School Grade 12...

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Police share Heron Gate robbery photos; Same furniture store hit twice– Image 1

Above, armed and masked suspects are caught on video during an attempted robbery Leon's Furniture Dec. 3, 2013. Ottawa police are seeking the public's help in solving two robberies at the same business at 1718 Heron Rd. Police say the second crime happened March 6, shown at left and at right.

Police share Heron Gate robbery photos; Same furniture store hit twice in three months, no cash taken

Two unsolved robberies at the same Heron Gate furniture store just three months apart have prompted Ottawa police to issue a plea for the...

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Earth Day art show set to go– Image 1

Assumption Catholic School's Grade 6 class would like all of Vanier's art-loving residents to attend its Earth Day Art Gala on April 22 at the school.

Earth Day art show set to go

This Earth Day the students of Amy Howe's Grade 6 class would like to invite area residents to a different kind of art show.

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Police reviewing need for centres in the community; Rethink prompted b– Image 1

The old location of the Centretown community police centre on Somerset Street was abandoned in 2012 in favour of a second-floor office inside city hall.

Police reviewing need for centres in the community; Rethink prompted by need to close Herongate police centre

Upon learning the police are planning to review whether community police centres are still necessary, city councillors are calling for them...

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Stopping OC Transpo buses at rail crossing less safe: study– Image 1

A review of crossings was ordered by OC Transpo after a collision between an OC Transpo bus and a Via train on the morning of Sept. 18, 2013, that killed six people, including the bus driver.

Stopping OC Transpo buses at rail crossing less safe: study

New gates will be added at four suburban rail crossings but no other changes are needed to OC Transpo's policies for traversing train...

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Students launch crowd-funding project; $25,000 needed to purchase live– Image 1

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 Future Funder website to raise the $25,000 needed.

Students launch crowd-funding project; $25,000 needed to purchase live human tissue

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

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Shoppers look through hundreds of books at the Rideau Park United Church's Spring Nearly New Book Sale on April 12. The sale included clothes, household items as well as vintage books. Proceeds from the sale go to the church.

Spring book bloom– Image 1

Time is running out to buy tickets in a draw that offers a chance to win a classic convertible roadster, 1988 Mercedes Benz 560 SL, valued at $40,000. The car was once owned by gold-medal Olympic skating champion Barbara Ann Scott. The draw will be held on May 9 and tickets are $100 each, with only 1,948 sold in honour of Scott's performance in the 1948 Winter Olympics. All proceeds will go to the Perley and Rideau Veteran's Health Centre's $5-million Building Choices, Enriching Lives campaign, aimed at funding construction of 139 specially-designed apartments for seniors and veterans. To purchase tickets call 613-526-7173 or download the order forms at perleyrideau.ca-mercedes.

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Above: Matt Aalders, right, and Samantha Pierre do battle.

Pirates at Play– Image 1

Judy Pare arranges books during Rideau Park United Church's Spring Nearly New Book Sale.

Spring book bloom– Image 2

Left: Nancy Hildinger plays a soft-hearted sea witch as she gestures to the crowd of children and parents while telling A Pirate's Tale - one of six children's plays put on by Canterbury High School's Grade 11 theatre students for their Children's Theatre Festival on April 12. The play seemed to be a hit with the young audience, who whooped and giggled throughout the show.

Pirates at Play– Image 2

Right: Kit (Becca Carter), top left, and her pet monkey, Jimbo (Maya Jain), stare in confusion at the ferocious sea monster (Hamish Matsell-Savage) who has become a little loopy due to overeating and too much sun

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