Heather Crowe Park

Anne Poirer, a long-time friend of Heather Crowe, Patricia Cosgrove, Crowe's daughter, and Jodie Crowe, Crowe's granddaughter, stand behind a new plaque commemorating Heather Crowe on May 31. Ten years after the introduction of the Smoke Free Ontario Act and on World No Tobacco Day, friends, family, politicians and public health officials gathered in Heather Crowe Park for a rededication ceremony and the unveiling of a new plaque, after the original was stolen last September.

Ottawa Fire Extrication team

Team members include: Kent Keuninckx, Jim Madden, Jake Sinclair, Scott Langstaff, Scott Deugo, Andrew Higgins, Adam Filoso and Nick Wade. The team competes in three or four extrication challenges each year.

Bike park proposal

David Marchand-Smith, a member of the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association, answers residents' questions about a proposed pump track for the Carlington Hill. The group is hoping to begin work on the project this year after it received a thumbs up from the community association.

Transit deal

OC Transpo and Bluesfest have reached a five-year deal that has the festival paying $100,000 per year towards the cost of increased transit service for the festival.

Unlock Your Future

Hunt Club resident Tonya Pomerantz holds a tangled ball of yarn in one hand and her book in the other. Pomerantz and fellow career coach, Divya Parekh, have self-published a book designed to help people develop the tools they need to find the career for them.

Firefighters battle blaze at bottled water company in Leitrim area

Ottawa firefighters fought several vehicle fires at a business at 4020 Leitrim Rd. Someone at the business called 911 on May 27 around 2:39 p.m. to report that several tractor-trailers and vehicles had caught fire. Officials say embers from a nearby burning pile of wood debris quickly spread.

Picnic Protest

From left, Anna Pellizzari, Linda Payne, Julie Nadeau and her four-year-old twins Jessica and Zachery Gratton and Karin Howard sit with a picnic basket in protest of the proposed mega park at Mooney's Bay on May 27.

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