Pleasant Park students honour residential school survivors through art

Guided by volunteer project lead Margaret Embleton, left, and Vanier-based aboriginal elder and artist Albert Dumont, Grade 6 Pleasant Park Public School students Hermela Tesfazghi, 12, Erin Metcalfe, 11, and Kana Hiroha, 12 work on a mural. The artwork is one of four murals that will soon be photographed and displayed outside on the school in honour of residential school survivors and the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Pleasant Park students honour residential school survivors through art

Colourful leaves decorated with glitter and paint create a blazing trail along the forest floor. Others appear to blow in the wind...

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Service review

Para Transpo may allow people with cognitive disabilities to use the service depending on the results of a service review this year.

Para Transpo to review who can ride

Transferring three times to get to work is trying at the best of times. Transferring that much with a cognitive disability could be...

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No free rides

Amrik Singh, president of Unifor’s Local 1688 representing taxi drivers in Ottawa, tells the city’s community and protective services committee it needs to respect its own bylaws when it comes to cracking down on bandit taxi companies like Uber.

Uber driving city’s taxi rules review

Taxi drivers are looking to put the brakes on any rule changes that could give start-up companies like Uber a free ride in Ottawa.

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Rescue award

Riverside South resident William Dansereau, middle, was recognized on May 21 for his rescue of a fellow competitive swimmer last summer. Community and Protective Services chairwoman Coun. Diane Deans and Ontario Lifesaving Society president Paul Hulford presented the Ottawa lifeguard with the Lifesaving Society Rescue Award of Merit.

Mooney’s Bay lifeguard wins rescue award

When William Dansereau started his paddle board race at the 2014 Seniors Lifesaving Championships in Toronto last August, he didn’t expect...

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Footbridge at Mooney’s Bay Park reopens after three-year closure

The reopening of the footbridge at the south end of Mooney’s Bay Park was celebrated May 17 by Riverside Park residents Carolyn Percy-Searle, left, who has long advocated for the pedestrian bridge to reopen, River Ward Coun. Riley Brockington’s step mother, Doris Fiszer, and father, Bruce Brockington, Riley Brockington and former city councillor and long-time Riverside Park resident George Brown.

Footbridge at Mooney’s Bay Park reopens after three-year closure

Residents who have been pressing for years for the reopening of a footbridge at the south end of Mooney’s Bay Park recently had reason to...

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CHEO launches new initiative to free up ER for urgent patients

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario recently launched its Choosing Wisely initiative, designed to educate parents about what symptoms constitute a trip to the emergency department in hopes of reducing patient wait times.

CHEO launches new initiative to free up ER for urgent patients

Sick or injured patients whose conditions don’t warrant a trip to hospital are clogging up the emergency department at the Children’s...

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Race Weekend arrives

The Tamarack Race Weekend is expected to welcome more than 48,000 runners in its races on the weekend of May 23-24.

Field of elite runners grows for Race Weekend

This year’s Tamarack Race Weekend is set to see more elite runners competing in the 10K than ever before, organizers said.

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Mini rhubard Pavlovas are a nice light dessert

Mini rhubard Pavlovas are a nice light dessert

Mini rhubard Pavlovas are a nice light dessert

Pavlova is the national dessert of New Zealand, usually made larger than these.

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