Start of cycling season spurs Alta Vista cycling safety blitz

Alta Vista Coun. Jean Cloutier hands out cycling safety goodies to Alta Vista resident Anouk Bertner and her son, Felix Brunet, almost 2, during a cycling safety blitz at the corner of Industrial Avenue and Alta Vista Drive on May 14.

Start of cycling season spurs Alta Vista cycling safety blitz

Cyclists were recently treated to all the bells and whistles, or rather, bells, reflective bands and lights, during a cycling safety blitz...

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Police launch ‘positive ticketing’ campaign

St. Patrick’s High School students, from left, Belal Chamseddine, 16, Bellal Wehbe, 18, and Karen Mamani, 18, receive vouchers for free Froster slush drinks from Ottawa south community police officer Const. Moe Elmi during their lunch break on May 26.

Police launch ‘positive ticketing’ campaign

Police were waiting for lunching high school students outside of a Mac’s Convenience store on Alta Vista Drive on May 26 to hand out...

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Longtime Elmvale Acres Scouting leader receives City Builder Award

Scout leader Daniel McCarthy, centre, receives a city builder award from Major Jim Watson and Alta Vista Coun. Jean Cloutier ahead of council on May 13. McCarthy has been a volunteer leader for Beaver, Cub, Scout and Venturer troops in the 101st Ottawa Scouting Group for the past 20 years. McCarthy has been the group commissioner for the past 13 years, and in 2013 secured a $8,900 Trillium Foundation grant to update the group’s camping equipment.

Longtime Elmvale Acres Scouting leader receives City Builder Award

Dan McCarthy can still remember his first camping trip as a Beaver leader with the 101st Ottawa Scouting Group. The troop had travelled...

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And they’re off!

More than 49,000 runners took part in Ottawa’s largest running event on the weekend of May 23-24, raising $800,000 for a variety of local charities. The participation and proceeds from the 41st annual Ottawa Race Weekend set new records for the event, which closed streets throughout the downtown core. 2K, 5K, 10K, half-marathon, kid’s marathon, wheelchair marathon and marathon events were held. Here, the first of 14,000 runners break free from the starting line on the 10K event on May 23.

And they're off!

More than 49,000 runners took part in Ottawa’s largest running event on the weekend of May 23-24, raising $800,000 for a variety of local...

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Ottawa filmmaker brings wild west to Mayfair Theatre

Peter Fonda, left, stars in Brett Kelly’s Jesse James: Lawman, which is set to premier at the Mayfair Theatre in Old Ottawa South on May 28.

Ottawa filmmaker brings wild west to Mayfair Theatre

While Brett Kelly’s new western stars Peter Fonda and is his largest-budget movie to date, it still has a distinctly Canadian flavour.

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Front Page

From left, Gail Anglin and Jill Shipley, as Marylise Chauvette plays the piano and Susan Sweeney sings during a rehearsal with the Ottawa Storytellers. The group will put on their travelling tent show, The Front Page, on May 29 and 30, and June 12 and 13.

Front page stories to come to life at city musuems

Headlines from Ottawa’s newspapers in the 1930s will come to life as the Ottawa Storytellers bring their travelling tent show to city...

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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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