Nicholas southbound to be detoured

Drivers will want to avoid Nicholas Street southbound this weekend. Expect traffic tie-ups as detours will be in place from Friday, March 24 to early Monday, March 27.

Ottawa students have their say on budget

The majority of students who participated in a Civix survey on budget priorities, said they wanted the federal government to reduce student debt and make education more affordable. In Ottawa, students from 18 schools participated. There were 7,000 respondents from across the country.

Post-secondary partnership

The presidents of Algonquin College and Nunavut Arctic College signed an agreement on March 17 that will open the door for the colleges to share programming and resources for the next three years.

Municipal mavericks

At the 2016 Maple Sugar Festival, Osgoode Coun. George Darouze, left, shows off his woodsman abilities along with Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury during an afternoon lumberjack competition under sunny skies held at the Vanier Museopark. The 'Municipal Mavericks,' as their team was known, also included Gloucester-South Nepean Coun. Michael Qaqish, second from left, and Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Tim Tierney, second from right.

Rideau Rocks!

Residents in Overbrook began a four day "show of support" in attempt to keep the school open on March 2. Trustees will decide whether to close the school on March 7. Community members are invited to come out and participate March 3, March 6-7 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Hit and run

The storefront of a Rexall Pharma Plus in Barrhaven was heavily damaged on March 18 when a GMC pickup truck crashed through it. On March 20, the storefront was boarded-up, but the store was open for business.

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