VIA station to get facelift

Ottawa South MP David McGuinty (left) and Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, CEO of Via Rail Canada, take a look at the renovations planned for the Tremblay Road station. The station celebrated its 50th birthday on Sept. 29.

Helping the hungry

Ottawa Fury FC mascot Sparky, FC defender Eddie Edward, Ottawa RedBlacks quarterback Henry Burris and Ottawa RedBlacks mascot Big Joe help launch the Purolator Tackle Hunger program on Sept. 22. The fundraiser raised 52,954 pounds of food for the Ottawa Food Bank.

CrossFit Open

Karine Shrum participates in the 2016 CrossFit Open at CrossFit Bytown in Ottawa, where she qualified to compete in the 2016 East Regionals event.

Uber at Ottawa's airport

The Ottawa International Airport Authority is making room for Uber drivers to pick up and drop off passengers there beginning Sept. 30, the same day the city’s regulations will officially make ride-sharing services legal.

Community health provider funds

The Ontario government is providing funds to five community health providers through its infrastructure renewal fund. It includes projects for four Ottawa Salus Corporation sites and the Sandy Hill Community Health Centre.

Falling for fall

Mayor Jim Watson, musician John Carroll, Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury, Gloucester-Southgate Diane Deans and ByWard Market Business Improvement Area’s executive director Jasna Jennings announced its October programming, Octoberfest, on Sept. 26.

George Street Plaza concept

The city has issued a Request for Information to help determine both public and business interest in developing unique stalls to border the plaza area near the heritage market building. The deadline for submissions is the end of business on Nov. 4. Inquires must be emailed no later than Oct. 7.

Net zero townhomes

Local politicians and housing officials cut a ribbon to officially open Ontario's first net zero energy townhomes in Kanata on Sept. 22.

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