Building heights make a lot of headlines in Ottawa, but that doesn't mean what happens on the ground isn't important.
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A botched pedestrian and cycling bridge over the Airport Parkway - shown here in 2011 when construction was originally supposed to wrap up - will cost another $4.65 million to complete.
Fixing Airport Parkway bridge to cost $4.65M; City to sue contractor over botched bridge design
Signs like this one were seen on residential streets in Vanier over the Dec. 1 weekend. The city states the signs were placed in error, and residential streets will continue to be plowed.
City error creates confusion downtown; No plowing signs quickly taken down
Flavours of Ottawa, once a Westboro-only event, has expanded this year, and will be setting up shop in New Edinburgh at St. Bartholomew's Church on Mackay Street on Dec. 21.
Flavours of Ottawa adds east end show
Betty Ann Hinch, left, donates four snowsuits to the Nunavut Snowsuit Fund during last year's campaign. Foodland co-owner Kit MacKinnon, snowsuit fund founder Christopher Scrivens and Canadian North Airlines representative Marc Wood all gathered for the inaugural donation.
Greely snowsuit drive aims to help Northern Canadians
Coun. Tim Tierney, left, Mayor Jim Watson, Coun. Keith Egli and Coun. Mark Taylor are pictured with Sandra Garnett at the meet your city services event held at the Nepean Sportsplex on Dec. 5.
City launches one-stop shop for seniors' services
Mombasa, a boxer and PhD candidate, is another subject in Asif Rehman's exhibit entitled Muslim?! #4, which is at the Centrepointe Theatre Gallery until Jan. 8.
Ottawa photographer breaks down stereotypes; Asif Rehman launches fourth installment of photo exhibit at Centrepointe Theatre
Joanne Lowe, executive director of the Youth Services Bureau and co-chairwoman of the Community Suicide Prevention Network, speaks at a Dec. 6 event reporting on the network's activities and launching a new program in local high schools.
Creating suicide prevention communities in schools; Suicide prevention network launches new program to celebrate third anniversary