Marrow match sought for local man

Family, friends and complete strangers came out in droves to help support one man's fight with leukemia.

Pet of the week

Pet of the week

This is Piper, a comfort retriever (golden retriever/cocker spaniel cross).

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This area at the Human Rights Monument in front of city hall on Elgin Street is one step closer to being named in honour of Nelson Mandela.

Committee backs plan for Nelson Mandela Square

Mayor Jim Watson's idea to name a yard between city hall and the provincial courthouse after Nelson Mandela got the finance committee's...

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Rideau Carleton Raceway will offer 90 horse-racing dates in the-2014-15 season thanks to the announcement of $5.25-million annual funding from the province for five years.

Raceway gets funding 'lifeline'; Rideau Carleton would look to expand casino in the future

Rideau Carleton Raceway and horse owners are breathing a sigh of relief after the province confirmed a $26.5-million lifeline to keep racing...

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A bio-dome will be constructed at the Brewer Park Garden this month. The dome will allow gardeners to grow fresh food all year.

Brewer Park bio-dome work set to begin; Permit, plans approved

Once the ground thaws, a group of eager gardeners in Old Ottawa South will be ready to start building the city's first bio-dome garden.

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Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes announced on April 3 that she would retire at the end of the current term.

Diane Holmes to retire ahead of 2014 election; Long-time politician has represented downtown ward for almost 30 years

After almost 30 years representing downtown residents, Somerset Coun. Diane Holmes announced she is dropping out of the re-election race.

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Tad Milmine, left, and Austin Bender, right, in the Senate ahead of the session. Milmine was inspired by the story of Ottawa's Jamie Hubley, a Kanata teen who took his own life after years of bullying, to share his own difficulties with bullying and invite others to share as well.

Local case inspires the fight against bullying

In October 2011, Tad Milmine was browsing the Internet when he came across a news story about Jamie Hubley, a Kanata teenager who took his...

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Hair Republic stylist Michelle Nguyen, left, will offer 100 slots for the Hair with Care fundraiser organized by Anneka O'Grady, seated. Schoolmates Jeffand Ian Zamuner and her brother Bryan will participate in the kids-only event.

Haircut event to raise much-needed funds; Child-organized event to raise money for wigs for cancer patients

According to 10-yearold Anneka O'Grady, she has been growing her hair for a long, long time.

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The Glebe Collegiate might be the next building in the Glebe to get heritage designation for the neighbourhood.

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E-Waste Recyucle Event

Sat Apr 19 | 9:00 AM

Horaceville Hop

Sat Apr 19 | 10:00 AM

Easter Brunch

Sun Apr 20 | 10:30 AM

Super Fun Community Yard Sale

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Super Fun Community Yard Sale

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Residents from across the city gather in front of Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli's office on Carling Avenue on Friday, April 4, to demonstrate their displeasure at the escalation of hydro rates in the province. They claim the higher rates are contributing to loss of jobs and business closures.

Power, to the people– Image 1

Shoppers stream into the newly reopened Zellers at 59 Robertson Rd. in Bells Corners on April 3. 'I think it's wonderful that Zellers has reopened,' said Patrick Doyle as he waited to enter the store moments before. 'I never thought I'd see them back, but I'm happy that they are back.' In response to questions, HBC, which owns Zellers, said no other Zellers openings are planned, and would not say how long this store is expected to be open.

They're baaaaack!– Image 1

A kite boarder takes to a still-frozen Britannia Bay on April 6 for what will likely be a last icy outing of the year. Although river ice is stubbornly thick this spring, warm temperatures, rain and rising water levels will soon put an end to the fun. These same adventureseekers will be back in the summer, however, as their sail rigs can also be used on water.

Once more, into the bay– Image 1

Ottawa West Golden Knights defenceman Chris Deschamps, left, crashes into Gabriel Laurin of the Casselman Vikings during the first game of the Eastern Ontario Junior Hockey League championship series. Casselman won Game 1 at Barbara Ann Scott Arena on April 3. The Golden Knights took the series lead, however, with wins in Games 2 and 3 on April 6 and 7. Game 4 was set for April 9 in Casselman, while Ottawa West could wrap up the series at home on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. This year, the winner of the EOJHL finals will take part in the Eastern Canadian Junior B Championships in Port Hawkesbury, N.S.

Championship tangle– Image 1

Theland Kicknosway performs a dance at the annual Ottawa Children and Youth Traditional Powwow at Carleton University on March 29. Theland, 10, lives in Nepean but is from Walpole Island. The powwow featured dances, as well as traditional crafts for sale.

Youthful spirit– Image 1

Local media and sports celebrities headed to Algonquin College on April 6 to take part in an exhibition game hosted by the Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League. Players from the Carleton Ravens and Canadian Paralympic medalists joined the local personalities, who used manual wheelchairs as they faced offagainst OPWHL players.

Game on!– Image 1

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