Encouraging differences

Parks and recreation co-ordinator Anne Goodchild, right, won the city’s 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Award for her work with the I Love To program that helps 3,000 low-income kids access sports each year. Goodchild received the award from Coun. Allan Hubley, left, Mayor Jim Watson and city manager Kent Kirkpatrick on Feb. 25.

Wheelchair basketball enthusiast wins diversity award

Westboro resident Anne Goodchild was always taught to relish people’s differences.

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Opera Lyra bringing Mozart classic to life

Wallis Giunta is set to perform in an upcoming production of the Marriage of Figaro at the National Arts Centre.

Opera Lyra bringing Mozart classic to life

The first time Wallis Giunta went to see a classical concert at the National Arts Centre as a child, she knew she had found something...

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Meet Ottawa’s new fire chief

Ottawa’s new fire chief Gerry Pingitore comes to the table with close to four decades of experience, having risen through the ranks as both a volunteer and career firefighter. The West Carleton resident was appointed to the position on Feb. 23.

Meet Ottawa’s new fire chief Gerry Pingitore

Ottawa’s new fire chief Gerry Pingitore comes to the table with close to four decades of experience, having risen through the ranks as both...

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Climate commitments

Ecology Ottawa is calling on city councillors to make good on their promise to include several climate change items in the 2015 budget.

Care about climate? Call your councillor

An environmental advocacy group is asking residents to pressure their councillor to make sure Ottawa follows through on its climate-change...

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Delayed arrival

One of six new trains arrive at Carleton station Monday morning with Transit Commission chairman Stephen Blais, left, and OC Transpo general manager John Manconi aboard. The train was delayed half an hour because of a signal glitch.

UPDATED: Switch glitch shuts down O-Train line day after launch

It was a tough go for OC Transpo staff hoping to finally launch the expanded Trillium O-Train line this week.

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Queensway Carleton Hospital receives $1M gift for elder care

Hank Mews, founder of Myers Automotive Group, speaks inside the unfinished Queensway Carleton Hospital acute care for the elderly unit on Feb. 20. The company, now run by Mews’ two sons, donated $1 million to the unit, which will serve the rapidly aging population.

Queensway Carleton Hospital receives $1M gift for elder care

A family business with long-standing ties to the community gave back to west-end residents in a big way on Feb. 20.

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Pot shop

The Heavens to Betsy boutique could soon be home to a National Access Cannabis centre, a franchise that helps patients navigate the medical marijuana system.

Marijuana centre coming to Hintonburg

A medical marijuana “gatekeeper” could open its doors this spring on Hintonburg’s main street.

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Ottawa restaurant owners invest in food security

The Ottawa Food Bank received a $10,000 donation on Feb. 18 from local Tim Hortons restaurant owners. From left, franchise owners Chris McClusky, Bill Holdsworth, Peter McClusky and Ottawa Food Bank executive director Michael Maidment.

Ottawa restaurant owners invest in food security

As the number of food bank users grows, the need for donations to fund the operation of this service becomes increasingly important.

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