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.

Ottawa police

A four-year-old boy and his mother, subjects of an Amber Alert issued on March 22, were found “safe and sound” in Ottawa, say police.

Big announcement

On March 17 in Ottawa, the NHL announces an outdoor hockey game will take place at Lansdowne Park to mark the 100 anniversary of the very first NHL game that took place in the nation’s capital in 1917.

New rules for drone operators

A University of Toronto team preps its drone before competing at a two-day drone fair last November. Drone operators now face new regulations about where they can fly the devices.

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