Naturalists launch OMB appeal to protect Burnt Lands Alvar

The Burnt Lands Alvar Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI) in the West Carleton-Almonte area is a rare ecosystem of exceptional quality: seen here on a rainy day in May, 2009 with a guided tour led by Dr. Paul Catling in progress.

Naturalists launch OMB appeal to protect Burnt Lands Alvar

A campaign has just been launched by the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) to promote awareness and raise funds to save the Burnt...

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No flow

City crews are scrambled to thaw out frozen pipes like this one displayed at a briefing on Friday, Feb. 27.

City scrambles to fix deluge of frozen pipes

City staff are asking for patience as crews scramble to deal with a flood of frozen water pipes across Ottawa.

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Welcome to the circus

Halle Baart, 15, performs during a dance showcase. The Dunrobin teen was accepted to the National Circus School last August and has been studying at the Montreal campus ever since.

Bass Pro store still ‘full steam ahead’ says rep

A Taggart Realty Management sign proclaims the coming of a new shopping centre anchored by a major Cabela’s outdoor outfitter store right across the street from the Tanger Outlets shopping centre in Kanata by Highway 417 and Palladium Drive. The Tanger mall is creating opportunity for more regional retailers, said a company spokesperson.

Bass Pro store still ‘full steam ahead’ says rep

A plan to bring a Bass Pro outdoor outfitter to Kanata won’t be derailed by news a competitor plans to set up shop a few blocks away, says...

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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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Polar plunge

The water won’t be quite as warm as this when volunteer firefighters take a dip on March 8. The polar plunge and flag football game is raising funds for Dunrobin’s Kaelan Carlson, pictured, who was diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia last year.

Dunrobin firefighters to take polar plunge

Volunteer firefighters will plunge into frigid waters on March 8 to raise funds for a local Dunrobin family.

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Big budget

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority has upped its budget 23 per cent to cover several major capital projects this year.

Conservation authority ups 2015 budget for big projects

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority has tabled a budget 23 per cent higher than last year’s to fund a busy year full of capital...

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Candidate contender

Maria Sabaye wants to represent the Kanata-Carleton New Democrats in this year’s federal election. She faces John Hansen in the nomination meeting at the Mlacak Centre, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m.

New Democrat vies for Kanata-Carleton nomination

Maria Sabaye deplores the Conservatives undermining of science and laments Canada’s loss of respect in world affairs, particularly in the...

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