Water testing

Residents who live on well water should be testing their water quality three times a year for bacteria and contamination, says Ottawa Public Health. Last year, 5,236 samples were submitted for tests through OPH.

Seniors grant

A rural seniors health initiative to help residents age in place has received a cash infusion of $183,000 from the federal government.

Council approves plan to ask province to allow civilians to direct traffic

A motion by Ottawa's police board chairman Eli El-Chantiry asking the province to loosen the rules in the Highway Traffic Act to allow civilians to direct traffic was approved by council on May 25.

Park deal questions

Former councillor Karin Howard takes questions from the media on May 25 following a failed motion by River Coun. Riley Brockington to halt the proposed mega playground at Mooney's Bay until there is further discussion at city hall failed to sway his council colleagues.

Ottawa fire extrication team

The Ottawa Auto Extrication Team – which has won a number of regional and national competitions – has been training for months for the All Ontario Vehicle Rescue Challenge taking place May 26 to 28 in Perth. The team features five rural firefighters from Station 64 in Carp – Jake Sinclair, Nick Wade, Andrew Higgins and Adam Filoso – and two full-timers from Station 43 in Bells Corners – Kent Keuninckx and Jimmy Madden.

Lemieux Island

The environment committee approved the plan on May 17 to extend the intake pipes deeper into the Ottawa River and go below the ice to prevent “frazil” from getting into the pipes.

Ottawa fire

One person was extricated from a vehicle after a two-car collision at the intersection of Carp Road and Thomas A Dolan Parkway on May 19.

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