Ottawa businessman kicks in $5M for hospital

SEE VIDEO James Gary Beach spent one month walking around with a ruptured appendix — he’d be dead if the Queensway Carleton Hospital staff hadn’t diagnosed him and saved his life. “I’ve always thought of this as my hospital. I’ve always thought that the care level was great,” said Beach. “I’d like to call […]


Rising enrolment means two new French Catholic schools

SEE VIDEO Rising enrolment has forced the McGuinty government to pay for two new schools for the French Catholic school board. “For September, I think we are getting approximately 500 more students already,” said Diane Doré, chair of the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est. “We’re probably going to reach the 20,000 students (mark) […]


Candidates talk housing during lunch at shelter

SEE VIDEO Marty Blair stopped into the Shepherds of Good Hope for a hot lunch Tuesday. “I’ve been on the street all night last night,” he said. Blair isn’t alone. In 2010 more than 7,000 people in Ottawa used homeless shelters. “But the most staggering thing was that 832 families actually found themselves in […]