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Fans whoop it up at Scotiabank Place

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/04/16/fans-whoop-it-up-at-scotiabank-place Sens faithful are still an optimistic bunch, despite team captain Daniel Alfredsson missing Game 3 vs. New York due to a concussion. “Without Alfie, doesn’t matter,” said Orléans resident Eric Lauzon, as he walked toward Scotiabank Place for the Senators’ first home game of the series against the Rangers Monday night. Gatineau’s […]

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Needle hunting season

Ottawa Public Health officials insist steps are being taken to clean up discarded drug paraphernalia after dirty needles were recently dumped in a Byward Market restaurant toilet and a six-year-old boy was pricked in Carlington. “Every time we talk to someone who’s using drugs, we counsel them about safe disposal of their equipment,” said associate […]

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Injection sites a junkie’s dream

Supervised injection sites enable addicts and will bring more drugs into the city via ‘no-go’ zones where drug laws won’t be enforced, says the co-founder of Safer Ottawa. Chris Grinham, who helps clean up spent drug paraphernalia cleanup in Lowertown, predicts a five-block radius will be filled with dealers, who’ll start carrying a low supply. […]

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Students green light U-Pass

Ottawa’s university students voted to keep the Universal Transit Pass bundled into tuition fees. The price will increase to $180 per semester in September — it’s currently $145 — and will go up 2.5% each year until 2015. With student unions rallying against rising costs and service cuts, both schools held referenda this week. The […]

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My Transit app debuts

Apple users in Ottawa are the first ones testing the city’s My Transit-OC Transpo mobile application, following its launch at a transit commission meeting Wednesday morning. The free bilingual app gives riders instant access to information on bus routes, closest stops and predicted arrival times using GPS data to identify the user’s location, showing the […]

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