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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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Off-duty cop nailed in ticket blitz

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/03/20/off-duty-cop-nailed-in-ticket-blitz?channelColor=news Temps are soaring and so are speedometers. A 68-minute blitz by Ottawa police Tuesday, their first of the season, nabbed 13 speeders including an off-duty cop on a motorcycle clocked going 202 km/h heading eastbound on Hwy. 174. Yannik Bernard faces a charge of stunt driving under the Highway Traffic Act. The […]

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