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Residents provide garbage feedback

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2011/01/22/16996836.html#/news/ottawa/2011/01/22/pf-16994081.html Valerie Kilpatrick is talking a lot of trash –about her green bin. “In the winter, I’ve got an overload,” she said, referring to the bi-weekly collection this time of year. So to avoid sending it to the landfill, she’s storing food waste in the freezer. “And I’ve barely got room in the […]

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Gatineau fire leaves family of 7 homeless

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2011/01/19/16950701.html#/news/ottawa/2011/01/19/pf-16945271.html A family of seven is homeless after fire gutted their bungalow at 8 Rue du Cure-Labelle in the Templeton area of Gatineau around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. No one was injured but the family’s spirits are crushed. A woman wearing a white jacket and dark pants, who didn’t want her name used, is […]

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City’s tallest building planned for Little Italy

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2011/01/18/16939726.html#/news/ottawa/2011/01/18/pf-16939726.html The idea of a 35-storey condo tower in Little Italy is getting mixed reviews from residents and retailers. “It depends, I mean if it’s a nice looking building I’m sure it won’t be an eyesore but it is going to be tall,” said Jeff Jacques from Slan Printing. “You certainly won’t be […]

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Mental health walk-in clinic a saviour for stressed teens

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2011/01/14/16894481.html For teenagers like Leo Nuhijaj, juggling responsibilities isn’t easy. “I have basketball, then after basketball I have work, then after work I have to study for my exams and summatives. So it’s really stressful,” Nuhijaj, 16, said. To help stressed out teens, the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) is launching a free mental […]

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Record number of fliers in 2010 at airport

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2011/01/12/16861361.html#/news/ottawa/2011/01/12/pf-16861361.html Almost four-and-a-half million passengers flew out of the Ottawa International Airport in 2010, setting a new record. “We’ve finished the year at 5.7% higher than last year,” said Paul Benoit, Airport Authority president and CEO. “I think the important part of that isn’t that the airport has that much traffic. It’s that […]

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Province kicks in $2M for dental help

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2011/01/11/16849516.html Ottawa Public Health is getting two million dollars from the province’s Healthy Smiles program. That means up to 10,000 local children from low-income families can access free dental care at public clinics. And that’s good news to people who consider visiting the dentist a luxury. “I really need to clean my teeth […]

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Poisoned dog returns home

Salsa — the dog poisoned in her own backyard — has returned home to Stittsville. “She’s quieter. She’s not as bouncy as she was, but she’s OK,” owner Eleanor Elliott said. The owner took the 8-lb. peekapoo to the Ottawa Veterinary Hospital at 3 a.m. Sunday after noticing erratic behaviour. The vet confirmed Salsa had […]

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