Westwind students paint the town red, blue, yellow, green, pink and more

Pablo Picasso is famous for saying that it took him a lifetime to learn to paint like a four year old.  If only he could have seen the works of art from students in junior kindergarten through to grade six at the fourth annual ART IS EVERYWHERE student art show at Westwind Public School on April 30. Continue reading


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Fire on Lloydalex leaves five people homeless

 

A fire at 122 Lloydalex Crescent on Saturday afternoon has left five people homeless, including two adults and two kids from one unit, and a woman from another.

There were no injuries but Ottawa Fire estimates the damage was $450,000.  The cause is under investigation.

The Red Cross sent volunteers to assist residents affected by the fire

All photos by Joaquin Benitez.

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VIDEO: Raising the hydro poles along Huntmar

“On my way to work yesterday, I noticed that Hydro One was in the process of erecting the replacement wood hydro poles along Huntmar,” says videographer Hien Hoang.

“I quickly pulled over and asked the crew chief if it would be ok if I captured some video of what’s involved in their task… and he agreed.” Continue reading


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Holly the lost Goldendoodle may be hiding near Timbermere area

Last Sunday, about a dozen volunteers searched the fields west of Timbermere between Hazeldean and Rothbourne for Holly the Goldendoodle.

She’s the dog who went missing back in December on the Trans Canada Trail near Abbott Street. Her owners, the Rennie family, have put up posters, placed ads in newspapers, and contacted Humane Societies all over eastern Ontario in an effort to find her.

Lisa Gallant is one of the volunteers helping with the search. She set up a Finding Holly group on Facebook to help organize the efforts, which now include trail cameras and even drone videography. Continue reading


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