Hintonburg opposes bridge plan

Many of us in Hintonburg enjoy reading Centretown News, since our communities have a great deal in common.

I want to respond, however, to an article in the business section of a recent issue (Truck traffic a menace, say downtown businesses, March 12), which described the efforts of some in the King Edward Avenue area to alleviate their serious problem with truck traffic. read more

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Keep food off the bus

As OC Transpo tries to make itself even more customer-friendly, it seems to be missing the bus on another important issue.

In its latest assault on allergens, OC Transpo has decided to keep pets such as cats and dogs off buses because they trigger allergies and asthma among some riders. Earlier this year, it launched an awareness campaign to get people to refrain from wearing perfume and other scented body products on the bus. read more

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Eighty artists visit Ottawa to raise funds for kidney research

By Bethany Harpur

Local artists are joining forces to celebrate the National Capital Fine Art Festival’s fifth year as a fund-raiser for the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

“I think it’s fantastic,” says Marilyn Henricksen, executive assistant with the foundation and a member of the festival’s committee. “(The artists) are a great group of people, and they seem very happy to be involved.” read more

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