Archive | October, 2012

Will mandatory helmets make cycling safer?

October 30, 2012

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By Maya Hamovitch The tragic death of cyclist Krista Johnson two weeks ago spurred debate around whether helmets are the solution to preventing such deaths. Johnson was reportedly not wearing a helmet when she was hit by a car on Bronson Avenue near Carleton University. The Chief Coroner of Ontario has recently pushed for mandatory […]

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Winter in Ottawa: Great outdoor events you don’t want to miss

October 30, 2012

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By Maya Hamovitch Festival of Lights: November 27-28, 2012 As the perfect prelude to Christmas, historic downtown Ottawa houses a Santa Claus Parade, carriage rides and a dazzling lights celebration for two evenings in November. Kids can meet Santa and enjoy themselves with live reindeer while snacking on the perfect Christmas treat – kettle corn. […]

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Map: Cycling related fatalities in Ottawa since 2008

October 30, 2012

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By Sarah Petz Krista Johnson, a graduate student at Carleton University, died on Oct. 18 after a vehicle struck her while bicycling down Bronson Avenue.The fourth cyclist to be killed in Ottawa this year, her death has reignited debate over the safety of the city’s streets for cyclists. This map tracks major incidents and deaths […]

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Ottawans talk Hurricane Sandy on Twitter

October 30, 2012

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Hey Ottawa..If you’re thinking about @HillsongCollege I’d love to meet with you tomorrow so hit me up. Hurricane has me Locked down! #sandy Josh Kimes Mon, Oct 29 2012 17:19:29 ReplyRetweetFavorite As #Sandy approaches #Ottawa , please be careful when commuting in extreme weather conditions such as high winds. Ottawa Public Health Tue, Oct 30 […]

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Thousands of zombies invade the streets of downtown Ottawa

October 30, 2012

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Story by Mike LaPointe Slideshow by Jaime Myslik Thousands of zombies staggered and moaned their way through the streets of downtown Ottawa on Saturday, leaving a bright red trail of fake blood on streets in their wake. The legions of the undead were taking part in the annual zombie walk, a Halloween tradition beginning in […]

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