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Here are the winners for Ottawa Public Library's 2019 youth writing contest

At the awards ceremony for Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors contest. (Photo/Ottawa Public Library) The Ottawa Public Library unveiled the winners for their annual youth writing contest, Awesome Authors, over the weekend. The contest was open earlier this year to all youth writers between the ages of 9 and 18, who are residents of Ottawa and have not yet completed high school. ...

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COMMENT: OC Transpo needs to start tweeting all bus cancellations

An OC Transpo bus on Wellington Street. Photo/Devyn Barrie If you’re a regular transit rider, you’re probably familiar with the Twitter handle @OCTranspoLive. It’s the main way the transit service communicates trip cancellations and disruptions. What you probably didn’t know, because OC Transpo doesn’t really mention it anywhere, is that the Twitter account is also highly incomplete and somewhat misleading to passengers who rely on it. ...

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Ottawa Public Library's annual genealogy and local history fair coming up

News from the City of Ottawa. Photo/Devyn Barrie Are you thinking about starting your family tree, or researching the history of your house? Wondering what those DNA matches really mean? Learn all those answers and more at Ottawa Public Library’s second annual Discover Your Roots: Genealogy and Local History Fair, taking place Saturday, April 27, 10 am to 3 pm, at Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive. ...