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Stittsville bus riders thank their driver the correct way (with timbits)

“New Flyer” Photo by Justin S. Campbell, via Flickr. (Used under a Creative Commons License.) On Transit Driver Appreciation Day, a simple “thank you” goes a long way. But timbits are certainly welcome, too. Team 263, the Stittsville cabal of bus riders who, in their own words, “sit at the back of the (#263) bus and make a lot of noise,” offered their driver Rosy the doughey delights during an 8 a. ...

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Lots of room for more people to live near Ottawa's transit centres, Ryerson report says

Apartments near Hurdman Station. (Photo/Devyn Barrie) Land around Ottawa’s major transit hubs has a lot of room for more residential density, according to an analysis by researchers at Ryerson University Centre for Urban Research & Land Development. The housing industry-funded policy report, released last week, examined 200 major transit centres in Ontario and comes with the declaration: “Transit Nodes in Ontario Have Untapped Development Potential. ...

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Alex Trebek, Ottawa's favourite game show host, vows to beat cancer

Alex Trebek announced his diagnosis in a YouTube video Wednesday. Earlier this week Alex Trebek, Jeopardy host and University of Ottawa alumus, announced he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Here’s the announcement: A Message from Alex Trebek: pic.twitter.com/LbxcIyeTCF — Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) March 6, 2019 He says he’ll beat the low survival rates of the disease because “Under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy for three more years! ...