Witness: Michael Swan “one of the best guys you’ll ever meet”

Michael Swan may have lost his life because of a home invasion over drugs and money, but that’s not the way his best friend Tyler Tanguay wants him to be remembered. “He was one of the best guys you’ll ever meet,” said Tanguay, 25, during his testimony on Oct. 15 at the first-degree murder trial…

Transit, safety big issues in Alta Vista ward

Alta Vista ward residents seem more worried about the journey than the destination in the municipal election. Transit is one of the biggest issues for residents, and whether it’s the LRT project, bus congestion, or the long-discussed Alta Vista Transportation Corridor, people are talking about it. But while there’s agreement about the problem, there isn’t…

Legion one step closer to “Vimy Memorial Bridge” commemoration

Decorated veterans gave a loud standing ovation after the city’s transportation committee meeting voted to name a recently-completed bridge the “Vimy Memorial Bridge” at their meeting on Wednesday. The Manotick and Barrhaven branches of the Royal Canadian Legion are now one step closer in their goal to name the bridge in honour of the famous…

Alta Vista: Ward of the Worlds

Early on a cloudy Sunday at the Heron Gate complex in Alta Vista Ward, the wet grounds are alive with people. Delicious smells spill out of windows and cumin, garlic, and onion scent the morning air. The crowd is composed of people from many cultures, several who are new arrivals to Canada. Their clothing is…