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Centretown News Online
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Thousands of museum specimens just a click away
By Andrew Woodman

The Canadian Museum of Nature has launched a free online database that contains 710,000 different records of plants, animals, fossils and mineral specimens from its national collections.


City of Ottawa
McNabb Park gets $600,000 upgrade
By Jessica Thompson
A major upgrade to McNabb Park, which will see the construction of a skateboard park and the installation of new playground equipment in the Centretown green space, is set to begin within a few weeks.

Mandarin a must for Ottawa tour guides
By Melissa Bouchard

Ottawa Tourism has begun its first-ever Chinese-language tour guide training program in response to an increase in Chinese visitors to the national capital.

‘Complete streets’ plan targets pedestrian and cyclist safety
By Cole Wagner

Steady streams of cars whip down the cracked pavement, dancing around the faded lines on the concrete. On the edge of the road, pedestrians walk two by two on the sidewalk, taking care to avoid the deep cracks and squeezing into single file where a hydro pole takes up more than half the path. The cyclists have either chosen a different route or stayed home entirely.

City initiates strategy to protect watersheds
By Michaela Kostron

The city’s environment stewardship advisory committee approved a long-overdue Water Environment Strategy late last month.


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APRIL 11, 2014

Centretown Past and Present


Rediscover Centretown's streets and landmarks and learn about the history behind their names. Researched and written by Centretown News reporters, this feature also showcases both contemporary and historical images.

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