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U-Pass fees will go up in September as the City of Ottawa approved the continuation of the universal transit program for the 2015–16 academic year and beyond. Students will pay $192.70 a semester starting in the fall, as opposed to the $188 they paid this year.

An international student and Senate representative at the University of Ottawa says a bus driver called him an “asshole” and accused him of “cheating” the OC Transpo system despite evidence of his U-Pass.

OTTAWA’S PUBLIC TRANSIT will be hectic until 2018, according to Mayor Jim Watson. This year’s university move-in weekend will provide new and returning students with first-hand experience of the discord expected in the downtown core with the construction of the new Light Rail Transit (LRT) line.

With the fall semester approaching, issues surrounding Ottawa’s transit policy towards students are heating up. Representatives from Ottawa’s seven student associations hand-delivered letters to city councillors in July, asking them to raise the current age restriction on monthly student passes and also offer a summer U-Pass.

The Algonquin Students’ Association (ASA) started running ads that criticized OC Transpo for these changes. The ads were part of a campaign entitled “Age Does not Define a Student,” funded by the ASA.

Dear Di, You know how it’s really difficult for some women to orgasm? Well, I have the exact opposite problem—whenever I ride the bus, I climax. In the amount of time it takes me to get from my apartment on Lees Avenue to the Laurier Avenue bus station, I will have reached orgasm. If I’m …

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