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RESIDENTS OF WESTBORO will have access to bicycles with the purchase of a membership starting May 2012 with the launch of Right Bike, a bike-share program run by the Causeway Work Centre. The centre put the program together with help from the community, local businesses, the City of Ottawa, and Earth Day Canada, an environmental …

ON DEC. 9, the Ottawa Police Service made a public announcement stating they had observed a pattern of violence against women involved with street-level sex work. Tyrus Cameron, chief of Major Crimes, later noted the police believe a single predator is responsible for the deaths of several female sex workers in the Ottawa area over …

THIS MONTH, LUC Cormier, president of the Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Association, addressed  university President Allan Rock in a letter published in the Fulcrum on about the lack of attention toward the Faculty of Health Sciences. Cormier hopes his faculty will be unified under one roof like every other faculty on campus. “The administration didn’t reply …

MARCO KUYU WITHDREW his candidacy for the position of Student Federation of the University of Ottawa vp student affairs after realizing the demanding nature of the job. Kuyu, a first-year common law student, said he is required by his program to take two mandatory classes, which he wouldn’t be able to commit to if he …

CFS holds National Day of Action to drop tuition fees THE CANADIAN FEDERATION of Students (CFS) and its member schools will see thousands of students rally against high tuition fees across the country, including University of Ottawa participants who plan to march to Parliament Hill to make their message heard on Feb. 1. “The day …

‘Smooth sailing’ so far: CEO JAN. 16 MARKED the beginning of the election period for students who want to run for the Student Federation at the University of Ottawa (SFUO) executive and its Board of Administration (BOA). According to the SFUO Election Office staff, the nomination period is progressing smoothly, with significant interest from students. …

Troubles with texting The problem LOOK AT THIS article. Now at your phone. Now back to this article. Chances are, you have plenty of text messages saying something like, “OMG, ttyl, g2g”—or at least that’s what some people might expect. Expectations aside, there isn’t much scientific knowledge surrounding texting habits. Texting is private, and finding …

Broken water main floods Elgin businesses    OTTAWA—A WATER MAIN on Elgin Street broke on Jan. 18, making it the second broken water pipe to burst in Ottawa over the past two weeks   and forcing the city to close down Elgin Street to replace the pipe. An estimated $30 million will be spent on …

OTTAWA’S FIRST HOMICIDE of 2012 was discovered on Jan. 22 at 2:20 a.m. Navid Niran, a 24-year-old Ottawa man, was found on the intersection of Dalhousie Street and Besserer Street, minutes away from the University of Ottawa bookstore, Agora. Niran was transported to hospital by ambulance, where he died of his injuries. As of Monday …

Can I get a side of common sense, please? Re: “Can I get a side of English, please?” (Opinions, Oct. 13) I AM WRITING to the Fulcrum in response to Ms. Lytle’s opinion piece about bilingualism at the University of Ottawa. There is a reality amongst French communities in Canada that I don’t think everybody …

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