CTV Ottawa's top web stories of 2015
Published Thursday, December 31, 2015 4:17PM EST
Last Updated Thursday, December 31, 2015 4:53PM EST
Every year there are stories that stand out for one reason or another that get people talking and bring the community closer together. So as 2015 comes to a close and we begin to look back at the year that was, here are the 10 stories that resonated most with CTV Ottawa viewers:
A tidal wave of tears flowing in the capital. Ottawa has lost its greatest cheerleader. Broadcasting legend and community leader Max Keeping passed away after a long and debilitating battle with cancer. Max was 73.
Drivers will soon be able to use more kinds of off-road vehicles on the shoulder of public roads. Starting July 1st, 2015 riders will be able to use two-ups, side-by-side ATVs, and utility terrain vehicles on the shoulder of some public roads.
CFRA staff along with other Bell Media colleagues are mourning the sudden death of one of our own, CFRA News Anchor Lauren Davis.
It's official. Environment Canada says data now confirms February 2015 was the coldest in 115 years. A report summing up the February weather patterns shows the Arctic air mass stuck over eastern Ontario and southwestern Quebec resulted in temperatures 5 to 9 degrees colder than normal.
The owners of a new Star Wars themed bar in Ottawa held its grand opening on Sunday. The venue, called the Cantina, is named after a fictional bar in the iconic series.
Zellers returned to Ottawa today at the former Bells Corners location. There were long lines at the cash and shoppers said they were excited by the retailer's return. The new store focuses on fashion clearance and home products. Many shoppers said it was similar to the Winner's brand of stores.
A list of retailers that have recently closed or are closing shop in Canada in 2015.
A public memorial service was held on Tuesday, May 19th, from 5 to 7 p.m. The service was located at the Hulse Playfair and McGarry Family Reception Centre at 315 Mcleod Street at O'Connor Street.
A West Quebec farmer and father of three is dead after a horrific accident on his dairy farm. It's the second incident involving the owner of a farm in just a few weeks.
The Ottawa medical community is mourning the loss of a well-known doctor and a woman from New York State is facing charges in relation to his death.