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Weekly News Review: Hintonburg gets new road signs for cyclists, sinkhole exposes east-west divide, Daisy the cow goes missing and more!

By Chris Cline on September 11, 2012

Dairy enthusiasts were shocked to hear that Daisy, an interactive teaching cow, was abducted from the Russell Fairgrounds last week. There’s currently a $500 reward for information leading to the return of the fibreglass cow, which was used to teach children about agriculture.

The sinkhole that opened on Highway 174 last week has sent locals all atwitter over crumbling city infrastructure. The sinkhole has been covered extensively, but it’s this Citizen editorial about the divide between the east and west ends of the city that is really interesting.

Sticking to the east end for a moment, a couple of Vanier residents were inspired enough by their community to create a blog that explores the history of the area. EMC brings you the story.

Heading back west, city officials hope that new road signs and lane markers will encourage bikers and motorists to share the road in Hintonburg. There’s no mention of similar efforts in other areas of the city. Maybe there really is something to that east-west divide?

Looks like Canterbury High School is getting some serious competition. Merivale High School is making strides in branding itself as the arts school to beat. Though it doesn’t have an official designation as a school for the arts, their numerous musical and dramatic productions, along with a vibrant visual arts program, are starting to turn heads.

In what could turn out to be one of the most significant local environment stories of the year, the emerald ash border has turned up in Chelsea and L’Ange-Gardien.

Ever wondered why Ottawa’s fire trucks are so darned loud in comparison to the same trucks in other cities? OpenFile investigates.