Meter fires

Ottawa firefighters from multiple stations were called to Manotick after flames broke out on a hydro meter at a home on Feb. 24. A proactive search of nearby residences by firefighters uncovered flames coming from a meter at a second home on the same street.

Anonymous donation

Dr. Zul Merali, president and chief executive of The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research, unveils his vision for the future of mental health on Feb. 23 as mask-wearing staff represent the as yet unknown future researchers who will be selected to spend the next five years at The Royal working toward discoveries in mental-health detection and treatment.

Biggest fort in Ottawa

Grade 3 and 4 students at Le Phare Elementary School decided they wanted to make the biggest, most inclusive fort in Ottawa.The fort surrounds our school yard and opens up to the school, which means that as soon as students exit into the playground, they are part of the Le Phare fort.

Major donation

Ross Beaty talks science at the Canadian Museum of Nature on Feb. 23. Ross, a geologist and mining entrepreneur, and his wife Trisha, a physician, donated $4 million to the museum - specifically for its research and collections efforts.

Skateway finally open

Hunt Club family members Dan (left), Ben, Lily, Rena Kaplansky braved the cold weather to be some of the first on the Rideau Canal skate way on Jan. 14. The family bundled up to take part in the opening day with a family outing.

Take two: Mayor planning to return to snowmobile trails in Osgoode

Osgoode Coun. George Darouze (right) presents Mayor Jim Watson with a plaque in May 2016 made with the broken windshield of the snowmobile the mayor crashed in February 2015, resulting in a fractured pelvis. After a two-year hiatus, the pair will hit the trails together again on Feb. 26.

Snowmobilers face charges

Two men, aged 19 and 20, are facing several charges after they were intercepted an hour apart while snowmobiling in Osgoode on Feb. 18. Charges include impaired driving, fleeing police and assault of a peace officer.

School review comes to Alta Vista, Hunt Club

The presidents of five Alta Vista and Hunt Club community associations are hosting a public meeting about an accommodation review that will launch for Ottawa’s south end English public schools in April. Christine Johnson (left), Clinton Cowan, Kevin Kit, Kris Nanda and John Marshall want to help guide the decision-making process and are co-hosting a community meeting on the issue on March 2.

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