Olympic veteran

Melanie McCann earned 1,296 points and finished 16th in the individual women’s modern pentathlon on Aug. 19, completing her second turn at the Olympics.

Pediatric Physio and Occupational Therapy

Amanda Dresch is one of two occupational therapists at Pediatric Physio and Occupational Therapy in Kanata. The treatment rooms are filled with fun items like a rock wall, swings and a pressure roller, seen here, which is a calming tool that puts pressure on a person's nerves. 'All our therapy is done through play,' says Dresch. 'There's so much going on in their brain; we help them get it out of their bodies.'

Funding renewed for offload program

Dr. Guy Hébert, an emergency room doctor who also oversees the emergency departments at the General and Civic campuses of the Ottawa Hospital, says provincial funding for emergency room nurses who monitor less urgent patients after they are brought in by ambulance frees up paramedics and ensures care is received more quickly.

Rebecca McCaffrey

Family members and community volunteers are searching for Rebecca McCaffrey, 30, who was last seen before 10 a.m. on Carling Avenue near the Civic Hospital on Aug. 18.

Strength in numbers

On day 20 of Daniel Kucherhan's 22 push-up challenge he got a little help from his friends, including Huong Luong and her three year-old Donathan at his community's Arcadia Summer Fest on Aug. 20.

14 charges

Police have charged retired teacher Donald Greenham with 14 offences in relation to incidents of sexual assault which allegedly took place between 1970 and 1982.

High-speed collision

A pregnant 29-year-old woman was injured in a high-speed collision on Prince of Wales Drive that closed the road for several hours on Aug. 19. She was taken to hospital in stable condition, suffering from cuts to her arms and legs.

Hospitals strapped for cash

Michael Hurley, president of Ontario Council of Hospital Unions, presents A report on funding gaps in the province's hospitals on Aug 18. The graph he's holding shows that the Ottawa Hospital has a higher rate of readmission of patients than other hospitals in the province.

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