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.

Big City Mayor’s caucus to discuss opioid crisis with federal ministers

Ottawa Public Health is working with local pharmacies to make sure naloxone kits - which help to stop or reverse opioid overdoses - available to residents.

Mayor defends free gas publicity stunt by Ottawa 2017

The Ottawa 2017 Bureau took some heat from councillors for filling up the tanks of 150 cars in Montreal on the same day the city's environment committee debated the climate change policy. The stunt was aimed to attract visitors to the capital.

Naloxone

Naloxone is a medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of a drug overdose due to opioids such as fentanyl and Ottawa Public Health is urging recreational drug users, and their family and friends, to pick up a kit. The medication is available for free from pharmacies with an OHIP card.

Go team

Mayor Jim Watson and United Way Ottawa CEO Michael Allen talk about the current opoid crisis facing the city. Allen said the charity is prepared to take on the challenge with the help of the city.

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.

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