Genetics testing expands

Shelley Ordorica, senior technologist at the CHEO-based Molecular Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory, holds a slide that can contain a DNA sample which can be inserted into next-generation gene sequencing machines, in back. The technology is allowing the lab to expand its range of testing for genes that cause weakened heart muscle, which can cause sudden death.

We are the champions

The Nepean Knights midget girls indoor lacrosse team were named champions of their provincial division at the Lacrosse Festival of Ontario after beating the Brampton Excelsiors in a championship game on Aug. 9 in Whitby, Ont.

Shine a light on kindness

Snap Fitness Barrhaven owner Ali Yaqub, right, and gym manager Mansur Rehman at the Barrhaven gym. Yaqub and staff at the gym want improve the lives of people in Barrhaven in a big way, using small steps.

Going paperless

Forty-three of CHEO’s outpatient clinics have gone paperless after adopting a new electronic records management system known as Epic. The regional children's hospital is one of just a few hospitals in Canada to make this high-tech overhaul.

Airport taxi protest

Airport taxi drivers Ahmad Vassal, left, and Mazon Moody hold protest signs along the Airport Parkway the morning of Aug. 25. The drivers took their protest over an increase in airport dispatching fees to City Hall the day before on Aug. 24 to request a meeting with Mayor Jim Watson in hopes of ending their stalemate with their dispatch company.

Canada Sports Officials helps homeless generate income

Canada Sports Officials offers homeless individuals and those new to Canada a sustainable source of income by working as soccer officials. The initiative, founded by University of Ottawa student group Enactus, pays for the training and certification.

Learn to design a rock garden at Sept. 1 horticultural society meeting

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, the Kanata-March Horticultural Society welcomes Master Gardener Caroline Dabrus who will present “An Introduction to Rock Gardens and Rock Garden Plants”.

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