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.

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.

Parkland policy changes

The city's planning committee has agreed to allow life-cycle repair and maintenance projects to be funded from cash-in-lieu of parkland funds.

Up for review

Para Transpo staff is inviting the public to provide feedback about the service’s booking systems and eligibility criteria. Sixteen sessions are planned for September and October.

Not the first time

Jimmy Ngandu, 25, died on Aug. 9 while swimming in a popular but off limits quarry in Barrhaven. Former classmate Rebecca Morel is now petitioning the quarry’s owner, Mattamy Homes, to install a fence around the property to discourage people from swimming there.

Workplace accident

Paramedics treated a construction worker for serious head injuries after he was struck in the head by a backhoe bucket at a construction site along Woodroffe Avenue on Aug. 17. Lifeguards from the nearby Nepean Sportsplex are being praised for providing first aid to the man while waiting for paramedics to arrive.

Life's a beach - sometimes

The city's beach season closed Aug. 16 in the middle of a heat wave. Coun. Diane Deans has asked staff to see if the schedule can be shifted to better align with school holidays.

Former Tory takes Liberal sign

Ottawa West-Nepean Liberal candidate Anita Vandenbeld, right, pins a campaign button on former Progressive Conservative MP David Daubney on Aug. 20. Vandenbeld was welcomed to Daubney’s home to plant a Liberal sign on the former MP’s lawn.

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