Electric power

Ottawa Boat Cruise launched the first 100 per cent electric boat on the Rideau Canal in the spring. The boat offers tours along the canal and will be a part of the Ottawa Energy Doors Open event from Sept. 9-11.

A new champion

Hodan Osman passes the official CHEO’s Children’s Miracle Network Champion hat to Jacob Randell on Aug. 30 shortly after Jacob found out he would be 2017’s champion.

Nancy Spielberg

Nancy Spielberg is the keynote speaker for the Jewish Federation of Ottawa's Annual Campaign launch on Sept. 18 Spielberg will speak about community, family, documentary filmmaking and philanthropy at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre at 7 p.m. The event is second taking place that day and follow's a JiggiJump concert with David and Judy at 3 p.m. at the Ottawa Jewish Community School.

City one step closer to banning hookahs and water pipe

Council will vote on a full ban of the use of hookahs and other water pipes in public places on Aug. 31. The city's community and protective services approve the staff recommendations on Aug. 25.

Missing teen

Ottawa police are asking for the public’s help to find Taylor Doucette, 16, who went missing Monday, Aug. 19 around 10:20 p.m. Taylor could be in the Kanata area, say police.

Keeping youth connected

Shelton Gandé, 16, and Israel Panda, 15, race around the play equipment outside the Debra Dynes Family House on Aug. 26. The pair helped out during an announcement that the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation would receive $600,400 over three years for the Keeping Youth Connected program.

MP Mauril Belanger's funeral

The casket of Ottawa-Vanier MP Mauril Belanger arrives at Notre-Dame Cathedral on Sussex Drive on the morning of Aug. 27 as members of his family, left, look on.

Research subjects

Barrhaven mother Heather Kritsch participated in Drs. Shi Wu Wen and Mark Walker’s folic acid clinical trial while pregnant with her son Truman Pickering, pictured with Kritsch, joining almost 2,500 other women from five countries recruited to join the study over four years.

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