Donation

Stittsville Lions Club president Don Redtman, left, presents Shawn Brown with a donation for $1,000 alongside Ron Armstrong, Lions club member, right on April 28.

Piece of Nepean's history

Kilmorie, a stone home at 21 Withrow Ave. was given heritage designation by the city's planning committee on April 26. The house belonged briefly to Confederation-era poet William Wilfred Campbell.

Fighting for her friend

Joy Tomkinson, a 63-year-old Greenboro resident, is fighting for the right to continue to care for her service dog, Joel, after he was recently retired by the Manotick-based Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind (CGDB). However, CGDB says Joel can’t be returned to her due to safety concerns. Tomkinson is pictured here with a framed photo of the dog she calls her best friend.

Voting system debated

Kanata-Carleton MP Karen McCrimmon, standing at right, hears from one of more than 100 residents who attended a town hall meeting at the Kanata Recreation Complex on April 26. Constituents had a chance to discuss potential changes to the way Canadians elect members of Parliament.

Progress report

Mike Bulthuis, executive director of Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa, speaks about the rise in the number of families accessing the emergency shelter system during the release of the group's 2015 progress report on April 26.

Traffic-calming tools coming soon

A series of traffic-calming tools will be coming to Findlay Creek's streets, including Findlay Creek Drive (pictured here). It's hoped that the introduction of flex sticks, painted speed zones and a new pedestrian crossing will alleviate the suburb's speeding problem. Riverside South and Barrhaven will also see similar measures implemented.

Not a done deal

Acting Supt. Mark Ford takes questions from media about a new service delivery model that would change the way Ottawa police officers are deployed during a police services board meeting on April 25.

The root of the problem

An example of how a mature tree could be endangered during a rebuild on a neighbouring property. Kitchissippi residents are asking the city to enforce the urban tree bylaw.

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