Picnic Protest

From left, Anna Pellizzari, Linda Payne, Julie Nadeau and her four-year-old twins Jessica and Zachery Gratton and Karin Howard sit with a picnic basket in protest of the proposed mega park at Mooney's Bay on May 27.

Tour the rapidly deployable northern home during Doors Open Ottawa

Dean Haslip, director general of Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetEnergy Research Centre in Ottawa, left, and Mark Douglas, research and development manager of the centre’s alternative energy lab, stand outside a breakthrough invention, known as the rapidly deployable northern house. The structure can be built in less than a week and offers cheaper, energy efficient housing. It will be one of nine attractions at the centre on June 4, during Doors Open Ottawa.

CHEO Telethon

The 2015 CHEO Telethon generated a record-setting $7.94 million. This year, organizers are hoping the 33rd annual CHEO Telethon will once again touch the hearts of people everywhere when the 24-hour show takes to the airwaves on CTV June 4 and 5.

Piles of potatoes

Cumberland Ward Coun. Stephen Blais, left, with Soldiers Helping Soldiers potato program manager Dannelle Gauthier in Blais' backyard. Blais was planting potatoes in support of the program, which will donate the potatoes to local food banks and soup kitchens.

Gearing up for dragon boating

Reg Charette, a volunteer with the Rideau Canoe Club, helps guide a boat toward the Rideau River at Mooney’s Bay Park on May 26, before it was paddled by volunteers to the nearby club. Dragon boats were brought in from Toronto for use by teams practising for the 23rd annual Ottawa Tim Hortons Dragon Boat Festival, June 23 to 26.

Starting an electric trend

Robert Taillefer, president of Ottawa Boat Cruise, gets ready to launch his 100 per cent electric boat in the Ottawa River on May 26. Taillefer said he was very excited to see the boat in the water, and was happy to share the moment with his son, Zachary.

Making room

The government of Ontario announced on May 25 plans to widen Highway 417 in an effort to ease congestion and shorten commute times in and around Ottawa.

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