Facing charges

A 54-year-old Ottawa man, Danny Burgess, has been charged with a variety of child pornography-related crimes, as well as sexual assault. Police are concerned there may be other victims. Burgess has worked as an Elvis-impersonator in Ottawa.

Questions and Answers

Greater Ottawa Habitat for Humanity CEO Alexis Ashworth speaks at an information meeting in Orléans on Jan. 25. The plans for the site are behind her.

Duck club

A male wood duck swims on the Beaver Pond north of Kanata Lakes in 2015. The species is one of several the Ottawa Duck Club has been working to support since 1966. The club is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Food on the shelves

The Ottawa Public Library will receive more than $186,000 in a grant from the province to help support its A La Carte program, a new health and nutrition literacy program. Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli announced the grant at the Nepean Centrepointe branch of the library on Jan. 29.

Big decision

River Ward trustee Shirley Seward is one of 11 English public school board trustees who voted on proposed changes to French instruction in kindergarten and early French immersion within the school board on Feb. 2. Trustees ultimately voted to pass the proposed changes, which included an amendment proposed by Seward during the meeting to use some of the cost savings to help English language learners with special needs who may struggle with increased French instruction in kindergarten.

Dance fundraiser

Dancers from across Ottawa will come together on Feb. 6 to perform in a non-competitive fundraiser that aims to change the atmosphere around dance competitions and support youth mental health at the same time.

Human apple slice

University of Ottawa associate professor Andrew Pelling, founder of the Pelling Laboratory for Physical Manipulation, holds up a $1,000 piece of biomaterial in his right hand, and an apple slice containing human cells in the other. He and his researchers are working to prove that pieces of decellularized apple can be used just as well as biomaterial to help human bodies repair themselves, and for much less money.

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