Let your backbone slide

Carleton University kicks off a year of events to celebrate its 75th anniversary on Jan. 18 with a performance by Canadian hip-hop artist and former student Maestro Fresh Wes.

Central library crowd

About 200 people attended a meeting at city hall on Jan. 18 to discuss library board staff's recommended site for a new central library at 557 Wellington Street in LeBreton Flats. A quick show of hands showed no one was in favour of the proposed site.

Iconic spot

According to the National Capital Commission, Nepean Point is one of the most spectacular lookouts in Canada’s Capital, making it a key Capital destination. At the highest point of the site is a majestic statue of Samuel de Champlain, who explored the Ottawa River in 1613.

Peace song

Soprano Miriam Khalil will perform with Thirteen Strings in a new musical composition based on Saadi's poem "Bani Adam" as part of the Concert for Peace at the Dominion Chalmers Church on Jan. 27.

Arrest at Ottawa International Airport

A 41-year-old Ottawa man attempting to fly out of the Ottawa International Airport to Chicago on Jan. 18 was arrested for allegedly having child pornography videos on his cellphone.

Championship team

Coach Jean Guillame (centre) holds the city high school football championship trophy St. Matthew won in the fall of 2016 alongside players, from left, Makayla Wellman, Katley Joseph, Ted Kubongo and Willy-Pierre Dimbongi. Every player who tries out for the team is accepted into the high school varsity football program, which plays in the senior league.

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