Swearing in

Andrew Leslie, left, is officially sworn in as Orléans MP at Parliament Hill on Nov. 12. Swearing in ceremonies continued the next day because of how many MPs need to be sworn in.


Pole dancing instructor Tatiana Martynova spins around a pole at the new Pole Etcetera Dance Studio in Orléans, which is owned by her husband Viacheslav Martynov.

Ottawa launches Healthy Kids Challenge

Mayor Jim Watson and councillors Shad Qadri, Diane Deans, Mathieu Fleury and Riley Brockington join Ottawa-area MPPs John Fraser and Yasir Naqvi to announce more than $1 million in funding for the healthy kids community challenge at the Alexander Community Centre on Nov. 13.

Junior champions

Michael Heney, also known as “Big Mike” to his fellow coaches, poses with one of the school’s many football trophies won during his years at St. Peter.

Auditor general Ken Hughes gives report

Auditor general Ken Hughes speaks with the media at city hall following the tabling of his annual report to the audit committee on Nov. 26.

Scam alert

Ottawa police are reminding the public the department does not ask for monetary donations in the wake of multiple reports of scammers calling on behalf of the police service and asking for credit card numbers.

Refugee mental health

Dr. Morton Beiser, a psychiatric epidemiologist and founding director of the Toronto Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement, speaks to staff at CHEO on Nov. 25 about mental health issues prominent in the refugee community. He was the keynote speaker at the children’s hospital’s annual global health day conference.

Breast cancer screening

Breast cancer survivor and Crystal Beach resident Geety MacLean, left, with Dr. Jean Seely, the Ottawa Hospital's physician lead for the regional breast screening program, stand beside a mammography machine at the Civic campus-based Women’s Breast Health Centre. Seely says screening rates remain too low, particularly for immigrant women.

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