Trail hike

Arlene Gregoire, left, and Anda Bruinsma finished hiking the Appalachian Trail, ahead of their original schedule. The Ottawa women undertook the hike to raise money for the Alzheimer Society.

Miracle League baseball field opens

Bryce Desrochers, 12, swings a baseball bat with a little help from his dad, Rolly, as he hits the first ever pitch thrown at the Miracle League field on Navan Road on Aug. 14. The field is now officially open, to Bryce’s delight. The youth and his family were the driving force behind the fully accessible baseball field.

Petrie Island

Ten people were rescued from the Ottawa River near Petrie Island on Aug. 15 after the boat they were in experienced engine problems.

Bruce Lazenby, president of Invest Ottawa

Bruce Lazenby, president of Invest Ottawa, speaks to real estate agents at Petrie Island on Aug. 8. The commercial agents took a tour of Orléans to see development and employment opportunities in the area.

Going paperless

Forty-three of CHEO’s outpatient clinics have gone paperless after adopting a new electronic records management system known as Epic. The regional children's hospital is one of just a few hospitals in Canada to make this high-tech overhaul.

Airport taxi protest

Airport taxi drivers Ahmad Vassal, left, and Mazon Moody hold protest signs along the Airport Parkway the morning of Aug. 25. The drivers took their protest over an increase in airport dispatching fees to City Hall the day before on Aug. 24 to request a meeting with Mayor Jim Watson in hopes of ending their stalemate with their dispatch company.

Canada Sports Officials helps homeless generate income

Canada Sports Officials offers homeless individuals and those new to Canada a sustainable source of income by working as soccer officials. The initiative, founded by University of Ottawa student group Enactus, pays for the training and certification.

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