Ottawa Fury stadium announcer Michael Pearson

Michael Pearson announces the Ottawa Fury lineup for the game against the New York Cosmos on Aug. 26 at TD Place. The Orléans resident started out volunteering with the Fury, reading out the lineups and announcing goals, and was hired on part-time when the team made the upgrade to a professional team and a larger stage.

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.

Genetics testing expands

Shelley Ordorica, senior technologist at the CHEO-based Molecular Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory, holds a slide that can contain a DNA sample which can be inserted into next-generation gene sequencing machines, in back. The technology is allowing the lab to expand its range of testing for genes that cause weakened heart muscle, which can cause sudden death.

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