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.

Shooting investigation

Too many unanswered questions are preventing Ottawa police guns and gangs investigators from making headway on a shooting in the Eastway Gardens community. Bullet holes were found in the front door of a home on Tremblay Road. Officers were investigating whether the shooting could be related to a report of gunshots fired near the St. Laurent Shopping Centre earlier that day, but gun violence has been ruled out in that case.

Clegg Street bridge

Submitted A rendering shows a revised design for the bridge that will eventually connect Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East to Fifth Avenue in the Glebe.

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.

Metcalfe Street

Students protest outside the Libyan Embassy on Metcalfe Street on Feb. 3. The students waited for more than three hours in the hope of getting a meeting with Ambassador Fathi Baja.

La Cité

La Cité students are going to work on a number of project to get hands-on experience in their field in a new partnership with the city in the lead up to Canada’s 150th birthday.

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