First ministers' meeting

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives at the Natural History Museum for a first ministers' meeting on Nov. 23. The meeting was the first meeting between the prime minister and all of the provincial premiers since 2009. Climate change was top of the agenda as the premiers prepare to join Trudeau in Paris for COP 21 - the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

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.

Health-care needs

The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario has announced it is working with, Refugee 613, an Ottawa refugee co-ordination service, in preparation for the arrival of Syrian refugee families this winter. CHEO plans to provide these children and youth with health-care services. Staff said providing immediate care will be crucial.

Fury name  Paul Dalglish as new coach

Alex Robinson/Metroland Ottawa Fury coach Marc Dos Santos speaks at a press conference Nov. 17 marking the end of the team’s 2015 season. Dos Santos will not be returning to the team next season. The Fury appointed Paul Dalglish as the new head coach on Nov. 20.

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