All packed up

Volunteers finsh packing hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies for children in need at the Westgate Shopping Centre on Aug. 23. The Caring and Sharing Exchange, who organizing the Sharing and Student Success program, said they plan to keep accepting donations into September to deal with the program's waiting list.

Rebecca McCaffrey

Rebecca McCaffrey, 30, was found by an east-end patrol officer after a six-day search. McCaffrey went missing on Aug. 18 near the Ottawa Hospital's Civic campus.

Pediatric Physio and Occupational Therapy

Amanda Dresch is one of two occupational therapists at Pediatric Physio and Occupational Therapy in Kanata. The treatment rooms are filled with fun items like a rock wall, swings and a pressure roller, seen here, which is a calming tool that puts pressure on a person's nerves. 'All our therapy is done through play,' says Dresch. 'There's so much going on in their brain; we help them get it out of their bodies.'

Sharing stories

Mooney's Bay resident Fazlollah Reza, 101, reads through a previously written life story from the Great Stories Never Told project. Reza will write his life story, with assistance from his family and staff this year.

Funding renewed for offload program

Dr. Guy Hébert, an emergency room doctor who also oversees the emergency departments at the General and Civic campuses of the Ottawa Hospital, says provincial funding for emergency room nurses who monitor less urgent patients after they are brought in by ambulance frees up paramedics and ensures care is received more quickly.

Rebecca McCaffrey

Family members and community volunteers are searching for Rebecca McCaffrey, 30, who was last seen before 10 a.m. on Carling Avenue near the Civic Hospital on Aug. 18.

Strength in numbers

On day 20 of Daniel Kucherhan's 22 push-up challenge he got a little help from his friends, including Huong Luong and her three year-old Donathan at his community's Arcadia Summer Fest on Aug. 20.

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