Ottawa Tool Library

Volunteers build a wall in the Ottawa Tool Library’s new space. The library is set to open in September.

Charitable donations

The Ottawa Mission has expanded the capacity of its hospice to 21 beds from 14, with the help of a $25,000 donation from Telus. The Daly Street facility, which opened in 2001, provides palliative care to homeless people who are in the last few months of their lives.

Realtors hit the highway on charity motorcycle ride

The Ottawa Real Estate Board marked 10 years of riding from Toronto to Ottawa to raise money for a variety of charities. Anik Mullett, left, Dwight Delahunt and Tony McDermott were among more than 20 Realtors who participated in the ride.

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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