Abdirahman Abdi Funeral

Mourners lift Abdirahman Abdi's casket over the steps of the Ottawa Mosque, located on Northwestern Avenue, on July 29. Abdi, 37, died following a confrontation with police on July 24.

World stage

Riverside South resident Kerry Mortimer, left, Nepean resident Lisa Wright and Jon Lajeunesse, of Ottawa’s west end, will be joining several Ottawa athletes to represent Canada and compete in the World Gaelic Athletic Association Games in Ireland Aug. 7 to 14.

Big swing

Northern Youth Abroad participant Caitlin Porter practices swinging a foam baton toward Ottawa police Const. Derek Thompson during a defensive tactics lesson as part of the group's July 25 tour of the police training facilities at Algonquin College.

Teen beauty queen

Nepean teen Samantha Pierre competed in her first beauty pageant in January, 2016, where she was named first runner-up. On July 24, she returned to the pageant stage and was crowned Miss Teenage Canada, a title she will hold onto until July 2017.

Powerless to police

The Ottawa Humane Society says it has lost its power to investigate animal cruelty cases after an Ontario SPCA decision to suspend its affiliate status. The animal welfare organization will appear in court on July 28 seeking an injunction against the OSPCA to restore its status.

Public health urges residents to have their say

Ottawa Board of Health chairman Shad Qadri says he will wait until the result of the public consultation before deciding on whether he will support supervised injection sites.

Tour the Rideau

Jenny Bruce, a resident of Centretown, is now offering river tours to Manotick and Merrickville aboard her 24-foot boat, the Brass Toucan.

Highway 417 widening

At the end of May the provincial government announced they would widen the Highway 417 from from Carling Avenue to Maitland Avenue later this year. The plan also includes a later stage to widen the highway from Maitland to the 416.

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