Plastic bottles

Plastic bottles are incredibly convenient, though that benefit often overshadows consumer awareness of what it takes to produce them, how they should be used and what happens when they aren't recycled properly.

Research subjects

Barrhaven mother Heather Critsch participated in Drs. Shi Wu Wen and Mark Walker’s folic acid clinical trial while pregnant with her son Truman Pickering, pictured with Critsch, joining almost 2,500 other women from five countries recruited to join the study over four years.

Badass Dash

Participants in the 2015 Badass Dash at Wesley Clover Parks attempt to cross a water obstacle as part of the seven kilometre long race.

Jamar Dixon

Jamar Dixon, 27, made his Ottawa Fury FC home debut on July 27 at TD Place. The homegrown Orléans player, who made his national team debut this past winter, was signed by the Ottawa Fury FC on July 20.

Meilleur ready to hand over Ottawa-Vanier

Madeleine Meilleur stands in front of her constituency office in Vanier. The Ottawa-Vanier MPP announced her departure from provincial politics on June 9.

Walking for a cause

Cy Leman (left) and Earl Windsor, volunteers at the Rural Ottawa South Support Service Walk of Care, were soaked with rain at last year's event. This year's fifth annual event on Sept. 10 hopes both to raise $5,000 to support ROSSS's adult day program and for better weather.

Cruising for a cause

Nearly 300 bikers and supporters of the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre's annual Cruise don't Bruise event kicked off in the parking lot of Casey's, 1889 Ogilvie Rd., on Aug. 20. The fundraiser supports programming aimed at ending domestic violence, elder abuse and help children who witness violence.

Gymnasium at Goulbourn Recreation Complex to be named after Olympic champion Erica Wiebe of Stittsville

City of Ottawa mayor Jim Watson, left, and Stittsville ward councillor Shad Qadri, right, present Olympic champion Erica Wiebe of Stittsville with the plaque naming the gymnasium at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex after her.

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