Food on the shelves

The Ottawa Public Library will receive more than $186,000 in a grant from the province to help support its A La Carte program, a new health and nutrition literacy program. Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli announced the grant at the Nepean Centrepointe branch of the library on Jan. 29.

RVRW launches fundraising for housing for Syrian refugee family

Richmond Welcome Refugees Welcome fundraisers are, front row seated, Barbara Kernohan, Catie Clapp and Lyn Hughes; and back row standing, Reinhard Rosch, Janet Moore and Nicole Treffers.

Twist and Shout

The cast of Four by Four, from left, Nick Petris, Taylor Campbell, Tim Winski and Colin Cahill, will sing and dance their way across the stage at Algonquin Commons Theatre on Feb. 17. The show features such classic tunes as Yesterday, Stayin' Alive, Surfin' USA and Stop In The Name Of Love.

New owners but no changes planned for Gaia Java

Ownership of the Gaia Java Coffee Company changed hands Feb. 1.Pictured at the coffee shop are, from left, original co-owner and founder Paul Melsness,new owners Dan Godkin and Bernie McNaught and original co-owner and founder Paul Jay.

Mompreneur

Nita Tandon designs, markets and packages her Dalcini Stainless steel lunch containers from home. Tandon is a finalist in the Mompreneur Awards startup category, and winning could mean a lot of exposure for her new company, started last February.

Teens fall through ice

An eyewitness called 911 on Feb. 2 after seeing two teens fall through the ice and into the Rideau River just north of Vimy Memorial Bridge, which connects Riverside South and Barrhaven. One teen was treated for minor hypothermia.

Shooting investigation

Too many unanswered questions are preventing Ottawa police guns and gangs investigators from making headway on a shooting in the Eastway Gardens community. Bullet holes were found in the front door of a home on Tremblay Road. Officers were investigating whether the shooting could be related to a report of gunshots fired near the St. Laurent Shopping Centre earlier that day, but gun violence has been ruled out in that case.

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