Human chain

Members of the J.H. Putman Public School community form a human chain in front of the school during a rally to gather support and momentum in preparation for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board’s next committee of the whole meeting on Jan. 24. The meeting was the second last chance for members of the school community to address school board trustees before the school board’s final decision to either close the school or keep it open in early March.

Ecole Paul-Desmarais student wins national gold medal

Ecole Paul-Desmarais student Isabelle Hebert has won the national gold medal for violin performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Revisions

Plans by Timbercreek Communities to redevelop a vacant lot into three rental apartment buildings continue to attract concern among Alta Vista residents. A second public meeting has been scheduled for Feb. 7.

Merivale CDP

A community design plan, which focuses on Merivale Road north from Carling Avenue to the Central Experimental Farm, is one of two new plans for Merivale Road north that are underway this year.

Jamani siblings

Siblings Nabil (left) and Dina Jamani, and their friend Rachel Kwan (not pictured), raised more than $500 for U.K. based charity Street Child, which is working to help Nigerian children affected by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

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