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Kanata Seniors Council

Mayor Jim Watson (centre) feeds a piece of cake to Kanata Seniors Council member Owen Prince (left) during the council's 20th anniversary celebration in March, accompanied by Kanata-Carleton MP Karen McCrimmon. The seniors council will host its annual general meeting on Sept. 12 and is hoping for a large turnout.

Kanata Highlands Public School

Kanata Highlands Public School will welcome 270 students to its classrooms on Sept. 6. The school offers early French immersion and has a capacity that maxes out at 630 students. The school will house students in junior kindergarten through to Grade 5 this year, with Grade 6 instruction introduced next year.

Electric power

Ottawa Boat Cruise launched the first 100 per cent electric boat on the Rideau Canal in the spring. The boat offers tours along the canal and will be a part of the Ottawa Energy Doors Open event from Sept. 9-11.

Women's ball in Fitzroy

Batter Christine Michon makes a run to first base with umpire Leo O’Rourke and catcher Bonnie McGonigal in the background during a ladies softball game on Aug. 18 in Fitzroy Harbour.

Nancy Spielberg

Nancy Spielberg is the keynote speaker for the Jewish Federation of Ottawa's Annual Campaign launch on Sept. 18 Spielberg will speak about community, family, documentary filmmaking and philanthropy at the Soloway Jewish Community Centre at 7 p.m. The event is second taking place that day and follow's a JiggiJump concert with David and Judy at 3 p.m. at the Ottawa Jewish Community School.

City one step closer to banning hookahs and water pipe

Council will vote on a full ban of the use of hookahs and other water pipes in public places on Aug. 31. The city's community and protective services approve the staff recommendations on Aug. 25.

Open house

Junior kindergarten student Ella Beaulieu, 3, plays with a toy with her teacher Marie-Andrée Drouin in her new classroom. The staff at Notre-Place elementary school hosted an open house the day before the first day of school at the brand new French Catholic school in Avalon.

Missing teen

Ottawa police are asking for the public’s help to find Taylor Doucette, 16, who went missing Monday, Aug. 19 around 10:20 p.m. Taylor could be in the Kanata area, say police.

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