NAC lowers flag

The National Arts Centre lowered its flag on Oct. 2 in memory of Max Keeping, who passed away on Oct. 1 after a long fight with cancer.

City mourns

Veteran news anchor and champion for children, Max Keeping, who anchored the annual CHEO Telethon for more than 25 years, passed away Oct. 1 at the age of 73 after a long battle with cancer.

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Ken Porter (left to right) stands with Andy McInnis, Gerard Mach and Ray Elrick. Mach died on Sept. 22.

Schools go digital

Tammy Doyle, a Grade 1 teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic elementary school in Hunt Club Park, watches one of her former students, Alexa Connolly, now in Grade 2, play a computer game and, at the same time, learn how to code on a school tablet on Sept. 24. The Canadian Education Association will spend the next three months studying how the Ottawa Catholic School Board is using technology at all of its schools to enhance learning.

Richmond man grows record-breaking gourd

Al Eaton of Richmond stands with his world record 149.5 inch long gourd which he grew in his garden in Richmond and which was measured at the Giant Pumpkin Commenwealth's weigh-off/measurement site in Bracebridge Sept. 17. This long gourd beat the previous world record by over 10 inches.

Singer Anne Lewis performing at NAC

Anne Lewis of Stittsville is presenting a concert at the fourth stage at the National Arts Centre Oct. 17 to celebrate the first anniversary of her return to singing after a battle with cancer that affected her voice, causing her to give up her singing career for a number of years.

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