Top 5 gifts for the tech geek

Clockwise from top-left: HP Special Edition Star Wars laptop, Parrot Drone, Bang & Olufsen headphones and New Ride Technologies Hoverboard.


Two tables of visiting veterans settle in with beverages waiting for lunch to be served at the annual West Carleton Legion’s veterans Christmas party.

Climate change march

25,000 concerned citizens rallied at the Ecology Ottawa 100% Possible Climate March from city hall to Parliament Hill on Nov. 29.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Duchenne muscular dystrophy has stolen Manotick resident Alex Chiabai's ability to walk. Ottawa researchers have uncovered new information about the most common form of muscular dystrophy that could one day lead to better treatments. Alex's mom, Debra, said the findings offer families like hers hope.

Help for refugees

Mauretta Lethbridge, of Riverside South, has a garage that is quickly filling with supplies she is collecting for Syrian refugees who will be resettling in Ottawa.

HOPE volleyball summerfest

Fred Logan, founder and president of HOPE Volleyball SummerFest, speaks at the Ramada Ottawa on the Rideau in Nepean on Nov. 26 where six charities were each gifted about $25,000 from funds raised during the July 2015 volleyball tourney. The not-for-profit has announced a new round of recipient charities for the 2016 festival at Mooney’s Bay.


Carp teen Kaitlyn Hemstreet launched the month-long Unapologetic Beauty Project, along with her dance-mates from Dandelion Dance Studio, on Nov. 15 to raise awareness about body image in society. The teens are raising funds to create a toolkit for Ottawa-area schools to promote positive self-image.

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