Const. Ryan McEachran of the MERIT pilot project

Once a week, Const. Ryan McEachran joins more than 20 service providers to identify individuals and families living in southeast Ottawa who are at-risk of victimization and who could benefit from a knock on their door by a rapid-fire crisis intervention team. The MERIT pilot program launched last month, and already the door-knocking has begun.

New football field to be built in Orléans

Ottawa-Orléans MP Royal Galipeau speaks with football players from the Orléans Bengals at their current home field at Garneau high school. The two lights at the field only light a small portion, so the team welcomes the news that a new field with a full set of lights will be built for fall 2016. Galipeau a federal funding announcement on July 28.

Beaverbrook power outage

Repair crews were on the scene in Beaverbrook on July 26 as more than 1,100 customers found themselves without power, some for nearly four hours.

Greenbank closed Thursday evening

Greenbank Road will be closed between Malvern Drive and Wessex Road, overnight from Thursday, July 30 at 9 p.m. to Friday, July 31 at 6 a.m.

Lupus resource book co-author Jodie Nimigon-Young

Riverview Park resident Jodie Nimigon-Young and her co-author, Jessica Kundapur, will be signing their first book, 'Fabulupus' at Perfect Books in Ottawa on Aug. 1. Nimigon-Young says the self-published resource guide is the first book of its kind written specifically for teens and young adults with the chronic illness.

Kreative Kids want your bottles and cans

The Crepeault family, from left, Samuel, three months, father Kevin, Nathaniel, 11, Hannah, 17, Jacob, 19, Sarah, 15, Simon, 13, Lily, 9, Joseph, 3, and mom Wendy, make up the Kreative Kids Who Kare, who are holding their eighth bottle drive in support of CHEO on Aug. 8.

Stay in, butt out

The Senators will be introducing new security measures at the Canadian Tire Centre by Sept. 20, which may irk some smokers.

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