All packed up

Volunteers finsh packing hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies for children in need at the Westgate Shopping Centre on Aug. 23. The Caring and Sharing Exchange, who organizing the Sharing and Student Success program, said they plan to keep accepting donations into September to deal with the program's waiting list.

Taylor named as housing liaison

Bay Coun. Mark Taylor was named as the special liaison on housing and homelessness issues on Aug. 24. Taylor already serves as one of the deputy mayors.

Funeral service held for World War Two veteran John Herbert Wall

A bagpiper leads a Royal Canadian Legion colour party into St. Thomas Anglican Church in Stittsville at the funeral service for World War Two veteran John Herbert Wall.

Zida Academy in Stittsville holding grand opening on Aug. 28

Sheng Lan, standing, and Jennifer Lan, sitting, are holding the grand opening of their new Zida Academy in Stittsville on Sunday, Aug. 28.

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