Paul Landry Park

Christine Johnson, vice-president of the Hunt Club Community Organization, is helping spearhead change in Paul Landry Park on Uplands Drive. A community vote on the issues is scheduled for Sept. 14 at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre.

Signs damaged

Vandals have again targeted election campaign signs belonging to Ottawa South NDP candidate George Brown. A spray-painted sign was discovered in Riverside Park the morning of Sept. 1, just days after about a dozen NDP signs were found damaged along Alta Vista Drive on Aug. 30.

Going paperless

Forty-three of CHEO’s outpatient clinics have gone paperless after adopting a new electronic records management system known as Epic. The regional children's hospital is one of just a few hospitals in Canada to make this high-tech overhaul.

Biker hurt in crash with deer

Ottawa paramedics treated a 45-year-old motorcyclist for head and facial injuries after the man struck and killed a deer in the early morning hours of Aug. 28 in south Ottawa. The biker was wearing a helmet, which likely saved his life, according to police.

Airport taxi protest

Airport taxi drivers Ahmad Vassal, left, and Mazon Moody hold protest signs along the Airport Parkway the morning of Aug. 25. The drivers took their protest over an increase in airport dispatching fees to City Hall the day before on Aug. 24 to request a meeting with Mayor Jim Watson in hopes of ending their stalemate with their dispatch company.

Camp FFIT firefighter training

Ottawa firefighter Amanda Page, left, who works at Station 81 in Stittsville, and Kelly Zimnicki, right, a firefighter from Station 43 in Bells Corners, stand at the base of an aerial ladder with Kendra Hoey, 17, of Orléans, after Hoey climbed the 30-metre ladder for the first time on Aug. 19. Hoey joined 23 other teenage girls during Camp FFIT, or Female Firefighters in Training, a week-long annual camp that gives adolescent girls the chance to learn firefighting basics.

Vascular surgery at Ottawa Hospital embraces the future

Dr. Sudhir Nagpal, the Ottawa Hospital's chief of vascular and endovascular surgery, at right, and his patient, Rothwell Heights resident Paul Tarnowski, meet again inside one of two new $9-million vascular operating rooms at the Civic campus on Aug. 21. The ORs, the largest in the hospital, feature new surgical technology that hospital officials say will revolutionize patient care.

Vocal minority

Maria Moyse, left, and Shauna Healey join a small group of protesters in front of Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi’s office on Sept. 2 to speak out against the province’s new sex-ed curriculum that starts this September. The group said the curriculum is not age-appropriate, and that parents should be a child’s first educator when it comes to learning about sexuality.

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