Seeking answers

Hundreds packed city hall on Oct. 1 to connect with lawyers and other experts in their quest to sponsor Syrian refugees. The forum and panel discussion coincided with the launch of a new sponsorship co-ordination service, Refugee611, and a fundraising campaign.

Room Escape Ottawa

The latest in escape-room entertainment has launched in south Ottawa. Room Escape Ottawa co-owners Ramsay Jackson, left, and Qi Hu stand in the Boom Room, the team’s first room that has been designed to test the puzzle-solving limits of those trying to escape within an hour.

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.

Pop Expo

Ray Park, who performed as the villain Darth Maul in the Star Wars productions, will be just one of about 10 celebrities at the third-annual Pop Expo at the EY Centre in November.


Armed with cold-weather gear, Grade 12 Canterbury High School student Zoë Perkins is ready to head north for a two-week scientific expedition, from Oct. 1 to 12, aboard a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker in the Arctic.

Roof fire

Ottawa firefighters responded to a fire in the roof of a commercial building at 2717 Stevenage Dr., off Hawthorne Road, the morning of Sept. 23. Damage is estimated at $20,000. No one was injured in the incident.

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