Guns and gangs unit investigate city's 22nd shooting of 2016

The Ottawa police guns and gangs unit is investigating a report of shots fired on Sombero Private, off Tapiola Crescent, in the Greenboro neighbourhood.

Alex Trebek visits Roberta Bondar Public School

Mustafa Agha, 13, a Grade 8 student at Roberta Bondar Public School listens as Jeapardy! quiz show host Alex Trebek answers his question during the television celebrity's visit to the Greenboro-area school on May 3. Trebek was invited to take part in a geography-themed game show hosted by the Ottawa-based Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Research breakthrough

Researchers Natasha Chang, left, Michael Rudnicki, Arezu Jahani-Asl and Marie-Claude Sincennes are among a team that made a groundbreaking discovery in Ottawa that could one day lead to an effective treatment that can erase a lethal form of brain cancer called glioblastoma. The life expectancy following a GBM diagnosis is an average of just 16 months.

Provincial funding to pay for school addition

A conceptual site plan created through a feasibility exercise depicts one floor of the proposed two-storey addition at the St. Patrick's Catholic High School, which will serve as the new home of St. Patrick's Catholic Intermediate School, which serves Grade 7 and 8 students. The Ottawa Catholic School Board recently learned the expansion will receive $7.5 million from the province.

Housing forum in the works

Derwyn Sangster, a longtime member of the congregation of St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church in Alta Vista, is helping organize a refugee housing consultation forum designed to bring together housing stakeholders and other agencies on May 18.

Drug bust

Ottawa police guns and gangs unit says officers took more than 5,000 grams of drugs and drug-making equipment off the streets after officers raided an address in the 1600-block of Pullen Avenue on April 23.

Celebrating Ontario

Mark Monahan, executive director of RBC Bluesfest, speaks during the Celebrate Ontario funding announcement. Bluesfest will receive more than $315,000 for the annual event. In total, 25 festivals and events in Ottawa will receive funding this year through the program.

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