Duck club

A male wood duck swims on the Beaver Pond north of Kanata Lakes in 2015. The species is one of several the Ottawa Duck Club has been working to support since 1966. The club is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Person of interest

Police are also trying to identify a male person of interest who was seen inside a pharmacy on Pleasant Park Road before it was robbed on Dec. 10.

Food on the shelves

The Ottawa Public Library will receive more than $186,000 in a grant from the province to help support its A La Carte program, a new health and nutrition literacy program. Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli announced the grant at the Nepean Centrepointe branch of the library on Jan. 29.

Teens fall through ice

An eyewitness called 911 on Feb. 2 after seeing two teens fall through the ice and into the Rideau River just north of Vimy Memorial Bridge, which connects Riverside South and Barrhaven. One teen was treated for minor hypothermia.

Big decision

River Ward trustee Shirley Seward is one of 11 English public school board trustees who voted on proposed changes to French instruction in kindergarten and early French immersion within the school board on Feb. 2. Trustees ultimately voted to pass the proposed changes, which included an amendment proposed by Seward during the meeting to use some of the cost savings to help English language learners with special needs who may struggle with increased French instruction in kindergarten.

Riverview Park Winter Carnival

Children enjoy an afternoon of skating on the outdoor rink at Balena Park during the Riverview Park Community Association¹s 2015 Winter Carnival. The celebration is scheduled to take place at the park Sunday, Feb. 7.

Dance fundraiser

Dancers from across Ottawa will come together on Feb. 6 to perform in a non-competitive fundraiser that aims to change the atmosphere around dance competitions and support youth mental health at the same time.

Impaired driving charge

An Ottawa man has been charged with impaired driving after his vehicle slammed into two parked cars along Alta Vista Drive early Saturday morning.

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