Ottawa Fire Extrication team

Team members include: Kent Keuninckx, Jim Madden, Jake Sinclair, Scott Langstaff, Scott Deugo, Andrew Higgins, Adam Filoso and Nick Wade. The team competes in three or four extrication challenges each year.

Deep Roots Food Hub

West Carleton’s Natasha Beaudin, Katie Ward and Judi Varga-Toth won the 2015 New Leaf Community Challenge on Dec. 10, 2015. Their proposal included building a new community root cellar that will enable local farmers to store their produce longer. The group, now called the Deep Roots Food Hub, is looking for a root cellar location in West Carleton.

Transit deal

OC Transpo and Bluesfest have reached a five-year deal that has the festival paying $100,000 per year towards the cost of increased transit service for the festival.

Water rescue training

Students at West Carleton Secondary School try their hand at various water rescue techniques under the instruction of local firefighters.

Picnic Protest

From left, Anna Pellizzari, Linda Payne, Julie Nadeau and her four-year-old twins Jessica and Zachery Gratton and Karin Howard sit with a picnic basket in protest of the proposed mega park at Mooney's Bay on May 27.

Tour the rapidly deployable northern home during Doors Open Ottawa

Dean Haslip, director general of Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetEnergy Research Centre in Ottawa, left, and Mark Douglas, research and development manager of the centre’s alternative energy lab, stand outside a breakthrough invention, known as the rapidly deployable northern house. The structure can be built in less than a week and offers cheaper, energy efficient housing. It will be one of nine attractions at the centre on June 4, during Doors Open Ottawa.

Lawn bowl

Millie Pacella, second from right, looks like a natural on the bowling green. The Galetta Lawn Bowls Club held an open house event on May 25. Millie and her husband Paul, right, are two of the newest members of the club.

CHEO Telethon

The 2015 CHEO Telethon generated a record-setting $7.94 million. This year, organizers are hoping the 33rd annual CHEO Telethon will once again touch the hearts of people everywhere when the 24-hour show takes to the airwaves on CTV June 4 and 5.

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