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Solar rooftop

Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op employees and others celebrate the completion of a solar panel installation atop Maurice Lapointe French public school last September. The project was marked as the 1,000th solar rooftop in Ottawa, and the co-op has since won an award for its work.

Family Fun Day fundraising for Kinburn family

A benefit is being held on Family Day (Monday, Feb. 15) at the Kinburn Community Centre to raise funds for the Hanna family. Kathleen Hanna, a 21-year-old with Cystic fibrosis, is in need of a double-lung transplant and is waiting to get the word from Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital that she’s been added to the transplant list.

Kevin Vickers

Former Parliamentary sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers, left, is recognized by Gov. Gen. David Johnston for his bravery on Oct. 22, 2014, when an armed man entered the Centre Block.

Capital Hoops Classic

University of Ottawa Gee-Gees player Catherine Traer works her way past Ravens player Lindsay Shotbolt during the 10th annual MBNA Capital Hoops Classic at the Canadian Tire Centre on Feb. 5. The Carleton Ravens ended up winning the game 73-50, keeping ahead of the Gee-Gees throughout the game. Last year the Gee-Gees defeated the Ravens 46-40.

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.


The Diefenbunker has begun accepting full week registrations for its March Break Spy Camp.

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.

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