Midwife service launched in Ottawa have restricted medical training focused on natal care and may work alone, as part of a birthing team, or in partnership with a doc- tor on deliveries. vides women with an alternative to either hospital or home birth and will help free

OTTAWA | Mothers-to-be in the National Capital Region and nearby areas around will soon have a choice between hospital, home delivery or birthing centre for when they are due. The Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre (OBWC) will open later this summer and offer a range of midwife programs and ser- vices for expectant mothers. Midwives are women and men who specialize in assist- ing women through the birth process. They

up hospital staff and beds for dealing with high-risk birth situations.

The OBWC will provide bilingual midwife- ry services to meet the needs of both the anglophone and francophone populations in the Ottawa-Orléans area and surround- ing communities. Centre staff expect to assist with between 450 to 500 births each year. The centre pro-

Hotshot students show off their super skills

fessional and trade careers ranging from auto mechanics and cabinetry work to jour- nalism and TV-videomaking. Representing RDHS in the competition this year are Jazzmin Major in hairstyling, and Vince Paquette and Natalie Powell in cabinet-making. www. editionap .ca Everything at your fingertips Tout au bout des doigts


CORNWALL | These students got the right stuff and now they get to show it all off to judges at the Eastern Ontario Secondary School Skills Competition. Two students from Rockland District High School (RDHS) will be among the 115 stu- dents from 13 schools all across the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) en- tered in this year’s skills competition April 10 at St. Lawrence College in Cornwall. The annual school skills competition highlights ability and achievement in a variety of pro-


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