From Russia with Much Love: “Old Ottawa East is a wonderful place surrounded by great people.” Taking DIY to New Heights… Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? Good Grief, It Is a Plane! Sharing Lunch With…AIDS Committee
From Russia with Much Love: “Old Ottawa East is a wonderful place surrounded by great people.”

From Russia with Much Love: “Old Ottawa East is a wonderful place surrounded by great people.”

Editor’s Note: Most of the articles published in The Mainstreeter are stories that are either assigned by the Editor to our small army of volunteer reporters or proposed to the… Read more »

Taking DIY to New Heights… Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? Good Grief, It Is a Plane!

Taking DIY to New Heights… Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? Good Grief, It Is a Plane!

Lorne Abugov Old Ottawa East resident Maurizio Penna is building an airplane in his basement, garage and his kitchen! According to Penna, he began the project “…about 15,000 rivets ago!… Read more »

Sharing Lunch With…AIDS Committee

Sharing Lunch With…AIDS Committee

Our popular interview feature – Sharing Lunch With… – returns in this issue to introduce the community to an organization located in Old Ottawa East that has been doing critically… Read more »

THE MAINSTREETER’S SPECIAL REPORT- Ottawa’s Community Newspapers Have Emerged Healthy and Vibrant From COVID

THE MAINSTREETER’S SPECIAL REPORT- Ottawa’s Community Newspapers Have Emerged Healthy and Vibrant From COVID

John Dance Despite the pandemic, climate change, political divisiveness and social media focused on virtual communities and individuals, local physical communities continue to thrive through their newspapers. The Mainstreeter is… Read more »

Old Ottawa East Art Tour – 2021 Edition Was A Hot Hit!! Outdoor art tour attracts hundreds of OOE art lovers

Old Ottawa East Art Tour – 2021 Edition Was A Hot Hit!! Outdoor art tour attracts hundreds of OOE art lovers

Tanis Browning-Shelp Despite record-breaking heat, the second annual OOE outdoor Art Tour attracted hundreds of visitors to its 11 exhibitions on August 21. Attendees arrived on foot, on bikes or… Read more »

Old Ottawa East loses a bright light

Old Ottawa East loses a bright light

Mainstreeter Staff Kathleen McCrea, life-long resident of Old Ottawa East, respected multidisciplinary artist, and co-founder of the Old Ottawa East Art Tour passed away on September 5, 2021, of cancer…. Read more »

Springhurst Park official opening celebrations: Local kids abuzz with excitement over park improvements

Springhurst Park official opening celebrations: Local kids abuzz with excitement over park improvements

John Dance After the long pandemic and a lengthy effort, Springhurst Park’s many new amenities were officially opened in September at a celebration starring a gaggle of happy children and… Read more »

The ‘Dirty 30s’ – of Hobos and handouts: My memories of Old Ottawa East during the Depression

The ‘Dirty 30s’ – of Hobos and handouts: My memories of Old Ottawa East during the Depression

Marjorie Carver During the ‘Dirty 30s’ the depression was in full bloom, and people were hurting. So many people were losing their jobs, and there was no work to be… Read more »

EDITORIAL – An opportunity for Truth and Reconciliation in Old Ottawa East

EDITORIAL – An opportunity for Truth and Reconciliation in Old Ottawa East

Greg MacDougall There is a significant, and unique opportunity in Old Ottawa East for ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ with regards to the horrific history of residential schools in Canada. The opportunity… Read more »

Yasir Naqvi returns to Ottawa Centre as new Liberal MP; NDP place a distant second

Yasir Naqvi returns to Ottawa Centre as new Liberal MP; NDP place a distant second

John Dance Liberal candidate Yasir Naqvi soundly won the Ottawa Centre riding in the September 20 federal election, defeating the NDP’s Angella MacEwen by more than 8,000 votes. Conservative candidate… Read more »

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