Nu Grocery founders pioneer the 5R’s of reducing waste as new Main Street location launches OOECA and CAG: Next generation takes the helm at community annual general meeting OSEG seeks full control of Lansdowne
Nu Grocery founders pioneer the 5R’s of reducing waste as new Main Street location launches

Nu Grocery founders pioneer the 5R’s of reducing waste as new Main Street location launches

By Quinn Abugov With winter weather upon us and the calendar heading towards Christmas and New Years, it’s time to reflect on the banner year of commercial retail openings in… Read more »

OOECA and CAG: Next generation takes the helm at community annual general meeting

OOECA and CAG: Next generation takes the helm at community annual general meeting

By John Dance The leadership of two of the community’s major volunteer organizations passed to a younger generation at the November 12th annual general meeting of the Community Activities Group… Read more »

OSEG seeks full control of Lansdowne

OSEG seeks full control of Lansdowne

By John Dance The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) is seeking control over the entire Lansdowne Park site but residents in neighbouring communities, Councillor Shawn Menard, and local community… Read more »

Terra Firma: Cohousing and its impact on Old Ottawa East

Terra Firma: Cohousing and its impact on Old Ottawa East

By Theresa Wallace  Over two decades ago, a cohousing group called Terra Firma (TF) bought six townhouses on Drummond Street, changing the lives of many and resulting in profound, long-lasting… Read more »

McKenna triumphs in Ottawa Centre

McKenna triumphs in Ottawa Centre

By John Dance Liberal candidate and incumbent Catherine McKenna handily won the Ottawa Centre riding in the October 21st federal election despite strong opposition and the national decline in Liberal… Read more »

Old Ottawa East is different

Old Ottawa East is different

By John Dance The relative poverty of Old Ottawa East’s young adults, our unaffordable and non-subsidized housing, our high education levels, and our lousy walking are just some of the… Read more »

City taxes set to rise again in 2020

City taxes set to rise again in 2020

By Mainstreeter Staff In 2020 Ottawa’s municipal tax rate will rise by three percent just as it did in 2019. And water rates will continue to increase by more: an… Read more »

Flora Footbridge wins urban design and construction awards

Flora Footbridge wins urban design and construction awards

By John Dance The Flora Footbridge won two of the six available awards for this year’s “Ottawa’s best in urban design.” The project’s team was presented with the award for… Read more »

No proof City analyzed impact of Immaculata field changes

No proof City analyzed impact of Immaculata field changes

By John Dance In response to a freedom of information (FOI) request from The Mainstreeter, the City of Ottawa provided no documentary evidence to show it analyzed whether the improvements… Read more »

LRT rolls at last: after a very long wait, we now get short waits

LRT rolls at last: after a very long wait, we now get short waits

By John Dance As keen inaugural day rider Dan Proulx put it, “It’s been a long wait”- but minutes later – and every five minutes after that – new O-Trains… Read more »

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