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Dipping into the ribbon of life: A short history of swimming in the Rideau River

Dipping into the ribbon of life: A short history of swimming in the Rideau River

  THERESA WALLACE  Old Ottawa East is rimmed by a river whose headwaters are in the Rideau Lakes system and whose mouth is at Rideau Falls in the heart of Ottawa. This article is the… Read more »

Family’s quick action saves OOE trees

Family’s quick action saves OOE trees

JENNIFER HUMPHRIES In early August, an Old Ottawa East family’s concern over the fate of two century-old sugar maples hit the media. The issue: Regional Group, builders of the 916-home… Read more »

Farewell to the Sisters of the Sacred Heart; Nuns leaving Springhurst convent after more than a century

Farewell to the Sisters of the Sacred Heart; Nuns leaving Springhurst convent after more than a century

PETER TOBIN After 116 years residing in Old Ottawa East, the Sisters of the Sacred Heart (Les Soeurs du Sacre-Coeur de Jesus) will soon be leaving our community. The original… Read more »

History talks relocate to Old Town Hall

History talks relocate to Old Town Hall

JOHN DANCE The Old Town Hall on Main Street has taken over from Library and Archives Canada as the venue for the Ottawa Historical Association (OHA) to present their regular… Read more »

What’s on your plate? Why farmers’ markets benefit everyone  

What’s on your plate? Why farmers’ markets benefit everyone  

By GENEVIÈVE GAZAILLE   Come summertime, some 20 farmers’ markets pop up all around the region. Old Ottawa East is no exception, thanks to the Main Street Farmers’ Market, a staple of our community that sets up in front of… Read more »

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