Children’s Garden remediation saga Footbridge Takes Shape  Neighbourhood left in the dirt, Field Construction underway, residents questions process.
It’s easy being green at Lady Evelyn 

It’s easy being green at Lady Evelyn 

MEREDITH NEWBERRY  This year Lady Evelyn Alternative School’s annual fundraising efforts turned a new leaf. A big new green leaf. Parent council closed the chapter on its annual book sale and created a… Read more »

Turning into history: Tories from Bennett to Campbell 

Turning into history: Tories from Bennett to Campbell 

DON CUMMER  “I’d like to tell you my story,”  Said one of them so young and bold.  “I’d like to tell you my story  Before I turn into gold.”  Leonard Cohen   Eventually, history… Read more »

Community gardening for all: What’s on your plate? 

Community gardening for all: What’s on your plate? 

GENEVIÈVE GAZAILLE  In 2017, Ottawa celebrated 20 years of community gardening. Although community gardens started to develop in the 1980s, it was only in 1997 that the Community Gardening Network of Ottawa was… Read more »

Six Ottawa Centre candidates to contest provincial election 

Six Ottawa Centre candidates to contest provincial election 

JOHN DANCE  Five candidates are challenging Ottawa Centre Liberal incumbent Yasir Naqvi in the Ontario provincial election set for June 7.  Naqvi has won the last three elections with an ever-increasing… Read more »

Mentors in the ‘Hood: The Sports Industry

Mentors in the ‘Hood: The Sports Industry

THERESA WALLACE In this issue, we debut a regular column on mentors in Old Ottawa East with profiles on Dave Best and Taffe Charles. Both have carved out highly successful… Read more »

Odyssey Theatre to premiere new comedy at Strathcona Park 

Odyssey Theatre to premiere new comedy at Strathcona Park 

Photo By John Forster BRUCE BURWELL  A couple of kilometers up the Rideau River from Brantwood Park lies another, older gem of an oasis on the river, Strathcona Park.  Each year, Odyssey Theatre welcomes the… Read more »

Peter Fowler’s Travel Focus: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Peter Fowler’s Travel Focus: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  “I must confess to a somewhat voyeuristic pleasure when I visit Vietnam. Standing on street corners to see what will appear next on the back of motorcycles and scooters… Read more »

City asked to consult on off-leash dog parks in OOE 

City asked to consult on off-leash dog parks in OOE 

 MARGARET VANT ERVE   Since losing access to most of the former Oblate lands, Old Ottawa East resident dog owners have been seeking new green space to walk their dogs. Unlike neighbouring communities in the Glebe,… Read more »

Children’s Garden remediation saga

Children’s Garden remediation saga

By John Dance The good news is that after a yearlong shutdown the Children’s Garden in Legget Park at the corner of Clegg and Main streets is reopened with improved… Read more »

Sixth candidate emerges for Capital Ward 

Sixth candidate emerges for Capital Ward 

In the April issue of the Mainstreeter, John Dance profiled the five candidates for the hotly-contested Capital Ward seat in the upcoming municipal election.  A sixth candidate has now entered the fray, Jide… Read more »

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