AVTC threatens OOE’s essential recreational greenspace The process: “This is no way to plan for the future…” Old Ottawa East will be torn apart by City’s draft Official Plan proposals
ART BEAT – Tim Hunt’s Main Street Sketches

ART BEAT – Tim Hunt’s Main Street Sketches

TANIS BROWNING-SHELP Tim Hunt explores his community outfitted with a small sketchbook, pen, and watercolour kit. He is a part of the Urban Sketchers global community of artists who practise… Read more »

At the St. Eugene Residential School – My Deschâtelets “Ah Ha Moment” in B.C.

At the St. Eugene Residential School – My Deschâtelets “Ah Ha Moment” in B.C.

PETER FROOD My “ah ha moment” occurred in a KOA RV park near Cranbrook, B.C. . During the COVID-19 summer of 2020, my wife Francoise and I road-tested an RV… Read more »

Conquering Household Clutter Cuts Stress, Reduces Costs

Conquering Household Clutter Cuts Stress, Reduces Costs

MAINSTREETER STAFF “…the problem is rarely about the amount of storage space, and more about the amount of stuff.” Unopened boxes filled with memorabilia stacked in the back of your… Read more »

So, What’s a Piezometer? An Answer to the Mystery of the Rideau River Hitching Posts

So, What’s a Piezometer? An Answer to the Mystery of the Rideau River Hitching Posts

PETER CROAL One obvious benefit of the COVID-19 pandemic is that the virus has motivated Old Ottawa East residents to find creative ways to get outdoors and exercise safely. With… Read more »

The Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club-  Restoring One of the City’s Architectural Gems

The Ottawa Tennis & Lawn Bowling Club- Restoring One of the City’s Architectural Gems

JENNY MITCHELL Nearly a century ago, a prominent Ottawa architect – John Albert Ewart (1872-1964) – built the Ottawa Civic Hospital in this neighbourhood. He is the same architect who… Read more »

THE MAINSTREETER PRESENTS : SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY IN OLD OTTAWA EAST

THE MAINSTREETER PRESENTS : SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY IN OLD OTTAWA EAST

Mainstreeter Staff FREE COMMUNITY WEBINAR Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 7:00 PM REGISTER NOW: bit.ly/biodiversity_ooe Sustaining Biodiversity in Old Ottawa East webinar – A free ZOOM virtual community event presented… Read more »

When Harry married Su – OOE residents tie the knot at Brantwood in virtually unbeatable style

When Harry married Su – OOE residents tie the knot at Brantwood in virtually unbeatable style

LORI GANDY When Harry MacKay and Su-Bin Park-Mackay decided last February to get married in October, they immediately started planning a traditional event – hall, band, catering, photographer and about… Read more »

City’s new Official Plan looks to mimic the success of development in Old Ottawa East

City’s new Official Plan looks to mimic the success of development in Old Ottawa East

JOHN DANCE The most important plan of the City of Ottawa – the Official Plan (OP) – is now being revised and it sounds as though officials want the whole… Read more »

THE MAINSTREETER’S SOCIAL ISSUES SERIES – Food Security in the Pandemic – and Beyond

THE MAINSTREETER’S SOCIAL ISSUES SERIES – Food Security in the Pandemic – and Beyond

John Dance “The most vulnerable are the most affected,” Elly Vandenberg, Director Global Office Canada for the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), told participants at the Food Security panel… Read more »

Province awards $5.7M to build new home for French Catholic elementary school

Province awards $5.7M to build new home for French Catholic elementary school

JOCELYNE CALOZ The Centre-East French Catholic School Board (CECCE) has received a $5.7 million grant from the provincial government to fund the construction costs of the new home of the… Read more »

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