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Permanent WW2 Honour Roll Created at Lady Evelyn School

Permanent WW2 Honour Roll Created at Lady Evelyn School

Mainstreeter Staff After the annual Remembrance assembly at Lady Evelyn School, a celebration was held to mark the permanent home for the Second World War honour roll of students who… Read more »

ART BEAT – OOE ARTIST FEATURE: SARAH POOLER – Creating Art From The Heart of Her Home

ART BEAT – OOE ARTIST FEATURE: SARAH POOLER – Creating Art From The Heart of Her Home

Tanis Browning-Shelp Sarah Pooler is an acrylic painter who finds joy in depicting the simple beauty around us. As well as being an artist, Pooler is a pharmacist, partner, and… Read more »

Tim Hunt’s Main Street Sketches – December 2023

Tim Hunt’s Main Street Sketches – December 2023

Tim Hunt Tim Hunt explores his community outfitted with a small sketchbook, pen, and watercolour kit. In our regular feature, he shares the pages from his sketchbook and tells the… Read more »

Rideau Winter Trail Volunteers Are Gearing Up For Another Successful Season of Outdoor Activity and Fun

Rideau Winter Trail Volunteers Are Gearing Up For Another Successful Season of Outdoor Activity and Fun

Martha Jeacle With the winter season comes the re-opening of the Rideau Winter Trail (RWT), a free urban trail groomed for cross country skiing (both skate and classic), walking, snowshoeing… Read more »

Bright Future for Kenzie Girgis

Bright Future for Kenzie Girgis

Mainstreeter Staff OOE teen debuts in style for the Canadian women’s national field hockey team at the 2023 Pan Am Games OOE resident Kenzie Girgis is back in Canada now,… Read more »

DINING OUT- Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli – Revamped Hintonburg Eatery Adds Michelin Chef

DINING OUT- Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli – Revamped Hintonburg Eatery Adds Michelin Chef

Quinn Abugov Back in late October, The Mainstreeter was given the opportunity to step out of the “hood” and sample the exciting culinary transition taking place at a local Ottawa… Read more »

Rideau Canal Cultural Landscape Study

Rideau Canal Cultural Landscape Study

There is no question that the Rideau Canal is one of the most iconic symbols of our city. There is also no question that it is a source of recreation,… Read more »

Drummond and Echo Accessible Curb Cut

Drummond and Echo Accessible Curb Cut

Good news about a new connection along Echo Drive. After repeated requests, city staff have agreed to put in a curb cut on the Echo Drive sidewalk where the pathway… Read more »

Grand Allée Park  Update

Grand Allée Park Update

We are hopeful that Grande Allée Park in Old Ottawa East will open to the public in spring. There are some tasks still to be completed—including the installation of lighting… Read more »

OC Transpo Bus Route Review…Goodbye #5 bus

OC Transpo Bus Route Review…Goodbye #5 bus

A few weeks ago, OC Transpo released the preliminary findings and recommendations for the city’s bus route review. The bus route review was launched in January 2023 as part of… Read more »

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