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Catherine McKenna: Supporting middle class families

Catherine McKenna: Supporting middle class families

For many Canadians, being a parent and raising a family is the most important part of their lives. That’s why our government has introduced new benefits, made changes to Employment Insurance, and invested… Read more »

David Chernushenko: Short-term rentals, long-term trees, and more 

David Chernushenko: Short-term rentals, long-term trees, and more 

Short-term rental platforms such as Airbnb have brought with them tremendous opportunities for people all over the world to rent or rent out a vast selection of lodgings for vacations or work, at prices often cheaper than a hotel.   Along… Read more »

Jim Watson: Spring cleaning the nation’s capital 

Jim Watson: Spring cleaning the nation’s capital 

Each year, Ottawa residents eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring, as it signifies the end of our frigid winters and the beginning of our farmer markets, numerous festivals and outdoor recreation season. Parks, patios and public spaces are flooded with people of all ages… Read more »

Phyllis Odenbach Sutton: Looking forward to spring 

Phyllis Odenbach Sutton: Looking forward to spring 

As I have prepared this column, I have seen freezing rain, ice pellets, sunny skies, drizzle and rain.  Hopefully when you read this article, winter-like weather will be but a distant memory!   Probably the most contentious current issue in our community is the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) plans for Immaculata High School, i.e., the conversion of the playing field… Read more »

Peace Lutheran Church celebrates Latvia’s 100th birthday at Doors Open Ottawa

Peace Lutheran Church celebrates Latvia’s 100th birthday at Doors Open Ottawa

ILSE ZANDSTRA Peace Latvian Lutheran Church is participating in Doors Open Ottawa on June 2 – 3.  Come and join us at 83 Main Street and learn more about the… Read more »

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 »

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