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Boucanerie Chelsea Smokehouse – Local Couple is Dishing Up Some Smoking Good Salmon and Seafood

Boucanerie Chelsea Smokehouse – Local Couple is Dishing Up Some Smoking Good Salmon and Seafood

Lorne Abugov Her parents, Paul and Marjorie, have lived in the Old Ottawa East family home for more than 40 years. She grew up with her two brothers, as a… Read more »

Up in the Sky! Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane?  Yikes!! It’s a Very Angry Bird – and It’s Heading Straight For My Head!!

Up in the Sky! Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? Yikes!! It’s a Very Angry Bird – and It’s Heading Straight For My Head!!

Mainstreeter Staff An increasing number of Old Ottawa East strollers are feeling peckish these days – and mostly on the tops of their heads – as they fall victim to… Read more »

At 170 Lees Avene – There’s Much to Like At The Upgraded High-Rise Landmark

At 170 Lees Avene – There’s Much to Like At The Upgraded High-Rise Landmark

Quinn Abugov Old Ottawa East is a neighbourhood blessed with many iconic local landmarks – the Flora Footbridge, the stone gates at Main and Beckwith and The Green Door restaurant… Read more »

ART BEAT- OOE Artist Feature: Bess Frase Creates Paintings Filled With Light and Fun!

ART BEAT- OOE Artist Feature: Bess Frase Creates Paintings Filled With Light and Fun!

Tannis Browning-Shelp No matter what kind of work Bess Fraser has done over the years, she has always had art as a foundation. “I have done art all my life… Read more »

Hnatyshyn Foundation Fundraiser Concert to Provide a Lifeline to Beleaguered Ukrainian Performing Artists

Hnatyshyn Foundation Fundraiser Concert to Provide a Lifeline to Beleaguered Ukrainian Performing Artists

Marianne Brown More than 1,373 cultural institutions have been destroyed or damaged in Ukraine since the war with Russia began, including museums, philharmonics, and art schools according to Ukraine’s Deputy… Read more »

OPINION – “X” Marks the Spot – Another Look at Trees

OPINION – “X” Marks the Spot – Another Look at Trees

Peter Croal When we walk around Old Ottawa East (OOE), the beauty of our neighborhood is enhanced by the many types of trees that grace our streets and parks. However,… Read more »

Old Ottawa East Community Updates

Old Ottawa East Community Updates

John Dance In addition to his role as The Mainstreeter’s chief reporter, John Dance is the Chair of the Old Ottawa East (OOE) Community Association’s Planning Committee. From his unique… Read more »

Slow Uptake of Main Street Charging Stations During 2022 Term “Disappointing”

Slow Uptake of Main Street Charging Stations During 2022 Term “Disappointing”

John Dance The City of Ottawa’s two electric vehicles (EV) charging stations on Main Street in front of Watson’s Pharmacy were used 279 times last year, about a third as… Read more »

Georges Winters Remembered

Georges Winters Remembered

Mainstreeter Staff Georges Winters, the driving force behind the annual Remembrance ceremonies at the Brantwood Gates, died recently at the age of 79. Although not a resident of Old Ottawa… Read more »

Cyclying Improvements to Smyth Road Shelved to 2024 to Permit New Riverside Hospital Area Seniors’ Facilities

Cyclying Improvements to Smyth Road Shelved to 2024 to Permit New Riverside Hospital Area Seniors’ Facilities

John Dance Two years ago, The Mainstreeter reported that much needed cycling and pedestrian improvements at the Smyth Road ramps for Riverside Drive would be installed “over the next few… Read more »

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