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It’s time to reduce construction disruptions

It’s time to reduce construction disruptions

by John Dance   Must we live in a perpetual construction zone? How can the adverse impacts of construction activity be reduced? We are besieged by public megaprojects, massive new… Read more »

How Sweet Home – Newcomers fill us in on why they chose Old Ottawa East as their home

How Sweet Home – Newcomers fill us in on why they chose Old Ottawa East as their home

In this installment of our Mainstreeter interviews, we share the first impressions of several new residents of Old Ottawa East, some of whom have come from very near and others… Read more »

Footbridge forges forward – Name revealed for pedestrian footbridge

Footbridge forges forward – Name revealed for pedestrian footbridge

City approves Passerella Flora Footbridge as the name for new link between Old Ottawa East and The Glebe  by John Dance   So it now has a name and connects… Read more »

Hike raises funds for Hospice Care Ottawa

Hike raises funds for Hospice Care Ottawa

Kristina Voth-Childs  Hundreds of hikers laced up their shoes for the annual Hike for Hospice event on Saturday, May 5. Participants walked along the beautiful Carleton University trails to show… Read more »

Greenfield Village: A thriving corner of our community, and Construction plans continue for Greenfield

Greenfield Village: A thriving corner of our community, and Construction plans continue for Greenfield

Tara Hogeterp  Old Ottawa East is made up of many different little neighbourhoods. I am hoping to introduce readers to perhaps a lesser-known corner of our community. Our little section… Read more »

Syrian refugees: the ones left behind

Syrian refugees: the ones left behind

Caroly Buckley & Carol Alette  It has been two years since the Syrian crisis captured the world’s attention and the hearts and minds of Canadians. Ottawa has proudly welcomed thousands… Read more »

Des livres à lire au grand air 

Des livres à lire au grand air 

KELTIE ROBERTSON  Après un hiver prolongé, l’été approche enfin à très grands pas. Quoi de mieux pour célébrer la belle saison que des idées de livres à lire au grand… Read more »

Impact Hours: connecting 55+ experience with the community 

Impact Hours: connecting 55+ experience with the community 

CHRISTINE FRANKLIN   Do you know individuals, retired or later in their careers, who are looking for short-term volunteer opportunities to apply their skills and experience to a good cause?   ImpactHours.org is a… Read more »

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 »

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