Main Street Construction Newsletter N°39 It takes a neighbourhood to adopt an island A future hub in a historic landmark
Crows, Snow and So Much More: OECA Update

Crows, Snow and So Much More: OECA Update

By Phyllis Odenbach Sutton, President, Ottawa East Community Association Despite a massive black cloud of crows over much of Old Ottawa East, deep snow burying the landscape, soil contamination in… Read more »

Rededication of the Brantwood Place Heritage Gates

Rededication of the Brantwood Place Heritage Gates

By Martin (Malph) Maltais, President, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 595, Strathcona On behalf of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 595 I would like to extend to you, an invitation to attend the rededication of… Read more »

To Be Blessed: A Great Responsibility

To Be Blessed: A Great Responsibility

By Reverend Rhonda Waters #Blessed. The word has slid from religious use to a general sense of lucky or fortunate, tossed around with wild abandon when people feel happy or… Read more »

From the Editor

From the Editor

By Joe Paraskevas Think of this edition of the Mainstreeter as the antidote for the first weeks of the Trump presidency. We try to be what Trump is not: graceful,… Read more »

A 21st Century Hospital For Our Community  – Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre

A 21st Century Hospital For Our Community – Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre

by Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre Anyone who has recently visited The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus would surely speak highly of the doctors, nurses and staff and the care they… Read more »

School Board Trustee: Why the Potential Closure of Rideau High School Affects all of us

School Board Trustee: Why the Potential Closure of Rideau High School Affects all of us

by Shawn Menard Rideau High School is not located in our neighbourhood. In fact, it isn’t even in Zone 9, the one that encompasses Capital and Rideau-Vanier Wards. Yet the… Read more »

Update from Catherine McKenna

Update from Catherine McKenna

By Catherine McKenna, MP Ottawa Centre Canada150 New Year’s Eve at 8:17pm on Parliament Hill marked the kickoff of Canada 150, celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. This is an exciting time… Read more »

Enough predictions. What kind of future do we want?

Enough predictions. What kind of future do we want?

By David Chernushenko In a milestone year such as Canada’s 150th anniversary, it’s tempting to try to forecast the future. But predictions are risky. Weren’t we supposed to be jetting… Read more »

The Mainstreeter is looking for a new editor

The Mainstreeter is looking for a new editor

The Board of Directors of the Mainstreeter Community Newspaper are currently recruiting a new Editor-in-chief to begin in summer 2017. This is a home-based volunteer position for a resident of… Read more »

A Country Unlike What They Knew Before

A Country Unlike What They Knew Before

How Hockey Helped Ease Three Young Refugees’ Transition By Joe Paraskevas On a fall Saturday morning at Sandy Hill Arena, the familiar elements of Canadiana are there. The non-stop sequence… Read more »

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