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Getting out the vote

Ad campaigns, photo-calls, and rallies are in full swing as Canada gears up for the upcoming federal election on October 19th. What does it mean to vote? Why is it significant? Here are four articles that speak to the importance of getting out the vote.

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The Element high school moves to Lansdowne

“I love how much we feel like a family,” a student wrote when asked to describe The Element, Ottawa’s first Montessori high school.

It may seem like a unique way to describe a high school, but it’s a natural response for students at The Element, who all cook, travel, attend meetings and run businesses together. And now, The Element family will move together – from the Alta Vista suburb the school currently calls home to the dynamic Lansdowne Park.

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Landsdowne parking updates

Cineplex, Whole Foods, and the Lansdowne Farmers’ Market all face unique difficulties with the parking situation at Lansdowne. Ali A. Ramezani is a member of the Glebe Community Association’s Traffic Committee and he interviewed representatives from each group.

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Glebe Report Poetry Quarter

Open call for poetry submissions for poets in the Glebe neighbourhood and surrounding areas. The Glebe Report monthly community newspaper will begin publishing a number of poems as a regular feature, four times a year, beginning in the fall 2015. The feature, to be called “Poetry Quarter”, will be curated by JC Sulzenko, Glebe poet, author and educator.

We are interested in receiving submissions of poetry from: adults, teens 14 to 17 (high school students), or children 9 to 13 (about grades 4 to 8). We are open broadly to submissions from poets who live, work, study or volunteer in the Glebe or its close neighbouring communities.

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Silver Scissors reborn in the Glebe

It’s been a hard three months for the Bank Street businesses that were destroyed in a massive blaze, which police investigators ruled as arson, though they still haven’t come much closer to an arrest. Three months later, the Glebe Silver Scissors hair salon is back in business. It’s been said that we made it look easy – but it was far from painless. The first few days were rough on all of us. I own the salon along with my cousin Bruce. We’re in a better place now and we’re excited to be back.

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Burrito Shack now in the Glebe

I met the owner of the taco restaurant Burrito Shack, which opened in March at 775 Bank Street, to hear about this new venture in the Glebe. Talaal Baroudi was born and educated in Canada, is married with children, plays hockey and is an old hand at the restaurant business. He also owns Milano Pizzeria at 44 Seneca Street in Old Ottawa South, El Capitano Taco Stand at 154 Merivale Road as well as the Burrito Shack at 437 Sunnyside Avenue near Carleton University, which opened a year ago in July.

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Glebe stories

Before school was out in June, the Glebe Report got in touch with local high schools to see if there were any fledgling writers willing to take their first flight of fancy with us. We asked them to write a short story of any kind, on any theme, as long as it relates in some way to the Glebe – as setting, character, plot, whatever.

The following four stories were submitted by Grade 12 students in Debra Palmer’s Writers’ Craft class at Glebe Collegiate Institute.

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