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Ecology in the Glebe

Though we might still have six more weeks of winter, it is never too early to start dreaming and planning for the spring planting season. Angela Keller-Herzog invites readers to participate in the development of a Glebe Community Vision that will act as a guide to urban planning initiatives. Kathi Elborn gives us an update on the Glashan schoolyard greening project and encourages interested parties to help with fundraising efforts. Let’s go green in twenty fifteen!

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100% Renewable Ottawa: an interview with David Chernushenko

Angela Keller-Herzog asks David Chernushenko, Capital Ward Councillor and new chair of the city’s Environment Committee, to explain his call for a 100% Renewable Ottawa.

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Business Buzz

The Glebe has two brand new fitness centres for you – both promising a dramatic improvement from the current fitness landscape. We also welcome the new BeaverTails stand at the Lansdowne rink.

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Introduction to Photography for Community Newspapers

Are you interested in taking photos for your local newspaper, but don’t know where to start? Have you ever wondered how to take good “journalistic” photos of events, community scenes, groups of people, and individuals? Are you curious about the practicalities of getting model releases for permission to publish images? Then this is the workshop for you! The Glebe Report and OSCAR are organizing a free workshop about taking photographs for community newspapers on Saturday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the Glebe Community Centre Board Room. Limited seating. Registration required.

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Vibrant Glebe art scene

February may be the coldest month, but duck into Roast’n Brew to warm up and take a look at Bhat Boy’s new series Nuns Having Fun and Sylvia Williams’ first solo show North of 49 with Antlers. The Glebe Community Centre is also showing “Four Legs Good … II,” an exhibit of paintings by Gwendolyn Best and Ellen Schowalter. Be sure to check out this awesome timelapse of Glebe painter MaryAnn Camps producing her work large-scale triptych “Saturday Night” (the video is in the article), and don’t miss out on the 10th annual Great Bowls of Fire, a fundraising event for the Ottawa Food Bank, organized by the Ottawa Guild of Potters.

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Glebe traffic files to watch in 2015

Like death and taxes, traffic and transportation issues are an unavoidable reality. Here are some traffic and transportation issues for which the Glebe Community Association’s (GCA) Traffic Committee will be monitoring, seeking community input, and liaising with City and provincial officials over the course of 2015. Residents are encouraged to share their views on these and other issues via traffic@glebeca.ca

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