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Planting seeds of change: composting at the Glebe Community Centre

The Glebe Community Centre put out a green bin this fall. While this mundane event may appear unremarkable, in fact it signified the first of many changes envisioned and brought into practice by Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna’s Constituency Youth Council to the Glebe Community Centre (GCC).

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Nearly 30 new businesses have opened this year

If you stroll through the Glebe, you’ll notice that nearly 30 new businesses have opened their doors in the Glebe in 2017 and they are ventures that truly help set the neighbourhood apart.

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Trees and development: 
a fragile balance

Trees are highly vulnerable in infill development projects. What do developers consider when making decisions about what to do with trees?

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Settling Syrian refugees – the highs, the lows

Even though settling Syrian refugees unsettled me, I value the experience. Over the past two years of intense involvement with the settlement of seven refugee families through the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, there were times when I wanted to quit.

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Fitness hints from a fitness guru

We all have busy lives but time spent being active is an investment that will pay huge dividends now and as you get older.

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The story of the GCA from 2009 
to now

This is the 11th and last in a series of articles by past presidents of the Glebe Community Association to mark the 50th anniversary of its founding in 1967.

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The art of the cat

CATS R US boutique is featuring a selection of “cat art” by several Ottawa-Gatineau artists. CATS R US has been a fixture in the Glebe since 2009, selling cat-themed accessories as well as cat toys, food and other goods. Store owner Anne Woolley said for the past five years or so she has been displaying cat art in her Bank Street near Fifth Avenue boutique.

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A pet’s pain in the joint

A frequent comment I hear from clients is that their adult or senior pet is “slowing down.” While it’s normal for an older pet to have lower energy than their former adolescent self, all too often this change is actually an early sign of osteoarthritis (OA).

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Diamond Jenness, 1886–1969

Of the many people who have resided in the Glebe over the past 100 years and more, few have accomplished so much or had such an adventurous and distinguished career as Diamond Jenness.

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