The Bee Friendlies is a Glebe-based community group formed in October 2014 following a public talk organized by the Environment Committee of the Glebe Community Association about the effects of neonicotinoids (a.k.a. neonics) on pollinator health and the startling decline in bees and other pollinators. The group aims to promote a pollinator-friendly urban environment. The primary concern of the group is the use of neonics and other systemic pesticides on seeds, seedlings and plants and how they affect pollinator health.Read more
Meet the members of the new Glebe Business Improvement Area (BIA) board of management, chaired by second-generation Glebe business owner and veteran businesswoman Judy Richards from Davidson’s Jewellers. Stéphane Sauvé from The Glebe Meat Market will sit his second term on the board, alongside Rebecca McKeen from McKeen Metro Glebe, and Liz Slater from Whole Foods. Eva Cooper of Delilah is stepping into the position of vice-chair.Read more
The FIFA Women’s World Cup is coming to Canada this summer and Ottawa is one of six cities that will host games in June. Games will be played at TD Place Lansdowne from June 7 to 26. Check out our Game Guide to find out which games are a must-see!Read more
With spring finally in the air, it is time to do your spring-cleaning and dig out the treasures that you may no longer need, to sell at the Great Glebe Garage Sale (GGGS). This year, the neighbourhood-wide garage sale takes place on Saturday, May 23, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. However, as veterans of the event well know, the keen shoppers will be out searching for the best buys as early as 7 a.m. The GCA Heritage Committee and Heritage Ottawa are also holding a one-day Heritage Plaque Event in the Glebe during the GGGS — read on for details about how to participate!Read more
The building at the corner of Bank and Fifth, went up in smoke on Thursday, April 9 after an explosion at 11 p.m. Businesses affected were Mac’s Milk, Pizza Hut, The Beaver’s Mug, Silver Scissors, Encino Taco and Brown’s Cleaners. We spoke to Eli Saikely, owner of Silver Scissors, and Hesam Azimi, owner of Browns Cleaners, about how they are coping and moving ahead in the wake of this tragedy.Read more
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of personal profiles of political candidates in the federal riding of Ottawa Centre.
Paul Dewar has always called Ottawa home. He was raised near Maitland and Carling, the youngest of four and son of Mayor Marion Dewar. Throughout his childhood he was a competitive swimmer, while also, like many Ottawans, an avid skier and cyclist.