Archive | May, 2018

Ottawa Centre candidates in the June 7 provincial election

A provincial election will be held on Thursday, June 7. Go to www.elections.on.ca for information on the upcoming election, how and where to vote, etc. Here are statements from the candidates running (six at time of press) to become the Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa Centre.

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Great Glebe Garage Sale coming 
Saturday, May 26

With spring finally in the air, a reminder about the Great Glebe Garage Sale: this neighbourhood-wide garage sale and celebration of spring is coming up soon, on Saturday, May 26, from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m., though depending on the weather, keen shoppers may be out much earlier. Bank Street merchants are also getting ready for their fantastic sidewalk sale. Here’s hoping for great weather!

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Ottawa’s Great Fire of 1900 – another close call for Glebe Annex

What is now the Glebe Annex neighbourhood narrowly escaped from Ottawa’s Great Fire of 1900, which saw more than five square miles of land go up in flames, destroying more than 3,200 buildings. The fire raced from Hull through Lebreton Flats to what is now Little Italy, and south to the Experimental Farm and was held back at Booth Street (then Division Street) just one block from our neighbourhood.

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Poetry Quarter

What does it mean to have a home – to be home? What does it mean to be homeless? Poems

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Arts come alive at The New Art Festival

A friend and I stumbled across The New Art Festival (TNAF) one sunny Saturday in June of 2012, and we have been hooked ever since. For two days in June, June 9 and 10, quiet Central Park in the Glebe becomes a hub of inspired thinkers, artists, and creators talking to appreciative community members.

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GCA Transportation Safety Survey – the results are in!

The Glebe Community Association’s Transportation Committee undertook an online and paper survey of Glebe residents over eight weeks in January and February to get their views on the safety of our neighbourhood streets, sidewalks and pathways. More than 140 of you took the time to fill out the survey.

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Construction on your street? Follow these tips!

My wife and I have lived through two major street reconstructions (i.e. installation of new sewer and water lines and related work). Here are some tips on how to make it through unscathed.

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