Archive | August, 2018

Development projects in the Glebe – where are they now?

Have you been wondering what’s up with some of the major development projects on Bank Street – 99 Fifth (Fifth Avenue Court); 852 Bank (the former McHale’s Garage); and 890/900 Bank (the former Mr. Muffler and Beer Store)?

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Pig Girl in Wonderland – the miracle of digital

Here we are on the Rideau Canal lagoon [Patterson’s Creek] in Ottawa’s Glebe and I’m shooting some pickups for my feature film, Pig Girl in Wonderland. Helene Lacelle, the actor who plays Alice Wonderland, sits in full costume by the Rideau lagoon as I set up the shot.

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Poetry Quarter

Water is critical to sustaining life – one of the ancient Greeks’ four elements that make up the world – 60 per cent of the human body – and the inspiration for poetry.

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Glebe’s abuzz

A fresh mound of earth from Paramount Nursery had been delivered to the front yard of Glebe Collegiate Institute (GCI) the day before and it was surrounded by potted plants and volunteers who where ready to get their hands dirty.
The pollinator garden, comprised of flowers native to the Ottawa region, was an initiative of TWIGS, Glebe’s environmental club.

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Chief Justice retires to write fast-paced murder mystery

If you’re looking for a murder mystery to round out your summer reading, try Full Disclosure by former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin (review by Clyde Sanger). And for the kids who will soon be thinking back-to-school thoughts, here’s some reading to get them started (book recommendations by Sylvie Chartrand, Ottawa Public Library).

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