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Trees make you healthier, but choose wisely

A major research report was released in October 2017 on the link between trees and greenspaces and human health. Urban Greenness and Mortality in Canada’s Largest Cities: A National Cohort Study is the culmination of a multi-year process engaging 11 researchers.

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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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