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Capital Ward Candidates for Councillor

There are five candidates for the councillor seat in Capital Ward, which includes the Glebe, in the upcoming election on October 22. The Glebe Report asked each candidate for 400 words on why we should vote for them.

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Candidates for Zone 9 School Trustee

The Ottawa Carleton District School Board has two candidates vying for a spot on the board as trustee for Zone 9, as does the Ottawa Catholic School Board. The Glebe Report asked each candidate for a statement as to why we should vote for them on October 22.

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Tree action –now

It may sound strange, but trees are members of our community. In 2017, the Glebe came out strongly in support of the Canada 150 Tree Initiative, well exceeding our target of 150 trees planted. Trees, clearly, are important to us. But new trees don’t make up for the loss of mature trees that actually provide canopy.

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Glebe House Tour returns!

This fall, take a self-guided stroll through a historic Ottawa neighbourhood and explore the interiors of five private homes. It all happens on Sunday, September 16 from 1 to 4 p.m.

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291 Carling Avenue – watch this space!

Canada Lands Company (CLC) and the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) held a series of public open house drop-in sessions in July showcasing three preliminary development concepts for the site at 291 Carling Avenue. The property consists of a parcel of approximately 3.4 acres of vacant land on Carling Avenue bordered by Bell Street South to the east and Lebreton Street South to the west.

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Reducing our plastic footprint – 
a Glebe call to action

Single-use plastics are everywhere; they exist because it is relatively cheap and easy to make products from plastics and consumers have become used to quick and convenient packaging. But they are becoming a mountain of waste on the planet and negatively impacting the environment from their manufacture to disposal.

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Streetcars in the Glebe Annex

Ottawa’s first electric streetcars were launched in 1891 and were soon to replace the system of horse drawn cars and sleighs that had served Ottawa’s transportation needs since 1870. While the original routes were largely focused on the downtown core, in 1892 the system’s first expansion brought train service westward along Ann and Emily streets (now Gladstone Avenue) to Bell Street – an intersection slightly north of what is now the Glebe Annex neighbourhood, in a community then referred to as Mount Sherwood.

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