Glebe gateway signage

The Glebe Gateway Signage Project is an exciting community initiative that seeks to introduce a welcoming installation at the corner of Bank Street and Chamberlain Avenue. Its aim is to create an engaging point of entry to our vibrant neighbourhood.

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Ottawa Hospital Civic campus expansion

The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus will be replaced by a new facility at the eastern side of the Central Experimental Farm, in the vicinity of Carling Avenue, Preston Street and Prince of Wales Drive. The hospital assembled a Campus Engagement Group (CEG) to help plan for the new campus and to ensure community perspectives would be considered.

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Election 2019 Ottawa Centre

The federal election is expected on Monday, October 21. Thus far, some nine Ottawa Centre candidates have been identified by the Glebe Report (although to date, not all have filed their papers).

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Replacing a tree someone killed

“We’re passionate about trees,” saidSarah Housser. At the end of May, Housser was gardening at her Dow’s Lake area home when she noticed that a large strip of bark had been removed from her beautiful blue spruce. She was shocked, then devastated when she realized that the deep slash all around the trunk would seriously harm the tree.

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Life hack for new Glebe renters

September is an exciting time of the year. A new academic year begins, people return from vacation and our neighbourhood bustles with excitement. For all those who are new residents to the Glebe, we want to welcome you to this dynamic and beautiful neighbourhood.

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Ever been ‘caught out’ and no toilet available?

Ever been “caught out” and no toilet available? Whether at the park with the kids, out for a bike ride or waiting for a bus, that moment has happened to most of us.

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Food for thought for foodies and music lovers from the Glebe and beyond

Ontario Festival of Small Halls organizers have added Brown’s Inlet – one of Ottawa’s most picturesque parks, located on the southern edge of the Glebe – to their Chef’s Table lineup.

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Concerned about a neighbourhood issue?

In the past year, both the Glebe BIA and the Glebe Community Association have heard concerns from community members and businesses about panhandling, people going through blue bins and people sleeping outside.We share the public spaces in our neighbourhood with others in our city.

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It’s not easy being green

The SMARTNet Sustainability Showcase & Electric Vehicle Exhibition happens on Saturday, September 21 at Lansdowne Park. Don’t miss Eastern Ontario’s largest sustainability event.

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collabo café – an eclectic mix

There is an exciting new place to gather in the Glebe called Collabo Café. I met up with the owner Monera Saad, who prefers to go by her nickname Ming.

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Walk for the Centre to support food security

This year’s Walk for the Centre to support the Centretown Emergency Food Centre will take place on October 6. All are welcome! And volunteers are needed at Meals on Wheels to help seniors at risk of going hungry.

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Food features this month

This month, Carolyn Best explores the ancient meaning of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, and Marisa Romano delights in an old-fashioned Thai “comfort food” breakfast, Banana in Coconut Milk.

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A smorgasbord of Ottawa boomer memories

What truly excites us baby boomers at cocktail parties and reunions are not the wider nationally shared experiences, the social upheavals of those distant times or the impacts our generation had on following generations, but rather the particular minutiae of our everyday lives in whatever community we grew up in – the way we liked to wear our socks back in the day, the American TV westerns we loved to watch, the toys we cherished or the vomit-inducing rides we gravitated to at the local fair. In Capital Recollections, A Baby Boomer Growing Up in Ottawa, author Bruce MacGregor delivers up a smorgasbord of tasty slices of preteen and teenage life in Ottawa.

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The poetry of there

Usually, I am reluctant to review work by writers or poets I have met. I prefer the distance anonymity offers. In spite of that reservation, I agreed to read Mary Lee Bragg’s debut collection, The Landscape That Isn’t There. Why? Since my recent connection with this Ottawa South poet comes from the Brewer pool change room rather than through writing-related pursuits, I believe I can proceed with both an open mind and open heart.

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St. Matthew’s Treasures Auction returns!

St. Matthew’s Anglican Church’s popular Treasures Auction will be held on Saturday, October 19, from 11a.m. to 5p.m. The triennial sale, which includes live and silent auctions, has fabulous hors d’oeuvres, a tea and coffee room, and an Arts and Travel wine bar.

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Screen time and developing spines

Sitting for long periods of time, coupled with poor posture associated with phone and tablet use, can have a negative impact on developing spines. You may have heard of the prevalence of “text neck” or “iPosture” in all age groups.

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