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Are we funny yet?

What do an audiologist, a real estate agent and an environmental scientist have in common? A sense of humour and a desire to try something new. These were among my classmates in the stand-up comedy class offered through the Glebe Neighborhood Activities Group at the Glebe Community Centre this fall.

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Climate emergency –

On February 1 at 7 p.m., Clive Doucet, city councillor for Capital Ward from 1997 to 2010, will host a panel discussion with the NDP and the Green Party at the Glebe Community Centre. I recently caught up with Doucet in advance of this event.

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Our green bins’ ‘dirty little secret’

In the December 6 issue of the Glebe Report, I
read with interest Jennifer Humphries’ account of her guided tour … of the industrial plants that process the contents of our blue and black recycling bins….Humphries mentions that the tour group hopes also to visit the Renewi organics composting site operated by Orgaworld Canada Ltd. If the tour goes ahead, she may be as surprised and upset as I was when I discovered what actually happens to our green bin contents and yard waste.

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Come with me to… viens avec moi

I venture inside 797 Bank Street (formerly of wine-store Vintage) to be greeted by Renée Morra and Sophie Beaudoin, owners of the chic women’s boutique viens avec moi.

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Babies of the Glebe 2019

Some of the babies of the Glebe born in 2019

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Abbas Grocery: the heart of the Glebe Annex

It may be no coincidence that the Abbas Grocery store is in the heart of the Glebe Annex neighbourhood – for many, Abbas Grocery is the heart of the neighbourhood.

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OTTAWA’S LRT – WRONG FROM THE GET-GO?

“If you don’t understand the past, you are doomed to repeat it” is an old saw but a true one. Like it or not, the past matters both for good and ill. The first step for Ottawa in 2020 will be understanding what happened with the LRT and why.

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The best things in life are shared

Dogs and Brown’s Inlet have always been an issue and continue to be so. The park is a lovely space used by Glebe residents, many with dogs since it is a designated off-leash park at certain hours.

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Award-winning Glebe Spree turns shoppers into big winners

Alex Stecky-Efantis had no idea that playing trivia at Irene’s Pub could net him $1,000 cash. But after a second-place performance at the local pub, he dropped his Glebe Spree ballot in the box, and it was later drawn as one of five weekly cash winners. Stecky-Efantis’ wallet was instantly much thicker. “The first thing we did was we told our trivia.

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Baroque and beautiful!

Although Christmas may be over, “you’d still better watch out” if you visit the National Gallery of Canada this January 25. Why? Because there be monsters. Beautiful monsters! The monsters will creep off their canvasses that day and come to life in a one-time performance in the gallery’s auditorium, featuring the Glebe’s own Ottawa Baroque Consort and hosted by master-storyteller David Brennan.

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