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Entrepreneurial spirit knows no age: the Glebe’s youngest shoveller

Everyone remembers the first winter that they had to shovel their own driveway. After years of watching from the window as Dad trudged through a blizzard with a shovel or a blower, the torch was finally passed on.

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Candidates for Councillor, Capital Ward 17

The Glebe Report asked the candidates for Councillor for Capital Ward 17 to provide our readers with a brief statement of their priorities. Here are statements from Shawn Menard, Rebecca Bromwich and Daniel Rogers.

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The Party in the Park is back!

For the first time since 2019, the Glebe Annex Community Association (GACA) hosted a “Party in the Park” at Dalhousie South Park on Saturday, August 13.

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Candidates for School Trustee, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, Zone 9

The Glebe Report presents statements from the candidates for school trustee in Zone 9 of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board: Josh Rachlis, Jessie-Lee Wallace and Nili Kaplan-Myrth.

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Candidates for School Trustee, Ottawa Catholic School Board, Zone 9

The Glebe Report presents statements from the candidates for school trustee in Zone 9 of the Ottawa Catholic School Board: Jenny Rivera, Shelley Lawrence and Guillermo Fernandez.

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Join the Walk for the Centre on October 2

Once again, residents of the Glebe are invited to turn out to walk in support of improved food security in central Ottawa by raising money for the Centretown Emergency Food Centre. This year’s Walk for the Centre will be held on Sunday, October 2, starting and finishing at Jean Pigott Place at City Hall.

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Poetry Quarter

In keeping with the theme of “hello, farewell,” this month Poetry Quarter contributors sent us poems that illuminate arrivals or departures, either physical or metaphorical, or that explore new beginnings or close chapters. They have shared their private or public moments of coming and going, starting and ending. Enjoy!

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Charlotte Ogilvie: matriarch of three generations of Glebeites

Charlotte Ogilvie was the matriarch of three generations of Glebeites. She was 13 years old in September 1922 when she entered Grade 9 at the “Glebe campus” of the Ottawa Collegiate Institute (OCI).

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Remembering the tragic loss of HMCS Ottawa

By the end of the Second World War, Canada possessed the fourth largest navy in the world. From six ships and fewer than 4,000 personnel in 1939, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) expanded exponentially in just six years to 95,000 members and 434 commissioned vessels.

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Remembering Keith Francis Wright

Keith Wright was born March 8, 1920, the son of Captain Athol Wright, a veteran of the First World War, and Olive Wright. The family lived at 160 Third Avenue. Keith had three older brothers and attended both Mutchmor Public School and Glebe Collegiate.

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After the convoy: advocating for cleaner air

The convoy that occupied downtown Ottawa last February brought to light serious gaps in city policy and practice. Safe to say that before the occupation, Ottawans rarely thought of motor vehicle idling as a problem.

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Climate strike, climate justice and a just transition

In Ottawa-Gatineau, the Fridays For Future’s Global Climate Strike will be take place at noon on Friday, September 23. The themes of the march are Together For Climate Justice and People Not Profit.

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A Fall to remember at GNAG!

What I have learned from my first summer camp season at GNAG: The staff, and I mean all the staff in the building, go above and beyond every single day to ensure the best possible experience for every child in camp. You will be in shock at how many kind parents, residents and clients will come up to welcome you into the community.

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Election time in Ottawa

As I write this, the days are getting  shorter and the nights cooler. Summer  programming has ended, children are  starting a new school year and the  municipal election campaign is in  full swing. 

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Why everyone should join a choir!

We know what happens. You see a person coming toward you with a determined look, and you just know that person is going to ask you to join their choir. So you think up all the reasons to not join that choir:

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Cucamelons: a bright addition to summer salads

With their crunchy skin and fresh cucumber flavour enhanced with a squeeze of lime zest, cucamelons – or Mexican Sour Gherkins as they are also known – are a bright addition to summer salads.

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Biryani as they make it in Hyderabad

We talked a while ago about Derrick, my friend from Togo, and his love for black-eyed peas cooked in a peanut-tomato broth with a grilled fish on top. I want to tell you this time about my friend Shantanu, whom I once chased down the street because I love his food so much.

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Glebe author’s first novel exceeds expectations

I’ll admit that the back-cover blurb for Willow’s Run didn’t sell me on the book. In fact, I would now say it did a disservice to both the main character and a twisty storyline that includes a decades-old murder, repugnant villains and an ensemble of engaging characters that kept me entertained through all 415 pages.

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Books

At the Sunnyside library, we love picture books! Meant to be shared, our collection boasts big, beautiful illustrations and accessible text that appeal to a wide range of ages. Biographical picture books are a trend in children’s literature that continues to pick up speed, and it’s no surprise why.

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Birds of the Glebe

If you were a bird, how would you protect the entrance to your nest from predators? If you are a Red-breasted nuthatch, your nest is in a tree cavity with a small hole for an entrance. You’d collect some sticky pine or spruce sap and paint it around the edge, either using your bill or a small piece of bark as a paint brush.

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Eraserhead

Eraserhead is a 1977 American horror-fantasy film directed by David Lynch. It follows Henry (Jack Nance), a man with an indescribably warped vision of the world, as he accidentally gets in a relationship and has a child with Mary (Charlotte Stewart). When the child is born deformed and disfigured, Mary swiftly hands the responsibility solely to Henry.

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The Railrodder: Buster Keaton’s Canadian film

Did you know that the great Buster Keaton’s last silent film was about Canada? And that the director also directed Heavy Metal and was an animator on Yellow Submarine? The film was The Railrodder, a 25-minute, tourist-promo film made by the National Film Board in 1965.

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Have you heard? RA Curling Club gets an upgrade  

The new home of the RA Curling Club is in the new Curling Centre of Excellence at the RA Centre. The Curling Centre of Excellence provides the club’s members the opportunity to play on ice installed to exacting standards set by Curl ON for their high-performance tournaments.

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The Glebe Centre’s art show and sale is back!

The art program at The Glebe Centre cordially invites you to its first show and sale in two years! In 2004, Patricia Doyle, noted local artist and program facilitator for art at The Glebe Centre, was asked to set up an art program for the residents. The result has been extremely encouraging, exciting and therapeutic.

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Feeling dizzy, off-balance or having vertigo?

Dizziness and vertigo are extremely common, affecting 15 to 20 per cent of adults each year. These feelings can range from severe but short episodes lasting hours or days to longer lasting but milder feelings of unsteadiness. There may be a spinning sensation.

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Thirty Years Ago in the Glebe Report

In anticipation of the October 14, 1992 Regional Council vote on Market Value Assessment (MVA), the September 18,1992 Glebe Report was dominated by nine submissions. In favour of MVA: 0, against MVO: 9.

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Our last “back to school” at 174 First Avenue 


Every September for the last 41 years, preschoolers have arrived at the doors of Good Morning Creative Arts and Preschool for their very first day of school. They come ready to learn, make new friends and play.

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Glebe Cooperative Nursery School welcomes parents back into the classroom

New and returning children are already busy playing and learning together at Glebe Cooperative Nursery School (GCNS). They are meeting friends, interacting with their teachers, exploring their classroom, practising new routines and soaking up the last days of summer outside on the playground. 

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Mum’s chili sauce

I wasn’t much of a cook when I was young. I was too busy travelling, but I always loved to eat and try new dishes. That is one of the joys of travelling, to discover new places, meet new people and try the local food.

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Some doctors I have known

I’ve known a few – quite a few actually. It’s axiomatic: the older you get, the more docs you know. Not that you want to, any more than you want to participate in competitive axe throwing, sign up for clog dancing lessons or shop at Costco on a Saturday afternoon. But most times you have no choice. Your body establishes the rules and, like Putin, it’s an autocrat.

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Vintage Glebe

In 1977, the children in Mrs. Marjorie Leach’s class in Mutchmor Public School planted a flowering tree in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s silver jubilee.

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