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Ultra-running – the highs and lows

It is only three years since I finished my first 65 km trail race where I watched the longer distance runners and thought that there had to be a limit to the madness. This fall, I completed my very first 80 km distance event, the Ultra-Trail Harricana du Canada at La Malbaie, Quebec.

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Elections and democracy

The October 22 municipal election was a real squeaker for Capital Ward. Find out the election results, read a word from Councillor-Elect Shawn Menard, and consider an op-ed on elections and how we might do democracy better.

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Someone’s in the kitchen with Wendy

There’s a fabulous cooking “school” run by a lovely lady who tantalizes the palates of others deep in the hidden terraces of the Glebe, unknown to most Glebites. Wendy Myers knows about food. She has a large fridge with a freezer in her kitchen, a large freezer in an adjacent room and another large fridge close by.

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Lyme disease and you

I decided to write an article about Lyme disease in humans, to build on an article written in a recent Glebe Report by Dr. Michael Mossop on Lyme disease in our pets. Lyme disease is indeed something to watch out for this summer as it is on the rise in Ontario.

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Kilt skate returns to Lansdowne Park

Mark your calendars. Don your tartans. Strap on your skates. The Fourth Annual Sir John A’s Great Canadian Kilt Skate returns Saturday, January 20 to the Lansdowne Park Skating Court.

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Glashan marks 125 years

Glashan Intermediate School, the oldest public school in Ottawa, is celebrating its 125th anniversary on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Former and current students, staff and families are invited to attend this important event at Glashan school, 28 Arlington Avenue, from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by a post celebration at the Ottawa Curling Club, 440 O’Connor Street, from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

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The Element high school moves to Lansdowne

“I love how much we feel like a family,” a student wrote when asked to describe The Element, Ottawa’s first Montessori high school.

It may seem like a unique way to describe a high school, but it’s a natural response for students at The Element, who all cook, travel, attend meetings and run businesses together. And now, The Element family will move together – from the Alta Vista suburb the school currently calls home to the dynamic Lansdowne Park.

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Landsdowne parking updates

Cineplex, Whole Foods, and the Lansdowne Farmers’ Market all face unique difficulties with the parking situation at Lansdowne. Ali A. Ramezani is a member of the Glebe Community Association’s Traffic Committee and he interviewed representatives from each group.

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The new faces of the Glebe BIA

Meet the members of the new Glebe Business Improvement Area (BIA) board of management, chaired by second-generation Glebe business owner and veteran businesswoman Judy Richards from Davidson’s Jewellers. Stéphane Sauvé from The Glebe Meat Market will sit his second term on the board, alongside Rebecca McKeen from McKeen Metro Glebe, and Liz Slater from Whole Foods. Eva Cooper of Delilah is stepping into the position of vice-chair.

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24 countries. Six cities. One goal. FIFA Women’s 
World Cup

The FIFA Women’s World Cup is coming to Canada this summer and Ottawa is one of six cities that will host games in June. Games will be played at TD Place Lansdowne from June 7 to 26. Check out our Game Guide to find out which games are a must-see!

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Lansdowne traffic – its impact on the Glebe so far

The following is an extract from a report presented by the Glebe Community Association (GCA) to the City of Ottawa’s Transportation Committee in April 2015 for their first annual review of the traffic and transportation issues related to activities at the redeveloped Lansdowne.

Glebe residents are invited to an open house presentation on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. on Lansdowne transportation issues, hosted by the GCA at the Glebe Community Centre.

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Glebe Parks

What can Glebe residents can expect over the next months in regards to the Park at Lansdowne? We saw many of the Park’s attributes prior to the snow falling, but construction has continued on several important features throughout the winter.

The Glebe Parks Committee (GPC) is the only one if its kind in the City of Ottawa — find out how to volunteer with efforts in park maintenance, park designation and funding, as well as hot topics like dog waste disposal, the “adopt-a-park” program and potential post office box locations.

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A statistical profile of the Glebe

In 1980, when my husband and I decided to buy our first house, location was our prime concern since neither of us drove. We wanted to be in a pedestrian-friendly environment near good public transportation and such amenities as grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, parks and schools. We chose the Glebe. Why? Here is a brief look at the Glebe’s demographic profile and amenities in comparison with that of the rest of Ottawa.

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Glebe traffic files to watch in 2015

Like death and taxes, traffic and transportation issues are an unavoidable reality. Here are some traffic and transportation issues for which the Glebe Community Association’s (GCA) Traffic Committee will be monitoring, seeking community input, and liaising with City and provincial officials over the course of 2015. Residents are encouraged to share their views on these and other issues via traffic@glebeca.ca

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Whole Foods Market opens at Lansdowne

The day before the opening, as I sat chatting about Whole Foods, I asked Lisa Slater, “Why Ottawa?” Slater said the company had done market research to find the right location for expansion before settling on Ottawa. “It was a combination of landlord and market.” Ottawa’s population is well educated and has a reasonably high income. Now, people are more aware of the connection between food, health and the total well-being of a person.

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Lansdowne News

Lansdowne continues to make headlines this month. Check out the coverage of the Urban Park grand opening, the Princess Patricias re-dedication ceremony, and the return of the Panda Games.

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Lansdowne: Then & Now

It’s the name on everyone’s lips this summer: Lansdowne.
With an Open House that happened on July 6 and several sold-out home games for both football and soccer, the atmosphere surrounding Lansdowne was certainly one of excitement and anticipation over these past few weeks.

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Memories of Lansdowne… it wasn’t just the Rough Riders

By Joe Scanlon The return of football to Lansdowne Park – under the new name of Redblacks – brings back many memories, not just of the Rough Riders and not even just of football. Football at Lansdowne back in the day Between 1943 and 1947, there were two football teams in Ottawa – the Rough […]

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Soccer at Lansdowne – the Ottawa Fury FC

By Kendra Lee The Ottawa Fury, Ottawa’s soccer club, opened their new stadium, TD Place, in style on July 20. They hosted their first home game in the new stadium in front of 14,593 fans, making history by breaking the all-time attendance record for the North American Soccer League (NASL)! The game was against the […]

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Redblacks kick off new era at Lansdowne

The stands at the Lansdowne TD Place stadium were filled to capacity with pumped football fans on July 18, the first home game of the newly minted Ottawa Redblacks CFL team. While Glebites were alive to the many possibilities for traffic and parking nightmares, it seems that (with the significant exception of the Lakeside situation) […]

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Lansdowne and the Princess Pats

By Clyde Sanger Well now, a new era is beginning for us Glebites. With all the frou-ha-ha attending the opening of new buildings at Lansdowne, the stadium with the enormous scoreboard, Bank Street’s twin towers (perhaps not a very good term) and the stores that will someday open, there is one thing missing: a bit […]

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Living with Lansdowne

By Brian Mitchell Phase one: the stadium By the time this article is printed, we will know if the July 18 “miracle” was repeated. Many Glebe residents described the Redblack’s home-opener at TD Place as one of the “quietest football games at Lansdowne ever.” And yet there really were 24,000 fans in attendance! Bank Street […]

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Lansdowne Open House

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