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Reflections from Old Ottawa East

I had the great pleasure of attending the November Glebe Community Association board meeting at which I provided the Old Ottawa East Community Association’s perspectives on our Community Design Plan (CDP) and Secondary Plan (SP).

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Out with the OMB, in with the LPAT

In the final months of the Wynne Liberal government in Ontario, significant changes were made that could affect municipal government across the province and have an impact on traditional neighbourhoods such as the Glebe. Notably, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) was replaced by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT.)

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Little Victories riding the third wave of coffee

Jeremie Thompson and Andy Bassett are co-owners of Little Victories Coffee Roasters. Thompson and Bassett have known one another for many years, so going into business together was a natural.

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Running for office was life-affirming

They say one of the reasons few women run for public office is because they wait to be asked. . “How many times did it take before you agreed to run?” someone asked. Five, I admitted.

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Ken Rubin, still on a mission

Twenty years ago the Glebe Report profiled Ken Rubin as “Mr. Access to Information.” The article gave a vivid description of his wide-ranging activities dedicated to protecting the public interest from assaults by both profit-oriented private companies and government bureaucracies. Not much has changed with Ken Rubin, a long-time Glebe resident. He is still on the same mission to expose wrongdoings.

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Promises broken

For many years (since 1932) a boarded rink was located on the Mutchmor field and heavily used by the community. A decision was made not to install it in 2013 during construction of the 2014 addition to Mutchmor school. The community was promised that the rink would be reinstalled after construction was completed. The rink, however, was never reinstalled.

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Banditos

I had a chat with a very frank and enthusiastic co-owner of Banditos named Jamie McConnell. His partners are Gregg McCabe, Matt Loudon and Steve Halucha. This quartet of locals enjoy catering to a wide range of clientele with hearty sustenance at reasonable prices.

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Poetry Quarter

To turn on a pivot, to ricochet off in a new direction, to live a pivotal moment that changes everything – that is tthe theme for this month’s Poetry Quarter.

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$18K worth of prizes in this year’s Glebe Spree

Glebe Spree, the neighbourhood’s favourite promotion, launches on November 15. Given the popularity of last year’s Canada 150 edition of Glebe Spree, several of its elements will be returning this year, including the weekly $1,000 cash prizes and the ever-popular Any Day Prizes.

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The original annexation of the Glebe Annex

While the term the “Glebe Annex” is a relatively recent one, at one time in our community’s history, we were indeed annexed – from Nepean Township to the City of Ottawa. In fact, Ottawa itself used to be a part of Nepean.

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