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Meet the mayor of Plymouth Street

Meet the “mayor” of Plymouth Street. If there are two themes that run through the life of Ray Lalonde, they would be the dairy industry and the Glebe Annex.

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Talking trash

With Black Friday behind us and the holidays just ahead, it seems timely to look at how Ottawa deals with waste and to consider ways to limit our own trash footprint.

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The Cabana’s Kitchen – party

I am greeted by the proprietor of The Cabana’s Kitchen, Aseem Bhatia. “The Cabana’s Kitchen is a fast food restaurant with a twist,” Bhatia tells me.

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Neighbourhood of Sacrifice

The Glebe is a truly perfect place to raise a family, build a business and live out a life, but once it must have felt like the saddest place on Earth. Its avenues ran with apprehension and despair. Behind every drawn curtain hid anxious families, broken parents, heartbroken wives, memories of summers past and lost, the promises of futures destroyed and children who would never know their fathers. These were the years of the Second World War.

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Uncle Jack

Uncle Jack was the husband of my mother’s sister Floss. They met in the 1920s when my Auntie Floss was working at the Model Laundry in Watford, England, and Uncle Jack drove the delivery lorry (truck) there. But that is not the end of the story.

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On ‘Top of the World’ in the Glebe

It’s a warm autumn day, sun ablaze, temperature north of 24 when I enter Top of the World (TOTW), the tastefully-designed, well-presented skateboard and snowboard shop at 581 Bank Street.

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NHL dream comes true for Glebites Kuffner and Véronneau

Best friends and Princeton graduates Ryan Kuffner and Max Véronneau, both from the Glebe, are bound to see some hockey action in the big leagues this season. The 23-year-olds made their NHL debuts last March.

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Election candidates

There are 11 candidates vying for election as Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, most of them women. The Glebe Report contacted those candidates for whom we could find information, and received statements from eight. Here is what they have to say to Glebe Report readers.

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John Howard Society’s new building– plans progress

There has been plenty of progress on 289 Carling Avenue, the site of the future supportive-housing building and headquarters for the Ottawa John Howard Society (JHS). One major step was the site-plan proposal.

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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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Eastward ho! Flora opens

The Flora Footbridge opened in late June four months earlier than scheduled, cost $2 million less than budgeted, generated greater use than forecast and as a bonus provided a glorious new public space overlooking the Rideau Canal.

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Glebe 
House Tour 
2019

At the Glebe House Tour on Sunday, September 15, from 1 to 4 p.m., you can stroll one of Ottawa’s oldest neighbourhoods, explore five private homes and help support GNAG’s subsidy program.

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