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OSEG seeks city bailout for failing Lansdowne

Six years after its opening, the Lansdowne redevelopment is on the brink of financial collapse and can only survive with financial help from the city, according to City of Ottawa manager Steve Kanellakos.

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Lansdowne leads on waste management

The Zero Waste Committee of the Glebe Community Association met with Councillor Shawn Menard to talk about putting waste issues on the agenda at Lansdowne. The park is an Ottawa icon and a central feature of the Glebe, among others. Its status makes it a model for other parks, so the GCA and partner community associations believe it should be a leader in the management of waste.

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Sunnyside partially reopens

Good news! The Sunnyside branch of the Ottawa Public Library will partially reopen on November 16 for “contactless” returns and holds pick-up.

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Raising baby in a pandemic

Newborn care and a global pandemic have some striking similarities. Both encourage staying close to home. Both do strange things with time, where hours stretch to days and months compress to the blink of an eye. Both bring to mind speaking moistly.

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Singing in the pandemic

As the pandemic tightened its grip earlier this year, the Rideau Chorale Board wasn’t sure we’d be able to continue this great Canadian activity. What were we to do? Stop singing? No. Like most of our fellow choirs, we figured out how we could continue to make music safely.

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Consultations close for Canada Lands development in Glebe Annex

Canada Lands Company (CLC), together with their joint venture partner the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO), is wrapping up its virtual community consultation on its rezoning proposal for 291/299 Carling Avenue. Since the proposal was last seen in 2019, a number of changes have taken place.

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The Jazz beat goes on… outdoors

Glebop Jazz and Friends (trumpeter John Haysom, pianist Bert Waslander, vocalist Helen Glover, bassist Alrick Huebener, and saxophonist Rick Moxley) brought live jazz to the great Glebe outdoors in August, in memory of Howard Tweddle, one of the founders of the Glebop Jazz Trio, who died of COVID-19.

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Bank Street Height/Character Study: City recommendations soon

The city will present its recommendations in September for the Bank Street Height & Character Study. This work is intended to provide a vision and guide future development along Bank Street in the Glebe. The city had invited feedback on preliminary ideas.

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Glebe track-and-field standouts join Dalhousie Tigers

Two Glebe Collegiate Institute grads are continuing their track and field careers with the Dalhousie Tigers. Mackenzie Kitchen will be competing in the high jump, and her classmate Kate Collings will be competing as a sprinter and hurdler.

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An Anxious reopening  

Kids are heading back to school and Glebe bars, restaurants and stores are serving customers inside again, but the champagne is still on hold – any celebration of getting back to normal is tempered by fears.

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Reopenings in the Glebe

Glebe merchants have been working hard over the past few months to safely reopen and begin serving the patrons they love so much. With “open” signs hanging from nearly every business, that familiar neighbourhood vibe is slowly starting to return.

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A hundred years in the Glebe

While the Glebe has lost some trees, many of the grand old trees from the 1800s, before there were houses in the Glebe, still remain. One such tree is in our backyard. Its roots run deep, and it struck me how my Glebe roots run almost as deep.

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Lansdowne Farmers’ Market reopens

The Lansdowne Farmers’ Market reopened on May 31 with pandemic precautions that require online prepayment of goods with vendors. Here’s how it works.

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Glebe neighbourhood vibes return with opening of shops

When Jennifer Adam reopened her kitchen supply store in the Glebe after being closed for more than two months, she had no idea whether to expect lineups or crickets. But knowing how loyal her customers have been over the years, Adam and her husband John prepared for a busy time.

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Grapevine and Marketplace June

The Glebe Report’s Grapevine is our community bulletin board bringing the latest bits of neighbourhood news.

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Otto Graser – 50 years of friendship

Otto Graser of the Glebe died of COVID-19 on April 6. The story of his 50-year friendship with three friends in the Glebe is told by one of the quartet, Jaan Krusberg.

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Glebe merchants adapt

When Katherine Slack was told her stationery supply boutique had to shut its doors due to COVID-19, she had no idea whether or not her business could survive.

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Grapevine and Marketplace

The Glebe Report’s Grapevine is our community bulletin board bringing the latest bits of neighbourhood news.

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COVID-19 in the Glebe

As the coronavirus pandemic continued to spread like wildfire in early April, Kate Magner still wasn’t too worried about working 24-hour shifts in the intensive care unit at the Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus.

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How are we all doing?

In years to come, our grandchildren (or our grandchildren’s children) may ask, “What did you do in the pandemic, Grandma? Tell us a COVID-19 story, Grandpa.” The coronavirus has swept into our lives like an avalanche, a force majeure, and changed everything. Here’s what a few of us are doing to cope in these unprecedented times.

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GCA cancels this year’s Great Glebe Garage Sale

For the first time in 35 years, the Glebe will not be hosting the Great Glebe Garage Sale on the fourth Saturday in May.

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Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s a sad loss – and portent for retailers?

While a final clear-out sale draws huge crowds just around the corner at Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s, Maida Anisman sips a glass of wine and laments the demise of the store she created and nurtured for 43 years. “I’m in shock,” she says.

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Coronavirus – ripples in the Glebe

The Glebe is a safe and cosy place. But we are reminded this month, with the onslaught of COVID-19 and its ramifications, of our essential interconnectedness with the rest of the city, the country, the world. We’re all in this together, we humans.

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Grocery store – inbound!

In looking at the large, 300-vehicle parking lot bordered by Preston, Beech, Rochester and Aberdeen streets, many local residents have long mused this would be a perfect location for a grocery store. Arnon Development Corporation seems to agree. Arnon has proposed to develop the site at 450 Rochester Street.

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Idling: what’s the big deal?

On New Year’s Day my husband and I strolled past a parked BMW SUV. It was idling. Presumably they wanted to stay warm while waiting. But despite the moderate weather and being dressed in winter wear, they idled.

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Chickpeas’ modern twist on traditional foods

Chickpeas, a scratch kitchen that makes falafels and hummus, recently opened in the Glebe. Walking into the restaurant, you are welcomed by aesthetic arrangements of hanging plants, along with the fresh smell of falafels and vibrant greens being made before your eyes.

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Booth Street complex – the next step

The Booth Street complex site has seen much more activity in recent weeks than it has in many years. Fences started going up around the property, with staging activities continuing to take place.

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