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A force to be reckoned with

By Andrea Tomkins – When Kitchissippi resident, veteran broadcast journalist and communications strategist Anna-Karina Tabuñar saw the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan she knew she had to do something, but she felt that writing a cheque just wasn’t going to be enough. “I saw all those images, and I […]

Going out

Looking for something to do in the coming weeks? Here are a few of our top picks: Shakespeare with a twist The Great Canadian Theatre Company is presenting Goodnight Desdemona, (Good Morning Juliet) from November 26 till December 15. Prolific Canadian writer Ann-Marie Macdonald spins Shakespeare’s classic story […]

Jazz Vespers with Wesley Warren conductor, choir of St.Barnaba, and Billy Boulet on sax. Photo by Al Goyette.

Praise the music

By Judith van Berkom – All Saint’s Anglican Church, at 347 Richmond Road near Churchill Avenue, hosts Jazz Vespers – or evening song – every first Sunday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, an intimate setting with excellent acoustics. The Chapel, […]

Remembering Adelina

John Duggan’s 93 year-old hands slide easily across his piano’s ivory keys. He looks focused on playing the tune, and only stops to fondly remember the days of playing music for an audience. While his memory is fading, he’ll never forget playing with a band on stage at […]

New bakery opens in West Wellington

Strawberry Blonde Bakery at 114B Grange Avenue is a dedicated vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free bakery founded by pastry chefs Claire Tomchishen and Jacqui Okum. The bakery started out as a small stand at the Ottawa Farmer’s Christmas Market. Building on their success, Tomchishen and Okum moved into a […]

Near West Review options laid out

Overcrowding in Kitchissippi schools has left parents with four options that would determine where they could send their children starting in the 2014-15 school year. Parents came together at the Fisher Park Public School auditorium on October 24 to hear these options, presented by a working group made […]

Westboro kids get snappy

How does our neighbourhood look when you are two and a half feet tall? What’s important about your community when you are eight years old? (Hint: check out this web gallery.) Ten families from Churchill Alternative School picked up their cameras and set off to explore the streets […]

The pharmacist is “in”

Getting a flu shot has never been easier. It’s as simple as dropping by your neighbourhood pharmacy. Last year was the first year pharmacists were able to administer immunizations in Ontario and easier access to vaccinations at pharmacies, including evenings and weekends, will have a significant impact on […]

What to do about Byron

A map showing a strip of the Byron Linear Park was filled with suggestions at a public meeting that took place at the Churchill Seniors’ Recreation Centre on October 7 – including play structures, a natural sitting area and a “Welcome to Westboro” sign. Councillor Katherine Hobbs invited […]