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GCTC’s artistic director, Eric Coates, recently moved to Kitchissippi.He’s looking ahead to a banner year at the GCTC. Photo by Al Goyette.

Fearless Coates takes on Afghanistan

By Judith van Berkom – GCTC’s new Artistic Director, Eric Coates, brings the Afghan war right to our doorstep in This is War. Heightened by sexual tensions and differing interpretations, four soldiers engage the audience in the psychological struggle of war, in a performance that’s “not for the […]

Rink attendants Aidan Worswick (left) and Patrick Johnston at the double surface McKellar Park rink. Photo by Anita Grace.

Kitchissippi likes its ice!

By Anita Grace – Lacing up your skates and heading out on a neighbourhood rink is for many a quintessential part of Canadian winters. Conveniently, there are 247 outdoor rinks in Ottawa, with 10 here in the Kitchissippi Ward. “Being able to walk somewhere to go skating, meet […]

Chocolate, customers and community

Omar Fares loves chocolate. Still, that’s not the only reason he launched his new café, A Thing for Chocolate, at 1262 Wellington St. W. on January 8. “I like talking to people. Playing with chocolate is an added bonus,” laughs Fares. A Thing for Chocolate specializes in regular […]

Hot times for Westboro Beach

The focus of last month’s column was the Trocadero dance hall at Westboro Beach. This month, despite the snow and sub-zero temperatures outside, we’re continuing our look at the development of Westboro Beach and the community’s involvement in regards to its use. It is impossible to date the […]

Bread By Us is a new small batch bakery and espresso bar owned and operatedby master baker Jessica Carpinone. Photo by Ted Simpson.

A new bakery rises in Hintonburg

By Ted Simpson – There’s a savoury new aroma wafting through the streets of Hintonburg: fresh sourdough bread courtesy of our city’s newest artisan bakery, Bread By Us. Below the wood grain sign, just slightly to the left of Victoria Pharmacy (1065 Wellington Street West) is a humble, […]

A new hat in the ring

It may have been one of the worst kept secrets in the neighborhood, but Jeff Leiper, the former president of the Hintonburg Community Association and former race director of the Hintonburg 5K, has officially declared his intent to run in the municipal election. Leiper, who also recently stepped […]

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