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A splash of colour amid the grey

By Andrea Tomkins –  It was almost certainly the hottest day of the summer when KT visited local artist, Tara Tosh Kennedy, and her son Finn at the corner of Richmond Road and McRae Avenue. They were just starting a new mural, commissioned by the Westboro Business Improvement […]

Great turnout for Cornerstone Housing BBQ

By Andrea Prazmowski – Cornerstone Housing for Women and McDonald Brothers Construction invited the neighbours for a BBQ and to see the progress on redevelopment of the Cornerstone building at Princeton and Melbourne Avenue. This fall, 42 women will make their new home there, in supportive housing provided […]

Brewing up brighter futures in Nicaragua

By Bradley Turcotte –  What began in 2006 with the simple act of providing a notebook and pencil to a child in Nicaragua, SchoolBOX’s operations in Central America has percolated to include classrooms, educational packages and a library program.  However, instability in Nicaragua has hindered the organization’s ability […]

HOK # 85: Greg Cullen

Meet Greg Cullen. “I was born and raised in Centretown and when they tore down Lebreton Flats in 1962 we moved to Highland Park. I’ve lived in the Kitchissippi area most of my life. I like that all the conveniences are here; all the shopping. It’s family oriented area […]

The Battle of the Books is on!

Submitted by Bella Crysler –  There are lots of exciting events going on at the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa Public Library this summer and one of those events is Battle of the Books. Eight books written about various social justice issues are going head to head! Readers are allowed […]