By Dave Allston – The early growth of Kitchissippi, and indeed Ottawa as a whole, was greatly influenced by a single event: the Great Fire of 1900. The fire nearly wiped out all of Hull, LeBreton Flats, and the neighbourhood between Booth and the O-Train line as far […]
Submitted by Mary Lu Beaupre – “I just wanted to help and I like to make crafts,” explains 10-year-old Ayan Isse. This was clearly the perfect combination for Ayan, who raised $700 at the Hintonburg Craft Sale on November 24. Ayan donated half of the proceeds to Project TEMBO, […]
By Hollie Grace James – Seated comfortably in her elegant yet accessible suite, painted a soothing shade of cream with her own handcrafted needlepoint creations hung on the wall, Betty MacLeod reminisces fondly about life, love, and, in light of its ten year anniversary, her arrival (and the […]
By Charlie Senack – When Moe Atallah moved to Canada from Lebanon in 1976, he was determined to spread the Christmas spirit. He opened the Newport Restaurant in 1988, and immediately knew he wanted to do something for the less fortunate in our community. Every December 25, Moe […]
Meet Tim Thibeault. “I first moved to Holland Avenue in 1960 as a ten-year-old, and have lived and/or worked in Kitchissippi ward teaching art and pottery, and dabbling in community involvement, ever since. “My work with Newswest began as a photographer when we needed pictures of a crack house […]
Chef Heinrich Stubbe came to Canada almost 30 years ago. A trained pastry chef who initially taught at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute upon arrival in Ottawa, he soon chose to focus on chocolate and legions of customers are grateful he did. Stubbe’s truffles, chocolates, tortes and pastries are all made in-house with the finest ingredients.
It was a normal weekday, and Janet Wright received a call from St. George Catholic School, telling her that Jacob got in trouble and needed to be picked up from the principal’s office.
By Bradley Turcotte – The confidence that comes with a high school diploma eludes many students in the Carlington neighbourhood, as it is estimated 42 percent of Carlington high school students drop out before graduation. Based at Hampton Park’s Fisher Park Public School, the Students Will All Graduate […]
By Bella Crysler – On December 6, students from Nepean High School will spend the night sleeping outside for this year’s “SleepOUT” for youth event. Organized by the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa (YSB), participants will set up tents on the field at TD Place and brave the cold […]
Compiled by Judith van Berkom – All Saints Anglican & St. Matthias Anglican (347 Richmond Road) allsaintswestboro.com For a full list of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany activities and services, see allsaintswestboro.com. First United Church (347 Richmond Road) firstunitedchurchottawa.org Dec 1: Congregational Advent party and dance at 6 p.m. Dec. […]
In the November issue we asked our readers to submit stories of organizations who are doing good in our community. Well, you delivered! Here are just a few of the good people and charitable initiatives happening in Kitchissippi right now. Got any other GOOD stories to share? Send […]
By Shaun Markey – Homes for the Holidays 2018 for Hospice Care Ottawa included an excellent and diverse range of houses. In terms of a modern architectural statement, 269 Royal Ave. just off Churchill Avenue North in the Westboro Beach area spoke volumes to all who visited. It […]
Submitted by Jena Davarajah – When heading towards your favourite shops in the city, you might have the chance to stroll Wellington West Street during the lunch hour. If so, there’s a good chance you’ll see a Meals on Wheels Ottawa volunteer with a bright red bag delivering […]
By Ted Simpson – From the basement of the Bluesfest School of Music and Art, to the radio airwaves of LiVE 88.5 to the stage at RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, the young musicians of Five+None are knocking down career milestones at a steady pace and they haven’t even finished […]
Ever since the first design proposal for an addition to the Château Laurier was unveiled over two years ago, frustrated Ottawans have been asking, “can’t it be something other than a rectangular box?” Now, students at Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism have answered that question with […]