By Stephanie White – The future looks bright in 2019 for the Parkdale Food Centre (PFC), a recent recipient of the Ottawa Sustainability Fund. Initiated in 2006, The Ottawa Sustainability Fund is a philanthropic fund of the Ottawa Community Foundation that has contributed over $100,000 to local charity community […]
By Alyson Queen – Back in November 1978, a group of local residents joined together and released the first edition of a new, monthly community publication that would earn a lasting place in Kitchissippi. Forty years later, its volunteer board of directors sent Newswest to the printer for […]
Meet John Dingwall. “I’ve always liked Ottawa because it’s a small big town. It’s a town of over a million people but it’s still humble in its own way. The Kitchissippi area does a lot to get people out doing things, it’s very unique and has it’s own appeal […]
By Andrea Tomkins – The annual retrospective issue has become a bit of a tradition here at KT. It’s a good opportunity to look back on the previous year’s cover stories and provide readers with updates where it makes sense to do so. It’s also worthwhile to […]
By Charlie Senack – Since moving to Ottawa six years ago, Arpi, an acclaimed street artist, has had an active role in Ottawa’s art scene. He has been the creator of many murals in Kitchissippi, including a large composition over the entrance of Railbender Tattoo Studio located at Armstrong […]
By Bella Crysler – On January 17, Nepean High School’s Key Club International will host their 20th annual spaghetti dinner. Each year, in the school’s cafeteria, club members serve guests of the event a full spaghetti dinner and other treats to raise money for a chosen local or […]
Submitted by Katherine Bennett – It is a cliché that people want to have a neighbourhood place that they can go to where everybody knows their name. When customers are greeted by Sam, a neighbourhood icon and server at Moe’s World Famous Newport Restaurant, that’s the way they feel. […]
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 […]