The Kitchissippi Times is locally-owned and operated by Great River Media and has been part of the Ottawa community since 2003. You can read more about KT right here.

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Dave Allston’s passion about the neighbourhood and its history began in early grade school and continues to grow. Dave studied history at university but it remains primarily a hobby through his articles in the Kitchissippi Times, his blog, The Kitchissippi Museum, and the house histories he produces for clients. Although he dreams of working full time in the history field, his career is at the Department of National Defence, while also holding the position of Ottawa Centre Returning Officer for Elections Ontario. He proudly lives in Wellington Village with his wife and three kids, who are officially 7th-generation residents of Kitchissippi. You can read some of his articles he’s written for KT right here.

Judith van Berkom
Judith is semi-retired, living in Westboro with her husband and little dog, Charlie. Training early on in nursing and later as a library and information specialist led to a series of careers associated with the medical sciences – nursing, and managing a small, specialized medical library for 17 years. Her interest in literature, and languages, resulted in an Arts BA in Teaching English as a Second Language. Proofreading reinforced her life-long passion for writing, and led to training in copy editing. In 2009, she started her own business, translating Dutch to English (Dutch being her second language), copy editing and proofreading for businesses here and abroad, and using her library skills to conduct detailed literature searches, and index medical journals. You can read some of her articles right here.

Ellen Bond
Ellen has Bachelor degrees in Physical Education and Education, and a Masters of Science and has recently completed her photography diploma at Algonquin College. Ellen is a freelance photographer for the Kitchissippi Times and also takes photos for the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group and their Commercial Partnerships. You can see her on the sidelines of Ottawa RedBlack, Ottawa Fury, and Ottawa 67’s games. For the past year, Ellen has been one of the photographers for the Algonquin College Thunder Varsity Athletic teams. She is a three-time participant in the Sour Toe Cocktail in Dawson City, Yukon. Ellen has traveled extensively across North America and loves exploring new places. Iceland, Hawaii, and Ecuador are on her travel bucket list. Take a look at her website right here.

Paula Roy
Paula Roy has been proud to call Kitchissippi home for almost 30 years, having lived in many other places while growing up in a large military family. A teacher by training, she chose instead to pursue freelance writing, a path that allowed her to stay home to raise her kids and become an active volunteer in the school system. Paula’s true passions are food and travel, activities she enjoys sharing with her husband and two grown children. She enjoys her work as food editor of Ottawa At Home magazine and happily offers recipes and cooking tips on local television programs, including her own show on Rogers Ottawa, Paula Roy’s Favourite Foods. An ardent advocate for local, sustainable food, she feels fortunate to live in an area of the city that is blessed with an abundance of tasty options for home cooks and diners alike. Always glad to shine a spotlight on food happenings in our community, Paula has been a regular contributor to Kitchissippi Times since the very first issue; you can read some of her articles here. In addition, you can find many of Paula’s delicious recipes on her own blog, Constantly Cooking, as well as on the national lifestyle site

Bradley Turcotte
A graduate of Algonquin College’s journalism program, Bradley has written for many publications including 24 Hours, Soundproof Magazine and Xtra as well as appearing as a guest host on the radio show. Bradley works as an intellectual property administrative assistant and as a scopist, a specialized form of legal proofreading.  Additionally, Bradley is working on a novel and produces a pop culture trivia and cocktail recipe podcast, Queers, Questions, and Cocktails. In his spare time, Bradley enjoys baking, reading, PS4 gaming and playing softball with Ottawa’s LGBT league.

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