The fowl story of the Showler family 

By Dave Allston –  Like most of the original homes that front Wellington Street West, the stately brick home at the corner of Granville Avenue was converted to commercial space many years ago. Now the offices of Toon Dreessen’s well-respected firm, Architects DCA, the building and property holds […]

Swapping dumpsters for composters

By Charlie Senack – In an effort to cut costs and leave a greener footprint, the owners of Petit Bill’s and Bridgehead Coffee located at Wellington Street West and Smirle Ave., decided to get rid of their traditional garbage dumpsters and start a compost program.  “We went from about […]

Sponsored: Welcoming Spring at Dovercourt

As winter ends, Dovercourt’s Westboro Kiwanis Park transforms from a winter wonderland into one of the top-rated parks in Ottawa, with a greenspace, an accessible play structure, an infinity climber, and more.  Soon Dovercourt’s double half pipe will offer a free space for skateboarders of all ages to […]

Councillor’s Corner

Submitted by Jeff Leiper, Kitchissippi Ward Councillor – Spring is finally here Kitchissippi, and with it a feeling of renewal! Read on to find out what’s new and exciting for our ward.  The City of Ottawa has begun a multi-year process of developing a new Official Plan, which will create […]

April report from the OCDSB trustee

Submitted by Erica Braunovan, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board trustee –  March through June is budget season at the OCDSB, a large component of which is academic staffing. The OCDSB budget process is perennially awkward as we set academic staffing levels in advance of receiving information of our overall […]