Rocking out like a Bad Parent

By Bradley Turcotte – After “coming out of the basement” for last year’s edition of Porchfest, cover band Bad Parent, which includes four Kitchissippi residents, is set to take the stage at the fifteenth anniversary of Westfest this summer. Bad Parent traces its birth to a catastrophe. When […]

Councillor’s Corner

Submitted by Jeff Leiper, Kitchissippi ward councillor – It’s springtime in Kitchissippi, and the Ward is coming alive! With so many fun events coming up, keep reading to discover what’s happening in our neighbourhoods. I’m teaming up with the Parkdale Food Centre to bring you an interactive theatre […]

A plan for care and opportunity

Submitted by Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre – I could not be more proud to serve a community like Ottawa Centre, that has helped advocate for change not just in our community, but across the province. Change as large as giving municipalities the tools to lower speed limits […]

Supporting middle class families

Submitted by Catherine McKenna, MP Ottawa Centre – For many Canadians, being a parent and raising a family is the most important part of their lives. That’s why our government has introduced new benefits, made changes to Employment Insurance, and invested in our youth to help ensure every […]

Healing through song

Submitted by Lyse M. Côté –  Do you remember the greatest hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s? What about those from the 40s, 50s and 60s? Those are the songs that connect seniors who are aging naturally and those living with cognitive challenges, to a time when […]

The glory days of Bate Island

By Dave Allston –  Within Kitchissippi’s borders, nearly halfway between the shores of Ottawa and Gatineau, lies one of Ottawa’s most scenic and arguably most underappreciated spots: Bate Island. Though it remains largely in a natural setting, it hasn’t always been this way. Bate Island is the third […]

HOK #82: Al Hicks

Meet Al Hicks. “I was born in Margate, England and came to Canada when I was three. We stayed in Montreal for a little bit and then moved to Ottawa. I grew up in the war time housing right across from Westgate Shopping Mall. I went to Fisher […]

Editor’s letter

Dear readers, As of this issue, KT is moving to a monthly format: A brand new design, a higher page count, and printed on better, whiter, paper. This means that photos and ads will be brighter and more beautiful and will result in a higher-quality reading experience overall. […]