New bakery opens in West Wellington

Strawberry Blonde Bakery at 114B Grange Avenue is a dedicated vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free bakery founded by pastry chefs Claire Tomchishen and Jacqui Okum. The bakery started out as a small stand at the Ottawa Farmer’s Christmas Market. Building on their success, Tomchishen and Okum moved into a […]

Near West Review options laid out

Overcrowding in Kitchissippi schools has left parents with four options that would determine where they could send their children starting in the 2014-15 school year. Parents came together at the Fisher Park Public School auditorium on October 24 to hear these options, presented by a working group made […]

Westboro kids get snappy

How does our neighbourhood look when you are two and a half feet tall? What’s important about your community when you are eight years old? (Hint: check out this web gallery.) Ten families from Churchill Alternative School picked up their cameras and set off to explore the streets […]

The pharmacist is “in”

Getting a flu shot has never been easier. It’s as simple as dropping by your neighbourhood pharmacy. Last year was the first year pharmacists were able to administer immunizations in Ontario and easier access to vaccinations at pharmacies, including evenings and weekends, will have a significant impact on […]

What to do about Byron

A map showing a strip of the Byron Linear Park was filled with suggestions at a public meeting that took place at the Churchill Seniors’ Recreation Centre on October 7 – including play structures, a natural sitting area and a “Welcome to Westboro” sign. Councillor Katherine Hobbs invited […]

Going the distance

Close to 400 athletes participated in the inaugural Wellington Mile race on Thanksgiving Monday, October 14. “The mile is historic,” said Samantha Calder-Sprackman, who was the first woman across the line in the first heat. She noted that it is a great distance for a community run as […]

A whole new level of pumpkin carving will 
be demonstrated at Wickedly Westboro. 
Photos courtesy of Maniac Pumpkin Carver

Something wicked this way comes

By Denise Deby – The Westboro Farmers’ Market will be showcasing some unusual vegetables on Saturday, October 26. Local pumpkins will be transformed into wicked witches, fanciful figures and intricate works of art when the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Maniac Pumpkin Carvers work their magic at Wickedly Westboro 2013. The […]