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 […]

Dennis Van Staalduinen with St. George students

Seeing the trees

By Denise Deby – Kids and adults celebrated their neighbourhood and some very special trees on September 25, National Tree Day, thanks to Champlain Park community members who’ve taken an interest in the area’s bur oaks. About 70 students in Grades 2 and 6 at St. George School […]

Carlingwood Y is a go

The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is proceeding with plans to open a new Y in the Carlingwood Mall, thanks to strong support from partners and the Carlingwood community. The community’s positive response to their recent membership drive was critical for the Y to proceed with its […]

It’s sheer Bliss

Local actress Kate Smith and transplanted Kitchissippi native Amanda Sage are two artistic forces behind a new short film, Bliss, that recently made its local debut at the Ottawa International Film Festival. Bliss is the second film written and directed by Sage, who dabbles in a number of […]