Georges Bouliane, the Parish Manager at St.George's Parish. Photo by Andrea Tomkins.

Kitchissippi Q & A: The race for space

Is there an issue in your corner of Kitchissippi that’s been puzzling you? Perhaps there’s something you’ve always wanted to know but didn’t know who to ask. Send your burning questions (Kitchissippi-related of course) to editor@kitchissippi.com and we’ll help find the answer. Q: I’m in charge of a […]

Late nights at “the Troc”

We’re very happy to introduce a new local history column by Bob Grainger. Bob is a retired federal public servant who discovered an interest in local history.  KT readers may already know him through his book, Early days in Westboro Beach – Images and Reflections. He’s also part […]

Dave Neil, co-owner of Westboro’s Piggy Market, is more than ready to renovate. Photo by Andrea Tomkins

Nip and a tuck for Piggy Market

By Andrea Tomkins – The Piggy Market is getting a facelift on their fifth anniversary. The Market’s owners, Dave Neil and Warren Sutherland, have announced that they will be closing their doors in order to renovate. “The business has evolved quite a bit over the past five years, […]

Collecting clicks for Connaught P.S

Amy Hannah, the principal of Connaught Public School, is hoping Kitchissippi residents will cast their support behind an initiative that may result in much-needed improvements to the school’s kindergarten play yard, but only if they win. The Aviva Community Fund is an annual competition in which several national […]

Remembering our veterans

By Kristy Strauss – Despite chilly temperatures, mixed with rain and snow, the Westboro community gathered at the local cenotaph to pay tribute to our veterans on Remembrance Day. The Westboro Legion hosted the annual ceremonies on November 11, starting with a parade – featuring veterans and the […]

Homeless for a night

Dovercourt Recreation Association is hosting their first annual SleepOut for Youth, a new event that will raise funds for the Youth Services Bureau and homeless youth living in Ottawa. SleepOut will take place outdoors at Westboro Kiwanis Park (behind Dovercourt Recreation Centre) on November 22.  It’s a fundraising […]

A force to be reckoned with

By Andrea Tomkins – When Kitchissippi resident, veteran broadcast journalist and communications strategist Anna-Karina Tabuñar saw the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan she knew she had to do something, but she felt that writing a cheque just wasn’t going to be enough. “I saw all those images, and I […]

Going out

Looking for something to do in the coming weeks? Here are a few of our top picks: Shakespeare with a twist The Great Canadian Theatre Company is presenting Goodnight Desdemona, (Good Morning Juliet) from November 26 till December 15. Prolific Canadian writer Ann-Marie Macdonald spins Shakespeare’s classic story […]

Jazz Vespers with Wesley Warren conductor, choir of St.Barnaba, and Billy Boulet on sax. Photo by Al Goyette.

Praise the music

By Judith van Berkom – All Saint’s Anglican Church, at 347 Richmond Road near Churchill Avenue, hosts Jazz Vespers – or evening song – every first Sunday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, an intimate setting with excellent acoustics. The Chapel, […]

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