Tag: Anita Grace

Kitchissippi residents warned about break-ins

Several residents in Westboro have received special notices in their mailboxes from Ottawa Police Services. A postcard warned that there had been recent break-ins at neighbourhood homes and businesses. Police are encouraging people to take safety measures, like locking their doors and windows and securing patio doors. Constable […]

MPP Paul Dewar has a very Canadian reading list. Photo submitted by the office of Paul Dewar.

KT summer reads: Paul Dewar

It is probably not surprising that Paul Dewar, our local Member of Parliament, has a very Canadian reading list. “Canadian art – literary and otherwise – is exceptional,” he says. “We have a really deep narrative and a certain global view that is unique and insightful.” Dewar is […]

KT summer reads: Lee Ann McLellan

Lee Ann McLellan is a woman of many talents and interests. The musician, singer and songwriter is also an event coordinator, business owner, mother, and animal fosterer – to name a few. It is fitting that her reading list is equally multifaceted. “I’m willing to take chances with […]

KT summer reads: Karen Secord

Karen Secord is in a reflective mood. When asked what she is reading this summer, the Executive Director of the Parkdale Food Centre (PFC) pulls out Being of Power by Baron Baptiste. Written by an internationally renowned speaker, trainer and yoga guru, this book offers nine practices to […]

Top marks for two Kitchissippi educators

Two local teachers have been recognized for their outstanding commitment to their students. On May 22, Sherri Billowits, who teaches grade one at St. George School, and André Roberge, an education resource teacher at St-François-d’Assise, received the Capital Educators’ Awards. The Capital Educators’ Awards are presented by the Ottawa […]

Making streets safer

The residents of Wellington West have an important message they are trying to communicate to the many drivers zipping down their streets: Slow down! We live here! Lise Whitewolf and Donna Chiarelli both live near Scott Street and report there’s too much traffic in their neighbourhood, and it’s […]

The final design for Clarendon Avenue was created by local artist Jennifer Nicol with input from neighbours and students from Elmdale P.S.

Painting the town

By Anita Grace – The pavement near Elmdale Public School is about to get a lot more colourful. On Saturday, June 7, Clarendon Avenue from Java Street to Iona Street will become a giant painted mural. This creative project is being organized by the Wellington Village Community Association […]

Yoga instructor Megan Martin, along with Winston Square organizers Lee Ann McLellan, Westboro BIA Executive Director Mary Thorne, and McKellar Park resident Patti Church are leading the transformation of Winston Square. A call for talent has been issued. Photo by Andrea Tomkins.

Winston Square comes alive

By Anita Grace – Beside the Westboro Legion Hall on Richmond Road is the non-descript dead end of Winston Avenue. But in the coming months this space will be transformed into a vibrant public space. Winston Square will soon be transformed into a pedestrian plaza decorated with paving […]

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