Tag: Denise Deby

Response to Champlain Park resident Leilani Farha’s appointment as UN Special Rapporteur has been “overwhelming.” Photo by Denise Deby.

Local advocate takes up UN role

By Denise Deby – Champlain Park resident Leilani Farha has a new part-time job: investigating and recommending improvements in people’s housing conditions around the world. On May 8, the United Nations Human Rights Council selected Farha from a global list of candidates to serve as UN Special Rapporteur […]

Lauren Goodhew of Westboro, in her sixteenth year as a professional bike mechanic, says fixing bikes is her job, but also her passion. She and other volunteer mechanics spruced up around 25 bikes during the “On Your Bike” event. Photo by Denise Deby.

Westboro Beach is on the move!

By Denise Deby – People living in and near the Westboro Beach community stepped out to learn about sustainable transportation options. Three events organized by EnviroCentre were part of the City of Ottawa’s Westboro Beach On the Move project. “Seniors On the Move,” held March 27 at the […]

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 […]

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