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A colourful addition to Westboro Beach

 By Andrea Tomkins –  Have you been to Westboro Beach lately? Tara Tosh Kennedy – along with some very helpful volunteers – has been busy transforming the underpass into a colourful mural that represents the four seasons. The project originated with the Westboro Beach Community Association and has […]

This illustration by Bob Prescott of LAC Image depicts James Skead's second sawmill at Westboro Beach.

Loss of life, loss of jobs

By Bob Grainger – On the morning of November 1, 1871, the residents of the Westboro Beach area awoke to an immense fire consuming James Skead’s brand new steam sawmill on the shore of the Ottawa River. Senator Skead had constructed his mill just two years before, and […]

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 […]

Hot times for Westboro Beach

The focus of last month’s column was the Trocadero dance hall at Westboro Beach. This month, despite the snow and sub-zero temperatures outside, we’re continuing our look at the development of Westboro Beach and the community’s involvement in regards to its use. It is impossible to date the […]

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