Tag Archives: Development

Two Maples on the edge of Greystone Property Saved

Story: Richard Deadman After a flurry of media reports, an upwelling of community activism, a "Tree Walk" to highlight the lost trees of Ottawa, and the involvement of several candidates for the upcoming municipal election, the two 100+ year old maple trees on the edge of the Greystone property have been saved. A tweet from…
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“Two Maples” Tree Walk

  By Daxton Rheade The community came out on Sunday 5 August at 102 Springhurst Ave. for the “Two Maples of Old Ottawa East” tree walk. Over forty people showed up from Old Ottawa East as well as farther afield in Ottawa, to learn about these trees, their history and the current threat they are under. Those…
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Flora Footbridge

The canal footbridge currently being constructed over the Rideau Canal is to be named after Flora MacDonald, Canada's first female foreign minister. Considered a trailblazer for women in politics, MacDonald was a Progressive Conservative MP for 16 years, and held a number of cabinet positions. She followed her political career with years of humanitarian work. Council voted and approved…
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Our Almost Complete “Complete Street”

By John Dance December 5th, 2016 Last Wednesday, as scheduled, Main Street again became a two-way route after almost two years of reconstruction. But it sure looks different and works differently than when construction started back in 2015. More work will be done over the next few weeks and almost all of the construction will…
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“SLOE 3” – The Next Wave of Green Transformation

By John Dance October 3rd, 2016 So what’s next for SLOE - how can Sustainable Living Ottawa East launch a third wave of transformative “green” projects in Old Ottawa East and what are key possibilities? These questions were bounced around at two focus groups attended by new and long-standing SLOE members and the proposed possibilities…
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