Tag Archives: Outdoors

Dog Strangling Vine- it’s alive and well in OOE

By Kristin Kendall Be on the lookout for this invasive plant, also known as Swallowwort or Pale Swallowwort, the Botanical name is Vincetoxicum rossicum. It may not strangle your dog or cat but left to its own devices it wipes out native plants and destroys wildlife habitat. It’s a significant and ongoing problem in Gatineau…
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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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Women’s Ultimate at Springhurst Park

By Susan Redding October 13th, 2016 Old Ottawa East welcomed a new sports league this summer. Organized through the Community Activities Group, Women’s Ultimate Frisbee enjoyed a successful first season. Approximately 50 players, organized into four teams, competed on Thursday evenings at Springhurst Park from early May to late August. The league welcomed everyone from…
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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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Main-ly Safely Navigating

By John Dance September 21st, 2016 Main Street is all so new with zigzags, elephant feet, shark teeth, bike boxes and sharrows. The new street markings present an educational challenge for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians but improved safety and comfort for all users will make it all worth it. With September’s opening of the rebuilt…
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Brantwood Park: The Hidden Countryside in Old Ottawa East

By Jamie Brougham September 1st, 2016 Brantwood Park is beautiful niche of countryside in Ottawa, and provides us with the opportunity to get in touch with nature, ourselves, and our families. One of the best parts of Brantwood is seeing young parents with their young children. The kids always seem happy. They are like puppies…
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Main Farmers Market to return to Main Street in 2017

By Carol Workun August 14th, 2016 The Main Farmers Market is to return to Main Street for the 2017 season! Vendors will set up shop next May in the parking lot next to Singing Pebbles Books, across the street from their previous location at Saint Paul University. Ron Farmer, co-owner of the Green Door restaurant…
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“Angling For The North Star” Domicile Artwork

By Isobel Smith August 9th, 2016 Ever wondered about the animals fishing on top of the Domicile “The Corners at Main” Presentation Center? You may recognize the style as similar to other public artwork in the Ottawa area. Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, David Chick explains why Domicile was inspired to bring Tim desClouds'…
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