Tag Archives: Summer

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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After School & Summer Camp!

CAG has a number of care options for you in the after school hours and summer camp. Click through here to get all the info and find your care right here in the neighbourhood - what could be finer! After School Programs (Age 6 – Grade 6) CAG has two After School programs in the…
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Swans A-Swimming Again

By John Dance June 27th, 2017 The swans are back and if Mayor Jim Watson has his way they’ll be with us forever. On Saturday the mayor with other dignitaries released the Royal Swans at Old Ottawa East’s Brantwood Park. They casually swam off into the Rideau River, leaving their fans cheering from the shore.…
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The Missing Link gets Missing Funding

By John Dance June 27th, 2017 Thanks to last week’s commitment from Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi, the Fifth-Clegg footbridge will be fully funded by the provincial, federal and municipal governments and construction will begin this fall on this vital link in the city’s east-west walking and cycling network. Pledging $5 million, Attorney General Naqvi…
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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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Mornings on the Dock

By Kaeli Van Regan September 13th, 2016 Sitting down on the dock at the end of Clegg Street at 7:00 am this summer was quite a peaceful place to be. Mostly the dock was empty so I rolled out my yoga mat. Some days it was already being used and this filled my heart even…
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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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