Tag Archives: Community

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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Call out for Volunteers

Do you remember your first community event? Maybe it was here in the community at one of Old Ottawa East’s regular shindigs such as the Winter Party in the Park or the Main Event. Maybe it was as part of a sports group or partaking in a local barbecue. Maybe you don’t even remember your…
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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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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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Youth Opportunities at CAG

By Isobel Smith November 22nd, 2016 Although CAG primarily offers programs to children and to adults, it is also provides opportunities for youth (and young adults!) in the forms of volunteer and employment opportunities. The after-school and camp programs hire many high school and university students. I started working for CAG in June 2015 for…
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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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