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Another Local Fire Raises Questions

Monk Streeet Fire, Glebe: photo by Greg Reilly

Another fire in a residential building in the Glebe and Old Ottawa South area raises questions about fire safety and smoke alarm use. The latest fire to break out was in an older, 6-unit apartment building at 5 Monk Street, corner of Fifth Avenue in the Glebe, around 6 am, Saturday, March 27.

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Is Old Ottawa South Ripe for Transition?

Transition Ottawa Sketch

Transition Ottawa asks: "Given the number of Transition Ottawa members that hail from there, Ottawa South may be ripe for a new community-based 'sustainable living' group, similar to those up and running in Ottawa East and Ottawa West. If anyone from Ottawa South would like to host an exploratory meeting, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Founding members from SLOE (Sustainable Living Ottawa East) and SLOWest (Sustainable Living Ottawa West) would be happy to attend to share their experiences so far."

Transition Ottawa is "an informal place where those interested in a more sustainable, more self-reliant way of living, can gather to exchange ideas, share resources, learn from what others are doing". Click here for more information about Transition Ottawa.

Sunnyside Traffic Study Public Meeting Announced

Clive Doucet has announced that the "long awaited" Sunnyside traffic study has begun:

"Transportation engineers have begun compiling the data and meeting with the key stakeholders like OSWatch and Hopewell School."

A public open house has just been announced for April 28th, 6:30 - 9:00 pm at Hopewell Avenue Public School. More details about the meeting will be provided here as they become available.

Go to http://ottawa.ca/residents/public_consult/ottawa_south/index_en.html for more information.

 

Local Sustainable Living Leader Shares Thoughts with OOS

David Chernushenko at Ottawa Go Green ExpoSpecial to OSCA

Old Ottawa South resident David Chernushenko has been hard at work on sustainable energy issues and presented a sneak peek of his new film Powerful at the Ottawa Go Green Expo on March 20 and 21st, 2010.

Here he shares his thoughts and recent activities with our community:

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71 Hopewell: Another Piece of OOS History Lost?

71 Hopewell from North: photo by Gwen GallThe property has been sold and the house is to be replaced by three 3-story townhouses.

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Local Sustainable Living Leader Discusses Power at Go Green Expo

David ChernushenkoSpecial to OSCA

Old Ottawa South resident David Chernushenko has been hard at work on sustainable energy issues and is offering a sneak peek of his new film Powerful at this weekend's Go Green Expo.

Here he shares his thoughts and recent activities with our community:

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Swedish Ambassador Visits Saturday Swedish School

Swedish Ambassador with OOS Swedish Class:

On February  6, 2010 the Saturday morning Swedish class at Hopewell Public School was visited by Ms. Ingrid Iremark, the Swedish Ambassador to Canada, with a small delegation from the Swedish Embassy. The Ambassador told the class what an Ambassador does (“We try to tell people in Canada about Sweden”), read a story, and brought brochures and maps of Sweden as gifts.

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Heritage District Proposed for Clemow Estate in Glebe

Patterson Creek in the  Glebe

The City of Ottawa has released a plan for a proposed heritage district in the Glebe. The results of the study will be presented to the public at the Glebe Community Centre on Wed. Mar. 24, 7:30 pm. The "Proposed Clemow Estate East Heritage Conservation District Study and Plan" will protect architectural and landscaping heritage including Central Park and Clemow Avenue East.

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A Stroll Between the Bridges

Ottawa writer Phil Jenkins takes an appreciative stroll down Bank Street and writes about it in the March OSCAR.