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Bank Street Bridge: Images from the Past Nov 27 2016 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Roman Catholic Parish Created South of the Canal Sep 17 2016 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Opening Services Calvin Presbyterian Sep 11 2016 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Billings Bridge Sketch 1877 Jul 2 2016 Written by Kathy Krywicki
The City of Ottawa Archives: Hidden in Plain Sight Jun 2 2016 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Proposed Billings Bridge Street Car Service Never Materialized Apr 30 2016 Written by Glenn Clark
Treasures from the Attic Apr 29 2016 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Boathouses on the Rideau Canal Dec 10 2015 Written by Alan McCullough
Memories of Bank Street Businesses? Nov 24 2015 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Sunnyside Tennis Club Jul 24 2015 Written by Alan McCullough
Percy Algernon Taverner Jul 7 2015 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Ottawa Aerial View 1922 Mar 27 2015 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Memories of 'Old' Ottawa South Mar 6 2015 Written by Jim Robertson
What’s in a Name: Leonard or Léonard? Nov 9 2014 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Part of Bronson Avenue Renamed Sloan Avenue Oct 10 2014 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Claude Bennett Enters the Race as Capital Ward Candidate Aug 2 2014 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Reflections of My Ottawa Jul 7 2014 Written by Marilyn Brown
From the Archives: Tree Fallout - 21 Stately Old Trees Fall Victim to Progress Jun 27 2014 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Sunnyside Residents Take Back Their Street Jun 27 2014 Written by Leo Doyle
Field Guide to the Front Porches of Old Ottawa South Jun 10 2014 Written by Kathy Krywicki
How a Tennis Club Found and Kept a Home Against All Odds: Wed. June 18, 2014 at the OTLBC Jun 6 2014 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Exploring the Built Heritage of Old Ottawa South Feb 10 2014 Written by Cornelius von Baeyer
Carleton University Opens Ottawa Resource Room Feb 22 2016 Written by Holly Klein-Swormink, Carleton University
Wyoming Park in Ottawa South Feb 9 2014 Written by Alan McCullough
From the Archives: Streetcars Come to Ottawa South Oct 17 2013 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Ottawa Then & Now Photos Oct 8 2013 Written by Web Editor
Gardening in Ottawa South 1910-style Jul 24 2013 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Mayfair Theatre Celebrates 80th Anniversary Nov 28 2012 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Reminiscences by Alderman Alex Roger Sep 7 2012 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Billings Estate Commemorative Wall Aug 8 2012 Written by John Calvert
Story’s Story Jun 27 2012 Written by Jean-Claude Dubé
From the Archives: Rideau Garden Neighbourhood – 65 years young! Jun 6 2012 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Ottawa South Business Ad 1926 Apr 24 2012 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Celebrating Scouting History in Old Ottawa South Mar 30 2012 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Beautiful New Church in Ottawa South Dedicated Feb 20 2012 Written by Kathy Krywicki
A New Addition to Linda Thom Park Aug 7 2013 Written by Kathy Krywicki
720 Echo Drive – The Enduring Stones of Time Dec 4 2011 Written by Jean-Claude Dubé
From the Archives: William Henry Sproule Oct 20 2011 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Oakland Heights Oct 20 2011 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Islands of Work Oct 2 2011 Written by John Calvert
9 Rosedale Avenue Update: No Heritage Designation Aug 25 2011 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: May Court Opening Aug 4 2011 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Railway Tracks Going Under Canal Jul 20 2011 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: The Striking Tale of the Fairbairn Farm Jul 11 2011 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Precious Blood Sisters Observe Golden Jubilee May 27 2011 Written by Kathy Krywicki
The Years of the Great Floods May 1 2011 Written by John Calvert
Bronson Street Canal Bridge Apr 26 2011 Written by Robert Passfield
Digging up the Dirt on “Old” Ottawa South Apr 12 2011 Written by John Calvert
Marking the 100th Anniversary of Annexation (OOS) Apr 4 2011 Written by Leo Doyle
From the Archives: No Bylaw Forbidding Frogs from Singing in Lily Ponds Mar 27 2011 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Lansdowne Heights for Sale Mar 13 2011 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: An Introduction to the Williams Family Feb 24 2011 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Removing the Old Ice House on the Rideau River Feb 2 2011 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Our Community 100 Years Ago: A Sketch of Old Ottawa South in 1911 Jan 20 2011 Written by Cornelius Von Baeyer and Kathy Krywicki
A Profile of Architect Cecil Burgess Nov 27 2010 Written by Jean-Claude Dubé
Windsor Park: An Enduring Greenspace Nov 4 2010 Written by Edwinna von Baeyer
From the Archives: The Story of Wyoming Park and Pioneer George Fitzpatrick Oct 13 2010 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Recollections by T.H. Brewer Sep 15 2010 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Thomas H. Brewer Aug 17 2010 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Ottawa South as Suburbia Aug 11 2010 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Real Estate Ads 1910-style Aug 11 2010 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Mayfair Theatre Opens Aug 4 2010 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: The History of Brighton Beach Aug 18 2011 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Civic Holiday Regattas at Brighton Beach Jul 28 2010 Written by Kathy Krywicki
From the Archives: Sunnyside and Bank a Tricky Corner for over 80 years Sep 14 2010 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Historical photographs and maps Jun 26 2010 Written by John Calvert
Rideau River Flood at Rideau River Drive and Belmont Ave Apr 7 2008 Written by Harry Thomson
South Branch of the Carnegie Public Library of Ottawa Apr 2 2008 Written by John Calvert
Hopewell Public School 75th anniversary in 1985 Dec 10 2009 Written by Rae MacDonald
Rideau River historical peak flows (highs and lows) Apr 3 2008 Written by Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Memories of Sunnyside in the Thirties Jul 1 2009 Written by J Cummins
Mayfair Marquee Sep 9 2009 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Rideau River Apr 13 2008 Written by John Calvert
Convent is home to cloistered nuns Dec 10 2009 Written by Shari Jackson
Ottawa South Property Company Dec 11 2009 Written by Jean-Claude Dubé and John Calvert
A Brief History: 916 Colonel By Jan 1 2009 Written by John Calvert
City of Ottawa Funds Heritage Survey in Old Ottawa South Apr 1 2009 Written by John Calvert
Slattery’s Field in Old Ottawa South – Ottawa’s First Accidental Airfield Oct 27 2011 Written by Cornelius von Baeyer & Kathy Krywicki
Remember When? Dec 10 2009 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Half a Century Dec 10 2009 Written by Lindsay Suthren
Heritage Trees Oct 1 2009 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Early History of Trinity Church Oct 4 2009 Written by Catherine Allen
A Backward Glance at Ottawa Oct 4 2009 Written by Molly Wells
Memories of an Earlier Ottawa South Oct 5 2009 Written by Nancy Ross
Charles Hopewell Sep 30 2009 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Gerwin's Ottawa South Landmark Oct 4 2009 Written by Harold Sprott
Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club: 112 years Oct 1 2009 Written by Catherine Allen
Boyd Block Houses Sep 30 2009 Written by Kathy Krywicki
More Memories of Sunnyside in the Thirties Oct 4 2009 Written by Bob Stoakes
Gorman House Euclid Avenue Oct 4 2009 Written by Abraham Plunkett-Latimer
Billings Bridge of Yesteryear Sep 30 2009 Written by John Calvert
What is a Craftsman-style home? Oct 1 2009 Written by Kathy Krywicki
Rideauville Residence Sep 30 2009 Written by Kathy Krywicki