Southminster Church has placed 215 orange ribbons in the trees along Bank Street to commemorate the lives lost in Indian residential schools.Sunday, 13 June 2021 09:38
A chance to beautify your home while donating to a great cause The Save Our Firehall Online Art Auction was inspired by several amazing individuals and families in OOS who’ve come up with unique, inventive, and creative ways to raise money for the Save Our Firehall campaign: neighbours like Shelley and Sean Kennedy, who built birdhouses, or Candace Newman and family who baked ‘Fire cookies.’ When I saw those posts on the Old Ottawa South Facebook Group, I wondered how I might contribute. Perhaps by selling or auctioning a painting? But it wasn’t until Bess Fraser contacted the Firehall with an idea to auction off one of her paintings, that the idea took hold. OSCA staff members Darcy Middaugh and Luke Sears contacted Winnie Pietrykowski and me and we started brainstorming about how we could expand this idea.Wednesday, 26 May 2021 15:04
The two-storey building at 1123-1125 Bank Street has now sat vacant and boarded up for 12 years. It was gutted by fire in 2009 and has been a challenge ever since, a significant concern for us in Old Ottawa South and for small businesses on Bank Street. There has been regular graffiti on the building, bylaw complaints about garbage left out, leaks, animals, and other issues.Friday, 28 May 2021 13:54
Residents are advised that the Mayor's Annual Canada Day Celebration for Seniors, usually held on July 1 in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park, will not take place this year.Monday, 24 May 2021 13:21
“Invasive” is a word used to describe any plant or animal that is growing or multiplying to the point of driving out other species. It’s out of control. It’s not in balance with the rest of the plants and creatures in its ecosystem. An invasive species can be native, but it’s most often non-native. But just because a plant is not native, doesn’t mean it’s invasive. Most of the horticultural varieties in our gardens are non-native, but they behave themselves and don’t spread all over your yard. They are not invasive. However, there are some very invasive species in Old Ottawa South, and you should know about them.Sunday, 16 May 2021 09:32Tags: gardening
Join the OOS Enviro Crew for a conversation with Seth Klein about his book A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency. A Good War is about how wartime thinking and community efforts can be repurposed today to tackle our climate obligations for a carbon neutral – or even zero carbon – future. A few copies may still be left at Black Squirrel Books. All are welcome at this free event. Register to obtain the Zoom link.
The City of Ottawa will host sessions on New Official Plan City-Wide Interim As We Heard It report. Planners will respond to feedback received on the new Official Plan. Attend the session for the inner urban transect by using this registration link.