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The Skyline: Controlled demolitions

by Robert Smythe Three historic Centretown buildings have been in the news involving demolition of one sort or another. After standing as an empty ruin for almost 10 years, the City of Ottawa has granted the owner of the Somerset…

Planet of the Scapes

by Pearl Pirie In this middle season, waiting for the bounty of the land—spring’s wild leeks and fiddleheads and the first strawberries—I feel keenly our dependence on other countries to keep from eating a soft turnip and potato diet. The…

Thirteen ways to talk about mental health

by Erica Braunovan OCDSB Trustee, Somerset-Kitchissippi Child Care In early May, the school board voted to close two of four board-run child care centres. The centres at Frederick Banting Alternate Program and the adult high school will close, while the…