Category: Features

Planet of the Scapes: The season of excess

by Pearl Pirie One must have richness near New Year’s. Yet with so many sweets around, salad tastes amazing and sparks craving. Main dish: Clean green A baby spinach/adult arugula salad with English cucumber, avocado, tomato, sweet bell pepper, clementines…

Planet of the Scapes: Improv

by Pearl Pirie Some days you have time to plan meals and, some days, it’s improv with what you have. Sometimes you have a can of chickpeas and herbs and that’ll do. When fried, the chickpeas become firmer, crispy in…

Provincial Affairs: Reviewing the OMB

by Yasir Naqvi MPP, Ottawa Centre We are fortunate to live in a vibrant downtown community in a major North American city. Our neighbourhoods continue to grow with development all around us. Balance is a central factor in maintaining the…

The Skyline: Elgin’s history

by Robert Smythe The opening of the nearby Victoria Memorial Museum and its surrounding park attracted the first wave of apartment houses to the south end of Elgin Street. This type of building had become newly respectable to the professional…

Citizens of Centretown: the festive house

by Victoria Cole One of the fun things about Halloween is seeing all the creatively decorated houses. In Centretown there are many. At the expense of excluding some fantastic houses, a particular favourite of mine is this southern-style, multi-unit house…