Ground up: the Basement Artists

by Nicholas Ruest Basement Artists is a collective of artists from a wide variety of genres—argely music and visual art—that produces high quality local art that is displayed in Centretown galleries and bars. Marcus Lamoureux is the director of Basement…

Solar panels flourishing in Ottawa

by Ian Mallov Generating renewable energy at home is steadily gaining popularity in Ottawa. Since Ontario’s introduction in 2008 of the Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program paying homeowners for green power, home solar power installations in particular have quickly caught on. “It…

Backyard Beat: Graffiti is not victimless

by Const. Khoa Hoang Ottawa Police Service Living next to me is a sweet little old lady who fits all of the stereotypes that come to mind. She has a strong personality, a good sense of humour, and has lived…

Centretown Citizens Community Association May Report

By CCCA President Jordan Charbonneau Following is some information on just a few of the many ongoing events and initiatives in Centretown in which the Centretown Citizens Community Association is involved. For more information, contact us via the information provided…

Provincial Affairs: Update on Ontario Budget 2012

by Yasir Naqvi MPP, Ottawa Centre The Ontario government is taking strong action in the budget to eliminate the deficit by 2017-18, grow the economy and create jobs while protecting health care and education. It takes leadership and cooperation to…

Metcalfe Street to be redesigned?

by Georgia Lay Converting Metcalfe Street from a northbound one-way street to a two-way thoroughfare has been a dream of neighbourhood activists and urban planners since 1974 when the Centretown Neighbourhood Development Plan was published. Wrongly characterized as a “high…