City council to consider approval of high-rise project despite concern it will cast shade on Experimental Farm research
The City of Ottawa’s Planning and Housing Committee has approved the proposal to build two high rise towers on Baseline Road, despite lack of direction from the federal government. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have raised concerns about potential shadowing over the farm.
Sports Hall of Fame collection finds new home at Museum of History in Gatineau
The Canadian Museum of History acquired the Order of Sports Collection from Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, consisting of 100,000 artifacts.
Removing Aylmer Hydro Ruins could have major impact on wildlife, local experts warn
Removing the Aylmer Hydro Ruins will harm the local community’s heritage and ecosystem, experts say.
Honouring the past: The National Naval Reserve Monument repaired and rededicated
In a ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Naval Reserve, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada rededicated the National Naval Reserve Monument at HMCS Carleton in Ottawa on Oct. 14.
Disability advocates expose gaps in NCC River House’s accessibility
Audit reveals gaps in the NCC River House’s accessibility. Advocates say this reflects a broader struggle in the city.
Cancelled event clouds future of capital’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Concern rising after St. Patrick’s Day parade was cancelled for the third year in a row, this time because of the lack of volunteers and funding.
Amid ‘contentious commemorations,’ city moves closer to new naming policy
Ottawa’s city council will soon receive a formal proposal for a revamped municipal commemoration policy for paying tribute to worthy citizens and historical figures in street names and other landmarks. The proposed change comes at a time of heightened awareness of historical injustices and after months of research by a municipal advisory group in collaboration with the Capital Heritage Connexion…
Greely carnival celebrates 50 years of winter fun and community cohesion
The Greely Winter Carnival celebrated 50 years recently. The carnival has been a staple in Ottawa’s rural south communities. It was introduced in the town of Greely in 1972 and was designed to bring the community together.
City protects 19th-century timbers exposed at Charles Billings House by mistake
Some timbers exposed during a renovation at the Charles Billings House have been given a heritage designation by the City of Ottawa.
Coin tribute to late Queen highlights commemoration controversies
The mint recently released the black-banded toonie to commemorate the late monarch, but will Canada continue putting faces of the British royal family on Canadian currency?
Bytown Museum to reopen in May with exhibit on historic blazes in Ottawa
Opening in May a new in-person exhibit at the Bytown Museum will examine 10 big fires that shaped the city we know today.
Remembering a century-old fight for French-language rights in Ontario
A recent talk presented by the Historical Society of Ottawa recalled a significant event in the battle for French-language education and culture in Ontario.