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Fire damages church used by Haitian immigrants.

December 22nd, 2011 Comments off
Ottawa Citizen
December 20, 2011
Members of a church for Haitian immigrants are temporarily without a place to worship following a fire early Monday that burned part of the Merivale Road building they were using. Firefighters responded to the blaze just before 3 a.m. and had it under control by shortly after 4 a.m. Read more...

Lucia Bevilacqua ‘grabbed life by the lapels’.

December 19th, 2011 Comments off
The Ottawa Citizen
2011-12-17
By Hilary Duff

For 40 years, a beautiful red rose has climbed up the front of Lucia Bevilacqua’s home near the Central Experimental Farm.

She cared for it tenderly. Every fall she would lay it on the ground and, with the help of her family, protect it from the cold winter to come. Every spring she would raise it up to face the warming sun.

In a life full of many experiences, Lucia had three principal passions: her family, her faith and her gardens, both vegetable and floral. Read more...

Place of worship sustains smoke damage in early morning fire.

December 19th, 2011 Comments off

EMC News
2011-12-19
By Kristy Wallace.

Just before 3 a.m., Ottawa Fire Services responded to a fire at a place of worship behind 1010 Merivale Road.

Fire officials said the fire started in Eglise de Dieu Barachel’s storage/utility room and had spread into the attic.

The main worship area also sustained some smoke damage. Estimates for damage are approximately $100,000 to the building and $10,000 to contents. The fire is under investigation.

Carlington hosts first-ever hockey tourney.

December 15th, 2011 Comments off

EMC News,
Dec 15, 2011
By Kristy Wallace


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 The Carlington community is gearing up to host its first Carlington Cup hockey tournament at the Alexander Community Centre. From left are Roy Waghorn, Lisa Kulmus, Kevin Waghorn and Peter Rodgers.

Josh McJannett
The Carlington community is gearing up to host its first Carlington Cup hockey tournament at the Alexander Community Centre. From left are Roy Waghorn, Lisa Kulmus, Kevin Waghorn and Peter Rodgers.

When Josh McJannett proposed the idea of hosting a Carlington hockey tournament on Twitter, he received a lot of interest from community members. Read more...

Carlington Cup in EMC

December 15th, 2011 Comments off

Carlington Cup supporters from L to R: Kevin Waghorn, Roy Waghorn, Lisa Kulmus and Peter Rodgers

The Carlington Cup was written up in this week's Ottawa West EMC. You can read the full story below.

Carlington hosts first-ever hockey tourney

BY KRISTY WALLACE

When Josh McJannett proposed the idea of hosting a Carlington hockey tournament on Twitter, he received a lot of interest from community members.

Now, the Carlington resident and member of the area's community association is busy gearing up and taking registration for the first-ever Carlington Cup hockey tournament.

"It's a true grassroots effort," said McJannett. "For us, we want to do something fun that's going to rekindle the sense of community in Carlington. We want to bring people together and get neighbours meeting neighbours."

While the actual hockey tournament isn't until Jan. 28, McJannett said he's looking for Carlington residents to register online in preparation.

The event has drawn some interest online and he's expecting a good turnout.

"We've asked people in the online sign-up form what their skill level is," said McJannett, adding the community association will match teams with others of similar skill level.

For those who might not want to play hockey or who might not feel confident in their puck skills, McJannett said there will be a variety of other activities and the Carlington Cup will be build around the community's annual winter carnival.

"We're hoping to make a day of it," he said. "There will be chili and hot chocolate served, and there will be a lot for families to do. People in the neighbourhood can even come out as spectators."

The actual Carlington Cup the winning team will earn is currently in its design phase, McJannett said, and will be designed by volunteers in the community.

Most importantly, he hopes the event will bring the community together the old-fashioned way.

"More than anything, we recognize that it's a neighbourhood in transition and we want to rekindle what the spirit of the place would have been 50 years ago," he said.

The community association will host the Carlington Cup on Jan. 28 at the Alexander Community Centre, located at 960 Silver St. and will take place from 1 to 4 p.m.

The association is asking participants to show up with their skates, helmets, sticks and other basic equipment. The community association will provide the ice surface, nets and pucks.

Participants are also invited to sign up as a team of four players, or sign up individually to be part of a neighbourhood team.

For more information on the Carlington Cup, visit the community association's website at www.carlingtoncommunity.org

Registration is available online at: www.carlingtoncup.ca

Register today for the Carlington Cup!

December 12th, 2011 Comments off

Ottawa Police Chief Vern White expresses concern with women’s safety.

December 10th, 2011 1 comment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Friday, December 9, 2011       12:30 pm

(Ottawa)—Today, Ottawa Police Service Chief Vern White made an important public statement regarding concerns with women’s safety in light of a pattern of homicides. Read more...