December 20, 2011
December 20, 2011
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...
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.
Dec 15, 2011
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. Read more...
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
(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...