Archive for September, 2017

Indigo WE Gowling Adopt a School

September 28th, 2017 Comments off

Carlington support our public school WE Gowling

There are three ways that our community can support W.E. Gowling Public School online at

1. Book Bonus: For every two books you donate to our school online, the Love of Reading Foundation will donate a bonus book, up to 100 books! All donations are income tax deductible and receipts will be issued automatically the same day.

2. Tell a Story, Give a Story. Every time you post a story to our Adopt a School profile, the Love of Reading Foundation will donate one book in support of our school library, up to 20 books!

3. Adopt a School Story Contest:Heart” Moira Teed Ketchum's story

to help us win $500 or $2,500. The five most-loved stories in each province will be entered into a random draw for a chance to win a $2,500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books for their adopted school. The remaining four top “hearted” schools in each province will win a $500 Indigo eGiftcard to purchase books!

Moira's story is currently in 23rd place.  Vote Moira's story to top 5!



Puppet Jam Workshop

September 28th, 2017 Comments off


A guided weekly all-ages workshop

with artist and cartoonist Nicole Burton

Saturdays, 3-4:30pm

Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Street

For more information call Linda @ 819-459-3980 or email


Highway 417 Widening Construction Start

September 28th, 2017 Comments off

The 4-year long construction project will start at any moment and will have significant impact to our neighbourhood.

Please note the 'temporary' closure of the eastbound on-ramp at Westgate, most likely to be permanent pending a separate detail design and environmental assessment study.


Rally in Carlington at Caldwell

September 23rd, 2017 Comments off


Ottawa Civic Hospital Zoning Meeting

September 23rd, 2017 Comments off

The City of Ottawa Planning Department is hosting a public meeting to discuss the Official Plan and Zoning Amendment Proposals for the new Ottawa Civic Hospital location at 930 Carling Avenue and 520 Preston Street.

The public meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 25 at the Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Street.

An Open House will begin at 6:30pm with a presentation and Q&A to follow. All residents interested in learning more about the land use amendment are invited to attend the public meeting. 

If you are unable to attend the meeting, residents are able to view all associated documents with the planning application by visiting and searching for 930 Carling or 520 Preston in the file search tool. 

If you have questions please email


Shooting in Carlington

September 22nd, 2017 Comments off

Tragically on Wednesday there was a shooting in Carlington resulting in a homicide. On Thursday afternoon a group of mothers living in the area organized a rally /demonstration, calling for action to make their community a safer place to live. The CCA, like all residents, is concerned about the recent violence. The CCA supports this group of mothers in their desire to make a safe place where they live for them and their families.

Carlington Community Health Centre (CCHC) workers, along with police and Ottawa Community Housing (OCH)staff were on site going door to door, listening to the concerns of residents and staff who work in the area. OCH along with partners will be meeting with the community residents who organized the rally to address their concerns. In addition a number of previously planned community events will allow residents to continue to express their feelings.

The CCA is appreciative of the work that OCH, CCHC and other partners are doing to address this traumatic event that not only affects the residents who live in close vicinity to the event but the rest of Carlington who want all of Carlington to be a safe place to live.

Homicide sparks protest, no arrests in targeted hit


Carlington Arts Presents Arts and Crafts for Kids

September 19th, 2017 Comments off

Check the great program offered by Carlington's very own Carlington Art Initiative

Kids 7 to 11

Limited enrollment