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In the latest issue of Newswest ( available on-line through and ): This issue we say a final goodbye to one of our old community partners and hello to some new sponsors helping keep this paper alive. We relate the story of a senior couple who found Unitarian House and Anna Borris relates one more tale about getting out from under her parents as a young teen. With summer security reminders from our community police, and what's up in the summer nighttime sky. Plus the daytime bird watching bit and the importance of spaying/neutering your pets rolling into town. With so many stories that we could not fit them all in print this issue, look for the 3 web-exclusive articles ranging from a community discussing sustainability, the changes to Rosemont Library and The Play in the Park to come see this summer. So take a step on-line and see the full story about your neighbours in our Blog.

June 28, 2018: This Paper Needs You!; Community Partners Sought. [-READ NOW-] 

June 28, 2018: Letters to Newswest; Wisdom of the Ages The secret to life.
By Jan Glyde, Unitarian House Resident.  [-READ NOW-] 

June 28, 2018: The Birds of Summer;
and Nature’s clever schedule for survival.
By Robert Alvo. [-READ NOW-] 

June 28, 2018: Remembering Monica Freedman;
Community Activist Passes.
By L. Hoad HCA. [-READ NOW-] 

June 28, 2018: Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic;
Subsidized service reduces pet overpopulation.
By Cheryl Parrott, Hintonburg Resident. [-READ NOW-] 


Web-extra (June 28, 2018): Imagining a Greener Hintonburg;.
Ottawa’s first community sustainability plan.
By Carol Paschal, Hintonburg resident. [-READ NOW-] 

Web-extra (June 28, 2018): Rosemount Library;
Users deserve better.
By Blaine Marchand, R.E.A.D. [-READ NOW-] 


June 28, 2018: Neilly’s Neighbourhood;
Summertime fun time.
By Cst Dawn Neilly, OPS. [-READ NOW-] 

June 28, 2018: Science in the Night;
Catch A View Of The Planets Through A Telescope.
By Mark Narwa. [-READ NOW-] 

June 28, 2018: Camp Anticipation;
Sleeping bags, snacks and candy.
By Anna Borris. [-READ NOW-] 

June 28, 2018: Community Calendar Plus. [-READ NOW-] 


Web-extra (June 28, 2018): Cymbeline in the Park;
Bear & Co. present Shakespeare summer fare.
By Rachel Eugster. [-READ NOW-] 

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May 24, 2018: When is the best time to plant a tree?;
The upside of casting shade.
By Cheryl Parrott, Hintonburg resident. [-READ NOW-] 


Web-extra (May 24, 2018): Cymbeline (July 4 to August 6);
Bear and Company in Westboro and Hintonburg.
By Eleanor Crowder. [-READ NOW-] 

Web-extra (May 24, 2018) A Newswest – How To Vote;
New Words for New Ontario Voters. [-READ NOW-] 

Web-extra (May 24, 2018) A Newswest – How To Vote;
New Ontario Voters should Be Prepared. [-READ NOW-] 


May 24, 2018: Exit Overwintering Cooper’s Hawk;
Enter Frogs and Spring Birding.
By Robert Alvo. [-READ NOW-] 

May 24, 2018: Neilly’s Neighbourhood;
Summer Safety.
By Cst Dawn Neilly, OPS. [-READ NOW-] 


Web-extra (May 24, 2018): Why Westboro?;
Some thoughts from the Street.
By Kevin Doyle, Westboro resident. [-READ NOW-] 


May 24, 2018: Backyard Camping;
Roughing it at 12 years old.
By Anna Borris. [-READ NOW-] 

May 24, 2018: Photo Essay: Tiptoe Through the Music;
Uke Troupe-ing in Colour for Young and old.
By Neil Forman ( Photos ). [-READ NOW-] 

May 24, 2018: Community Calendar Plus. [-READ NOW-] 


Web-extra (May 24, 2018): The Contemporary Middle East;
Through the Scholarly Eyes of a Palestinian Christian.
By Sharron Hanna. [-READ NOW-] 

Web-extra (May 17, 2018): Photo Inset: Dollars for Dogs;
A fun fundraiser in Andrew Hayden Park on May 27.
By Steven Doucette, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind (Photo).. [-READ NOW-] 

April 26, 2018: Cymbeline in Summer;
Theatre magic in our parks (July 4 to August 5).
By Eleanor Crowder. [-READ NOW-] 

April 26, 2018: Great News for Hampton-Iona;
TD Parks grant inspires new projects (June 2-16, and beyond).
By Eileen Hun. [-READ NOW-] 

April 26, 2018: Rosemount Library Gets a Band Aid;
Added space is what's needed.
By Blaine Marchand, R.E.A.D. [-READ NOW-] 

April 26, 2018: Wellington Village AGM;
7:00 p.m. May 15, Ottawa Bagel Shop.
By Kimberly Patriquin, Pres., WVCA. [-READ NOW-] 

Web-extra (April 26, 2018): 6th Annual Borshch Cook-Off on Byron Avenue;
Ukrainian Orthodox Church cooks for orphans (on May 6).
By Olena Stetskevych. [-READ NOW-] 

April 26, 2018: Parkdale Park takeover.
Jane's Walk launches (with a party) on May 3.
By Courtney Symons. [-READ NOW-] 

April 26, 2018: Little Kids in a Big World;
Adventures in distant neighbourhoods.
By Anna Borris. [-READ NOW-] 

April 26, 2018: Change is Growth;
A note from Newswest's editor.
By Tim Thibeault, . [-READ NOW-] 

April 26, 2018: Community Calendar Plus. [-READ NOW-] 


Web-extra (April 26, 2018): How High Can You Go?;
Developer aspirations soar to new heights.
By Cheryl Parrott, Hintonburg resident. [-READ NOW-] 

Web-extra (April 26, 2018): Development Plans to Be Made Clear;
City plans information presentation.
~Public Service Announcement from HEDC. [-READ NOW-] 

April 12, 2018: Big Tree Culling;
Cut now, pay later?.
By Chris Jones. [-READ NOW-] 

April 12, 2018: Rock, rock and more rock.;
Explosive construction ahead.
By Cheryl Parrott. [-READ NOW-] 

April 12, 2018: Connecting to Nature;
A personal journey for anyone....
By Robert Alvo, M.Sc., Conservation Biologis. [-READ NOW-] 

April 12, 2018: Councillor’s Corner;
News from City Hall.
By Jeff Leiper, Kitchissippi Ward Councillor. [-READ NOW-] 

April 12, 2018: Rumour Has It...  [-READ NOW-] 

April 12, 2018: A West End Garden Legacy;
Sherry Clarke’s enduring work.
By Deb Chapman. [-READ NOW-] 

April 12, 2018: Rosemount Library’s Future? ;
A book depot during renovations.
By Blaine Marchand, R.E.A.D. Group. [-READ NOW-] 

April 12, 2018: Neilly’s Neighbourhood;
Rules of the road apply to all.
By Cst. Dawn Neilly, O.P.S. [-READ NOW-] 

April 12, 2018: Letters to Newswest;
Community design plan needed.
By Bob Huson. [-READ NOW-] 

April 12, 2018: Photo Inset: Hintonburg & Wellington Village;
Spring Cleanup on April 28.
By staff. [-READ NOW-] 

April 12, 2018: Look Out Sun Here We Come!;
A close-up look at Earth’s brightest star .
By Mark Narwa. [-READ NOW-] 

April 12, 2018: Semi Formal Glamour;
Clothes make the teenager.
By Anna Borris. [-READ NOW-] 

April 12, 2018: Community Calendar Plus. [-READ NOW-] 


Web-extra (April 12, 2018): Different Ways To Celebrate Astronomy Day;
On April 21/22.
By Mark Narwa. [-READ NOW-] 

Web-extra (April 12, 2018): Hintonburg Community Sustainability Plan; a community consultation on April 24 and 25
By staff. [-READ NOW-] 

Web-extra (April 12, 2018): Impact Hours; A new volunteering website.
By Christine Franklin. [-READ NOW-] 

March 15, 2015: Look Up. Look Wa-a-ay Up!
A week to watch the sky.
By Mark Narwa.  [-READ NOW-] 

March 15, 2015: An Introduction to Birds and Birding; (including Cooper’s Hawks).
By Robert Alvo, Conservation Biologist.  [-READ NOW-] 

March 15, 2015: The End of Door to Door Sales?; New legislation fights high pressure sales tactics.
By Security Committee, Hintonburg Community Association.  [-READ NOW-] 

March 15, 2015: Rosemount Library Renovation; Faulty Assessment Leads to Wrong Decision
By Blaine Marchand, R.E.A.D.  [-READ NOW-] 

March 15, 2015: Rooming Houses vs Private Home; When does a “Home” become a “Bunkhouse”?
By HCA Security Committee.  [-READ NOW-] 

March 15, 2015: Councillor’s Corner; City News.
By Jeff Leiper, Kitchissippi Ward Councillor.  [-READ NOW-] 

March 15, 2015: Federal Report; Everything you need to know for the 2018 Tax Season.
By Catherine McKenna, MP Ottawa Centre.  [-READ NOW-] 

March 15, 2015: OCSB Trustee’s Report; New support for outdoor learning.
By Jeremy Wittet, OCSB Trustee, Zone 7.  [-READ NOW-] 

March 15, 2015: Why Westboro?; Rezoning Rochester Park
By Gary Ludington, Westboro Community Association.  [-READ NOW-] 

March 15, 2015: Neilly’s Neighbourhood; Springtime challenges
By Dawn Neilly, OPS.  [-READ NOW-] 

March 15, 2015: Happy Birthday Judy; Party dresses and bow ties.
By Anna Borris.  [-READ NOW-] 

March 15, 2015: Photo Inset: Quicker than Boiling an Egg; 2 weeks of short skywatching.
Chart courtesy of Mark Narwa.  [-READ NOW-] 

March 15, 2018: Community Calendar Plus. [-READ NOW-] 

February 15, 2018: Being a Mystery Bird in Ottawa; Area authority identifies mystery hawk.
By Tim Thibeault.  [-READ NOW-] 

February 15, 2018: OCSB Trustee’s Report; Catholic School News.
By Jeremy Wittet, OCSB Trustee, Zone 7.  [-READ NOW-] 

February 15, 2018: Federal Report; Constituency Youth Council .
By Catherine McKenna MP Ottawa Centre.  [-READ NOW-] 

February 15, 2018: Photo Inset: Cooper’s Hawk in Hintonburg;
Mystery bird de-mystified.  [-READ NOW-] 

February 15, 2018: Councillor’s Corner; Current Events in Ward 15.
By Jeff Leiper, City Councillor Kitchissippi Ward.  [-READ NOW-] 

February 15, 2018: Ploughing Through Winter; Volunteer trailblazers on SJAM.
By T. Thibeault.  [-READ NOW-] 

February 15, 2018: Neilly’s Neighbourhood;
Safety on the Ice.
February 15, 2018: A City That Fosters Innovation?; Long-term strategy needed for Libraries .
By Blaine Marchand, R.E.A.D..
 [-READ NOW-] 

February 15, 2018: IODE Annual Home Tour; Westboro Homes on the Tour.
By Elanor Brodie.  [-READ NOW-] 

February 15, 2018: Photo Inset: Ottawa West GoldenKnights Prevail;
Major Midget “B” team proves consistent winners.  [-READ NOW-] 

February 15, 2018: Kitchissippi Nights;
“Some of us are looking at the stars.”  [-READ NOW-] 

February 15, 2018: Letters to Newswest; Rochester Park Decision Deferred.
By Gary Ludington.  [-READ NOW-] 

February 15, 2018: Back Yard Artistry; Life is short. Art is long..
By Anna Borris.  [-READ NOW-] 

February 15, 2018: Community Calendar Plus. [-READ NOW-] 

Web-extra (February 15, 2018): Photo Inset: Triple the Arts at First Unitarian
Next Arts Night is on Friday February 23rd.  [-READ NOW-] 

Web-extra (February 15, 2018): Ten Tips For Managing Stress;
Celebrate Heart Month by living healthier, happier.
P.S.A. from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.  [-READ NOW-] 

January 18, 2018: Meals, Music and Christmas Magic; Carleton Tavern Dinner 2017.
By Hintonburg Economic Development Committee.
 [-READ NOW-] 

January 18, 2018: How Well Do We Regard Our Past?; Taking Stock of Our Built Heritage.
By A. Marsha, A. Phillips and A. Polywkan, Built Heritage Researchers, City of Ottawa.
 [-READ NOW-] 

January 18, 2018: Wellington Village Community Association; Logo Design Contest. [-READ NOW-] 

January 18, 2018: Trustee’s Report; OCSB School News.
By Jeremy Wittet, OCSB Trustee Kitchissippi/Bay.
 [-READ NOW-] 

January 18, 2018: Provincial Report; OC150 Award.
By Yasir Naqvi MPP, Ottawa Centre.
 [-READ NOW-] 

January 18, 2018: Federal Report; Summer Jobs Program 2018.
By Catherine McKenna, MP, Ottawa-Centre.
 [-READ NOW-] 

January 18, 2018: Councillor’s Corner; City news .
By Jeff Leiper, Councillor, Kitchissippi Ward.
 [-READ NOW-] 

January 18, 2018: Neilly’s Neighbourhood; Winter Readiness.
By Cst. Dawn Neilly.
 [-READ NOW-] 

January 18, 2018: Science Moment; Supermoon for January 31 viewing.
By T. Hairbach.
 [-READ NOW-] 

January 18, 2018: Compelling Theatre, Close to Home; Bear and Company.
By Allyson Domanski.
 [-READ NOW-] 

January 18, 2018: From Mechanical Engineer to Spiritual Engineer; St. Stephen’s Welcomes New Minister.
By Charles Singh.
 [-READ NOW-] 

January 18, 2018: Huddling Through Winter; January Has Doldrums, Too.
By Anna Borris.
 [-READ NOW-] 

January 18, 2018: Community Calendar Plus. [-READ NOW-] 

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