Glebe Report November 2023

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Serving the Glebe community since 1973 November 10, 2023 TFI@glebereport ISSN 0702-7796 Vol. 51 No. 9 Issue no. 559


Glebe crossing guards love meeting people By Hannah Wanamaker


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49: Pte. A. McFarlane, 961 Bronson Ave. (M) 50: Pte. S.l McIlwaine, 150 Isabella St. (F) 51: Lt. D. A. McIvor, 25 Wilton Cres. (F) 52: Cpl. D. McKenzie, 266 Clemow Ave. (M) 53: Pte. J. Menkor, 302 First Ave. (F) NKG 1916 54: Gnr. J. W. Milks, 15 Fourth Ave, (F) 55: Capt. H. B. Miller, 78 Fifth Ave, 56: Lt. C. S. M. Morrison, 585 O’Connor St. (F) 57: Pte. E. Oldfield, 4 1/2 Henry St. (F) 58: Lt. T. S. Owens, 728 Elgin St (F) 59: Pte. W. Paterson, 7 Centre St. (Holmwood) 60: Pte. G. T. Patrick, 46 Newton St. (F) 61: Gnr: H. M. Peck, 670 O’Connor St. (F) 62: Gnr: C. H. Powell, 203 Clemow Ave. 63: Pte. R. Radmore, 190 Fifth Ave. (F) 64: Gnr. R. H. Ralph, 235 Holmwood Ave, (F) 65: Pte. G. T. Raynor, 15 Regent St. (F) 66: Lt. R. E. Greene, Mgr, Bank of Ottawa, Fourth & Bank. 67: Pte. E. A. Reid, 37 Third Ave. (F) 68: L/Cpl. A. G. Rice, 62 Second Ave. (F) 69: Sgt. D. Russell, 35 1/2 Third Ave. (F) 70: Pte. G. E. Russell, 49 Patterson Ave. (F) 71: Pte. G. R. Russell, 30 Second Ave (F) 72: Pte. J. A. Rorke, 122 Second Ave. (F) 73: Pte. W. H. Savage, 318 Powell Ave. (F) 74: Maj. H. A. Scott, 294 Clemow Ave. (F) 75: Spr. G. H. Scott, 201 Patterson Avenue (F) 76: Pte. G. Selley. 22 Adelaide St. (M) 77: Pte. F. T. Sievers, 179 Fifth Ave. (F) 78: Pte. W. J. Slack, 68 Third Ave. 79: Pte. E. T. Smith, 45 First Ave. (F) 80: Lt. L. C. Spence, 159 Centre St.(Holmwood) (F), 81: Pte. C. Spence, 195 Turner St. (Cambridge), (F) 82: Pte. J. A. St Dennis, 658 O’Connor St., 83: Lt. B. H. Stata, 209 Pretoria Ave. (F) 84: Sgt. C. H. Stearns, 174 Isabella St. (F) 85: Pte. A. W. Steele, 221 Patterson Ave. (F) 86: Pte. D. Stoddart, 137 Third Ave. (F) 87: Pte. H. F. Travers, 504 Metcalfe St. (F) 88: Sgt G. M. Tyrell, 186 Turner St.(Cambridge) (F) 89: Lt. R. H. Uglow, 74 Second Ave. (F) 90: Pte. A. C. Walker, 151 Strathcona Ave (F) 91: Private A. Wilson, 324 Powell Ave. (M) 92: Sgt/Maj. G. Wilson, 164 First Ave. (F) 93: Pte. D. Go. Wood, 144 First Ave. 94: SP H. Worthington, 75 Powell Ave, (F),

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Time, as it always does, heals all. It has put temporal distance between these events and our own lives. New families have replaced these families in the Glebe's houses, and in turn they have been replaced. Though these men and one woman are now long dead, our neighbourhood is still home to their ghosts and we should acknowledge their presence, should y wa remember them in the name of their families. ns ee Qu It's our duty to know what happened here.

It puts things into perspective when we reflect on the challenges we face today — homelessness, employment, housing, healthcare, child care or work-life balance. Our stresses are real, but we don’t Dave O’Malley live in fear that our sons and daughters will be killed Adelaide Street in a war. We live in a self-centric and entitled world, and it's important to know that other families have survived far worse pressures and tragedies; that others postponed their happiness or even forfeited e it for a collective cause. In the First World War it was e Av Av ale in for “King and Empire” (as misguided as that was) nd erla Gle mb and in the Second to fight absolute a Ch e tyranny, cruelty and oppression. Av


While the men and one woman who are located on this map all died in the service of Canada during those terrible wars, it is actually their mothers, fathers and lovers who would be conscripted to carry the burden of that sacrifice until the end of their days. This map is not about the dead per se. It is a map of the addresses of the next-of-kin of those who died. It is a map of sorrow, a geographic depiction of the carnage on the home front and a way to change the abstraction of remembrance into a visceral understanding of the emotional damage done to the Glebe over that 30-year period.

have died in action or on military service. In the last two years of the First World War, I discovered more deaths from disease — influenza and pneumonia were sweeping the trenches and accomplishing what artillery and mustard gas had not yet done. In the Second World War, there were fewer deaths by disease, but far more deaths caused by aerial combat.






A few years ago the Glebe Report published my map of the Glebe’s fallen soldiers, airmen and sailors of the Second World War. The map gave us a revealing and very personal insight into the true trauma our beloved neighbourhood endured in those five years of cataclysm. However, I always felt it did not tell the full story because the men and women of our community who died in the First World War were not included. When the Second World War started in 1939, many Glebe families were still recovering from “the war to end all wars” — parents still shattered by the loss of their children, veterans coping with the effects of wounds, gas poisoning or “shell shock” or as we now call it, PTSD. The marks of that trauma were everywhere in the Glebe in 1939 when the worry and pain of a new paroxysm of violence shook it once again.

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also filled in at other intersections. people walking their pets or patron“I’ve done a few others as a relief – one izing the strip of small shops, restauon Lyon, one on First and O’Connor – rants and coffee shops. McNally looks all in the Glebe,” he said. After five or forward to “meeting the parents, meetsix months at Fifth and Ralph, McNally ing the kids and just meeting people in was transferred down theofstreet Fifth in the the community the store mapping the losses Glebeto Families First Second– World Warsowners and and Bank. everyone that I see in the mornings and McNally meets a wider range of afternoons.” people at his current post. While he McNally and Fritschew are among especially enjoys meeting kids passing more than 300 crossing guards in through on their way to school, he also school zones across the city who are loves meeting the greater population, from business owners and workers to Article continued on page 2

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from a 40-year career at Canada Post. “When I retired two years ago, I was looking to give back to the community and I started seeing TV commercials that [the city was] short of guards and I said ‘Well, you give back to the community, why not give back to the most vulnerable which are the children’,” he shared. McNally started working as a crossing guard about a year ago, watching over the Fifth and Ralph intersection outside Mutchmor Public School. He’s

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Retired public workers Bruce Fritschew and Donald McNally contribute to street safety as crossing guards in the Glebe, wearing flashy orange vests with a stop sign in hand. Both McNally and Fritschew are especially fond of meeting kids passing through their intersections. “It’s pleasing, uplifting, getting to know people, being part of the community and getting to know the kids,” said a gleaming Fritschew. Fritschew has been a crossing guard for six years at Third and Lyon. He greets children at Corpus Christi Elementary School on one side of the intersection and at the Glebe Community Centre on the other at the beginning and end of each school day. He has become well known to parents and guardians as well as to residents in the area. “It’s fulfilling in a public way,” he says. “You get to meet people and interact with them every day.” The Third and Lyon intersection carries many fond memories for him. After moving to Ottawa in his 20s, he often attended public talks that his mother held at the Glebe Community Centre. Decades later, he has returned to give back by volunteering both as a crossing guard and at the school – between his shifts on the street, he used to monitor classes at Corpus Christi while teachers ate lunch. As a passionate independent scientist on the side, Fritschew researches different preventive methods against COVID-19 and technology to combat the climate crisis. This lifelong pursuit is motivated by his passion for science and his ambition to help society. Donald McNally patrols the intersection of Fifth and Bank after retiring

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1: Cpl E. A. Langman 206 Queen Elizabeth 2: Pte A. C. Wilkinson, 43 Strathcona Ave. 3: P/O D. J. Richardson 25 Patterson Ave. 4: F/O R. S. Butterworth, 47 Patterson Ave 5: Sgt J. D. Robertson, 58 Strathcona Ave. 6: WO2 C. W. Leng, 58 Strathcona Ave. (F) 7: P/O J. S. Owens, 496 Metcalfe St. (F) 8: WO1 C. H. Hunter, 7 Linden Terrace (F) 9: P/O T. G. Nettleton, 13 Linden Terrace (F 10: Sgt F. J. McGovern, 554 O’Connor St. ( 11: P/O T. R. Williams, 314 Queen Elizabet 12: Cpl W. H. Cowling, 168 Isabella St. (F) 13: Sgt J. H. King, 176 Isabelle St. (F) 14: Tpr K. E. Smith, 180 Isabella St. (F) 15: Sgt F. I. Stata, 209 Pretoria Ave. (M) 16: Sgt S. V. G. Partridge, 182 Pretoria Ave 17: Sgt G. Jackman, 141 Patterson Ave.

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overseen by the Ottawa Safety Council, a not-forprofit organization that also creates educational campaigns promoting road safety. Both guards agree their posts are a fulfilling way to give back to the community during retirement and note the importance of citizens looking out for each other. They are especially concerned about the safety of kids. “Some intersections are pretty dangerous, that is one of the biggest problems in doing this job. People in cars are impatient,” said McNally. Fritschew is encouraged to see so many community members dressed in the bright orange vests as crossing guards at the beginning and end of school days. But despite their numbers, the Ottawa Safety Council posted on its website that it is urgently looking for more in the Glebe and across the city. McNally says he has been encouraging people to sign up and has handed out the Ottawa Safety Council’s business cards with contact information. “I would recommend it for everyone – at least retired [people] because we aren’t paid a lot, we only work two hours a day and it is quite fulfilling.” Hannah Wanamaker is a second-year journalism and humanities student at Carleton University.

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Meet eet Zenah Surani! By Bob Irvine

Many residents of the Glebe have met Zenah Surani, owner-pharmacist of the Glebe Apothecary. I recently got the chance to find out more about her in an email interview for the Glebe Report. Tell me about your background. I was born and raised in Ottawa. My parents are from East Africa (Uganda) and I am of Indian (Gujarati) origin. In 2008, I received a B.A. in Economics (with a minor in Finance) from McGill University. In 2012, I completed a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Toronto. At that time, I also became a member of the Ontario College of Pharmacists. In 2022, I completed an Executive MBA – while managing my store – from the Ivey School of Business of Western University. The concepts I learned in strategy, leadership and management have helped me immensely in the day-today operations of my pharmacy. They have also aided me in my work on the

Zenah’s Spicy Coconut Salmon This recipe comes from Zenah’s mom and was one of her favourites growing up. Serves 6 to 8. Ingredients 450 grm. wild salmon ½ tsp salt One half medium-sized onion, chopped 6-8 ripe tomatoes, puréed (or one 796 ml tin, diced tomatoes, drained) ½ to 1 tsp Vindaloo paste (to taste) 200 ml coconut milk 2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped ½ to 1 cup lemon juice 2 tbsp olive oil Method Preheat oven to 3500F. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place salmon, skin-side down, in a non-metallic, sided dish. Sprinkle salt on salmon. Pour lemon juice over salmon. Marinate salmon in lemon juice for 15 minutes to a half-hour. While the salmon is marinating, chop, then purrée tomatoes. (A handheld blender is great for this job.) Rinse off marinade. Brush salmon with olive oil. Place salmon (always skin-side down) on a parchment-covered cookie sheet. Bake in oven 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside. On stove-top, in a wide saucepan over medium heat (or in an electric skillet), sauté chopped onion in olive oil until golden brown. Stir in tomatoes. Continue stirring until oil separates from mixture. Add ½ to 1 tsp (to taste) Vindaloo paste and stir until the mixture is blended well. Stir in coconut milk a bit at a time until the mixture has a light orange colour. With a knife, divide salmon into serving-size pieces. Lift pieces off the skin and place them in the coconut mixture. Cook for five minutes. Sprinkle a tablespoon of lemon juice and stir gently with a wooden spoon. Cook for one more minute before plating. Sprinkle coriander leaves on top. Serve on rice or with stir-fried vegetables.

Meet Zenah Surani, owner-pharmacist of the Glebe Apothecary since 2014.

Board of Directors – and Chair of the Corporate Oversight Committee – of the United Way of Eastern Ontario. How long have you owned Glebe Apothecary? It is hard to believe, but it will be 10 years in April. I have not planned anything for an anniversary, but there is still time! What do you find rewarding about pharmacy as a profession? I like the fact that our positive impact on customers is very direct and immediate. We are playing an increasingly important role in a stretched healthcare system. I also like the fact that our work is fast paced – even crazy at times – and no two days are ever the same. There are constantly new therapies for different conditions as well as new trends on the health supplements side. These continuing new developments keep me on my toes, but I wouldn’t want it any other way! Finally, I love my dedicated team. Everything we achieve is because of their hard work and commitment to excellent patient care. The scope of our practice is rapidly evolving. My day-to-day job is completely different from when I took over the store in 2014. We often bridge chronic medications for people without family doctors (or whose family doctors have retired). We are administering vaccinations of all types to patients of all ages. And we are now diagnosing and prescribing for 19 different minor ailments. We also offer comprehensive medication review services to those on three or more chronic medications as well as those in the community living with diabetes. What do you like about having a pharmacy in the Glebe? The community really values me and my staff pharmacists as a trusted resource in their healthcare journey. We enjoy answering the interesting questions our customers ask. In forming our answers, we are constantly learning new things. I really enjoy chatting with my customers on a regular basis. Although I don’t live in the Glebe, I feel very much a part of this tight-knit community. What do you enjoy in your leisure time? I work out almost every day at Movati Athletic. I also regularly do Pilates classes at Glebe Pilates. In the summer, I enjoy playing tennis and golf. In the winter, I ski – both downhill and cross country – and I love to skate on the canal. I also love playing board games and completing escape rooms with friends. Bob Irvine is a Glebe resident and occasional contributor to the Glebe Report.


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Bank of Montreal Lansdowne branch will close on December 8.

Fifth Avenue Spa and Nails at 218 Fifth Avenue has closed. It had opened in May 2016. Waxon laser and wax bar opened October 29 at 100 Marché Way, Unit 105, Lansdowne. 613-714-6724 “We create a safe space that inspires you to live confidently in your own skin.” “state-ofthe-art hair removal” ( Sous la face opened October 29. “Home of the celebrity favourite RRR TM treatment (Radical Radiance Regine facial). “Ancient beauty traditions combined with modern science.” 100 Marché Way, Unit 105. Havana Castle will open soon at 841 Bank Street, corner of Fifth and Bank. Handcrafting premium cigars and creating a unique, intimate atmosphere to enjoy them is more than a family business; it’s a passion.” Under 19 not allowed. JD Adam Kitchen Co. will celebrate its 35th anniversary in November.

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I’m nonplussed – are you? I’m tired of thinking about Lansdowne – so let’s not. I was reading a novel the other day and came across a sentence that used the word “nonplussed” but in a way that initially confused me– it was used as the opposite of its meaning. I was thrown out of the narrative completely and had to look it up. It turns out that nonplussed has two meanings – there’s the original, to be perplexed and confused, unsure how to react. And then there’s the meaning labelled “Informal North American,” which appears to be the exact opposite – not at all perturbed

or disconcerted – indeed, calm and unruffled. This was the usage I had run across in the (now forgotten) novel. I know there are other words with opposite meanings, called contronyms – words like “dust,” meaning both to put dust on and take dust off. Or pitted, meaning both with pits, and without pits. But it strikes me that the “other” meaning of nonplussed is just the result of sloppy or approximate thinking – assuming that nonplussed must be the opposite of plussed, which doesn’t exist but rhymes with fussed…. Established in 1973, the Glebe Report, published by the Glebe Report Association is a monthly not-forprofit community newspaper with a circulation of 7,500 copies. It is delivered free to Glebe homes and businesses. Advertising from merchants in the Glebe and elsewhere pays all its costs, and the paper receives no government grants or direct subsidies. The Glebe Report, made available at select locations such as the Glebe Community Centre and the Old Ottawa South Community Centre and Brewer Pool, is printed by Winchester Print. EDITOR............................

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So why get fussed about nonplussed? Usage changes, language is fluid, we know that. And in the end, yes, that’s the conclusion. But somehow it still niggles that so many people just simply had it wrong, enough that the tide turned and wrong became right. When wrong becomes right – is that a sign of a healthy democracy where the people rule, or is it a more worrisome analogy for the state of the world? You decide – and whatever you decide will eventually be right. —Liz McKeen

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New sound barriers on the Queensway Editor, Glebe Report After the long wait for the Percy Street bridge reconstruction, there is some other good news relating to the renewal of the Queensway that deserves to be noted. As part of the project, contractors have started installing sound barriers on the south (Glebe) side of the Queensway. The construction is already visible between Kent and Percy. We’ve never had sound barriers along this stretch of the 417 in the Glebe while neighbourhoods to the west have long benefitted from their presence. For residents of neighbouring streets who often have to close their windows to block out the constant hum of traffic, this will hopefully make our lives a bit more peaceful. Alan Freeman Powell Avenue

Poetic gems still relevant Editor, Glebe Report I like your poetry corner giving expression to a variety of feelings and viewpoints. Modern poetry tends to be precise and minimalist, and it is more in tune with the modern pace of life. However, I do think there is value in the old classical gems that have withstood the test of time, so may I suggest you could include from time to time some of these gems, perhaps appropriate to the seasons? For example, Keats’s “To Autumn” (fall), Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” with its host of golden daffodils (spring), Thayer’s “Casey at the Bat” (summer), Chesterton’s “The Donkey” (Easter), De la Mare’s “The Listeners” (Halloween), etc. I am sure the editorial staff or your readers could come up with many others of these old but relevant and inspiring gems. Rafal Pomian Przednowek

Cyclists live longer! Editor, Glebe Report Re: “Biking not a one-size-fitsall panacea,” Wendy Davies, Glebe Report, October 2023. Ms Davies is too defeatist. I bike everywhere from Innes Road to Bayshore to Albion Road all year round and I am 77, in good health and not too fragile, if somewhat overweight. If I can do it, maybe you can too, if you give it a try. Cycling is especially good if you are elderly or infirm. It gets you outdoors in the fresh air. It strengthens your muscles and your heart. Ask your doctor! Cyclists live longer and healthier lives. If you do have problems, there are often solutions. Hills too onerous? Get a Swytch kit to get some electric help. Or just walk your bike up. Balance problems? There are adult trikes just for this. Traffic problems? There are lots of bike paths away from cars and exhausts. There are also quiet side streets. Dress brightly, and you can go down Carling in the middle of the curb lane. Or take Dovercourt Avenue instead. Cost problems? You’ll actually save money by biking instead of driving or taking the bus when you can. Free parking everywhere, not just at the mall. You don’t need to start with a $1,000 bike or a Walmart cheapo – start with a used one, inspected and tweaked at the Re-Cycles co-op just north of the Glebe at 445 Catherine. No need to start with a 100-km trip or wear lycra. Begin with one km or three km trips to the park, church or store. Take some nice rides along the Canal. No rush. Build yourself up. It’s easier on the feet and legs than walking and you get to coast! If you get really enthused and want to do more, join the Ottawa Bicycle Club and go on longer group rides on summer evenings and weekends. Or bike with a friend or by yourself on Ottawa’s many bike

pathways ( ottawa-cycling-maps). Or do as I do, and just use your bicycle for shopping, pleasure and visiting family and friends. Get some saddlebags. They’ll come in handy.

YIMBY for affordable housing at Lansdowne Editor, Glebe Report Copy of a letter to Ottawa Citizen, October 22, 2023, re: Mohammed Adam’s column, October 19, entitled “Ottawa can get millions in federal housing money if it accepts the rules.” Mohammed Adam speaks of NIMBYism (“not in my back yard”). I live in the Glebe and say YIMBY: Yes in my back yard. Many accuse us of NIMBYism when it comes to opposing the Lansdowne 2.0 plan to build two very large luxury rental towers. I would welcome affordable housing being built there. How about two smaller, but more livable towers (say, 10 storeys each)? There is a reason why the Glebe is such a desirable neighbourhood: walkable, good schools, local shopping, well-organized community organizations, parks, etc. This is a perfect place for such housing. Obviously, developers focus on profitable housing. It is the city that must “accept the rules” and with this “new” money, commit to building truly affordable housing. I say YES to such housing at Lansdowne. Bessa Whitmore


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Another major fire in the Glebe Annex


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Fire ravaged an apartment building at 448 Cambridge Street South on October 6, the third time in the last year that buildings have burned in the Glebe Annex. Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) were alerted by numerous 911 calls and arrived on scene within three minutes, finding smoke and flames shooting out of two second-storey windows. The fire was quickly extinguished. An unattended pot on the stove was determined to be the cause. OFS found one injured occupant of the apartment suffering from life-threatening injuries. The crew carried the victim outside and immediately started to treat his burns and give him oxygen. Twelve people were forced out of their apartments. While the OFS felt other units could be repaired and lived in again, much of the one where the fire occurred was destroyed. Last November 21, just 100 metres away, a fire broke out in the three-unit townhouse complex from 317 to 325 Arthur Lane. That building was also occupied at the time, but this fire was deemed to have been caused by faulty wiring. The fire started in a wall cavity and moved up to the attic space. OFS files note that the tenants had a video of the lights flickering the night before the fire started. That fire displaced five people and the OFS also safely evacuated two cats and a boa constrictor in an aquarium. While no one was hurt, fire and water damages were extensive and the building was deemed uninhabitable. It was torn down and the property was listed for sale this September. The lot is priced at nearly $1.1 million and is described as ripe for development and densification. Less than two months before that, last September 29, two vacant houses at 269 and 271 Bell Street South caught fire. This time, it was blamed on unsafe activities by vagrants. Unfortunately, unlike on Arthur Lane, those houses were not torn down and their damaged hulks remains. But the property is also for sale for $5.8 million, putting in doubt the site-plan proposal to build 49 rental units on the site. While it’s possible the new owner could continue with the existing site plan, which is still active according to the city, greater density is likely to be proposed for the site.

With so many major fires in such a short time, we grew concerned about what appears to be their increasing prevalence. OFS statistics indicate, however, that the number of fires in the city is only slightly higher year over year, about commensurate with the growth in Ottawa’s population. While there are no exact neighbourhood statistics available, the fire station on Preston and Somerset serves this area, and its calls have actually gone down in 2023, from about six calls a month last year to 4.5 so far this year. However, these fires demonstrate that it is always important to keep fire safety in mind. An unattended pot on the stove (as in the most recent case) and improperly discarded smoking material are the top two causes of house fires in Ottawa and across Canada. OFS advises to never leave cooking food unattended, keep dish towels away from the stove, turn appliances off when finished cooking, ensure smoke detectors are functional (including regularly replacing batteries) and keep a fire extinguisher within easy reach. While cigarette butts on couches or bedding used to be a major concern, people now tend to smoke outside more, and OFS sees siding that catches on fire as a larger issue because smokers often discard their butts in the yard or drop them from a balcony. OFS stresses that matches and lighters must be kept out of reach of children and cigarettes must be disposed of in a deep ash tray, not put in potted plants or thrown from a balcony or car window. This latest fire also highlights another OFS campaign – “Close before you doze.” The simple act of closing your bedroom door at night can be a significant help in keeping fire at bay. Footage taken at 448 Cambridge was used in an Instagram video featuring former Ottawa Redblacks running back Brendan Gillanders, showing the difference between a bedroom with the door closed and one with it open. ( CyUCbS5AvnF/?hl=en). The open room was destroyed by the fire, while the other one remained nearly intact. This latest fire is a sobering reminder of the need to keep both fire prevention and mitigation in mind to stay safe. Sue Stefko is vice-president of the Glebe Annex Community Association.

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Sylvie’s thriller& mystery review By Sylvie Chartrand Here is a summary of some of the books I have read so far this year, in order of when I read them, not by favourites. I mostly like mystery novels but hopefully you can find something that appeals to you in the book reviews below.

her on the path for the biggest story of her life. Her investigation leads her to Jill, who must decide to come clean and suffer the consequences or keep quiet. She doesn’t want to hide anymore and teams up with Alex, which leads to devastating results. An edge-of-your seat thriller.

You Can Run by Karen Cleveland Karen Cleveland is a former CIA counterterrorism analyst and the New York Times bestselling author of Need to Know and Keep You Close. Cleveland lives in North Carolina with her husband and three children. Jill Bailey is a CIA analyst whose job is to vet new CIA sources. One day she gets an anonymous phone call telling her that they have kidnapped her son. In order to get him back, all she has to do is approve a source named Falcon and not breathe a word about it to anyone ever. She must choose between loyalty to her country or her family. Alex Charles, a Washington Post reporter, gets an anonymous tip setting

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker Chris Whitaker lives in the United Kingdom with his wife and three young children. When not writing, he works part-time at a local library, where he gets to surround himself with books. I loved this book. The characters will stay with you for a long time, especially young Duchess and her grandfather. Duchess, brave and vulnerable, who had to grow up way too fast, loves her little brother and takes care of him as best she can since her mother, Star, has given up on herself. Star’s other daughter, Sissy, was killed by Vincent King. Vincent, Star and Chief Walker, now a police officer known as Walk, were best friends growing up. Vincent, who

spent 30 years in prison, is now being released. Walk wants his old friend back, but Vincent can’t live with what he has done. Gone By Morning by Michele Weinstat Miller Michele Weinstat Miller is an attorney who lives in Upper Manhattan with her husband, her 18-year-old twin sons, two cats and a large dog. A bomb exploded in a Times Square subway, nearly killing Kathleen, an ex-madam. Sharon, who worked for Kathleen many years ago, is killed and soon after that, Kathleen’s apartment building is set on fire. It looks like the past has come back to haunt Kathleen, which puts the life of her daughter and granddaughter, with whom she is trying to reconcile, in danger. Her Mother’s Grave by Lisa Regan Lisa Regan is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Detective Josie Quinn series as well as several other crime fiction titles.

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She has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master of education degree from Bloomsburg University. Josie has to face her past when two boys discover human bones buried in the woods behind the trailer park, where she used to live with her abusive mother Belinda Rose. The bones were identified and belong to a girl who was murdered 30 years ago. Her name was also Belinda Rose. Josie hasn’t seen her mother in years but because of this strange connection, she feels she must look for her. Soon, bad things start happening to Josie – a man she knew when she was young is killed, and the reporter who wants to do a story on her is kidnapped. Josie must deal with the buried memories and find out who her mother really is. I plan on reading more books from the Detective Josie Quinn series. These books and so many more are available at the Ottawa Public Library! Sylvie Chartrand is a public service assistant at the Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library.

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Neither rain nor snow nor sleet nor hail kept them from exercising!

A Pandemic exercise in neighbourliness By Martha Bowers Three years ago, we were in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic. We were feeling lonely, isolated and a little fearful. Tired of the isolation and missing the friendly drop-in visits for a cup of tea, a group of Glebe women began meeting in the morning in September 2020 to walk around the block, keeping the required distance, chatting to catch up on the local news and arriving at the nearby park to do some easy exercises. We realized the importance of social contact and keeping fit, and this was a great solution during such a difficult time. Every weekday morning, throughout the seasons, in sunshine and in rain, in wind, snow or ice, we continued to meet. After months of online fitness classes, we were so happy to get together in person, sometimes wearing masks but with enough space between us to feel safe. With no qualified fitness instructor, each of us contributed an exercise. Starting with warmups, we did stretching, some aerobics and eventually added weights to our routine. As

The exercise group marked their third year with a healthy celebratory breakfast

winter arrived and the snow got deeper, we each tamped down a space where we could move more easily; on hot, humid summer days, we appreciated the shade from the beautiful trees around us. When the conditions were too icy or too wet, we quickly adapted, gathering on someone’s driveway or on a porch or in a garage with the door wide open. Our trustworthy counter, Heather, kept us on track as we became engrossed in a wide range of conversations about world issues, health, families, books, music and jokes. The group was a fountain of information – what to do about those pesky squirrels eating the birdseed, who can recommend a handyperson for a small job, does anyone have a good recipe for such and such, have you seen a great movie (online of course) lately? After more than a year, we decided to seek some suggestions from a professional. Who better to ask than that dynamo of fitness, Mary Tsai! On a bitterly cold winter morning, she came by to teach us some other exercises to change things up. Not so easy when you’re wearing layers, boots, mitts and tuques,

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but we did our best. Although we are mostly women, membership is open, and one man joins us on a regular basis. We are a small group but not exclusive. Sometimes ten show up, sometimes there are only two. We are quite a sight to the kids walking by on their way to school who see us doing balance exercises. Some have remarked that we are trying to do the moon walk! We recently added some technology to our program, starting our warmups with music. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” is a great song to get us moving on a chilly morning! Now that pandemic restrictions are no longer in place, we continue to meet. And on a lovely morning this September, after finishing our exercises, we held our third-year anniversary breakfast in the park to celebrate our endurance, commitment and friendship. Congratulations to us! Martha Bowers is a member of the neighbourhood exercise group.

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Get cozy with GNAG this winter As we slowly transition into the season where daylight dwindles before supper time, cozying up with a warm blanket can seem like the best way to get through the cold months. While cocooning can serve as a shortterm strategy, coming together as a community and celebrating the seasons can bring so much light to our (short) days. My family and I have adopted a strategy for combatting the winter blues – we make a point of planning fun activities together and locking them in our calendars so that we have a lot to look forward to. This year, I’ve already locked them down for Trivia night and we can’t wait. If you’re on the lookout for events you can attend with your loved ones, we have a lot coming your way in the next few months!

Trivia Night

Calling all brainiacs – Trivia Night returns to GNAG on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 pm! Registration opened on November 2, and our tables are going quickly. Each table can comfortably accommodate six to eight players, so round up some friends and prove you’re the smartest squad in the Glebe. Yes, the team names are clever – GNAG staff will once again be playing as the Jeaniuses adorned in Canadian tuxedos – and prizes will be awarded to the best team costume! To sweeten the deal, we’re offering complimentary snacks along with the option to purchase charcuterie boards, bottles of wine and local beers. This year’s door prize will be two coveted tickets to Taste in the Glebe – can’t beat that! Trivia funds this year are going towards our subsidy program. If you know anyone who would use this service, please send them our way. They do not need to live in the Glebe, they need only share interest in attending a program with us! We have a business rate this year to attend or send employees as a team-building evening out. If you would like to purchase a table through your business, please contact before November 18 so we can help with registration.

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Craft & Artisan Fair! With over 50 local vendors showcasing their unique, handmade goods, you’ll find the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Not only is this event a shopper’s paradise, it’s also one of our most important fundraisers. All proceeds benefit the GNAG Community Development Fund (CDF) in support of crucial community programs, including subsidies, integration support and a new play structure set to arrive next summer. As a thank you for your support, every guest receives a free ticket to our fantastic raffle, featuring prizes from our talented participants. Saturday, November 25: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, November 26: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

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On behalf of myself and the team, I want to thank all the part-time staff, volunteers and the crowd of almost 300 people for coming out to our Halloween event. Many hours went into building the Lost City of GNAG! A special thank you to the full-time team including Paul O’Donnell and Katie Toogood who were the creators of this lost world – it would not have been possible without your wild imaginations and passion for community events.

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A big thank you to the Glebe Central Pub for running a charity golf tournament in support of GNAG. The post-golf dinner raised $1,470 for our Community Development Fund to subsidize spots for children wanting to attend camp including Winter and March Break programs. I hope you’ll join us for this season’s community events in your neighbourhood. We have a lot to offer, but none of it is possible without your continued support, and we are truly grateful!


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As this column is written, an intensive campaign is underway to encourage City Council to recognize the folly of sinking more than $419 million of taxpayers’ money into the Lansdowne 2.0 proposal. Efforts included the jam-packed “Let’s Talk Lansdowne” meeting on October 11 at the Horticulture Building where more than 400 people got their first and only chance to publicly voice their opinions about the proposal. A video of the event has been viewed nearly 900 times on YouTube. Organized by the community associations in the Glebe, Old Ottawa South and Old Ottawa East with the participation of many other organizations across the city, the overwhelming majority of speakers opposed the Lansdowne 2.0 proposal. The plan was released last April but was so flawed the city came back with Lansdowne 2.1 this fall. This revised plan comes just 10 years after taxpayers spent $210 million for Lansdowne 1.0 to revitalize the site “once and for all.” While it is possible that this proposal will have been voted on by City Council by the time this column is published (it was scheduled to go to full Council on November 10), it’s worth summarizing a few concerns: • Tearing down the recently renovated Civic Centre • Building a new arena with fewer seats in the park/toboggan hill • Building new north-side stands with fewer seats and no roof • Tearing down a new retail building and constructing new retail space • Building two high-rise apartment towers – 40 storeys and 25 storeys If approved, construction will last for five to nine years. According to a city analysis, taxpayers will be on the hook for over $300 million in new debt. This money could be better used to build affordable housing, fix public transportation and respond to the current climate emergency – even the idea of a green roof on the new arena has been shot down. The Glebe Community Association opposes this plan. The GCA and others proposed ways to improve it. They were ignored. Warnings were issued about the financial viability of the proposal including one from former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page. The usual voices tried to use the NIMBY brush to tar anyone who spoke against the plan. But Lansdowne 2.0 isn’t about the Glebe, it is a citywide issue. That’s why 70 members of the Federation of Community Associations (FCA) passed a unanimous motion opposing the development. To quote FCA president Robert Brinker, “Our members are concerned about the enormous amount of public funds for a public-private partnership project based on dubious

assumptions and uncertain benefits.” No matter what the outcome, thanks are owed to all the volunteers who organized the public meeting and other information sessions, analyzed reams of dense planning documents, made well-thought-out proposals to improve the plan, stood outside in all weather at the Farmers’ Market with the 3-D model the GCA commissioned, wrote to the mayor and councillors.

The usual voices tried to use the NIMBY brush to tar anyone who spoke against the plan. But Lansdowne 2.0 isn’t about the Glebe. . .it is a city-wide issue. Lansdowne 2.0 is just the most egregious example of the kind of unequal struggles communities face all the time. Perhaps by the time you read this, the vote has been delayed or council has rejected the proposal and sent staff back to the drawing board. If either of these things has happened, then maybe there is a chance to make this important public property work for everyone. If not, rest up – Lansdowne 3.0 may be only a few years away.

Community safety concerns

On September 24, a meeting to discuss community safety was attended by members of the GCA, GNAG, BIA, Parking Services, Ottawa Police, Shawn Menard, an outreach worker from Centretown and members from the community. The meeting was held to discuss community concerns about the increase in crime, drug use and homelessness in our community. These increases unfortunately reflect what is being seen throughout Ottawa and in other cities across North America. To really make an impact, more affordable housing and supportive services are required. This requires an investment from all levels of government. One immediate response to the current situation is an increase in security in the parking garage on Second Avenue. The Commissionaires have been hired as security guards and the city is looking at putting up fencing on the higher levels. A list of resources will be made available to the community for Mobile Outreach Teams to help with homeless and at-risk individuals, how to have needles picked up or how to contact mental health crisis lines. The next GCA Board of Directors meeting takes place Tuesday, November 28 at 7 p.m. at the Glebe Community Centre.

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As of writing this, the joint Finance and Planning Committee has yet to meet (but will have met by the time this article is out). We are busy preparing motions to try to improve the inadequate plan in front of us, while also highlighting the significant risks to the city and its residents should this proceed.

City Budget Survey and Consultation

Back in September, I mentioned that the city is heading into budget season. Last month, we held a great budget consultation with councillors Leiper and Troster. It was a chance to hear from residents and I thank everyone who was able to attend. If you missed that, there are other ways to make your voice heard. First, we’ve launched a budget survey to help us better understand the needs of residents across the city and help inform our work around Budget 2024 and ongoing budget priorities. This survey is open to residents in the Glebe and across Ottawa and can be filled out on our website at budget2024. We’ll also have another budget consultation this month on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. The consultation is being held in conjunction with councillors Brockington, Bradley and Carr. The consultation will be held at the Jim Durrell Recreation Centre at 1265 Walkley Road. You can learn more at our website, www.shawnmenard. ca/2024budgetconsultsouth. You can also attend committee meetings where the budget will be discussed, and you can give written or oral presentations. Each committee will have a meeting for its own section of the budget. Meeting dates and more information about the budget process can be found online at budget-2024-information.

Transportation Survey on Bank Street (Glebe and Old Ottawa South) We are conducting a survey of constituents and patrons of Bank Street in the Glebe and Old Ottawa South, and I hope you’ll take the time to fill it out. Your input will allow any future conversations surrounding Bank Street to be community-informed, right from the start. Please take three minutes to complete the survey and

feel free to share it with anyone you know who visits, shops or otherwise uses Bank Street in the Glebe or Old Ottawa South. The survey can be completed on our website, howyouroll. Your input and responses on these two surveys are greatly appreciated!

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For the past number of years, many lights have been out along both Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Colonel By Drive. This has been a frustrating and very concerning situation for residents. The lack of proper lighting is a safety issue for drivers and for people using the multi-use path. In recent years, we’ve had a number of discussions with both NCC representatives and with city staff, trying to get a solution and seeking some temporary lights in the interim. The main problem with the malfunctioning lights is an antiquated underground electrical system that prevents simple bulb replacements for these lights. Further, the design of the globes allows for water leakage, shorting out the system. In the spring, the National Capital Commission announced a plan to replace the lighting along both driveways. Work is expected to begin this fall, with completion in 2025. This will include lights along the roadway as well as along the pathways. Suitable replacements will be used to ensure the lights align with the heritage standards along the roads. While we’re glad to see a resolution to this problem on the horizon, we’re still concerned about having extremely dark roads and paths being used by residents, and we are asking the NCC to put up more temporary lighting to make these routes safer.

Reviewing the provincial expansion of the urban boundary

Last month, I led a group of 11 councillors calling on the Ontario Auditor General and Integrity Commissioner to review the province’s expensive decision to expand Ottawa’s urban boundary. I also put forward a motion at Council that was passed unanimously on the issue. Last month, word came from the provincial government, which is under RCMP investigation, that it listened to us and everyone else who demanded these decisions be rescinded. It has decided to remove lands and the changes made unilaterally to Ottawa’s Official Plan without consultation. Shawn Menard is City Councillor for Capital Ward. He can be reached at

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Wishing You Happy Holidays from the Glebe Christmas Tree Lot We are pleased to announce that The Glebe Tree Lot will be returning to the Kunstadt Sports’ parking lot, located at 680 Bank St., the weekend of November 25th. For those who aren’t able to come out in person, we do offer delivery. Simply call or text us with your tree requirements. Our staff will pick a tree of your choice and deliver it right to your front door. If you are interested, please CALL or TEXT Richard or Judy at 613-266-8979 to arrange for your delivery. We wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe holiday season. The Glebe Tree Lot

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Wind power in Ottawa By Graham Findlay, Angela Keller-Herzog and Cecile Wilson CO2 at Mauna Loa, 24 October 2023: 419.09 ppm As we move from our record-breaking summer of smoke, fire, heat and rain into the fall and winter, what can we look forward to? Will we have to endure ice storms, freezing rain and bitter cold? Whatever the changing climate brings us, we know that the current energy transition to low-carbon sources is necessary to limit the worsening effects of global warming and climate destabilization. Earlier this year, Community Associations For Environmental Sustainability (CAFES) conducted city-wide workshops to hear from residents in different wards about their concerns regarding climate change and environmental sustainability. One of the topranked concerns was the security of the energy supply. Renewable energy siting regulations under review In July, Ottawa City Council paused the siting of renewable energy projects. A draft of the new regulations is expected to go before committee and the full City Council in December or January. In its October 2023 report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) affirmed that the bulk of success in reducing global emissions so far was achieved thanks to solar photovoltaic, wind power and electric vehicles. Not only are solar and wind energy now much cheaper sources of energy than fossil fuel or nuclear, but battery storage costs are down 75 per cent from just five years ago. Interestingly, it is wind

LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN! turbine zoning regulation that is the most controversial. We need to ensure that the regulations currently being drafted by City Hall allow wind turbines, along with solar and battery storage, within Ottawa’s expansive boundaries. Advantages of wind power Energy demand is set to ramp up over the next 10 years and the utility industry is concerned whether there will be enough supply later in this decade. Compared to gas turbine plants or nuclear power stations, solar installations and wind turbines are quicker and cheaper to install, emit no greenhouse gases and leave no radioactive legacies. By encouraging wind turbines, solar facilities and battery plants within municipal boundaries, Ottawa will improve grid resilience, reduce transmission line losses and benefit host communities economically. Locally created energy brings income to land hosts, local municipalities through business taxes and the construction and maintenance industries. Why are we committed to getting our energy from Niagara Falls or Bruce County, when we can get it here at a competitive cost? Even more tantalizing is the prospect of local community investment in these ideas. Instead of letting distant pension funds do the investment work, we can do much of it ourselves. Ottawa is an active centre of investment in renewable energy through the Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative (OREC). OREC members currently own two wind turbines in Ontario, plus many solar energy projects right here in Ottawa. This kind of initiative creates

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setbacks exceed the minimum of 550 meters. If sound level complaints occur, the operator can modulate the turbine’s output to reduce noise emissions. Wind turbines have a reputation, exaggerated by some media, for posing danger to birds, but the number of birds killed annually by contact with turbines pales in comparison with birds killed by feral and domestic cats and by collisions with buildings. Nevertheless, the wind industry has embraced mitigation methods to reduce avian mortality. The American Bird Conservancy recognizes that climate change threatens the survival of birds and supports wind turbines when they are sited to avoid migration paths and stopover sites. What you can do No one said making changes to our energy landscape was going to be easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing. If you care about renewable energy and climate resiliency in Ottawa: Read the Ottawa City webpage renewable-energy-generation/. Write to your councillor and let them know where you stand. Contact OREC at Attend CAFES Climate Caucus meetings; contact to register. Graham Findlay is a director of OREC with two decades in the renewable energy industry. Angela Keller-Herzog is the executive director of CAFES. Cecile Wilson is a resident of the Glebe and interested in climate change, renewable energy and social justice.

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Ukrainian family benefit concert By Channing Rodman To benefit a local Ukrainian family in need, St Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church invites you to our “Light The Way” concert on November 19. Featuring a bake sale, craft sale, silent auction and enchanting choral music, this event will raise funds to support the Kateryniaks, a newcomer Ukrainian family building a new life in our community. Meet the Kateryniaks Before the war, the Kateryniaks lived in a medieval town in Ukraine, in houses just a few streets from each other. Mariana and Oksana are married to brothers who had to remain in Ukraine to serve their country – one in the army, one working in the gas sector. They each have two children: Pavlo, 17, and his sixyear-old sister Anna, as well as Davyd, 10, and his sixyear-old brother Demian. A year ago, volunteers at St Thomas began helping the Kateryniaks to resettle in Ottawa. In fact, you might have first met them in our local Being Neighbourly Facebook group, where local folks contributed support for their arrival. One incredibly kind and generous host opened her home in Old Ottawa South to the family of six, offering them free housing for eight months. Since resettling here, Mariana has been pursuing her dream of working in landscape architecture again and Oksana hopes to work full time in cosmetics. For now, the sisters-in-law trade off shifts at the Billings Lodge as client care assistants – one works while the other cares for the children. They are also studying English. Meanwhile, the kids are following their own dreams. Davyd is a talented soccer player who’s been able to develop his skills thanks to the support of generous volunteers. The six-year-old cousins, Demian and Anna, love playing together at after-school programs. Pavlo, has impressed everyone with his focus – he is diligently finishing high school at Glebe Collegiate in a new language while at the same time completing his Ukrainian high-school diploma. He hopes to

study cyber-security in university so that he can someday help his country. But as the war in Ukraine drags on, separating these kids from their fathers, rents are soaring in Ottawa, and these families are facing urgent financial need. Ukrainian Family Relief Fund St Thomas has launched the Ukrainian Family Relief Fund to help relieve their needs until they can fully support themselves. Mariana and Oksana have been working hard to learn English, find meaningful work and support their children as they adjust to life in Canada. St Thomas’s Ukrainian Family Relief Fund aims to raise $50,000 before December, enough money to cover their rent for the upcoming year and help Pavlo with the cost of Canadian university. To support them, you are warmly invited to bring

St Thomas volunteer Jean Jordan models a handcrafted hat in Ukrainian colours, to be sold at the Light The Way craft sale November 19 at St Thomas the Apostle Church to support a local Ukrainian family.

your families to “Light The Way” on November 19 at St Thomas the Apostle Church, 2345 Alta Vista Drive, to enjoy an afternoon of music and community. Ticket holders will enjoy beautiful choral music from several choirs, including the Ottawa Children’s Choir and the Military Wives Choir. There will also be a silent auction that includes lovely textiles from Ukraine. Doors open at 2 p.m. for the bake and craft sale, so early birds can have their cake and get holiday shopping done while supporting their neighbours. Tickets are available in advance or at the door for a suggested contribution of $40 for the live concert. For folks who prefer to enjoy the concert from home, we’ll be offering a link to experience the concert virtually for a suggested contribution of $20. To get a ticket, simply e-transfer your contribution to with the subject line “Light The Way,” and you’ll receive your ticket by email within three business days. If you would like to talk more to St Thomas’s team about how you or your business can support the Ukrainian Family Relief Fund, we would love to hear from you! Please reach out at starefugeeassist@gmail. com, and tell us how you’d like to help. And if you can’t attend the concert but want to support these two newcomer families, we would be incredibly grateful for your generosity. You can donate at Channing Rodman is a volunteer with St Thomas’s Ukrainian Family Relief Fund. She lives and works in Old Ottawa South, just a few blocks from her neighbours, the Kateryniaks.

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New leadership at the Glebe Centre By Julie Ireton Three and a half years after the global pandemic forced communities to pay attention to the long-term care sector, the Glebe Centre has a new leader with new priorities. “I’m coming in with a fresh set of eyes,” said Emma Tibbo. “For me as a new executive director, I want to make the Glebe Centre the home of choice and the employer of choice.” The not-for-profit organization runs the 254-bed, long-term care home across from Lansdowne Park, along with the adjacent seniors’ centre, Abbotsford House. Abbotsford provides services and programs to engage the 55-plus community and help seniors stay in their homes longer. Tibbo takes over from recently retired executive director Lawrence Grant, who was in charge at the centre for the past 15 years. “The last executive director went through the pandemic, but the staff and organization is ready for revitalization, and we need to look at the models of care for the future.” Tibbo started her new role in September. Originally from Scotland, Tibbo has had job experience including forensic work as a crime scene analyst in the UK and New York City. Since coming to Ottawa several years ago, Tibbo has taken on roles in strategy and performance at two area hospitals. While her role at the Glebe Centre is her first in the long-term care sector, Tibbo says she’s eager to dive into the new challenge of managing elderly care. Her priorities include creating a new strategic plan for the centre – the current plan, she says, hasn’t been updated since 2019. “We want to keep staff engagement and morale and make sure the Glebe Centre can continue to provide great care with all the rapid changes in the sector,” said Tibbo. Volunteers are key members of the team, yet the base of volunteers dwindled after the necessary

The new executive director of the Glebe Centre, Emma Tibbo, started in September. PHOTO: HEIDI FLUEGEL

precautions and restrictions started in 2020. “We’re such an amazing community. We want to encourage people to come in and volunteer, take part in programs. We also want to make sure we’re linked to the community which was a challenge during the pandemic, but we now need to ramp that up again.” At an open house on her first day on the job, Tibbo met with front-line workers, residents, families and board members. She says her plan is to go on regular “walkabouts” to engage with staff and the people they care for. “I always say, ‘once an adult, twice a child.’ How do elderly residents keep their identity? It’s a challenge and something we need to address, because the number of people requiring long-term care is on

the increase,” said Tibbo. There is one “huge concern” as Tibbo settles into work in the heart of the Glebe. She foresees challenges with plans for Lansdowne 2.0, including future road work, parking issues, traffic tie-ups and a lack of sufficient public transit – all of which will have an impact on residents’ families, Abbotsford members, volunteers and staff. “It could impact the ability to carry out programs,” she said. The Mystic Carnivale fundraiser gala on October 12 was a huge success and raised necessary funds for Abbotsford House and programming. The staff and management at the Glebe Centre thank everyone who contributed, from tickets buyers to donors, sponsors and volunteers. It truly was an evening that left everyone spellbound. See photos elsewhere in this issue. Abbotsford is your community support and seniors active living centre for adults 55+. We are the community programs of the Glebe Centre Inc., a charitable, not-for-profit, organization which includes a 254-bed, longterm care home. Find out more about our services by dropping by 950 Bank Street (the old stone house) Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., telephoning 613230-5730 or by checking out all of the Glebe Centre facilities and community programs on our website Julie Ireton is a journalist and frequent contributor to the Glebe Report on Abbotsford.

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Abbotsford’s Mystic Carnivale a great success Abbotsford’s Mystic Carnivale at Lansdowne’s Horticulture Building on October 12 featured dazzling circus performers, an engaging tarot card reader, a strolling magician and a scrumptious multi- course dinner capped with dancing under the big top! And much-needed funds were raised for the programs and community services to seniors that Abbotsford House provides. The evening left everyone spellbound. The organizing committee took a bow.

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2023 is here! By Gabby Renaud The holiday season is just around the corner, which means the Glebe is officially gearing up for one of its most cherished annual traditions, Glebe Spree! Hosted by the Glebe Business Improvement Area (BIA), this exciting event gives locals and visitors alike the opportunity to win a $10,000 Glebe shopping spree. This year’s Spree will run from November 15 to December 31. For every $15 you spend in a participating Glebe retailer, you’ll receive one sticker. Once you’ve collected ten stickers, or $150 dollars’ worth of purchases, you’re eligible to enter the draw for the $10,000 Grand Prize shopping spree in the Glebe. Enter your ballot by December 4, and you have a chance at winning the $2,500 Early Bird Prize! Whether you’re picking up gifts for your loved ones, treating yourself or just stocking up for the holidays, every sticker gets you one step closer to the prize! We caught up with last year’s winner, Mike Scrivens, to ask how it felt to win Glebe Spree in 2022. “I’m going to be honest, I thought this probably isn’t real,” he said. “I was a little skeptical

and then felt a bit of disbelief because I don’t recall winning much. Then I felt extremely lucky!” Scrivens spent his winnings at a few of his favourite spots: Glebe Meat Market, Bloomfields, The Rowan, Von’s, Cantina Gia, Home Hardware, The Mane Collective, Kettleman’s and Nicastro. In the spirit of giving back, he also went to McKeen Metro and bought $3,000 worth of gift cards which he donated to a local charity, Ottawa Salus. “The Glebe BIA has been organizing this event for over a decade, and it has grown to be a beloved tradition that brings us all together during the holiday season,” says Darrell Cox, executive director of the Glebe BIA. “As you explore the historic streets of the Glebe, you’ll find beautiful holiday displays, cozy cafes and friendly shopkeepers, creating an energy that truly makes the neighbourhood feel special.” Scrivens emphasizes that shopping locally is also about fostering a sense of community, as it provides “a great opportunity to catch up with old friends or chat with your neighbours.” “There’s nothing better than shopping locally,” he says. “I love being able to walk to the stores and support the

Mike Scrivens, last year’s Glebe Spree grand-prize winner of $10,000, has been busy spending the prize in Glebe businesses. PHOTO: GABBY RENAUD

community. I don’t think I’ve been in a big box store in a very long time.” Mark your calendars from November 15 to December 31, and shop locally to make this holiday season in the Glebe the most memorable one yet! Thank you to McKeen Metro, a

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By Jeanette Rive Walking along the Canal or Dow’s Lake, you may have noticed a black bird flying low above the water. Or a bird with a snake-like neck briefly surfacing before diving again. Or several of the dark birds roosting in the trees on Pig Island or on the rocks on Dow’s Lake, wings unfolded to dry their feathers. It’s the Doublecrested cormorant, a bird native to North America, related to the booby and the frigate bird. One of six species of cormorant found in North America, it’s the most common one in the Ottawa area, although there was great excitement in the birding community a few years ago when a Neotropic cormorant, smaller and much browner than our common residents, spent some time on Dow’s Lake. The name cormorant is a contraction of two Latin words “corvus” and “marinus” which when combined mean “sea raven.” Cormorants almost became extinct in much of Canada due to hunting, but they are abundant now and are considered pests by many. They consume vast quantities of fish. Their guano destroys trees where cormorants set up colonies. And there was a misguided belief that they weren’t native and were a threat to local nesting populations of native gulls and herons. Before it was banned in the early 1970s, the pesticide DDT also affected their breeding cycle. But like the Bald eagle, cormorants have recovered well. The Double-crested cormorant – the crest is only visible during mating season – is quite large, 70-90 cm in length with a wingspan of about 120 cm, and it weighs between 1.2 and 2.5 kg. It has bright, lightblue eyes, and its mouth, bright blue on the inside, is visible when it hisses at other birds or when a male

Double-crested cormorants, native to North America, are impressive fishers and divers. They are often seen along the Canal and at Dow’s Lake. PHOTO: JEANETTE RIVE

greets a female as part of the mating ritual. Cormorants are entirely matte black except for a bare patch of orange-yellow facial skin. Unlike other waterfowl such as ducks, they don’t produce much preen oil so their feathers get waterlogged when they dive. This is thought to be an adaptation to counter buoyancy – they can dive deeper because air bubbles do not get trapped under waterlogged feathers. Because their bodies are adapted for swimming and diving, they expend more energy in flying than any other bird. They are impressive fishers and divers – some cormorants can dive as deep as 45 metres and can hold their breath for several minutes. They chase fish underwater, propelled by webbed feet and using wings as rudders. Small fish are consumed

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immediately; just like Great blue herons, they bring larger fish to the surface and toss them in the air to so they go down the throat head first. Their upper bill is hooked, which is useful for catching prey. They also eat crustaceans, amphibians and some insects. Cormorants are gregarious birds, nesting in large colonies. There are colonies along parts of the Rideau and Ottawa rivers, including near the Chief William Commanda Bridge and Conroy Island in Gatineau. Choosing a new mate every year, the male will find a nesting site, showing off his crests and the bright colours of his neck and eyes, waving his outstretched wings to attract the female. Both build the nest, made up of small twigs, bits of debris, seaweed and grasses. Quite large, about 75 cm in diameter, the nest can be on the ground, on rocks or in a tree. If a nest is left unguarded, other cormorants will pilfer building material for their own nest. On average, five pale blue eggs are laid and incubated for almost four weeks. Chicks are tended another three to four weeks before leaving the nest. In some Asian and South American cultures, cormorants have traditionally been trained to catch fish. A loop was tied around the bird’s throat, allowing only small fish to pass and trapping larger fish in the gills. Along the Li River in China, for example, there was a belief that cormorants were very intelligent because they knew they were allowed to swallow every eighth fish. Once the bird had caught and delivered the seventh, it would refuse to dive again until it was allowed to eat the eighth. This practice has mostly died out and is now primarily performed for the tourist trade. Cormorants are migratory, and ours will be heading to the Atlantic Ocean for the winter. This fall has been very mild, and the cormorants may stay around longer. After the water level in the Canal and Dow’s Lake is lowered for the winter, many migratory birds take advantage of the exposed shoreline to fish and refuel before flying to their winter destination. Jeanette Rive is a Glebe bird enthusiast and frequent Glebe Report contributor.

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MUSHROOM RISOTTO It’s worth it By Tim O’Connor Risotto may be the screaming child of Italian dishes, always demanding your attention, but it’s worth it. It’s one of my favourite meals. I think I put it on the menu at Flora Hall so often just to make a little extra to scrape out before I drop the pan into the sink. It’s a fairly straightforward dish to make at home, so long as you have a half-hour to sit over it. Start with a great stock, as the flavour of the stock will be the flavour of the risotto – a spinach broth makes a spinach risotto, a tomato broth makes a tomato risotto. A simple chicken stock goes a long way. At the end you can add shredded chicken, or you can fry up some bacon to add, because everyone loves bacon. Well, not everyone. Risotto is also a great vegetarian meal. However you make it, start with a simmering pot of hot stock, some chopped onion and garlic and a bottle of vino at hand to deglaze the pan, or whatever. Note: I’ve never written down a recipe for risotto, so use a cup of rice or two, depending how much you want, and about four cups of stock per cup of rice. Use quality rice – the better the arborio rice, the better your risotto will be. I use Acquerello brand, from Nicastro’s in the Glebe. It makes risotto a special treat. Next you show that rich rice due respect and toast it. Warm your pan, add olive oil and canola oil, add rice and stir constantly until you see some golden brown on some grains – not every

grain has to look coloured. This really pulls out the nuttiness. Toasting the rice has changed my risotto game. Then add onions and garlic and a pinch of salt. Stir until the onions start to sweat, then turn down your pan to a light simmer and add enough wine to cover everything. This is where the culinary child starts screaming, and you have to stir full time until done. Once the rice absorbs all the wine like Uncle Phil at a family dinner, start to add ladles of stock, again just enough to submerge the rice. You want both rice pan and stock pan to have similar simmers, so they’re close in temperature. That way the liquid is absorbed by the rice and doesn’t evaporate. Keep repeating this process and after 10 or 12 minutes, taste your rice. You don’t want a crunch, but you don’t want it mushy. Once it’s just right, I add an obscene amount of butter, though that’s optional. I also add parmesan, though that’s optional too. You can also season with salt and pepper – but remember, that parm is salty. Serve immediately. Put a few leaves of fresh arugula on top if you like, or basil, and perhaps a few sliced cherry tomatoes. Risotto is versatile and delicious. You’ll be scraping the last bits out of the pan too.

Mushroom risotto requires time and patience, but the result is rich and delicious. PHOTO: TIM O’CONNOR

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NEIGHBOURHOOD OF SACR mapping the losses of Glebe Families in the First A few years ago the Glebe Report published my map of the Glebe’s fallen soldiers, airmen and sailors of the Second World War. The map gave us a revealing and very personal insight into the true trauma our beloved neighbourhood endured in those five years of cataclysm. However, I always felt it did not tell the full story because the men and women of our community who died in the First World War were not included. When the Second World War started in 1939, many Glebe families were still recovering from “the war to end all wars” — parents still shattered by the loss of their children, veterans coping with the effects of wounds, gas poisoning or “shell shock” or as we now call it, PTSD. The marks of that trauma were everywhere in the Glebe in 1939 when the worry and pain of a new paroxysm of violence shook it once again.

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Dave O’Malley, a graphic designer, has lived in the Glebe for more than 50 years. He is an aviation history writer and sits on the board of the Canadian Research and Mapping Association.

Time, as it always does, heals all. It has put temporal distance between these events and our own lives. New families have replaced these families in the Glebe's houses, and in turn they have been replaced. Though these men and one woman are now long dead, our neighbourhood is still home to their ghosts and we should acknowledge their presence, should ay remember them in the name of their families. sw n ee Qu It's our duty to know what happened here.

It puts things into perspective when we reflect on the challenges we face today — homelessness, employment, housing, healthcare, child care or work-life balance. Our stresses are real, but we don’t Dave O’Malley live in fear that our sons and daughters will be killed Adelaide Street in a war. We live in a self-centric and entitled world, and it's important to know that other families have survived far worse pressures and tragedies; that others postponed their happiness or even forfeited e it for a collective cause. In the First World War it was e Av Av le a n i for “King and Empire” (as misguided as that was) nd rla Gle be m and in the Second to fight absolute a Ch e tyranny, cruelty and oppression. Av


I have made no judgment on the manner of death. If they were on a casualty list or in the Canadian Virtual War Memorial, they were included. Some died of diseases, automobile and train accidents and even murder. The vast majority, however, can be said to

have died in action or on military service. In the last two years of the First World War, I discovered more deaths from disease — influenza and pneumonia were sweeping the trenches and accomplishing what artillery and mustard gas had not yet done. In the Second World War, there were fewer deaths by disease, but far more deaths caused by aerial combat.


While the men and one woman who are located on this map all died in the service of Canada during those terrible wars, it is actually their mothers, fathers and lovers who would be conscripted to carry the burden of that sacrifice until the end of their days. This map is not about the dead per se. It is a map of the addresses of the next-of-kin of those who died. It is a map of sorrow, a geographic depiction of the carnage on the home front and a way to change the abstraction of remembrance into a visceral understanding of the emotional damage done to the Glebe over that 30-year period.

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1: Cpl E. A. Langman 206 Queen Elizabeth Dr. (M) 2: Pte A. C. Wilkinson, 43 Strathcona Ave. (F) 3: P/O D. J. Richardson 25 Patterson Ave. (M) 4: F/O R. S. Butterworth, 47 Patterson Ave.(F) 5: Sgt J. D. Robertson, 58 Strathcona Ave. (M) 6: WO2 C. W. Leng, 58 Strathcona Ave. (F) 7: P/O J. S. Owens, 496 Metcalfe St. (F) 8: WO1 C. H. Hunter, 7 Linden Terrace (F) 9: P/O T. G. Nettleton, 13 Linden Terrace (F) 10: Sgt F. J. McGovern, 554 O’Connor St. (M) 11: P/O T. R. Williams, 314 Queen Elizabeth Dr. (F) 12: Cpl W. H. Cowling, 168 Isabella St. (F) 13: Sgt J. H. King, 176 Isabelle St. (F) 14: Tpr K. E. Smith, 180 Isabella St. (F) 15: Sgt F. I. Stata, 209 Pretoria Ave. (M) 16: Sgt S. V. G. Partridge, 182 Pretoria Ave. (M) 17: Sgt G. Jackman, 141 Patterson Ave.

18: F/O G. M. MacLean, 8 Allen Pl. (F) 19: Sgt A. K. MacLean, 8 Allen Pl. (F) 20: Lt R. L. Richard, 195 Patterson Ave. (F) 21: Sgt G. J. Goodwin, 12 Allen Pl. (M) 22: F/O L. F. O'Brien,1 Clemow Ave. (F) 23: FSgt P. W. Bisset Box, 217 Patterson Ave. (F) 24: Tpr L. W. M. Barclay, 220 Patterson Ave. (M) 25: F/O E. S. Guiton, 26 First Ave. (M) 26: Sgt J. A. McKenna, 12 Second Ave.e (F) 27: Tpt E. G. Flanagan, 571 O’Connor St. (F) 28: Pte D. S. McAngus, 578 O’Connor St. (F) 29: LSgt P. Clarke, 56 Second Ave. (M) 30: Lt F. B. Stewart, 83 Second Ave. (F) 31: F/O R. N. McCleery, 23 Fourth Ave. (F) 32: F/O A. I. Watterson, 28 Fourth Ave. (F) 33: FSgt S. S. Lang, 11 Fifth Ave. (F) 34: P/O W. O. Slack, 60 Third Ave. (F) 35: FSgt E. H. Kingsland, 96 Second Ave. (F) 36: F/O F. W. Moffit, 92 Second Ave. (F) 37: Lt C. R. Maundrell, 61 Third Ave. (F) 38: Lt E. W. Dowd, 159 First Ave. (F) 39: Capt W. J. Williamson, 100 Glebe Ave. (F) 40: FSgt L. J. Labarge, 85 Glebe Ave. (F) 41: P/O B. H. Labarge, 85 Glebe Ave. (F) 42: Pte D. G. Patterson, 691 Bank St. (F) 43: F/L J. A. Johnson, 691 Bank St. (F) 44: Lt S. Darling, 28 Clemow Ave. (F) 45: W/C J. D. Twigg, 14 Powell Ave. (M) 46: F/O R. J. Gray, 27 Powell Ave. (M) 47: P/O F. K. Orme, 27 Powell Ave. (F) 48: F/O D. R. Parker, 14 Renfrew Ave. (F)



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In the First World War, the legendary Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI), Canada’s last privately-raised regiment, was stood-up, trained and deployed from Lansdowne Park. Though they came from all over Eastern Ontario, Great Britain and Canada, they were as much a part of the Glebe’s wartime history as the loss of its own sons and daughters. Staggeringly, 1,272 officers and men of the PPCLI would be killed over the four years of the war.








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Air Force AC2 — Aircraftman 2nd Class LAC — Leading Aircraftman Sgt — Sergeant FSgt — Flight Sergeant WO2 — Warrant Officer 2nd Class

WO1 — Warrant Officer 1st Class P/O — Pilot Officer F/O — Flying Officer F/L — Flight Lieutenant S/L — Squadron Leader W/C — Wing Commander

Army Pte — Private (Infantry) Tpr — Trooper (Cavalry Private) Gnr — Gunner (Artillery Private) Gdsm — Guardsman (Guards Private) SG — Signalman (Signals Private) Spr — Sapper (Engineer Private) L/Cpl — Lance Corporal Cpl — Corporal L/Sgt — Lance Sergeant

Sgt – Sergeant Lt — Lieutenant Capt — Captain Maj — Major NS – Nursing Sister Navy O/S — Ordinary Seaman SA — Supply Assistant SLt — Sub-lieutenant

49: WO1 A. H. A. Morris, 67 Powell Ave. (F) 50: P/O J. E. Gardiner, 211 Clemow Ave. (F) 51: F/L D. J. McKenna, 140 Glebe Ave. 52: Cpl C. A. Hale, 247 First Ave. (F) 53: F/O J. L. Eagleson, 262 Second Ave. (F) 54: Pte J. Dempster, 684 Lyon St. (F) 55: Capt J. W. Courtright, 220 First Ave. (F) 56: Tpr H. C. Courtright, 220 First Ave. (F) 57: P/O D. Y. Claxton, 126 Second Ave. (F) 58: SA F. Quinlan, 168 Fifth Ave.(F) 59: FSgt V. Brophy, 575 O’Connor St. (F) 60: P/O J. D. Buchanan, 132 Second Ave. (F) 61: Cpl D. F. Shearn, 168 Fifth Ave. (F) 62: P/O C. D. Mison, 115 Third Ave. (F) 63: OS J. R. Millar, 74 Third Ave. (F) 64: F/O W. R. Morrison, 70 Third Ave. (F) 65: F/O G. R. Presland, 89 Fourth Ave. (M) 66: P/O A. I. McFarlane, 19 Fifth Ave. (F) 67: F/O J. B. Wilson, 9 Adelaide St.(F) 68: WO2 H. A. Healey, 21 Adelaide St. (F) 69: WO1 K. L. Dale, 31 Adelaide St. (F) 70: F/O G. D. Spencer, 57 Holmwood Ave. (F) 71: FSgt S. L. Reid, 12 Clarey Ave. (F) 72: Sgt Wilfred Robert Little, 8 Howick Place (F) 73: LAC J. H. Golding, 84 Fifth Ave. (F) 74: F/O J. R. Beasley, 147 Fifth Ave. (F) 75: LAC W. H. Beasley, 147 Fifth Ave. (F) 76: F/O P. Bosloy, 885 Bank St. (F) 77: FSgt A. A. Bussell, 800 Bank St. (Father’s Store) 78: Sgt A. A. Cameron, 98 Fourth Ave. (F) 79: Lt W. M. Foster, 230 Third Ave. (F) 80: WO2 D. Al. Watson, 145 Fourth Ave. (F) 81: S/L W. H. Baldwin, 182 Fifth Ave.e (F) 82: WO1 M. J. D. McGuire, 203 Fifth Ave. (F) 83: P/O P. G. Anderson, 203 Fifth Ave. (F) 84: Sgt A. R. McWhinney, 21 Morris St. (F) 85: F/O R. G. Mansfield, 34 Thornton Ave. (F) 86: F/O J. G. Boyle, 36 Monk St. (F) 87: WO2 L. R. Moffatt, 38 Monk St. (M) 88: P/O A. I. Cohen, 38 Monk St. (F) 89: P/O S. W. Follows, 13 Woodlawn Ave. (F) 90: F/O J. D. Lindsay, 35 Woodlawn Ave. (F) 91: Pte J. Cochrane, 15 Wilton Cres. (F) 92: Sgt D. G. Hutt, 9 Wilton Cres. (M) 93: Lt W. E. W. Steeves, 500 Queen Elizabeth Dr. (F) 94: Sgt J. B. Anderson, 514 Queen Elizabeth Dr. (F) 95: F/O H. P. Ralph, 23 Broadway Ave.(F) 96: Lt R. B. Murchison, 187 Third Ave. (F) 97: F/O P. W. Lochnan, 40 Broadway Ave. (F) 98: LAC G. H. Crawford, 132 Broadway Ave. (F) 99: F/O W. J. Windeler, 588 Queen Elizabeth Dri. (F) 100: F/O W. B. Ernst, 140 Broadway Ave. (F) 101: LAC L. D. Wetmore, 18 Findlay Ave. (F) 102: F/L W. J. B. Murphy, 994 Bronson Ave. (F) 103: Lt C. S. MacDonald, 316 Holmwood Ave. (F) 104: WO2 D. J. Somers, 301 Holmwood Ave.(F) 105: Gdsm E. V. H. Murdock, 71 Muriel St. (F) 106: F/O P. B. Dennison, 16 Newton St. (F)

107: LCpl S. A. MacDonell, 12 Newton St.t (F) 108: FSgt C. J. O’Grady, 51 Muriel St. (F) 109: WO1 L. N.Fresque, 38 Gordon St. (F) 110: Cpl D. A. Rennie, 58 Ella St. (F) 111: P/O H. M. Lowry, 328 Fifth Ave. (F) 112: Lt H. C. Fisher, 36 Muriel St., (F) 113: F/O D. R. Gilchrist, 862 Bronson Ave. (F) 114: P/O D. J. Arniel, 535 Percy St., (F) 115: F/O J. S. MacIntyre, 181A Fourth Ave. (F) 116: F/L G. B. Snow, 193 Third Ave. (F) 117: Lt L. M. Palmer, 533 Percy St. (F) 118: Lt W. H. Harrington, 310 First Ave. (F) 119: Cpl C. J. Johnstone, 308 Fifth Avenue (M) 120: P/O J. R. Patterson, 378 Third Ave. (F) 121: FSgt G. A. Booth, 290 First Ave. (F) 122: P/O D. S. Dadson, 291 First Ave. (F) 123: P/O R. G. Hill, 302 First Ave. (F) 124: F/O C. R. Olmsted, 818 Bronson Ave. (F) 125: Sgt I. A. MacDonald, 806 Bronson Ave. (F) 126: Sgt N. R. MacDonald, 806 Bronson Ave. (F) 127: FSgt H. E. Magladry, 796 Bronson Ave. (F) 128: FSgt G. J. Darling, 237 Carling Ave. (F) 129: F/O D. M. Eastman, 241 Carling Ave. (F) 130: LAC A. W. Ault, 324 Clemow Ave. (F) 131: F/O P. B. Code, 310 Clemow Ave. (F) 132: Capt T. E. Clarke, 291 Clemow Ave. (F) 133: Lt R. N. Stewart, 251 Clemow Ave. (F) 134: P/O R. M. Graham, 231 Clemow Ave. (F) 135: P/O L. J. Burpee, 111 Powell Ave. (F) 136: W/C J. S. Dunlevie, 34 Renfrew Ave. (F) 137: Gnr W. H. Morehouse, 123 Powell Ave. (F) 138: Capt J. L. Engler, 145 Powell Ave. (F) 139: SG E. A. B. Laidlaw, 58 Renfrew Ave. (F) 140: Lt G. W. Swale, 45 Renfrew Ave. (M) 141: FSgt J. K. Player, 55 Renfrew Ave. (F) 142: F/O D. M. Price, 30 Glendale Ave. (F) 143: FSgt R. H. Cowley, 220 Powell Ave. (F) 144: Pte. R. L. Whyte, 106 Renfrew Ave. (F) 145: SLt A. G. Byshe, 95 Renfrew Ave. (F) 146: Maj K. E. Richardson, 107 Renfrew Ave. (F) 147: F/O Ch. E. Dewar, 46 Imperial Ave., (F) 148: P/O R. J. Bradley, 259 Powell Ave. (F) 149: S/L F. E. R. Briggs, 142 Renfrew Ave. (M) 150: Pte J. L. K. McCann, 329 Powell Ave. (F) 151: Cpl M. J. Cleary, 343 Clemow Ave. (F) 152: FSgt F. J. Hogan, 311 Powell Ave. (F) 153: WO2 H. J. L. Copping, 491 Cambridge St. (F) 154: SP K. Sheehan, 19 Plymouth St. (F) 155: LAC R. H. Prosser, 604 Bronson Ave. (F) 156: Sgt E. J. Post, 320 Bell St. (F) 157: FSgt N. Leftly, 314 Bell St. (F) 158: Sgt E. M. Leftly, 314 Bell St. (F) 159: P/O E. H. Atkins, 273 Bell St.(F) 160: Gnr W. R. Smith, 299 LeBreton St. (M) 161: Pte H. S. Angel, 14 Henry St. (M) 162: F/O B. L. P. Pollock, Glebe Collegiate 163: John Hugh MacNeil, Glebe Collegiate

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Please scan the QR Code to visit the project website or visit https://sites. ca/walking-themhome/home.

Glebe Collegiate students have created a meaningful way of remembering former students who died in the Second World War – “Walking Them Home.” Remarked one student: “This is different from any other school project…and it feels much more meaningful.”

Glebe Collegiate (GCI) history students have been working on a meaningful Remembrance Day initiative – the creation of a walking memorial project called “Walking Them Home” to commemorate former Glebe students and staff who served in World War II. On their daily walk home from school from November 8 to 14, Glebe students are encouraged to walk by the house of one of the fallen soldiers, scan the QR code on the memorial sign and learn more about their lives. “These are soldiers who went to the same school as us, lived in the same neighbourhood as us, and maybe even sat in the same classroom as us,” says Nora, a Grade 10 student. In 1939, when the Second World War broke out, students and teachers responded to the call of duty and served in the Canadian Armed Forces. They all shared a common experience as a GCI student before saying goodbye to loved ones and heading out to serve their country and preserve the honour bestowed by the generation before who bravely fought in the First World War. Many of these brave men fell in the line of duty and never returned home to their families. This fall, students have studied these soldiers’ military service records, carefully piecing together their lives, finding parallels between the soldiers’ lives and their own. In a spirit of remembrance, GCI students have created

a memorial walk through the Glebe which identifies the homes of former students and offers information about their lives and service. “This project not only teaches you about soldiers, but students and young adults,” says Katie, Grade 10. “People who also went to Glebe and had only recently graduated or were still in school. Their records even show what teams they were on and their aspirations. This gives so much personality to the soldiers and the lives they gave up for Canada.” The hope is that the Glebe community will join in walking the memory of their soldier back home – ultimately, “Walking Them Home.” “This project teaches us the importance of community,” observes Liv, also in Grade 10. “We will share their stories, experiences and lives with our community, in hope to reconnect and learn about the history of the land and community we live in.” Memorial signs have been displayed with permission on the front lawns of houses that were once inhabited by the families of these soldiers. “Seeing where they lived helps people understand that they had ties to the community and could have been someone’s neighbour, teacher or friend,” reflects Kaamil. Students have found this experience memorable. “This is different from any other school project I have done before and working on it feels much more meaningful,” says Annika.

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Here is a list of some titles read and discussed recently in various local book clubs:



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The Invention of Wings

Sue Monk Kidd

15 Book Club

Man’s Search for Meaning

Victor E. Frankel

35 Book Club

American Dirt

Jeanine Cummins

Abbotsford Book Club

The Gathering

Anne Enright

Broadway Book Club

The Dickens Boy

Thomas Keneally

Helen’s Book Club

One Hundred Saturdays

Michael Frank

The Book Club

Lessons in Chemistry

Bonnie Garmus

Topless Book Club

Gravel Heart

Abdulrazak Gurnah

Sunnyside Adult Book Club

How to Pronounce Knife

Souvankham Thammavongsa

Sunnyside Second Friday Book Club

The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Eva Jurczyk

Sunnyside Mystery Book Club

If your book club would like to share its reading list, please email it to Micheline Boyle at

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Ava observes, “Some people were just as young as us and were willing to give up their lives to protect their country.” “It’s extremely important that we keep the stories of these young men and women alive and use our voices to speak for those who can’t ever speak again,” says Carolina. In the 1937 edition of the Lux Glebana, Glebe Collegiate’s yearbook, in an article titled “What Price Liberty,” student Ian A. McPhee reflected on the Canadian experience in the First World War. “A few short years ago, millions of men died that we might enjoy freedom and security. If we fail to keep it, we fail those whose torch was passed on to us to keep burning brightly, and to be held high. If we do preserve it, we honour them, and when we in our turn pass on, we will know that behind us lives a generation of free men and of free women to be the keepers of this great heritage of ours – Canada.” By encouraging our students and greater community to remember the lives of these brave men by “Walking Them Home,” it is our hope that we are truly honouring those who came before us, ensuring that the torch that was passed on to us to keeps burning brightly. On the map, you will see pins showing the addresses of all the former GCI students and staff who served in World War II. Please consider using this map to plan a memorial walk of your own.

Pins mark the addresses of former Glebe Collegiate students who died in the Second World War. You are invited to use the map to “Walk them home” to honour their memory this November.

Jessica McIntyre is a history and social science teacher and head of social sciences at Glebe Collegiate Institute.

Look for these signs on your walks around the Glebe. They mark the addresses where Glebe Collegiate students lived, who then lost their lives in the Second World War.






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The Strange and whimsical history of books Umberto Eco: A Library of the World Documentary, (Italy, 2022)

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Review by Iva Apostolova If you think that the two-hour documentary, directed by Davide Ferrario (After Midnight), is a eulogy to the late Umberto Eco, you will be sorely mistaken. As a matter of fact, this documentary is not about virtues at all (the virtues of reading or writing, for example); on the contrary, it is mostly about the curious nature of human vices. It is true that the movie focuses on the persona of one of the greatest writers of our time, over whose body of work both literature and philosophy still fight for the claim. But it is not a movie about Umberto Eco per se. If anything, it gives the audience a sneak peek into the strange and whimsical history of books: how books came about, who collected them and for what purpose were they used. And if you think you know books, the movie will make you think again. Italian thinker Umberto Eco, best known for his novels The Name of the Rose (which he claims he detests), Foucault’s Pendulum and his penultimate novel, Prague Cemetery, is in fact a semiotician by training and profession. He remained a Professor Emeritus at University of Bologna until his death in 2016. Semiotics, a hybrid discipline between linguistics and philosophy, is the study of signs and their meanings. What the movie makes you realize is that unlike what most people would expect from the personality of an academic, and a famous one at that, Umberto Eco is the most down-to-earth relatable character you’ll ever meet. His ability to comfortably express himself in Italian, French, Spanish and English, coupled with his piercing sarcasm, self-deprecating sense of humour and the ever-present twinkle in his eye, have made him a favourite interlocutor in academic and popular discussions alike. Eco is one of those one-in-a-billion scholars who feels as much at home in a university hall as at a Comicon event.

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The fact that Eco was an avid book collector may not come as much of a surprise. Although owning books is one thing but being the sole proprietor of a whopping fifty-thousand-plus book collection, making it one of the largest, if not the largest private book collections in the world, is quite another. But Eco’s is no ordinary book collection: its heart and soul are rare ancient manuscripts about curiosities (both real and fantastical), ancient and medieval “fake” books (that is, books about fake historical events or fake scientific manuscripts), books about the occult, the list goes on. It looks like he was interested in the underbelly of literature, that which lies hidden and locked in the vaults of human psyche. Why? you may ask. As the British philosopher Bertrand Russell once wrote, the so-called “bad” books are immensely useful, if for nothing else, to teach us valuable lessons about writing and thinking. But even more importantly, as I’m sure Eco himself would concur, with a wink nonetheless, what drives the world is imagination, and imagination needs feeding. After all, what better food than the bizarre, the weird, the odd and the curious preserved in stories and pictures? Running time: 120 mins Available on AppleTV+, Prime Video Iva Apostolova is associate professor and vicerector, research and academic, at Saint Paul University and a regular Glebe Report contributor on films and TV.

Get ready for an exciting cinematic event right in the heart of Old Ottawa South! We invite you to join us at the Mayfair Theatre on November 11 for the premier of Coffee to Cocktails, the debut feature film from local Ottawa filmmaker Andrew Brannen. Crafted in collaboration with a small team of talented Canadian filmmakers, the film follows a revolving door of conversations at a single café table as the afternoon slips away, and the drink of choice goes from coffee to cocktails. “I’m delighted to be screening Coffee to Cocktails for no better motive than for all the hard-working people who helped this film come alive,” says Brannen. “I’m eagerly counting the days until they get a chance to see all their dedicated efforts up on the screen and to celebrate this picture going the distance.” Mark your calendars for this exclusive premier happening at the Mayfair on Saturday, November 11 from 2 to 5 p.m. Brannen, who both wrote and directed the film, will be in attendance to share insights and answer questions during a post-screening Q&A session. Additionally, there will be a raffle for a themed gift basket. Advance tickets are now available online. To purchase, please visit the Mayfair Theater’s website. Each ticket provides entrance to the event and the opportunity to participate in the raffle. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to support local talent and immerse yourself in the world of Coffee to Cocktails. We can’t wait to see you at the Mayfair for an unforgettable afternoon of cinema! Hanna Stewart brings you this invitation on behalf of writer/director Andrew Brannen, a local resident who is thrilled to share his first feature film with the community.

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Bytown Voices concert brings Comfort and Joy! By Mary Forster

Ottawa Bach Choir opens with Magnificat! by Elena Goubanova The JUNO award-winning Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) is preparing for the first concert of its 22nd season, Magnificat, in early December. Magnificat features festive baroque settings of the Marian canticle by several composers, including the original setting by Johann Sebastian Bach, composed for his first Christmas in Leipzig in 1723. There will also be works by Jan Dismas Zelenka and Heinrich Biber, both originally from the Czech Republic, and the Italian Isabella Leonarda. Included as well is the virtuosic cantata for solo soprano and trumpet by Bach, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51, featuring dazzling baroque soprano Myriam Leblanc and trumpeter Josh Cohen. The Theatre of Early Music baroque orchestra, along with its founder, countertenor Daniel Taylor, joins these superb artists, along with tenor Owen McCausland and bass Alex Dobson. This program offers audiences the chance to hear an array of sublime, yet rarely heard, settings of the Magnificat. Its ancient text from the Gospel of Luke is typically sung liturgically at Vespers, especially during the season of Advent which precedes Christmas. Bach’s original Magnificat in Eb, BWV 243a, was performed at the Vespers service at St. Nicholas’s Church in Leipzig on Christmas Day and includes a sequence of four laudes – songs of praise which outline the Christmas nativity story. These interpolations are sung between the movements of the Magnificat and provide an exceptional array of colours that complement the main work. Join us as we celebrate the 300th anniversary of Bach’s original performance of this exceptional work.

The concert takes place on Saturday, December 2 at 8 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church, 130 Glebe Avenue. Tickets are available at the following levels: reserved $55, adult $45, senior $40, student $20, children 12 and under free. Season subscriptions at a 10-percent discount are also still available for a limited time. For more information, visit the Ottawa Bach choir website at, email, or phone 613-270-1015. The Ottawa Bach Choir, founded in 2002 by Lisette Canton, performs choral music from all historical periods while keeping Bach’s choral oeuvre as the focus of its repertoire, providing an unforgettable experience of choral music at its best. The OBC won the 2020 JUNO Award for its album, Handel: Dixit Dominus; Bach & Schütz: Motets, in the category Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral. It peformed at the prestigious international festival Bachfest Leipzig in June 2022. The OBC has toured extensively in Europe, Canada, the United States and China, and it was the first Canadian choir ever to peform at Bachfest Leipzig in 2014. The choir’s latest recording, Johann Sebastian Bach: Six Motets, on the ATMA Classique label, has been described as “one of the finest on record” (The WholeNote) – it is available on all streaming platforms as well as on the choir’s website. Come share our passion as we celebrate this festive season in a beautiful setting with magnificent works from the baroque period with some of Canada’s leading musicians in this style – you won’t want to miss it! Elena Goubanova is the administrative manager of the Ottawa Bach Choir.

The Bytown Voices choir welcomes you to attend their concert entitled Comfort and Joy! It will offer seasonal traditions with a touch of smooth jazz. Please join us at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 10 at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street. You’ll hear some familiar favourites with highlights from The Sound of Music along with carols, A Charlie Brown Christmas and Bob Chilcott’s A Little Jazz Mass, all under the direction of Joan Fearnley with accompanist Carla Klassen. Bytown Voices is a “no-audition-necessary” choir of mixed voices: soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Children aged nine and up are eligible for membership too, making Bytown Voices a true community choir. If you are considering joining a choir, our new term begins in January with registration opening on our website (see below) on December 15. We especially encourage parents with children to join our ranks along with any interested tenor and bass voices – we need your participation! Previous choir experience is not necessary, and members benefit from many online learning supports in a nurturing environment. The Bytown Voices choir practice is on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at St. Basil’s Church on Maitland, just north of the Queensway. Joan Fearnley has led the Bytown Voices for more than eight years. She brings her many years of experience in guiding choirs including both the children’s and women’s choirs of the Notre Dame Basilica in Lowertown. Tickets for the concert are $20; children 12 and under are free. Parking is available on the street and at the City Hall lot off Laurier. For more information regarding tickets or membership, please visit our website, Mary Forster has sung with the Bytown Voices for three years. She strongly encourages anyone who loves music to try them out. “It’s a fine choir with a supportive ethic.”

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Rideau Chorale sings Baroque By Janice Manchee During its seven-year history, Rideau Chorale has explored several different musical periods. For its December concert, it’s returning to Baroque. The Baroque era was sandwiched between the Renaissance and Classical periods and lasted from about 1600 to 1750. The term Baroque wasn’t actually used until the end of the period. It is the French translation of the Portuguese word for “broken pearl,” and some music historians think it was meant as an insult to this “modern” music. Baroque is characterized by lots of vocal ornamentation with intricate and complex details. It has a continuous bass line underpinning the more expressive higher voices and includes frequent key changes, especially between keys near one another. As well, it can be very lively. It is, in short, lots of fun to sing and listen to. But how to choose the pieces? There’s early Baroque (1600s) and high Baroque (1700-50). The masters included Handel, Monteverdi, Telemann and J.S. Bach. The French distinguished themselves musically from the Italians, often by the instruments they used and the way in which they used the rhythm of the text. Rideau Chorale’s new music director, Kevin Reeves, has selected a French master of Baroque, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, for Rideau Chorale’s December concert Charpentier was the son of a master scribe and well-connected to influential families in Paris. He was well educated by the Jesuits and attended law

school for just one semester before taking off for Italy. He went to Rome and spent two or three years studying with Giacomo Carissimi, a master of early Italian Baroque. Upon his return to France, he immediately began working for the aristocratic Guise family where he remained for 17 years. He was given an apartment in the Hôtel de Guise, which indicated he was not considered a servant but rather a courtier. Over his time with the family, Charpentier produced a sizable collection of oratorios, operas, masses, hymns and other works that brought some of the Italian flavour to French Baroque. The Guise family and their influence with King Louis XIV helped Charpentier break Jean-Baptiste Lully’s monopoly on the composition and performance of opera in France. And when Molière finally had his fill of Lully, he turned to Charpentier for the incidental music in his plays. Later in life, Charpentier worked for the Jesuits, where he stopped writing his larger works and focused on putting Christian text to music. Charpentier was prolific, writing between 500 and 800 works, many now seemingly lost. But his music lives on today, with his Te Deum providing the fanfare for the Eurovision Network. Reeves has chosen three Charpentier pieces for performance by Rideau Chorale. The longer Messe de Minuit de Noël is based on 10 traditional French carols. Instead of the solemn sound of many masses, it has a lyric and dance-like quality. Magnificat H. 79 and Salve puerule are shorter pieces revealing more of Charpentier’s style.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French master of Baroque, will be featured in the upcoming Rideau Chorale concert to be held December 10 at Southminster United Church.

“So, put our concert in your calendar,” says Reeves, “and come experience the joyous atmosphere of a Baroque Noel.” The concert takes place Sunday, December 10 at 7:30 pm at Southminster United Church. Information about Rideau Chorale and its virtual and upcoming performances can be found at rideauchorale. com. Tickets are available on Janice Manchee is the chair of Rideau Chorale and sings tenor.

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Carmina Burana By Roland Graham Ottawa Choral Workshops presents its most ambitious production to date – Carl Orff ’s mighty Carmina Burana, on November 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Southminster United Church. For anyone whose musical trivia resources are lacking, Carmina’s opening movement, “O Fortuna,” is one of the most recognizable and frequently used pieces of classical music in popular culture, chosen by filmmakers, marketers and others for its ability to convey a sense of epic grandeur, intensity and vital life force. It’s also been frequent fodder for parody and comic adaptation, perhaps most amusingly as reimagined in the YouTube clip “O Fortuna Misheard Lyrics” (google that for a laugh), such is its immediate familiarity and catchiness for music fans the world over. Otherwise, Carmina Burana is highly memorable for its captivating blend of powerful melodies, rhythmic energy and dramatic storytelling, depicting themes of love, fortune and fate, elements that have always connected with singers and audiences on profound levels. Set predominantly in Latin – with a bit of Middle High German thrown in – the score offers singers a perfect blend of musical challenge and reward. An effective performance requires nuanced musicianship and a good measure of vocal stamina; learning the score facilitates these, offering not only a great educational experience, but also a thrilling, immersive and unforgettable sonic experience performing. The fall Choral Workshop started back in September. Participants have been studying and learning the Carmina score through weekly rehearsals and sectionals in the weeks since, at home through online study resources and by listening to favourite recordings. In all, they will have about 20 rehearsals under their belt by the time they take the stage to perform. For many, singing Carmina this fall has been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, the striking of one item off their bucket list. Learning the music and rehearsing it with friends has certainly been a significant part of that; performing it with a professional percussion ensemble and trio of outstanding vocal soloists after 10 weeks of preparation will be merely the cream! Furnishing the bulk of the instrumental score will be pianists Matthew Larkin and Jean Desmarais, playing a pair of nine-foot Steinways – Southminster’s own piano and the one that

percussion that employs glockenspiel, snare drums, cowbells, timpani, triangle, xylophone, cymbals and more. Local vocalists – soprano Morgan Strickland, tenor Adam Sperry and bass Ryan Hofman –will interpret Carmina’s delightful and arresting solos, including the inimitable “Olim lacus colueram,” which depicts a swan contemplating its circumstances as it is roasted over a spit and prepared

to be eaten! Hard to be more visceral than that! Tickets for the concert start at $30, and you can find them through our new website, and on (search OCW + Carmina Burana). Hope to see you there! Roland Graham is the founding director of Ottawa Choral Workshops.

Two pianos, four pianists, eight hands! A special two-piano festival for jazz and classical music lovers! By Roland Graham The Master Piano Recital Series is hosting a mini festival of two-piano duo performances on November 25 and 26 at Southminster United Church. The notion of a “piano recital” universally evokes images of solitary figures – the performer, but also the composer and even the lonely latenight piano tuner – toiling in solitude to generate spectacular and otherwise unattainable results. The piano may be the quintessential solo instrument, offering not only a unique range of dynamics and timbres among instruments, but also claiming the largest and most impressive body of solo repertoire, especially if music for the piano’s precursors is thrown in. Only the pipe organ can compete, but the pipe organ is restricted in terms of where it is found and who can play it. And yet there abounds music for two pianos, both in classical repertoire through the centuries and as an accepted performance approach in classical and contemporary genres. Many composers, from Mozart to Bartok and beyond, wrote splendid pieces for two pianos, aiming to achieve a more symphonic or multi-layered musical outcome than a soloist could achieve with one piano alone. Lots of two-piano pieces are quite spectacular, offering in performance the added dynamism of having two performers to follow. At one time, especially before recording technology was widely available, two-piano arrangements offered a means of exploring and reproducing music for other, often much larger ensembles, in more intimate settings. Either for entertainment or study or as an excuse for social interaction, twopiano compositions and arrangements have always been around to aid access to music and music appreciation. It’s also hard to think of two pianos and not imagine the duelling “stride” pianists of the 1920s and 30s, showing off their chops in elaborate musical dialogues that smacked more of contest than collaboration, at least as I imagine


it. There was the monumental occasion where Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock recorded their celebrated duo album together in 1978. In Ottawa today, we are blessed with many excellent pianists and several established duos as well. And so, it is timely for the Master Piano Recital Series to offer its first-ever pairing of pianos and pianists in this November’s mini duo festival. The mini festival kicks off on Saturday, November 25 with a Latin/Cuban duo comprising Havana-born pianist, composer and band-leader Miguel De Armas and Canadian multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Deniz Lim-Sersan leading a journey to the heart of Cuban and jazz music. Their diverse and complementing talents will take you on a trip like no other, blending elements of Latin, Afro-Cuban and world music and more along the way. On Sunday, November 26, Duo Octavian, made up of virtuoso Ottawa-born

Duo Octavian, made up of virtuoso Ottawa-born classical pianists Carson Becke and Suren Barry

classical pianists Carson Becke and Suren Barry, explores musical narrative, playing works by Ravel – the tender Mother Goose suite and the apocalyptic La Valse – and Gershwin (Porgy and Bess). Becke and Barry are energetic and engaging performers who love speaking to their audiences and drawing their listeners into their musical world. Find details of both concerts and obtain tickets on (search Master Piano Recital Series + Two Piano Festival). Roland Graham is artistic director of the Master Piano Recital Series held at Southminster United Church.


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Big Soul Project concert supports food bank By Diane McIntyre On December 9, the Big Soul Project (BSP) community choir and Deep Groove Band, conducted by music director Tahlia DeCorso, will perform its annual Christmas concert, “A SoulFilled Christmas.” This year, the choir and band will again be joined by Zeke Gross on saxophone leading a fourpiece brass ensemble. The guest master of ceremonies will be Adrian Harewood. The concert will feature gospel, soul and pop songs of peace, love and unity as well as Christmas favourites. Big Soul Project concerts are always fun and often have audience members clapping along or even rocking in the aisles. The choir is further animated as the audience reacts during the shows. As one audience member exclaimed

after a recent BSP concert, “Great music, great fun and a great time!” Big Soul Project’s 2022 Christmas concert raised over $16,000 in donations for the Ottawa Food Bank, where contributions are much needed again this year. The choir has already spread much joy by helping to raise funds for community outreach groups including Ancoura (supportive housing) and the Ottawa South Refugee Group which helps settle and welcome newcomers to Ottawa. The choir debuted in 1997 as the Ottawa Community Gospel Choir and was renamed Big Soul Project Community Gospel Choir in 2003. Since 2004, the choir has had the good fortune to practice with a live band playing drums, keyboard, guitar and bass at all Monday evening rehearsals.


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Big Soul Project ’s mission is to bring people together to promote a sense of connection and empowerment through music. “I really enjoy the musical interaction between the voices and instruments that make our BSP sound unique and whole,” said one band member. “I enjoy being able to provide the pulse and drive necessary to keep the feet moving and the bodies swaying.” Another added, “I come on Monday evenings for the friendship, the strong sense of community and to sing my heart out.” Words that have been used to describe Big Soul Project: joyful, soulful, groovin’, foot tappin’, hand clappin’, body movin’, thankful. We hope you can join us at Dominion Chalmers on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:45). Tickets will be available on Eventbrite (see QR code or search on Eventbrite for BSP Christmas concert) at $25 adult, $15 students ages 13-25 and free entry for children under 12. There may also be tickets available on a cash-only basis at the door. You are also invited to come to our dress rehearsal at Fourth Avenue Baptist Church on Monday, December 4. Tickets on Eventbrite (search for BSP Rehearsal Concert) or at the door. General admission tickets are $15;

children 12 and under are free. Contributions to the Ottawa Food Bank will be welcomed – cash donations will be matched by a generous donor. Diane McIntyre is a former Glebite active in civic affairs and a member of Big Soul Project.

POETRY QUARTER The Dead of Winter Winter is approaching rapidly. If we are to judge the seasons as the cycle of life itself, then the dead of winter – the coldest days of the year – is a time of reckoning, a time for reflection on what has come before and what is yet to come. And how better than through the lens of poetry? From the coziness of home, we look out on winter, frigid in its most still moment. We call on poets to share their ruminations of the mind and heart, as they turn inward and acknowledge what the year has wrought.

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As we observe Remembrance Day this month, we commemorate and remember the lives that were lost serving our country at home and abroad in defence of our values and freedoms. In Ottawa Centre, our local legions organize meaningful ceremonies in our community where residents can gather to honour our veterans and remember those who sacrificed their lives. We are forever thankful to those who have served our country. Lest we forget. As Ottawa Centre residents, we know that rising costs of groceries and housing and affordability in general continue to impact our lives daily. In good news, the Climate Action Incentive Rebate is being deposited in bank accounts across our community, and families should expect to see their rebate in their bank account. The Climate Action Incentive Rebate ensures that big polluters pay their fair share, while returning money directly to families. And most households get more money back than they pay in, with low-income and middle-class families benefiting the most. It makes life more affordable, gives people an incentive to switch to cleaner options where available and encourages the investment to create cleaner options where they don’t yet exist. If you haven’t received your rebate yet or have any questions about this benefit, please call my office. As our government works hard to make life more affordable, I am proud of the progress we have made, including our investments in affordable housing projects across Ottawa Centre. Last month, we celebrated the groundbreaking of the second phase of Mosaïq, thanks to the dedicated work of Ottawa Community Housing (OCH). The federal government is proud to partner with OCH to continue to address chronic homelessness and move the development of more affordable homes forward. There is a strong need for affordable and supportive housing in our city, especially for our most vulnerable. Thanks to this partnership, a total of 413 affordable homes

are being built on the corner of Booth Street and Gladstone Avenue. Mosaïq Ottawa will redefine affordable housing in Ottawa and create a new standard for design, sustainability and community benefits. It will include mid-rise residential buildings and low-rise townhomes to offer a variety of housing options. It also focuses on indoor and outdoor amenities, convenient parking, bicycle facilities, storage and a central park. Every Canadian who wants to should be able to afford to own a home that meets their needs. In addition to making social housing more accessible, we are implementing measures to bring the dream of home ownership back within reach for Canadians. Ottawa Centre residents can now open a First Time Homeowners Savings Account (FHSA) at their local financial institution. In order to do so, you must meet all of the following requirements at the time the account is opened: • at least 18 years of age; • not more than 71 years of age on December 31; • a resident of Canada; • a first-time home buyer. For the purpose of opening an FHSA, you will be considered to be a first-time home buyer if you did not at any time in the preceding four calendar years live in a home as your principal place of residence that either you owned or jointly owned. You can open an FHSA at a bank, credit union or a trust or insurance company. If you have any questions about this, please contact my office. As we approach the end of the year, I am reflecting on the impact the cost of living has had on our community. Our government has prioritized investing in measures that will help Canadians get through these rising prices. We have built on the progress we have made since 2015 such as the Canada Child Benefit, $10-a-day childcare, Canada Workers Benefit, dental care for kids, Climate Action Incentive Rebate, Old Age Security, the elimination of interest on student loans and more. I would be pleased to hear your feedback on any of these programs. Let me know what has made a difference for you. As always, do not hesitate to contact my community office, we are here to help!

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Reflections on Ontario’s first #SafetyRide From September 21 to 24, my team and I were on the road for our #SafetyRide to Toronto. It was a remarkable experience. The goal was to get from Ottawa to Toronto by bicycle in four days, and I’m proud to say we made it, with the support of colleagues and friends along the way. Massive thanks to Erica Braunovan, Ethan Smith-Johnson, Sharon Lee and John Purkis for their support on the road. Thanks go out as well to the friends who met us along the way, taking time to tell us about safety issues in their communities. We stopped in Kingston, Brighton, Oshawa and Scarborough, then finished on the front lawn of the Ontario Legislature. We heard from vulnerable road users, and we discussed Bill 40, The Moving Ontarians Safely Act. Bill 40, if it is passed, would apply penalties to all driving offences under the Highway Traffic Act that result in the death or serious injury of a vulnerable road user. Judges would be able to sentence offenders with community service hours, license suspension or driver re-education training. I will never forget the stories we heard. I spoke to Anita Armstrong, mother of Serene Armstrong who was critically injured when a driver hit her as she crossed Meadowlands Drive. The driver stopped, backed up and then fled the scene. He later tried to sell his car to avoid responsibility. Serene was in hospital for months and will live the rest of her life with a brain injury. For his reckless act, the driver was fined $2,000 and given a one-year license suspension, but only because he failed to remain at the scene. It is more typical for reckless drivers to get modest fines and retain the right to drive. That’s what happened to Jess Spieker, who joined us in Oshawa, Scarborough and Queen’s Park to tell her story. She was hit in 2015 on her bicycle by an SUV driver, who was later fined $300. The crash threw Jess

off her bike and left her with a broken spine, brain injury and extensive soft tissue damage. The tissue damage in turn caused serious blood clot-related complications that nearly killed her. The driver who hit Jess appealed the fine and retained the right to drive. In Scarborough, I met Chris, a former paramedic, whose ambulance was hit by a reckless driver as he responded to a roadside accident. The impact caused significant damage to the ambulance, shifting the vehicle several feet as they attempted to load a patient. The driver fled the scene. The reality is that the number of vulnerable road users being hurt or killed is not going down. Research suggests that at least 20 vulnerable road users will be brought into hospital emergency departments in Ontario today after being struck by a reckless driver. Until we have the technology and the infrastructure to stop this, we need laws that deter reckless driving and help turn bad drivers into good drivers. There are countries that have done so, and we should be following their example. That’s what Bill 40 is about, and I am pleased to work with a growing community to help it pass second reading at the Ontario Legislature in November. Stay tuned for details on that important work, and please send me an email at to tell me about your own experiences with road safety.

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Thirty Years Ago in the Glebe Report This retrospective is filed bi-monthly by Ian McKercher of the Glebe Historical Society. The society welcomes the donation or loan (for copying) of any item documenting Glebe history (photographs, maps, surveys, news articles, posters, programs, memorabilia, etc.). Contact Ian at 613-235-4863 or Note: All back issues of the Glebe Report to June 1973 can be viewed on the Glebe Report website at under the PAST ISSUES menu.


Capital Ward Councillor Jim Watson’s column announced that Ottawa City Council had approved a Pay-As-You-Go policy that could see the City of Ottawa free of debt by 2017, 24 years hence. The policy would be phased in as debt matures. Pay-As-You-Go meant that capital projects would be funded from the property tax base. The City would not borrow money to undertake projects, and major projects would be limited to “those we can afford.” Watson stated, “For too many years the City hasn’t been very responsible with your tax dollars, and have put us in debt. This move will help eliminate the debt over the next two decades.”


Former Capital Ward Councillor Rob Quinn lamented the fact that City Council membership was no longer a parttime job. He felt the trend in Ottawa to full-time council members had served to restrict the pool of talent from

which good candidates emerged. He stated, “Too often, full-time councillors brought little experience, training or wisdom to the table and frequently relied on political ideology and leaders of a similar bent for guidance and direction. Potential councillors with extensive experience, especially of management or a professional nature, could not entirely set aside current responsibilities to serve on council. Ottawa would stand to gain much, including a reduction in costs, if that pool of talent could again provide candidates for City Council.”


For several days in October, a mammoth tree stump from Clayoquot Sound was on display at the corner of Bank Street and Third Avenue to raise public awareness of clear cutting in British Columbia’s old growth forests. It was transported here by members of the Western Canadian Wilderness Committee. It took the group five days to unearth the stump and load it on a flatbed truck for its cross Canada tour.

Healthy aging – time for innovation Glebe Report board members Jennifer Humphries, Lynn Johnston and Bhagwant Sandhu, and Kent Raistrick of Winchester Print discuss the printing of the Glebe Report. PHOTO: JUDY FIELD


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By Carolyn Inch October’s Glebe Report carried an article describing an event in a park in Old Ottawa South at which the concept of a Seniors Health Innovations Hub (SHIH) was introduced to about 80 residents of central Ottawa, including representatives from six allied communities and service providers. This month, the publication “Your Guide to Healthy Aging in the Community,” detailing the SHIH on page 15, has been inserted into the Glebe Report. The publication was made possible by a New Horizons for Seniors grant that was awarded to further the progress of the SHIH as well as to inform older adults of local services. It was distributed in Old Ottawa South in October and will be distributed in Old Ottawa East in December. It will also be made available on newsstands and community sites in Heron Park and Alta Vista. Our vision is of a non-profit corporation working toward healthy aging in central Ottawa communities. We would like to test innovative concepts that have been proposed by experts nationally and internationally to enhance the ability of seniors to stay in their homes and communities. At the same time, we want to measure the impact of these innovations not only on the quality of life of our residents

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but on the efficiency of service provision. To date, we have gathered support from political, social, academic and business interests, and we are ready to develop a structure designed to implement those innovations. Policy makers and academics recognize the value of having access to a community of committed older adults with a background on the services required and outreach capability. A couple of grants have allowed us to accelerate our progress in the areas of education, primary care, technological innovations and housing. What is needed now is the synergy of individuals with vision from all age groups and professions coming together to develop a board and advisory committee. We have an abundance of talented people in central Ottawa and believe that offering a structure to organize that talent will bear fruit for our generation and for our children. Further details on the SHIH are available on the Old Ottawa South Community Association website ( Look under Committees – Senior Watch Old Ottawa South (SWOOS) and click on the SHIH logo on the page. If you are interested in learning more or becoming involved, please contact us at TheSHIH or by scanning the QR code on your cell phone camera. Carolyn Inch is a resident of Old Ottawa South, a grateful recipient of a New Horizons Grant and ever the optimist about the success of the venture!

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Core strength: what it is and how to get it! By Sue Reive Ever wear a pair of loose pants without a belt? You feel like you are letting it all hang out! This is what happens when your abdominal muscles are weak; indeed, the abdominal muscles, specifically the transverse abdominis, are like the buckle on your belt. When they contract, they help stabilize your trunk, which is necessary for everyday activities. Many people suffer lower back pain because they lack strong core muscles, i.e., the deep back muscles and abdominals. The spinal column consists of 33 vertebrae, of which 24 are moveable. They are connected by discs and ligaments allowing both movement and stability. The discs consist of a ligament-like outer ring which houses a soft gel-like inner nucleus. The discs act as shock absorbers but at the same time allow spinal movement, while adjacent ligaments help to stabilize the vertebrae. There are seven vertebrae in the neck (cervical), 12 vertebrae in the thorax, to which the ribs attach and form the ribcage, and five vertebrae in the lumbar spine. The remaining vertebrae are fused together to form the tailbone (sacrum and coccyx). The vertebrae sit on top of each other and form a distinctive S curve with the neck and lower back being slightly concave and the thorax convex. These curves help the spine to withstand the force of gravity and loading; any deviation from the normal S-curve will reduce the spine’s ability to shock absorb and transmit load. The surrounding spinal muscles provide the stabilization necessary for a healthy spine. The spine has muscles that move the spine forward (flexion) and muscles that move the spine backwards (extension). The extensors keep us upright. There are three layers of back extensor muscles: the most superficial muscles include the powerful latissimus muscle; the middle layer consists of the erector spinae muscles

which keep us erect; and the deepest muscles include the multifidus, which functions to prevent excessive movement of the spinal joints. The latissimus and erector spinae muscles function as prime movers and are responsible for large spinal movements such as bending and generating power for activities such as shovelling. In addition to the muscles, the thoracolumbar (TL) fascia, a diamond-shaped ligament-like structure, provides core stability. It covers and surrounds the lower back muscles (multifidus, erector spinae) and serves as the attachment site for the large buttock muscle (gluteus maximus) and the latissimus and trapezius muscle in the neck and upper back. Thus, the TL fascia helps transfer the force between the arms and legs. The abdominal muscles in the front (transversus abdominus) attach to the TL fascia. When the abdominals contract, they pull on the TL fascia and help support and stabilize the spine. It is like tightening the buckle on the belt. The ligaments, discs and deep muscles send messages to the brain about joint position. The nervous system then makes specific muscles contract to maintain trunk stability. The deep muscles are extremely important in stabilizing the vertebrae during movement. Sometimes people have good core muscle

strength but poor motor patterning; they exhibit what is referred to as a faulty movement pattern and therefore lack stability. Some people have spinal segments with increased spinal joint movement due to injury or lax ligaments. One such example is anterolisthesis where one vertebra slides forward on the adjacent vertebra. This causes more stress on the spine which leads to pain and dysfunction. Spinal stability requires good alignment of the vertebrae, good strength in the spinal muscles and correct muscle control by proper firing of the nervous system. Treatment focuses on strengthening and motor patterning. Without good spinal stabilization, lower back pain can ensue, and simple activities of daily living become difficult. So, take care of your spine and start a good strengthening program. Susan Reive is a physiotherapist at Ottawa Physiotherapy and Sport Clinics – Glebe.

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Map of the Glebe, 1895

Ottawa Electric Park, east of Bank Street, north of Clemow, looking toward refreshment booth, July 1892. SOURCE: NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA, PHOTOGRAPHER: WILLIAM TOPLEY

Ottawa Electric Park (the Landing), east of Bank Street, north of Clemow, July 1892. (Note: Clemow Avenue did not exist at the time).



�Plastic�milk�bags:� �don’t�throw�them�out!� Did you know that 4-litre milk bags can be given a second life? A group in Old Ottawa South uses them to make items such as sleeping mats, which are used locally and around the world.

Let’s help by donating our milk bags! You can drop them off at the Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue, in the bright green bin to the right of the stairs.

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Pangawogo Ninga Aki (Heartbeat of Mother Earth) is on display at the National Arts Centre.

Art by Emily Brascoupé-Hoefler

“Unhoused” by Glebe photographic artist Valerie Noftle.

Emily Brascoupé-Hoefler, who grew up in the Glebe, is an Algonquin Anishinabeg artist who recently collaborated with a London, Ontario augmented reality (AR) company, EXAR Studios, to create an augmented reality art project for viewers at a number of locations in Ottawa, including a camper van on Sparks Street. While the AR project on Sparks Street closes November 15, the rest of the walking tour in downtown is ongoing, including Brascoupé-Hoefler’s mixed-media artwork at the National Arts Centre. The piece, called Pangawogo Ninga Aki (Heartbeat of Mother Earth), evokes the need to walk gently on the land. It is located inside the NAC’s canal-side lobby, and a digital version is displayed on the NAC’s five-storey Kipnes Lantern. The AR experience is available through the Engage Art app designed by EXAR, which allows the viewer to see and hear about traditional Algonquin sky and land teachings.


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The Glebe according to Zeus


Robo-pigs spotted in the Glebe! AI-powered, robotic guinea pigs, referred to as robo-pigs, are in the Glebe! Indeed, several have been hired at the multi-dollar conglomerate, “We let go of the underperforming guinea pigs from the mail room and replaced them with robopigs,” announced Zeus from his office on Third Avenue. “Production has gone way up,” he added, “and costs down.” A surprise to the Glebe community, the robo-rodents have been spotted mingling regularly with the community and accessing services. “I have to admit,” said Liam of Erling’s Variety, “I was a bit surprised when they arrived after work one day, but now they have preferred customer status! Unlike the regular guinea pigs, they always pay their bill and never get raucous and loud!”

“I’ve changed a few computer chips for some of them,” offered Nabil from PCPerfect. “I enjoy chatting with them. They have a refreshing, logical view, and are great at pointing out inconsistencies,” he said, adding that he’s thinking of hiring one himself. But what about the guinea pigs who lost their jobs? We caught up with Floof, who was trying on boots at Glebe Trotters. “I’m doing very well, thank you! I’m making more money now on Rodent Insurance (RI) benefits than I did at “Apparently, we weren’t even getting minimum wage, and there will be a class action suit!” said Fluffy, who talked excitedly about plans to try new winter sports, such as tobogganing, now that he has more time and is no longer sore from lifting large boxes in the mailroom.

Other expected negative impacts also turned out to be incorrect. “We thought robo-pigs would add to the hutch crisis, but apparently they can live in the cardboard box they arrive in,”

said Roamy Powers, president and CEO of the Corner Mortgage and Hutch Corporation (CMHC). Are there any downsides to the robopigs? Only time will tell!

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Yes, the Sylvia Holden, whose name graces the park at O’Connor and Fifth. Holden, 93, who lived on Renfrew Avenue for 20 years and now lives in Burlington, Vermont, dropped in at the Glebe Community Centre and the offices of the Glebe Report on October 12 for a short visit. Her son Alfred Holden accompanied her. Alfred was an occasional editor of the Glebe Report from 1977 to 1980. Sylvia Holden was a tireless neighbourhood advocate from the 1970s to the 1990s, working for, among other things, better recreational facilities in the Glebe, especially parks. She had a large role in the creation of the tot lot later named Lionel Britton Park and worked hard to obtain parks on Clemow and to the northeast of Lansdowne (the park now named Sylvia Holden Park). The original Sylvia Holden Park, moved to accommodate the redevelopment of

Lansdowne, was at the corner of Holmwood and Bank. Holden was active in the Glebe Community Association and, in addition to parks and recreation, worked hard on causes such as recycling (before the city’s recycling program), the peace movement and local elections. She was circulation manager for the Glebe Report from its inception in 1973 to 1989. In a 2010 Glebe Report article, Holden recalled her years in the Glebe: “The quality of life in Ottawa was wonderful – people looking out for one another. We worked together at parenting, not just our own children but each other’s.”

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Scarf and jewellery sale at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church

St Matthew’s annual Scarf and Jewellery Sale will take place December 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. PHOTO: MARGRET BRADY NANKIVELL

Ottawa Children’s Storytelling Festival Nurturing young minds through the magic of storytelling Brenda Kamanzi The Ottawa Children’s Storytelling Festival is back, and it promises to be a magical experience for children aged three to 12. From November 20 to 25, the National Capital will come alive with the enchanting power of storytelling. This free bilingual festival, featuring talented storytellers from Ontario and Quebec, is a celebration of the art of storytelling, designed to captivate young minds and ignite their imagination. The festival’s mission is to foster a love for language, culture and the shared human experience through the art of storytelling. The event is proud to partner with esteemed organizations like the Odawa Native Friendship Centre, Conseil des Écoles Catholiques Centre-Est and Consortium Centre Jules-Léger. The venues for this festival will be diverse, including the Odawa Native Friendship Centre, various Ottawa Public Library branches and an online platform. The Ottawa Children’s Storytelling

Festival is a delightful journey into the world of imagination and creativity – and it’s free! Storytelling, an age-old tradition, holds the power to transport young minds to far-off lands, introduce them to new cultures and immerse them in exciting adventures. With a lineup of talented storytellers, children will be enthralled by the power of words and the vivid imagery painted by these gifted individuals. Mark your calendars and join the Ottawa Children’s Storytelling Festival for a week of wonder, imagination and unforgettable tales that will leave a lasting impact on the young hearts and minds of Ottawa. For more information email:, or visit childrens-storytelling-festival. Brenda Kamanzi is social media and marketing coordinator for the Children’s Storytelling Festival.


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been donated by others. Reducing the number of new items purchased helps people Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose before opting for the more expensive Recycle option. The Great Glebe Garage Sale is the first major event each year. Parishioners and friends are encouraged to keep things out of the landfill by passing them along to the church. The parish joins with the Glebe community by selling these donations and contributing to the Ottawa Food Bank. An impressive online auction sale will be held from November 9 to 19. Items which are no longer needed by donors are sold at very affordable prices to people who give them new homes. Throughout the year, there is an online boutique which again encourages people to keep items out of the landfill. It’s all about Reducing and Reusing! Thrifting at St. Matthew’s will provide you with high quality goods at affordable prices while at the same time help people in the community.

Looking for fanatastic Christmas gifts at non-inflationary prices? St. Mathew’s is the place to go. On Sunday, December 3, the church will present its annual Scarf and Jewellery Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is the second in-person sale since the lockdown. It will be held downstairs in the church hall, which is accessed by the First Avenue entrance, just west of Bank Street. Twenty-five per cent of the sales will go to the Ottawa Food Bank, which especially needs funds at this time of the year. There will be a fine selection of accessories for both women and men including scarves, ties, hats, gloves, mitts, belts, purses and wonderful costume and silver jewellery. There will be special seasonal items on sale too. The premium table offers name brands such as Birks, Hermes, Liberty, Coach and Kate Spade, to name a few. Fundraising is a part of all church communities as they strive to supplement their incomes for special projects. What started out solely as fundraising for St. Matthew’s now includes a focus on the environment, with year-round opportunities to reuse items that have

Marg Terrett is a St. Matthew’s parishioner. She and Virginia Lindsay are the coordinators of this year’s scarf and jewellery sale.

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Review by Julien Lamoureux In 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released, redefining open worlds in gaming and earning massive success for its revolutionary gameplay. Now, six years later, Nintendo has launched the sequel, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. After playing the first few sections of the game, my breath is taken away! As the main character Link, you explore the limitless landscape of Hyrule, from the scorching dunes of the Gerudo desert to the most bone-chilling peak of the Hebra mountains. Throughout your journey, you will encounter friends and foes, uncovering the truth behind the cataclysmic event known as the Upheaval. Unlike many other games, it perfectly builds upon its revolutionary predecessor, correcting critical flaws and enhancing the already superb game mechanics, making you wonder how the prequel didn’t have these elements before. First, the game adds many new abilities, allowing the player to develop more fun and creative solutions to challenging obstacles. The first power players receive is the Ultrahand ability, which permits them to move nearly any object and attach it to others, enabling them to create their own inventions unique to their playing style. For example, if players need to get across

a river, they can employ Ultrahand to make a makeshift raft to propel themselves across. Another ability that plays a core role in the overall gameplay is Fuse, which grants the player the capacity to combine materials and weapons. In the previous game, weapons were obtained by defeating strong enemies, and materials were only utilized for cooking, yet in this game, the developers took a risk, indicating that because of The Upheaval, all weapons have decayed profoundly and players must fuse materials to mete out adequate damage. Second, Tears of the Kingdom adds two extra maps, allowing the player to explore three different maps throughout the game. The player first

experiences the Sky Islands above the surface of Hyrule, floating landmasses of ancient ruins originating from the long-forgotten Zonai people. When exploring the Sky Islands, the player will frequently encounter these android-like beings made by the Zonai that will give them tips, resources and sometimes challenges. However, the Sky Islands aren’t the only extension to the map, as access to The Depths is available through the many chasms on the surface of Hyrule. The Depths are a dark and cold place, filled to the brim with obstacles and challenges that will put the player’s innovation skills to the test, as corrupted enemies

in The Depths can permanently take away health until they reach the surface again. Lastly, the story is much more developed and possesses a more substantial role in the player’s journey. In Breath of the Wild, the game suffered from a lack of story due to the abundance of freedom given to players to explore the vast world; in the sequel, a difference is evident, with the contrast being shown right after beating each game’s respective tutorials. Once the player leaves Breath of the Wild’s tutorial zone, they can beat the game immediately, although it would be difficult. In Tears of the Kingdom, the game does not tell you where the final boss is, forcing you to progress the game at a natural pace and have a greater sense of purpose when playing through the story. To conclude, I would give this game a 9 out of 10 due to its exceptional gameplay mechanics and the overwhelming world to discover. In addition, the game perfectly recaptures the magic that made the previous game so revolutionary, while adding its own unique charm, which is precisely what I want in a sequel. However, I believe that despite the more developed story, the game remains predictable and can suffer from a lack of suspense. Also, I preferred the music in the first game and found that certain songs do not fit their intended themes in the sequel. Nevertheless, the game is incredible and deserves all the attention it has been getting in the media. So, what are you waiting for? Go play it! Julien Lamoureux is a Grade 11 student at Immaculata High School.

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The unwanted kiss that Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), planted on a female soccer player as Spain celebrated its win in the Women’s World Cup has sparked a critical dialogue on issues of consent and respect. It highlighted the importance of upholding boundaries, even at the highest levels of sports leadership. The RFEF took swift action by launching an internal investigation. The federation proclaimed commitment to transparency and accountability, though many argued Rubiales should have been fired immediately. After weeks of resisting, Rubiales finally gave into growing pressure and resigned. This incident serves as a stark reminder that consent and respect should be at the core of all our interactions, both within sports and in society at large. It calls on all of us to engage in open and honest conversations about these crucial values. On social media, American soccer player Alex Morgan captured the shared anger and letdown experienced by individuals upon learning of the event. “I’m disgusted by the public actions of Luis Rubiales . . . Winning a World Cup should be one of the best moments in these players’ lives but instead it’s overshadowed by assault, misogyny and failures by the Spanish federation.” It is evident that Rubiales’ behaviour not only brought disgrace to those implicated but also reflected poorly on

Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), has resigned after kissing a soccer player without her consent. MINISTRY OF THE PRESIDENCY. GOVERNMENT OF SPAIN

the RFER. Many argued that prompt measures should have been taken. However, the incident initiated discussions on responsibility and honesty within sports associations, and the collective duty to guarantee that fairness prevails. In these challenging times, we can use this incident as an opportunity to reinforce our dedication to upholding these values, not just in our personal lives but also as part of a broader community that strives to create a safer and more respectful world. Peter Ngwanza is a Grade 9 student at Immaculata High School.

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STEM Learning at Glebe Cooperative Nursery School By Julie LeBlanc Toddlers and preschoolers at Glebe Cooperative Nursery School (GCNS) have been enjoying the beautiful fall weather and are settled into their school routines. The educators at GCNS are committed to creating a comfortable and engaging space for young learners, and parents visiting the classroom can’t help but notice that STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning is visible everywhere. Young children are naturally curious and keen to understand the world around them. The activities and environment at Glebe Cooperative Nursery School give great examples of how STEM skills start to develop early. The classroom is set up every day in a very mindful way with open-ended activities for exploring, building, counting, comparing, creating, imagining, problem solving and investigating. Children have been busy with things like building blocks, puzzles, balances, baking sets, tools, sensory bins, rhythm sticks and water play. Toys, materials and activities are rotated to stay fresh and keep up with children’s interests. Many activities, such as exploring whether an object will sink or float, have little ones practising the scientific method! Educators in the classroom warmly encourage the children by narrating what a child is doing, sharing observations, providing feedback and asking questions. Engaging with a child who is deep into discovery by asking questions like “What do you think would happen if. . .?” or “How could we change. . .?” helps to further a child’s thinking and skill building. In addition to helping children learn through independent play and exploration, STEM concepts are often a focus of educator-led activities. Children have many opportunities to read together, sing together, play together and talk together. Numeracy concepts

like counting, comparing and categorizing come up all the time in books, songs, games and conversations. The little ones at Glebe Coop Nursery School are sure to have a fun-filled year of learning and growing!

By Joanne Saunders Children in Glebe Coop Nursery School learn STEM skills by exploring, building, counting, comparing and problemsolving. PHOTO: JULIE LEBLANC

Coming up later this month – Family Fun Night!

Join us for a Family Fun Night hosted by GCNS on Sunday, November 26th from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will take place at Where I Thrive, 1-117 Glebe Avenue, and is open to all in the community. This will be a fundraiser for GCNS featuring live music, a magic show, free play for kids, a cash bar and a family meal sponsored by McKeen Metro. The cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children. For tickets, please contact Thank you for your support! Julie LeBlanc is responsible for communications for the Glebe Cooperative Nursery School.

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I want to thank the Glebe and the adjoining communities who have supported and helped Acorn Early Learning Centre to become an important part of the lives of the children and families that we serve. Our partners, the Chinese United Church, the Red Apron (our caterer), Olga’s Deli and our past and present families have all had a part in creating a happy, safe learning place for children. As we move forward, we hope that our investment in the families we serve through the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care program will have a further positive impact and help in these trying times. Thank you for your support and for giving myself and my staff a fabulous life in this community. Looking forward to many more years! Joanne Saunders (Miss Jo) is the executive director of Acorn Early Learning Centre.

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IMMACULATA HIGH SCHOOL MAC FAIR, Sat. Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Huge juried craft fair featuring over 90 local artisans showcasing their handmade work. Immaculata High School, 140 Main Street. Plenty of free parking. It’s a fundraiser to support extra-curricular and social justice initiatives and Christmas Hampers for hungry families. Information available on our website: www.MACFAIRCrafts. ca. Your $3 admission earns you a ticket to our raffle with dozens of quality handmade prizes. Early bird prizes for the first 30 adults through the doors at 10 a.m.!

ABBOTSFORD SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTRE (950 Bank St.) BOOK SALE, Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pocket Book: $1.00, paperback: $2.00, hard cover: $3.00 or until December 22nd, fill a $10.00 bag (available at Reception) with as many books as it will hold. ABBOTSFORD SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTRE (950 Bank St., Tel.: 613-230-5730) HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR, Sat., Nov. 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Home-made crafts, ornaments, baby clothes, knit-wear, teddy bears & other delightful comfort creatures, pottery and clever gift ideas, home-baked goodies including frozen apple pies to go, and a Tea Room to restore, chat and enjoy the comfort of food and friends. All to support the Centre! ABBOTSFORD SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTRE (950 Bank St., Tel.: 613-230-5730) Learn & Explore Speaker’s Series, Wednesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Nov. 15: Marc St-Onge is Senior Emeritus Scientist for the Geological Survey of Canada. Marc is back by popular demand to present on the History of Canada and its Geological Survey. Bring pen and paper and be prepared for an engaging and enlightening hour. This will be held LIVE and on ZOOM simultaneously. Nov. 22: Peter Thomas MA is an historian by education and avocation. His talk “The Manuscripts of Timbuktu” will locate Timbuktu and cover how it came to be one of the wealthiest cities in Africa in the Middle Ages. He will address why and how it came to be the home to many thousands of ancient documents which were stored by the families of local librarians in Timbuktu. However, the documents came under threat of destruction when al-Qaeda invaded Timbuktu in 2012 so the librarians devised a plan to get them out of the city to a place of safety. This was fraught with danger. The talk will briefly cover what has happened to the manuscripts subsequently. This will be held LIVE and on ZOOM simultaneously. N.B.: The lectures are free but one must register in advance for a seat or ZOOM link. Tea/coffee and treats available for purchase in dining room courtesy of your Members Council. CANCELLATION: CENTRE FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION AND SCHOLARSHIP Due to the ongoing situation in Israel, our keynote speaker was unable to join us for “Sabotage: Women’s Resistance at Auschwitz - Holocaust Education Month Launch Event Commemorating Kristallnacht”, originally scheduled for Nov. 9, 2023. We made the difficult decision to postpone the event with plans to reschedule in the spring of 2024. Reservations already made for the event will be maintained. We look forward to welcoming you at that time. FRIENDS OF THE FARM ANNUAL NON-DINNER Please join the Friends for our popular annual fundraiser. Not a single person will show up and we will be delighted. You can help the Friends of the Farm just by staying at home! Individual seats $25. Couples $50. Family $100. Table of Six $250. Community $500. Your support is greatly appreciated, and your

donation is tax deductible. You can contribute by using our online fillable form for cheques or PayPal at FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS FAIR is coming to town, Sat., Nov. 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Trinity Anglican Church, 56 Cameron Ave., www. (613-733-7536). Do some Christmas shopping, stock up your larder and get your Christmas cards. Look in Frosty’s giant freezer where you can get delicious frozen meals and soups. Visit the Bakery Shop to pick up some of the best treats in town. Pick out gifts for your special people. Why not treat yourself too. There are tables of knitting, sewing and handmade gifts. Get beautifully made tree decorations. Select favourite items from the new-to-you jewellery shop. Finally, pick up next-to-new decorations to get ready for the season, all for a bargain. GLEBE ST. JAMES CHURCH BAZAAR, Sat., Nov 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 650 Lyon St. The annual bazaar has many tables and once again a “wool room” and “Fish Pond”. And this year a silent auction. Come for 10 a.m. and stay for lunch. All is good. In the spirit of the season, join MUSICA VIVA SINGERS for an evening of all things pastoral: ‘Dreams of Sheep’. This eclectic program includes songs of sheep and shepherds down the centuries, featuring Renaissance partsongs; a bit of Handel; contemporary works by Canadian composers Sarah Quartel, Christopher Ducasse, and Ruth Watson Henderson; and even a little Kate Bush! The concert takes place Mon., Dec. 1, 7:30 at Centretown United Church -- or catch our reprise of the program on Dec. 15 at Orleans United Church. Tickets: $25 General Admission, $15 Low-Income, available from choir members or at the door; online tickets on Eventbrite or on the MVS website at It will run approximately an hour and a half with no intermission. Masks encouraged. Both venues are wheelchair accessible.

OLD OTTAWA SOUTH GARDEN CLUB MEETING, Old Ottawa South Community Centre (The Firehall), 260 Sunnyside Ave., Tues., Nov. 14, 7 p.m.: Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library. Mélanie Ouellette, founder of the Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library (, will provide a presentation on how and why the library promotes gardening with native plants. Concepts will be introduced that include “habitat corridors” and the three pillars of the organization. Photographs of native wildflowers and gardens will be included. Membership: $25 per year, $40 for a family, drop-in fee $7 per meeting. Info: or 613-247-4946.


Glebe Report

In addition to free home delivery and at newspaper boxes on Bank Street, you can find copies of the Glebe Report at:

Abbas Grocery Abbotsford House Black Squirrel Bloomfields Flowers Bridgehead 1117 Bank St. Capital Home Hardware Clocktower Pub Douvris Martial Arts Ernesto’s Barber Shop Escape Clothing Feleena’s Mexican Café Fourth Avenue Wine Bar Glebe Apothecary Glebe Central Pub Glebe Community Centre Glebe Meat Market Glebe Physiotherapy Glebe Tailoring Goldart Jewellery Studio

PROBUS Ottawa is welcoming new members from the Glebe and environs. Join your fellow retirees, near retirees and want-to-be retirees for interesting speakers and discussions, not to mention relaxed socializing. See our website: for more detailed information about the club and its activities as well as contact points, membership information, and meeting location. We will be meeting on Wed., Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Gloucester Presbyterian Church, 91 Pike St. for a presentation about the Influence of the Vikings on the English Language.

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UKRAINIAN CHRISTMAS MARKET, Sat. Nov. 18, 10AM – 2PM, Ukrainian Banquet Hall at 1000 Byron. Purchase delicious homemade Ukrainian food – perogies, cabbage rolls, borshch, delicious baked goods and other sweet treats! Shop for unique Christmas gifts – one-of-a-kind items, local & imported Ukrainian arts and crafts, beautifully embroidered blouses that Ukraine is known for and lots more! For info or vendor tables, call 613-728-0856.

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FOR SALE Just in time for the holidays, PUZZLES, SEASONALS CARDS AND A VARIETY OF BOOKS celebrating the farm can be purchased from the Friends of the Farm Boutique (

WANTED SNOW SHOVELLER. Reliable, experienced, and energetic, for Dow’s Lake home. After every non-melting snowfall, light or heavy. Porches, walkways, patio (not driveway). Must have text and email to ensure efficient contact. Reply to:

Hillary's Cleaners Hogan’s Food Store Ichiban Bakery Irene’s Pub Isabella Pizza Kettleman’s Kunstadt Sports Lansdowne Dental Last Train to Delhi LCBO Lansdowne Loblaws Marble Slab Creamery Mayfair Theatre McKeen Metro Glebe Nicastro Oat Couture Octopus Books Olga’s Old Ottawa South Firehall Quickie RBC/Royal Bank Subway Sunset Grill The Flag Shop Ottawa The Ten Spot Thr33 Company Snack Bar TD Bank Lansdowne TD Bank Pretoria The Works Von’s Bistro Wall Space Gallery Whole Health Pharmacy Wild Oat

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