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A photo of a child running through a puddle to illustrate Douglas Cornish column about the significace of neighbourhood streets. Photo is by Doug Banks

Where the ‘street’ has no name, but deep meaning

Confucius is believed to have said the strength of a nation derives from the integrity of a home. Who can… Continue reading “Where the ‘street’ has no name, but deep meaning”

Image of man fustrated by incivility

Let’s try to contribute to an increase in civility

From rocketing food and gas prices and growing inflation to higher interest rates and soaring crime rates, everything around us… Continue reading “Let’s try to contribute to an increase in civility”

A photo of Chantal’s family dog Bug, a two-year-old Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever who does not have separation issues but does enjoy checking out what the local teenager are up to. Ph

Managing your dog’s separation anxiety

Navigating separation anxiety in dogs can be an emotional rollercoaster for both pet and guardian alike. The mere mention of… Continue reading “Managing your dog’s separation anxiety”

Many of the Chronicle’s early covers were sketches. This line drawing is by Alvin Heights resident and well-known Canadian war artist Tom Wood who was trying to capture “Manor Park in January”. Photo archives

A community lived through the pages

This Douglas Cornish essay celebrates the Chronicle's 75th anniversary by examining its role in the community

Everything is local. Politics certainly is, as are newspapers. Yes, newspapers still do exist. The Globe and Mail, New York… Continue reading “A community lived through the pages”

Manor Park Community Council Chair Mark Smith

Honouring community history and engagement through 75 Years of the Chronicle

MPCC Chair Mark Smith examines the role of the Manor Park Chronicle in the community.

Happy New Year, Manor Park! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and on behalf of the MPCC, I… Continue reading “Honouring community history and engagement through 75 Years of the Chronicle”

City of Ottawa Councillor—Ward 13 Rideau-Rockcliffe Rawlson King

City council passes 2024 budget with 2.5 percent tax increase

From the desk of Councillor—Ward 13 Rideau-Rockcliffe Rawlson King

(Editor’s note: Rideau-Rockcliffe Councillor Rawlson King contributes a regular column on municipal news.) In December, the City of Ottawa’s $5.8-billion… Continue reading “City council passes 2024 budget with 2.5 percent tax increase”

Times change, people don't. This undated photo show a crowd gathered for a skating party during a chilly day in the 1960s outside Manor Park Public Schoo. Currently, Manor Park Community Council is getting ready to prepare the rinks for a new skating season. Photo archives

Re-setting our clocks to Manor Park Standard Time

We recently changed the clocks back to standard time. Oddly enough it was on Guy Fawkes Day this year, November… Continue reading “Re-setting our clocks to Manor Park Standard Time”