During his Oct. 30 budget consultation, Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Rawlson King stressed that public participation is crtical to ensure everyone's priorities are heard and have an impact on the process. Screenshot from online presentation.

City councillor holds online consult ahead of draft budget

Ahead of the tabling of the draft version of the 2024 City of Ottawa budget, Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Rawling King held… Continue reading “City councillor holds online consult ahead of draft budget”

The City of Ottawa is holding a public information session on road reconstruction taking place on Oakhill Rd., Corona Ave. and Carsdale Ave. sometime in 2024. Photo: Stefan Schweihofer, Pixabay

Road construction public info session Oct 17

The City of Ottawa is holding a public information session on Oct. 17 about an upcoming year-long road reconstruction project…. Continue reading “Road construction public info session Oct 17”

The Ottawa Police Service has developed a crime map on its website. This map pinpoints specific areas in the city where crime is prevalent and indicates the type of crime. Image by Paul Barlow from Pixabay

Crime report shows increase in Rideau-Rockcliffe

Eleanor Dunn reviews latest local crime statistics

If you think crime is on the increase in your neighborhood, you’re not wrong. The Ottawa Police Services (OPS) 2022… Continue reading “Crime report shows increase in Rideau-Rockcliffe”

Periwinkle (Vinca minor) is now illegal in your right of way. It is easily removed with a spade. Alternatives include wild or woodland strawberry, hairy beardtongue, native violets, and Canada anemone available from Ritchie’s on Windmill Lane or the Ontario Natives website. Photo: Christina Keys

Bylaw changes greenlight curbside gardening

Christina Keys provides latest on city rules governing the use of curbside lawns

Thousands of curbside gardens that were previously illegal in the City of Ottawa are now permitted thanks to amendments made… Continue reading “Bylaw changes greenlight curbside gardening”

"You start your mornings with 'good mornings' and 'thank yous' and over time you feel yourself becoming part of the fabric of the community. It's a great feeling when people's faces light up when they see you, and you're told you were missed after an absence.” Photo: iStock

Ottawa Safety Council facing crossing guard shortage as school begins

As the upcoming school year draws closer, the Ottawa Safety Council (OSC) is facing a crossing guard shortage, prompting concerns… Continue reading “Ottawa Safety Council facing crossing guard shortage as school begins”

Cropped photo of September-October "Where in the World is the Chronicle?"
Thanks to the Manor Park listserve, Christine and Paul MacMillan helped Sloane Smith (centre) recover the mobile phone she lost in Italy. Photo: Doug Banks

When (lost) in Rome . . .

Losing her phone in Italy would have been a disaster, Sloane Smith found help surprisingly close to home

Leaving my phone behind in Italy was not something I had on my 2023 bingo card, especially after almost everything… Continue reading “When (lost) in Rome . . .”