Tags » Alta Vista

Volunteers looking for a miracle as voting ends in contest to fund accessible park

As the clock approached midnight Tuesday, Rosemary Thompson was hoping for a miracle.

Thompson, one of a handful of volunteers, is trying to help secure enough votes online to help the Miracle League of Ottawa, one of 10 finalists in the Kraft Celebration Tour, win the contest’s $100,000 grand prize . 298 more words

Local News

Wine tasting in Mendoza!

We bailed on doing a tour with one of the companies and instead decided to go for it on our own. The owner of the B&B ended up helping us pick wineries, making reservations for us, and ended up going to the first one with us. 194 more words

South America

My Boracay

I’ve always thought of Boracay as “my” island. Having been born just a stone’s throw away, it’s my go-to place whenever I feel the need to go to the beach. 1,322 more words


Attacks on Trees

It was a bad week for trees in Ottawa as the city was victim to two incidents of old trees being sacrificed for development. On Thursday, residents of Rodney Crescent in Alta Vista witnessed 50-year-old trees being abused and limbs being cut off in order to move a bungalow off a private residence. 431 more words

Police come up empty after gunman reported near Alta Vista schools

Lockdowns at several Alta Vista area schools Thursday afternoon ended after as heavily armed Ottawa police officers swarmed the Charles H. Hulse Public School to look for a possible gunman but came up with nothing. 171 more words

Local News

Alta Vista residents up in arms as mature trees damaged during house move

A group of angry Alta Vista residents want the city to survey and assess the damage done to a number of mature trees after a neighbour moved his house Thursday. 617 more words

Local News

Greenboro library branch to close June 26 for improvements

The Greenboro branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed for roughly two weeks between June 26 and July 7 for improvements as RFID technology put in place. 24 more words

Local News