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In the latest issue of Newswest ( available on-line through and ): This issue we look back to what was going on when this paper was just starting up 40 years ago. And then go outside and gaze at who was there too 40 years ago as our nearest celestial kin shines again on September 24. Maybe get a haircut from a Newswest sponsor to look cool too. Read about an interesting research project at the Ottawa Heart institute that may affect how a quarter of us will spend out later years. With kids returning to school some safety reminders from our community police, An update to the renovation of Rosemount Library, and a reader's commentary for developments at Carlingwood Mall. And when it is time for bed, get your PJs on and snuggle in as Anna Borris recalls a pygama party fom long ago. With so many stories that we could not fit them all in print this issue, look for the 2 web-exclusive articles of a recent event in Hintonburg. So take a step on-line and see the full story about your neighbours in our Blog.

August 30, 2018: Rosemount Library Renovations Begin;
Group urges community input.
By Barbara Clubb, R.E.A.D.  [-READ NOW-] 

August 30, 2018: Letter to the Editor: Carlingwood Mall Rebuild;
Letters to Newswest.
By Pat Parker.  [-READ NOW-] 

August 30, 2018: Healthy Heart Ideas;
Study initiative seeks volunteers.
By T. Thibeault.  [-READ NOW-] 

August 30, 2018: Has it Been 40 Years Already?;
Newswest turns a corner.
By Tim Thibeault.  [-READ NOW-] 

August 30, 2018: Cst Neilly’s Neighbourhood;
Back to school.
By Cst. Dawn Neilly, OPS.  [-READ NOW-] 

August 30, 2018: The Harvest Moon;
As the seasons turn...(coming September 24th).
By Mark Narwa.  [-READ NOW-] 

August 30, 2018: Summer's End Pyjama Party.
By Anna Borris.  [-READ NOW-] 

August 30, 2018: Community Calendar Plus. [-READ NOW-] 


Web-extra (August 30, 2018): Photo Essay: Ottawa Centre M.P.’s Annual Community BBQ;
Free Food and Activities a Big Draw. [-READ NOW-] 


Web-extra (August 23, 2018): Photo Essay: Bubbles Brings the Kids Out at Community BBQ;
Newswest Editor’s secret recipe for fun.
By Tim Thibeault (photos). [-READ NOW-] 

Web-extra (July 26, 2018): Photo Inset: BREAKING NEWS;
Hintonburg Rocked by Heritage Collapse.
By Pat McLeod (photo). [-READ NOW-] 

Web-extra (July 26, 2018): Photo Essay: Yoga in the Park;.
By Larry Hudon (photo) and the PranaShanti Yoga Centre. [-READ NOW-] 


July 26, 2018: Yoga in the Park (July to August); Fresh air, sunshine and peaceful exercise.
By Devinder Kaur, Director, PranaShanti Yoga Centre. [-READ NOW-] 


Web-extra (July 26, 2018): The Invisible Sponsor;
12th Annual Newswest/Hintonburg 1K Fun Run still a sweet affair. [-READ NOW-] 


July 26, 2018: Nature All Around Us;
Lots of Young Birds and the End of Frog Breeding Season.
By Robert Alvo, Conservation Biologist. [-READ NOW-] 

July 26, 2018: The Perseid Meteor Shower;
Nature’s Fireworks.
By Mark Narwa. [-READ NOW-] 

Web-extra (July 26, 2018): City Planning for What?;
Important Points Ignored by Council in 65 Storey Decision.
By Cheryl Parrott. [-READ NOW-] 

July 26, 2018: Letter to the Editor: The Other Side of the Story;
Letters to Newswest.
By Alma Cowa. [-READ NOW-] 

July 26, 2018: Neilly’s Neighbourhood;
Summertime Safety Tips.
By Dawn Neilly, OPS. [-READ NOW-] 

July 26, 2018: Dog Days of Summer;
Hot slides and cool basements.
By Anna Borris. [-READ NOW-] 

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


Web-extra (July 12, 2018): Tree Action Now;.
New Website Brings Together Local Greenspace Interests.
By Debra Huron. [-READ NOW-] 

Web-extra (July 12, 2018): Community Calendar Plus. [-READ NOW-] 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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