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A guide to spotting the elusive species Beacher familia

June 30, 2015

Evening sightings of the ‘Pillow-toting popcorn-munching Beacher familia’ are expected to increase in the coming weeks in neighbourhood parks across Ward 32. These annual glimpses coincide with the arrival of Movie Nights, the popular summer film festivals hosted by the Beach Village BIA, Ward 32 Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon, and friends of parks groups. The familia […]

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Never a dull moment with the Ambroises

Whenever you phone Al and Barbara Ambroise, be prepared to get the machine. Both retired years ago, but only from work. Barbara is often out for Tai Chi, Al for carpet bowling, and the two long-time volunteers are frequently found on the business side of a crafts or a bake-sale table. If it’s summer, drop […]

Veteran launches Paddling with PTSD from Balmy Beach

Wind chimes were ringing the day Trevor Petersen first tested his paddleboard at Balmy Beach. The east wind pushed against the military veteran as he stood and paddled for Bluffer’s Park – stop one on what would be a month-long trek to Ottawa. But Petersen is no stranger to a headwind. Diagnosed with post-traumatic stress […]

Dinner and a movie the start of the Gerrard India Bazaar

About a month before the new apartments in the old Naaz Theatre were finally cued to open, owner Gurnam Multani was upstairs moving Whirlpools. Not hot tubs, he said, but dishwashers, good ones, for the 25 two- and three-bedroom suites he plans to start renting in July. With plaster dust on his pin-striped pants, and […]


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