Food Pantry for Seniors Seeking Donations

Rising food prices are hurting seniors living in Clementine Towers, an Ottawa Community Housing apartment for seniors. Many of the residents there are also unable to get to and from the Heron Emergency Food Centre, which unfortunately does not deliver. As a result, Clementine Towers resident Cathy Hamilton has started a food pantry to help…

Meet the Heron Park Rink Volunteers

When you lace up your skates and take a few laps around the Heron Park rink, do you find yourself curious about what kind of work goes into creating and maintaining this revered winter recreation space? Did you know that this rink is volunteer-run and it serves as one of the key fundraising opportunities for…

First Steps to Launching a Local Business

There are many perks to starting a local business. Not only does being a business owner give you more freedom and flexibility with your time and energy, but it also presents the opportunity to provide your neighbours with a unique product or service.  What's more, a local business benefits its community as much as it…

One Sided Parking

The snow and ice will soon be upon us, and in past years, cars parked on both sides of the  street have narrowed the road making it difficult for emergency vehicles, snow plows, school  buses, and local traffic to get through safely.

Spring Clean-up 2021

It's that wonderful time of year where the snow has disappeared, unveiling a whole winter's worth of garbage strewn around the neighbourhood. A fresh snowfall, a layer of ice, or a snowplow steamrolling down the street scattered and covered errant garbage, which now dots the neighbourhood like the flowers budding after a winter slumber. Except…

Keeping it Close To Home for the Holidays

There’s a good chance your holiday season will look a lot different this year compared to previous years. Weekends in December are often filled with office parties, friend or family get-togethers, shopping trips, and special events like Christmas markets or visits with Santa. To put it simply, this year won’t be the same. It’s important…

New Businesses in Heron Park

Living in a quiet neighbourhood just steps from a commercial street with plenty of shops, restaurants, and offices sure has its benefits. Though we seem to have experienced a lull in new businesses opening during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, a few new businesses have sprung up recently on Bank Street. Here are…

One-Sided Parking Survey

Please take a few minutes to fill out a survey to gauge your support for one-sided parking, throughout our community, during winter months from December 1st to March 31st. One-sided parking during the winter is already in effect on some streets in our community (e.g. Clover St., Brûlé, Bavlie and Rockingham Aves.). On these streets…