Category Archives: Photos

PHOTO: Bird’s eye view of the new French Catholic high school

The photo above was taken by Front Page Media Group and shows the progress so far on the new French Catholic high school under construction on Abbott Street.

The new school will be called École secondaire catholique Paul Desmarais and is scheduled to open in February 2016.  Students will be temporarily housed at École secondaire catholique Pierre-Savard in Barrhaven at the start of the 2015-2016 school year.


PHOTO: Iber Road from above at night

Here’s a different perspective on Iber Road. This photo from Front Page Media Group was taken at around 9:00pm on Tuesday night. It’s looking north towards Hazeldean Road. The auto park across from Scotiabank Place is all lit up in the upper-left corner, and the Ottawa River and Gatineau Hills are in the distance in the upper right.

Leon Switzer from Front Page Media Group says that the photo was part of a test shot for their new DJI Inspire 1 drone. He wanted to test the camera quality in lower light in a safe environment.

Iber Road, 9pm on May 27. Photo by Front Page Media Group.
Iber Road, 9pm on May 27. Photo by Front Page Media Group.


VIDEO: Raising the hydro poles along Huntmar

“On my way to work yesterday, I noticed that Hydro One was in the process of erecting the replacement wood hydro poles along Huntmar,” says videographer Hien Hoang.

“I quickly pulled over and asked the crew chief if it would be ok if I captured some video of what’s involved in their task… and he agreed.” Continue reading


PHOTO ESSAY: Welcome to Stittsville (Part 1 of 4)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Back in November I walked the length of Stittsville Main from Brown’s Independent to the library, and back. Usually I drive down this strip of road, but when I walked it I had plenty of time to take in all the details, good and bad. I thought that the old buildings would make for a great collection of photos, so I got in touch with Joe Newton.

Newton’s photos have been featured on our site before, including his photos of the old Bradley-Craig barn on Hazeldean Road. He tends to photograph a lot of old, decaying rural buildings just beyond the suburbs of Ottawa. You can see more of his photos on Instagram.

In this post, the first of four sets of photos of Stittsville Main, Newton has captured something beautiful among the tired, aging buildings along Stittsville’s main drag.

With the weather warming up, take some time to walk down the road yourself and see what you can discover.

See Part 2 here…

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PHOTOS: Bradley-Craig farm, revisited

We can’t resist sharing photos of Stittsville’s heritage buildings. Here are two photos of the Bradley-Craig farm from Krista Woltman.  (You can read more about the farm here…)

If you have a great photo of our community, send it along to

Bradley-Craig barn on Hazeldean Road. Photo Krista Woltman.
Bradley-Craig barn on Hazeldean Road. Photo by Krista Woltman.


Bradley-Craig farmhouse on Hazeldean Road. Photo Krista Woltman.
Bradley-Craig farmhouse on Hazeldean Road. Photo Krista Woltman.


PHOTO: Almonte on the Mississippi River

Barry Gray: Almonte / Mississippi River
Almonte / Mississippi River. Photo by Barry Gray.

Photographer Barry Gray writes: “Stopped in at Almonte on the way back from Pakenham and went to the Mill there.  I didn’t get the photo I was looking for…there was too much ice. But I did get this photo from the back of the Heirloom Cafe and Bistro looking up the Mississippi River, then played around quite a bit in Photoshop to make it look a bit like a painting.”

Do you have a great photo of Stittsville or the surrounding area?  You can send it to us at


Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society holds annual photo contest

2014 winning entry by Marise Dube
2014 winning entry by Marise Dube


The Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society is running their annual photo contest again this year.


  1. Photos will be accepted in original (CAMERA) .jpg or print format. Photo prints can be dropped off at the Stittsville, Richmond or Munster public libraries. Digital photos can be e-mailed to One e-mail entry clearly named and numbered with photo attachment per class. Please provide a self-addressed envelope (if you want to submit off line) your disc, memory stick or pictures to be returned.
  2. Memberships for new entries must be purchased before the deadline of 15 February 2015. Memberships must be in good standing for entry and include all rights and privilege for individual fee of $15.00 or $25.00 per family. Can be included with photo submission.
  3. We reserve the right to show entered images at our meetings, in our newsletters or on display in the Goulbourn Recreational Centre Trophy Case or at other public events. Used for the promotion of the Society only.
  4. Entries will be judged by an independent judge according to 40% horticultural value, 40% photographic value, and 20% impact and appearance.
  5. One entry per image.
  6. Colour and balance can be enhanced, removal or addition of images into a photo results in disqualification.
  7. The Judge’s decision is final.


  1. “Greenhouse Delights” –A plant guide to pre-season seedlings or extended season growth.
  2. “Garden Proud: A look at my garden” – Selfies accepted.
  3. “Faded Blooms” – Twisted petals, twigs, wilted or dried flowers from back, front or side view. Macros accepted.
  4. “Creations Constructed” – Flower or other seasonal arrangements.
  5. “Pollinators” – Bees our endangered friends busy at work.
  6. “Panorama” – A panoramic view of a field of any season in the Ottawa Valley.
  7. “Oh My Gourd!” – Jack O Lanterns, bumpy, knotted gourds of any size or colour.
  8. “Autumn Joy” – The best of a fall harvest….veggies.
  9. “Waves of Green” – Leaves of curly, round, light green, dark green stripes, dots on any plant, tree or bush.
  10. “Winter Scene” – Your best snow or ice covered plant, tree, leaf or bush in snow.