We love hearing from the community about issues and stories that are important to them. Here are five “Letters to the Editor” that stood out in 2016. You can click on any of the links to read the full letter. (This post is part of our end-of-year 2016 Rewind series. Read more here…) Continue reading
(Above: Barn at the Bradley-Craig farm. Photo by Steve Garecke.)
There was bad news and there was good news for heritage buildings in Stittsville in 2016.
First, the bad. In January, I took part in a multi-hour marathon in front of Planning Committee at City Hall where residents and community groups tried to convince councillors to stop the demolition and relocation of the Bradley-Craig barn to Munster. The debate was so long that councillors ordered in pizza, and one fell asleep. In the end, the committee and City Council voted to allow the barn’s owner, Richcraft, to dismantle the building piece-by-piece and move it to Saunders Farm. A new development, probably big box stores or a strip mall, will be built in its place. Continue reading
(PHOTO: Aerial photo of Fairwinds. Photo by @TwitchxB.)
Retirement homes, car dealerships and density. Those are the three words I’d choose to sum up the development proposals we saw this year in Stittsville. Continue reading
(The Stittsville Jane’s Walk makes a stop in front of Hudson’s Insurance on Stittsville Main Street. Photo by Barry Gray.)
At the start of January of this year I wrote: “Compared to this time last year, I’d say the prospects for Stittsville Main Street are definitely looking up.” The same thing could be said today as well. It’s been an encouraging year. Continue reading
(Barred Owl (also known as a hoot owl, for its distinctive call) in Fairwinds North, photo by Desiree McCarthy.)
If you ask me, the best thing about living in Stittsville is the abundance of nature right at our doorstep — and sometimes, right at our bus stop.
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(PHOTO: Just Shawarma owner Nedal Atieh.)
With an exploding population, it’s no surprise that we’ve also had lots of interesting new businesses open up in Stittsville in 2016. Many of them were related in some way to food.
Every day this week StittsvilleCentral.ca will look back at some of the most interesting stories from 2016. We’ll kick it off with our favourite profiles and stories about the incredible people who make Stittsville such a dynamic place to live.