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TIMELAPSE: See Stittsville grow from 1984 to 2016

Google recently released its Google Earth Timelapse, a fascinating compilation of satellite imagery across the world. It allows users to see a 32-year timelapse of any location on earth — including Stittsville.

Stittsville in 1984 was a much smaller community of just a few thousand people, with homes clustered primarily along Stittsville Main Street. Today it’s home to over 31,000 residents, and is expected to grow to 70,000 in the next couple of decades.

Watch as the community grows in every direction.

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PHOTO: “Grassroots and gracious community”

Thanks to David Collier for sharing this great photo.  He writes: “I wanted to share this photo with you and the readers of StittsvilleCentral.ca. I feel it captures the current mood of the great city of Stittsville as it continues to grow while maintaining it’s grassroots and gracious community personality.”

"I wanted to share this photo with you and the readers of StittsvilleCentral.ca. I feel it captures the current mood of the great city of Stittsville as it continues to grow while maintaining it's grassroots and gracious community personality. Photo by David Collier.
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(We love seeing photos from in and around our community. Please send your best pics to us at feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca)


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THE ZOOMING 60s: The start of Stittsville’s explosive growth

Last month we learned that Stittsville’s population is now estimated to top 30,000 residents, en route to 70,000 in the next few decades.

That reminded me of an article from February 3, 1960 in the Ottawa Citizen: Stittsville Goes Zoom. I came across it recently when I was doing some research on a related topic. It’s a fascinating look back at how the community struggled with many of the same issues we continue to deal with today. Continue reading


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