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PHOTOS: Magical mystery walk through Bell Park

“I have been walking in Bell Park admiring the trilliums and ferns but this weekend I discovered an added attraction,” writes Janice Blain, who sent along the photos you see on this page.

“Someone has, or some people have, turned the woodland walk into a magical mystery tour with pretty painted stones placed along the paths.  I imagine they are the work of at least two children and would like to thank them for sharing their artwork and adding such a lovely surprise to my walks.” Continue reading


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2016 REWIND: The forests, creeks and animals that call Stittsville home

(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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PHOTOS: Early winter morning (Part 3)

Winter is a beautiful time to get outside and take some photos (as long as your camera’s batteries don’t die.) Here’s a series of shots from the past week from Stittsville photographer Barry Gary.

“The morning light is always so wonderful on cold crisp days so I shot everything back light just as the sun was coming up,” he says.

(Part 2 is here…)
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PHOTOS: Early winter morning (Part 2)

Winter is a beautiful time to get outside and take some photos (as long as your camera’s batteries don’t die.) Here’s a series of shots from the past week from Stittsville photographer Barry Gary.

“The morning light is always so wonderful on cold crisp days so I shot everything back light just as the sun was coming up,” he says.

(Part 1 is here.)

Photo by Barry Gray
Photo by Barry Gray
Photo by Barry Gray
Photo by Barry Gray
Photo by Barry Gray
Photo by Barry Gray
Photo by Barry Gray
Photo by Barry Gray

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PHOTOS: Early winter morning (Part 1)

Winter is a beautiful time to get outside and take some photos (as long as your camera’s batteries don’t die.) Here’s a series of shots from the past week from Stittsville photographer Barry Gary.

“The morning light is always so wonderful on cold crisp days so I shot everything back light just as the sun was coming up,” he says.

(Part 2 is here.) Continue reading


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COMMENT: More oversight needed on Carp River Restoration Plan

(Above: Carp River looking west from Maple Grove Road, August 2015.)

A couple weeks ago we published an article called “Something Fishy with Carp River pathway plan”, outlining concerns about the design of recreational pathways that are part of the Carp River Restoration Plan (CRRP).

Some readers have told us they are happy the work is finally proceeding. Others say they are concerned about not just the risk of flooding, but other elements of the plan as well.

There’s a broader problem here too: a lack of transparency. Continue reading


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