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NOTEBOOK: LRT open houses, pedestrian safety upgrades, more

Watch for a open house events in June and November for updates on plans to extend light rail transit west past Moodie Drive towards Kanata and Stittsville.  Kanata North Councillor Marianne Wilkinson shared the news in a newsletter update: “An evaluation of alternative corridors and selection of a preferred corridor and station locations will be discussed… on the technically preferred plan, which will go to Transportation Committee and Council for approval in March 2018.  Construction of this section cannot occur until after the LRT reaches Moodie in 2023 and a funding source is obtained.” Continue reading


COMMENT: Local shops are part of our small-town charm

(ABOVE: Renee Saunders, owner of the recently-opened Sweet Room Bakery Boutique on Stittsville Main Street. Photo by Barry Gray.)

If Stittsville’s small-town feel is something that’s important to you, take some time this week to support the local merchants who help give our community its personality.

A lot of my conversations lately have been turning towards the role that locally-owned businesses play in shaping the character of Stittsville. Continue reading


Pretty Pots is a vault of local history

(Above: Pretty Pots owner Shannon Gorman, in front of the flower cooler. All photos by Barry Gray.)

There’s a lot of hidden history in Stittsville, sometimes you just have to stop and smell the flowers to find it.

The white building on Stittsville Main Street that’s home to Pretty Pots Flower Shop is a good example. The old frame house dates back until at least 1885 when it was used as a general store. From 1918-1968, it was home to the Royal Bank.  The old bank safe has been converted into a flower cooler. Continue reading