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Barbara Bottriell recognized with Roger Griffiths Memorial award

Great to see Barbara Bottriell recognized as the Roger Griffiths Memorial Citizen of the Year last night at the annual Stittsville Volunteer Appreciation Awards.  Other recipients included the Stittsville Seniors’ Community by Revera for Business of the Year, Caitlin Bauer for Youth Citizen of the Year, and Patricia Warford for Senior Citizen of the Year. A full list of nominees is included below.  We’re lucky to have so many dedicated volunteers who give back to their community in a big way. -GG. Continue reading


NOTEBOOK: Stories we’re watching in 2017

Let’s take out the crystal ball and look ahead at what 2017 may have in store for Stittsville…

Earlier this year we should hear from the Ottawa Senators about what they have in mind for Canadian Tire Centre once the Sens leave for Lebreton Flats. Last year, team owner Eugene Melnyk teased that the development would be an “entertainment-driven” transformation.  Whatever it is, any change will have a major impact on Stittsville and Kanata for jobs, transportation and economic development. Continue reading


Bits and Baits closes its doors on September 5

The owners of Bits and Baits will be putting up a “gone fishing” sign for good when they close down at the start of September.

The bait and tackle store owned by Marise Dubé and husband Gord Long (pictured above in front of their store) has been operating for just over 10 years out of a little white house on Stittsville Main Street. Dube says their property and the Stittsville Travel building next door have been purchased by Rivera, the company the owns the neighbouring retirement home. Continue reading