About Us

Keeping residents more informed, interested and engaged in our community. That’s our mission at StittsvilleCentral.ca.

This is an independent, community-driven web site published with the generous help of writers, photographers and other contributors from the neighbourhood.

Stittsville is growing and changing so quickly.  What was once a quiet rural village is now one of Ottawa’s fastest growing suburbs.  Who are the interesting new people and businesses driving the growth?  And what affect does this growth have on the people who live here?   How do we maintain the values and charm of the old village as we continue to grow?  These are the stories that we share here.

The editor of StittsvilleCental.ca is Lesley McKay. You can reach Lesley at feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca

Our previous editor Devyn Barrie is now the publisher of our former sister publication OttawaStart.com.

Glen Gower
Glen Gower

StittsvilleCentral.ca was founded in 2014 by Glen Gower, a life-long Ottawa resident and a Stittsville resident since 2009.  “My friend Trevor Eggleton recently said, ‘people who live in a community aren’t just residents in the community, they’re participants in the community.’ This is my way of contributing something back,” he says.

Glen ran for a council seat in Stittsville-Ward 6 in the 2018 municipal election and was successfully elected. As he takes on his latest endeavour, Glen has asked us to continue the legacy of StittsvilleCentral.ca and will no longer be affiliated with any editorial content or ownership of this site. Please direct editorial matters to Lesley McKay.