Ottawa Walks: Short virtual walks by Paul Weber

"As I’m out biking and walking a bit more than usual these days, I thought it would be fun to capture on my phone and talk about some of Ottawa’s more obscure historical landmarks. " —Paul Weber To get some exercise and to pass the time during the pandemic, Paul Weber took walks around his ...

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Virtual Walk: Chief Pinesi's Portage between the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers

This virtual walk through Rockcliffe Park and the nearby neighbourhood follows the route of a traditional Indigenous portage between the Ottawa River (also known as Kichi Sibi) and the Rideau River.  The walk is hosted by Peter Stockdale, John Savage, and Max Finkelstein, who are collaborating on...

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A Giant of the Outaouais : Jos Montferrand

Update:  Gatineau knitters were concerned that Jos Montferrand was not properly dressed for our current conditions.  He was given a face mask around January 13.  Then sometime last week, as reported on Giacomo Panico's In Town and Out (CBC Radio One), Jos was presented with a grand 5.5-meter hand...

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The Rideau Canal Skateway: 50th Anniversary

The Rideau Canal skateway has been a fixture in Ottawa for 50 years now.  The canal ice was first polished up for public skating in 1971.  Since that first year, there have been a lot of developments.  Michel Prévost, a well-known historian in the region, recently published a brief history of the...

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