Welcome to the June issue of our community newsletter. We’re emerging from lockdowns, winter blahs into green growing things and warmer weather. COVID rates are declining, vaccinations are accelerating and we’re starting to breath a little easier. Enjoy this nice weather, be safe and enjoy the outdoors!
My office continues to field a number of questions about COVID vaccines. Read More
Get Growing Hunt Club 2021
It’s all over except for the growing. For the second year in a row, gardeners in Hunt Club were invited to sign up to receive a free seedling, package of vegetable seeds and an information pamphlet through GetGrowing Hunt Club. This year 250 seed kit packages were delivered door to door. Read More
Hunt Club Butterflyway Project
One snowy January morning, an email arrived from the David Suzuki Foundation, calling on communities across Canada to help restore habitats for local bees, butterflies and other pollinators on the verge of extinction. On a cold wintry day there is something deeply satisfying in dreaming of butterflies, and pink, purple and yellow flowers being kissed with plump bumblebees and hummingbirds. Read More
Butterfly Puddling Station
On sunny summer days after rain, we may see butterflies gathering around the edges of mud puddles in nature. Have you ever wondered why? Butterflies get most of their nutrition from flower nectar but they need moisture. They also re-mineralize their bodies by bathing in mud puddles which are rich in salt and minerals. Read More
Ottawa is a great place to live, but nobody chooses it for the climate. Summer heat and winter cold are stressful. We look forward to warmth in January and get too much of it in July. Here are tips for living more comfortably when the thermometer climbs. Read More
Puppy Walking for the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind
Hello, my name is Kim and I am a Puppy Walker for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind (CGDB). You may have seen me around the neighbourhood walking Pebbles, who is a 16 month old Golden Retriever. As part of the Puppy Walking program it is our job to help raise her to be a well mannered dog that has been socialized in as many different environments as possible. That has been a challenge during Covid but Pebbles comes with me to as many places as possible. Read More
You need a résumé: it is the document that tells employers about your qualification for a job and showcases how you could be an asset to a company. It contains your name and contact information, employment objective, education, experience, skills, achievements, or interests. A résumé shows your work history by date order, listing your last job first. If you have not had a job before, highlight your skills and expertise for specific jobs. A one-page résumé is recommended. Read More
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