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COVID-19 Update

Hello Kitchissippi readers! Here’s an important update from our team: 

Kitchissippi Times has shifted operations due to COVID-19. As a result, the printed product is suspended for May, June and July. There will be no physical or digital copy of the paper. However, Kitchissippi Times is still up and running. We're shifting our efforts and publishing stories directly online at and on our social media channels. We will keep you posted as things develop this spring/summer. Please continue to send us story ideas, letters to the editor and anything else about our favourite Ottawa neighbourhood.

Stay safe and thank you for your support!
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Battle of the bakers

Two families in Hintonburg have been engaged in a full-blown baking war since mid-March. At any given time, they surprise deliver homemade treats to each other's doorstep. Through the pandemic, they've explored their love of baking and connected more as neighbours and friends. Read more on this sweet story!

'Vital lessons'

In the wake of George Floyd's death, we asked our local politicians for a comment on the ongoing, global anti-racism protests and racism and discrimination in Canada. Read more from Coun. Jeff Leiper, MPP Joel Harden and MP Catherine McKenna on addressing systemic racism in our ward, city and country today and on developing allyship.

Sponsored: Staying on the safe side

As restaurants and stores in Hintonburg and Wellington Village start to re-open, the safety of customers and staff is of paramount concern. Merchants are embracing the need for masks, hand sanitizer, face shields, barricades and additional cleaning. And we're seeing innovative ideas to help keep everyone safe and sound. Read more on the story here!

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What's happening in the 'hood:

If you know of any local events that are being hosted online, please let us know. We’d like to build an electronic community calendar during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Above and Beyond Toastmasters

Every Monday at 6:45 p.m. (except holidays). Visit us online to enjoy time with members learning to communicate better while honing your leadership skills. This new reality has taught us much. We are learning new skills and still relating great stories. Join our family of joy by contacting Sharon at or Lucille, our webmaster, at to receive the link.

National Arts Centre - Canada Performs
“#CanadaPerforms is a $600,000 short-term relief fund that pays Canadian artists for their online performances. It was launched by Facebook Canada and the National Arts Centre to help ease the financial strain for Canadian artists impacted by the closure of performance venues across Canada related to COVID-19, and to lift the spirits of Canadians during the crisis. Artists who are selected will receive $1,000 and their online performance will be announced and listed on the NAC’s Facebook page.” Visit the National Art Centre’s website for more information.

Ottawa Live Music Streams!
This Facebook group was created during the pandemic “as a virtual venue to showcase our region’s musical talent.” There are live streams, and announcements of upcoming live stream performances, of artists from the National Capital Region. To tune in, visit ottawalivemusicstreams. 

Feline Café – Cat Videos and Livestream
While the Hintonburg coffee shop/cat lounge is closed, the staff are connecting cat lovers with their fav felines electronically:

For more details about these and upcoming events, check out our online community calendar.

Do you have a non-profit event to share with Kitchissippi readers? Send your info to  

In case you missed it: Urban bee hives have arrived in Kitchissippi. Check out the latest buzz!


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