Friday, February 22, 2013

Meditations on Ottawa and Glow-in-the-Dark Dino-Coins

Photo by Peter George Gordon
(Creative Commons)

Former City Councillor Clive Doucet recently posted some thoughtful reflections on how Ottawa has changed since 1950.  This excellent piece describes how Ottawa has transformed its landscape over the past six decades to accommodate the car, and the heavy price that the city has paid for this.

Turning to other bloggers, recent posts by Spydergrrl include the cool news that the Royal Canadian Mint has produced 25 cents coins of dinosaurs that glow-in-the-dark, while another post from earlier this month notes that Bill Nye the Science Guy is coming to Ottawa on March 14 (although tickets may already be sold out).

One blogger that I recently discovered is Brenda, who pens the site Bjutie.  I have found her posts to be quite smart and engaging, with her most recent one being no exception.  Comparing the TV show Girls with Sex and the City, Brenda offers a very interesting comparison of generations between the 20-something ladies in Girls, with their 30-something counterparts in Sex and the City.

For some neighbourhood news, Childfree notes that the Flying Banzini restaurant is moving into the old location of the Collected Works on Wellington Street, while Urbsite provides updates on the changes that are taking place at the corner of Frank and Bank streets in Centretown.

Local Tourist Ottawa links to a video that asks people to describe Ottawa in a word, while Ottawa Valley Moms note that the next Nature Nocturne event at the Museum of Nature takes place today.  Finally, Mike young from Raven's View pens a shorty story as part of the Flash Fiction Friday challenge.

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