Trees of Fernwood: The magic of cherry blossom season

›› Jan Firstbrook

We know that spring is coming when ­flowering plum and cherry trees start ­blossoming in February and continue until May in successive waves. The flowering plum trees blossom first and their small sour plums are eaten by birds and can even be made into plum sauce. Whereas, ­flowering ornamental cherry trees have large, […]

By |February 24th, 2022|Trees of Fernwood|0 Comments

north park news: Multicultural Festival, crafting, and more!

›› Sarah Murray, North Park Neighbourhood Association

Last year, the NPNA collaborated with community partners from the Masjid Al-Iman Mosque to host two Multicultural Festivals at Royal Athletic Park. We also hosted a monthly food & craft market. In 2022, we have decided to focus our efforts on just the quarterly Multicultural ­Festival. Not only did […]

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Stadacona Spotlight Series: Origin Bakery

›› Lauren Gaultier

Many Fernwood residents are surprised to learn that our community borders extend as far east as Fort Street. Enter Stadacona ­Centre located between Fort Street, Pandora Avenue, Belmont Avenue, and Stadacona Avenue. With a multitude of businesses, over the next several articles we will be showcasing the restaurants that are tucked away in […]

By |February 24th, 2022|Community Eats|0 Comments

Everything goes silly without child care

›› Chantille Viaud

I was on a zoom call recently when my toddler, who was at home because of a COVID exposure at his child care centre, started screaming like the world had ended. Turns out Moana had gone to credits and I hadn’t noticed in time. No one on my call batted an eye.

One of […]

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Something from nothing

›› Shonna Bell

At least daily I think to myself how hard parenting is—and it is. While it doesn’t change my current situation in those times when I am so overwhelmed with ­parenting my one child, I try to think of my grandma Kay Bell, a single woman who raised 10 children. In addition to raising […]

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Thank you

›› Grace Lore, MLA

It’s been two long years since the pandemic began and many of us are feeling exhausted. This holiday season was especially hard, as the Omicron variant forced us to rethink our holiday plans. We once again stayed home when we desperately wanted to connect. While we’re all tired of COVID-19—the virus is […]

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Back to the Body Workshop – February 7 to March 28, 2022

February 7 to March 28, 2022
1240 Gladstone Avenue
Dinner at 5:30pm, program at 6pm to 8pm
Free, for you ages 15 to 19
Put on by the Existence Project in partnership with Fernwood NRG

An Art-Based Workshop Series on the Nervous System and the Stories It Tells Us.

Back to the Body is an 8 week art-based program teaching participants […]

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