NEN advertising help wanted

The New Edinburgh News is looking to build up its Advertising team. 

We are looking for local residents who can help manage existing client relationships as well as bring in new advertisers. Working with the ad manager, managing editor and production manager, team members will communicate with clients by email, phone and in-person, arranging for up-to-date ad content.

Strong communication skills are essential, as is a passion for supporting local businesses and the community newspaper. Reliable internet connection and knowledge of Microsoft Excel required. Bilingualism an asset. Minimum 20 hours commitment for each edition.

The New Edinburgh News is a volunteer-run community newspaper that publishes five times per year. To learn more, contact me directly at

Christina Leadlay

Managing Editor

New Edinburgh News


April 9: Beechwood/Springfield construction info session

The City of Ottawa will hold an information open house to share details about the construction project set to take place on Beechwood this summer to finish off the sewer work that began in 2018, as well as watermain work on that is planned for Springfield Road.

This work will require a 2-week full closure of Beechwood during the summer.

The drop-in information session will take place Tuesday, April 9  between 6-8 p.m. at the Chartwell New Edinburgh Square, 35 Beechwood Ave.

Learn more about the project here

Rideau-Rockcliffe By-election 2019

Ward 13, Rideau-Rockcliffe, will be voting for its City Councillor on April 15, 2019. The deadline for filing nomination papers has passed. There are 17 candidates running to become Rideau-Rockcliffe’s next City Councillor!

The Community Association Presidents of New Edinburgh, Manor Park, Cardinal Glen, Lindenlea, Rockcliffe and Overbrook interviewed the candidates over three days. The purpose of the interviews was help our residents understand who the candidates are, what drives them to run, and what skills they bring to the table. There is no intent to endorse or support any of the candidates. Rather, the intent is to provide information to our Association residents so they can make more informed choices among the candidates.

Candidates were given five identical questions one hour before their allotted interview time. Each could answer any or all of the questions in any order they chose, and to the depth they deemed appropriate. What follows is a summation of each candidate’s answers. The order of interviews and answers is based on when they registered with the City and does not indicate a rating.

Summary of interviews with 16 of the 17 candidates

Rogers TV interviewed the candidates. The French-language version of the show is available on YouTube

Here are the candidates:

Kasia Adamiec 613-791-3575
Idris Ben-Tahir 613-234-0707  
Marc Dorgeville 613-809-2937
Bruce A. Faulkner  
Johan Hamels 613-744-6009
Peter Heyck 613-853-4251  
Miklos Horvath 613-293-0323
Peter Karwacki 613-304-5844  
Rawlson King 613-868-1860
Jerry Kovacs 613-366-6796  
Jamie Kwong 613-252-8366
Maurice Lamirande 613-371-7827
Patrick Mayangi 613-262-8342
Oriana Ngabirano 613-252-4364
Chris Penton 613-883-1012
Sheila Perry 613-407-7434
Penny Thompson 613-851-963

All Candidates Meetings:

March 29, 2019       7 – 10 PM
Overbrook Community Center
33 Quill Street,

April 2, 2019            7 – 9:30 PM 
Queen Juliana Hall,  Rockcliffe Park Public School
350 Buena Vista Rd.
Rockcliffe Park 
Co-sponsored by New Edinburgh, Rockcliffe Park, Manor Park, Lindenlea and Cardinal Glen community associations

April 8, 2019         7 – 9 PM    
Environmental Debate
Unitarian Church at 400 McArthur
Co-sponsored by New Edinburgh Community Association, Lindenlea Community Association, Overbrook Community Association and Ecology Ottawa. 8 candidates have accepted the invitation.