Thursday, May 3, 2018

The history of underappreciated Bate Island

This past week the Kitchissippi Times came out with the first issue in the new format, and I'm happy to say that my 'Early Days' column will continue to appear in each issue going forward. 

This week's article is about the history of Bate Island, the third of the three islands located off of the Champlain Bridge. You might not know it from seeing it, but there is a lot of history here. While the island has been returned to a mostly natural state, previous generations enjoyed it for many more reasons, and for many years it was Ottawa's top venue for wedding receptions, business lunches and date nights. 

Check out the article and the many photos at :

(Note my local history efforts will be curtailed for the next month or so as I will be focused in on the provincial election, but look for my next article in the June Kitchissippi Times, and I hope to set up a booth at Westfest in June! Cheers!)

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