Alta Vista's Community Newspaper


Welcome to the website of VISTAS, Alta Vista’s community newspaper!  Here you can access the current and past issues of the paper; you can also send letters to the editor, or contact the VISTAS staff (via the Contacts page).

Marcia Gosse

In Memoriam

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our Co-editor, Marcia Gosse. For the past few years she has faithfully taken care of the publishing of VISTAS. Her list of accomplishments is endless. She has led the handbell program at Rideau Park for years, was their Chair of Council, and was very active in a women’s organization, P.E.O., which raised money for education for women. She was grandmother to her four beautiful little grandchildren, and will be missed by her daughter and family members. To us at VISTAS, she was a cheerful blessing – one who stepped up to the plate to fill the hole made by the passing of Celine Tower. We thank Lynda Becker for her help in finishing the work on this October edition of VISTAS. Thank you, Marcia, for your years of dedication.

Current Year Issues:

        VISTAS November 2018

VISTAS October 2018

VISTAS September 2018

VISTAS June 2018

VISTAS May 2018

VISTAS April 2018

VISTAS March 2018

VISTAS February 2018

VISTAS January 2018

Last Year’s Issues:

VISTAS December 2017

VISTAS November 2017

VISTAS October 2017

VISTAS September 2017

VISTAS June 2017

VISTAS May 2017

VISTAS April 2017

VISTAS March 2017

VISTAS February 2017

VISTAS January 2017


View past issues for years prior to last year


VISTAS Pickup Locations:

Elmvale Library Riverside Hospital
Alta Vista Library General Hospital
Independent at Bank and Alta Vista Children’s Hospital
Canterbury Community Centre Rehabilitation Centre
Metro Store at Walkley Dempsey Community Centre
All of the shops in the Kilborn Mall Alta Vista Plaza Businesses (by the Independent Grocer)
John Fraser’s office Blue Heron Mall businesses (except Farm Boy)
David McGuinty’s office 3 Sisters Bakeshop (Arch St.)
Jean Cloutier’s office Shoppers Drug Mart (Alta Vista at Dorion)
Heron Road Multi-Service Centre Canadian Blood Services
Billings Estate The Perley
Kilborn Medical