Beyond the numbers: Why the brunt of this year’s flu season came early
By Andrew Savory | Lab-confirmed cases have spiked this flu season, but experts say the worst may have already arrived.
Unpredictable Rideau Canal skating seasons likely to be the new normal
By Emma Fischer | With climate change wreaking havoc on the environment, is this kind of temperature variability the new normal for winters in Ottawa?
Ontario’s proposed affordable housing rules fall flat, advocates say
By Alyssa Del Castillo-Roussy | Advocates dismiss Ontario’s first draft on inclusionary zoning and question its “pro-developer” tendencies.
Crimes against Muslims ignite debate on impact of Islamophobia
By Michael Nellis | Hate crimes against Muslims are up, but they're still not the most common target. So do we need a national day condemning Islamophobia?
Swimming in sewage: Ottawa River’s wastewater problem
By Cassandra Plourde | As of September 2017, over 1,400 million litres of sewage and stormwater overflowed from the capital into the Ottawa River, report finds.
Increased crime rates spark community action
By Shalu Mehta | Volume and severity of crimes have gone up nationally and locally in Ottawa, calling for community and state-based crime prevention measures.
Ottawa homelessness experts say federal funding needs better allocation
By Amber Davison | Many housing and homeless support experts in Ottawa agree that the government's new housing strategy is a great first step.
Ontario to cut small business tax rate to offset January’s minimum wage increase
By Shauna McGinn | Is the plan to increase minimum wage a 'band-aid' solution or a long-term necessity?
National Indigenous inquiry deemed “Underway with challenges”
By Megan Sibley l Federal Government tracker deems anticipated inquiry in to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls "underway with challenges."
Bonjour-Hello: Census sees bilingualism rise in Ottawa
By Keegan Hughes l More Canadians are speaking both of the country's official languages than ever before. What does this mean for Ottawa?