Caitlin Brown still has nightmares about the bedbugs that infested her apartment on Bell Street in August. At first, she thought she had a rash from a new detergent on her sheets or clothes. When she pulled off her bed sheets to throw them in the wash, large amounts of bedbugs were tucked into the crevices of her mattress.
The Ottawa Public Library Board has been forced to recommend the closure of one third of its branches in order to meet the city’s rigid budget constraints.
Ottawa’s newly proposed budget plan has Centretown residents concerned they will lose many of their community programs and services.
“More time” was the order of the day as Elgin Street’s planned concert hall survived a city council vote last week that could have stripped its municipal funding. Instead, council agreed to postpone the deal’s Nov. 30 deadline to the end of February.