Ottawa’s new short-term rental managers could be shut down under new rules
Short-term rentals like Airbnb are being blamed for ramping up Ottawa’s housing crisis. Can the capital learn from other Canadian cities on how to regulate homestay services?
‘Democratizing’ zero waste: Can waste-free living be for everyone?
From Vancouver to Ottawa, stores like NU Grocery are dispensing a variety of food and cleaning products free of plastic packaging in an effort to cut waste. But some are saying that a zero-waste lifestyle is a privilege not everyone in Ottawa can afford.
IN THE NEWS: Wednesday, Oct. 2
Bundle up. Environment Canada sees a high of 13°C with periods of rain expected. Temperature will tumble to just 3°C tonight. Here’s more of what you need to know today: Four federal leaders face-off tonight The highly anticipated French debate is on tonight. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer, New Democrat Jagmeet Singh, Yves-François Blanchet of the Bloc Quebecois, and Liberal leader…
‘We want change!’ Thousands demand action in Ottawa’s climate strike
“We thought we were turning the world around. Now, I’m almost 70 and we haven’t,” Leslie Baird said.
Ottawa deems needle vending machines a success, a year after installation
Ottawa Public Health says its vending machines that dispense clean needles and pipes are a success, a year after their installation. Since their installation, citizens have used the units over 4,000 times. Between September, 2017 and October, 2018, approximately 6,000 needles and 5,900 stems were dispensed at the four units, based on data provided by Ottawa Public Health. Four Harm…