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Author: Adenieke Lewis-Gibbs

Capital Currently

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…

Health

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…