COVID-19 cycling surge leads to more riders — and potentially more accidents without safer infrastructure
Ottawa is seeing a surge of cyclists on the roads, with bike shops struggling to service them and city council struggling to keep them safe.
Get ready for more heatwaves, floods and ice storms, report on Ottawa’s changing climate says
Ottawa councillors looked beyond the pandemic this week to another looming crisis. They were combing through a massive, two-volume report presented to the city’s environment committee that revealed some worrisome projections about climate change in the national capital over the next 30 years. The key findings: Ottawa should expect a…
Ontario’s Bill 184 ‘slap in the face’ to struggling residential renters, critics say
While commercial evictions have bene put on hold, residential evictions are still only discouraged by the provincial government. Advocates say this is a slap in the face to low income tenants.
Struggling small businesses thankful for eviction ban to Aug. 31 but wonder about future
Small business owners are struggling, and the moratorium on commercial evictions may not do much to help.
Payment, enforcement issues linger as OC Transpo requires face masks, resumes front-door boarding
Face masks will be mandatory on OC Transpo as of June 15, amid spiralling deficits for the transit service. But some are concerned about the practicality and accessibility for lower income riders of mandating face masks.
Red light cameras catching offenders, but lots of cash slipping away
With the city struggling with budget deficits, red light cameras are an area of potential revenue, but the city consistently misses out on collecting on significant numbers of fines.