Ottawa drafting 30-year waste plan as Trail Road landfill fills up
The COVID-19 crisis has locked us down and one result of the confinement is that citizens are putting out more garbage than ever before, according to media reports. The crisis has also delayed public consultation on Ottawa’s new Solid Waste Master Plan, a 30-year strategy to be completed by the end of 2021 that would provide a framework for waste…
IN THE NEWS: Wednesday, March 4
Good morning, Ottawa. Skies are mainly cloudy in the capital today with a 30-per-cent chance of flurries in the morning and the same chance of rain in the afternoon, according to Environment Canada. There will be a high of 3ºC with a low of -3ºC and an overnight wind chill of -8ºC. Here are the top headlines for today: Ontario…
Plans for LGBT Purge monument met with mixed reactions by community
The announcement of a national monument to commemorate decades of government-sponsored discrimination against LGBT people in Canada is receiving mixed reactions by some in the community.
High school teachers, support staff walk out across Ottawa area as heat turns up on Ontario government
Teachers and support staff from public schools across Ottawa staged a one-day strike today in in response to stalled negotiations with the Ontario government concerning education cuts. This walk-out is the latest in a series of strikes happening across the province.
Ottawa performers aim to bring joy of circus to refugees in Greece
Kaylie Hatashita and John Shibley are co-founders of Rhopalo Circo Project. Shibley, 25, who is a tumbling and trampoline instructor at a local gymnastics gym, says the goal of their newly launched organization is to “use circus as a tool for social change.”
OrKidstra aims to empower youth, build community through music education
OrKidstra is an after school program provding music education to children in under-served communities.