Downtown clinic for refugees at full capacity for past year, waitlist stretched to nearly 800
The Ottawa Newcomer Clinic has been at capacity since American troops pulled out of Afghanistan in the summer of 2021, triggering nearly 700,000 Afghans to flee the country and seek refuge elsewhere. The number of clients the clinic saw increased five-fold over August and September last year and they now have a waitlist of nearly 800 people waiting for an initial medical assessment.
Affordability, transit and rural road maintenance take centre stage in Orléans South-Navan
Orléans South-Navan race focussed on affordability and transit issues.