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. 9
Good morning! The good news: skies are blue today with a high of 17 degrees. The bad news: Ottawa had its first frost warning of the season, and colder temperatures may not be far behind. Here’s what else you need to know this morning: Critical Highway 417 ramp reopens after…
IN THE NEWS: Thursday, Oct. 3
Good morning and bundle up. Environment Canada says the high temperature today will only be 10ºC with a low expected at 4ºC under grey skies and occasional showers or drizzle. But these stories should warm you up. School support staff strike looms Two unions that represent school support staff in…
Ottawa transit officials celebrate 1st ever LRT commute
The first Monday commute for the new LRT was a smooth one , city officials said.
Ottawa was all decked out in plaid for Tartan Day
This past weekend marked annual Tartan Day which is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage. In Ottawa, the day was marked by a range of festivities on Parliament Hill. On April 7, the Sons of Scotland Pipe Band marched from the Lord Elgin Hotel to the Centennial Flame, where…
Clean energy in the dirty business of mushroom farming
Carleton Mushroom Farms, the last mushroom farm in Ottawa, made the switch to cleaner energy about five years ago. A move the owners has helped save their business.