While loop and tram schemes gain traction, Watson says expanding and finishing LRT remains Ottawa’s top transit priority
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has said that an interprovincial transit link between Ottawa and Gatineau is not a priority. Ottawa-based group Supporters of the Loop believe now is an opportune time to examine the many benefits of a rail link in the National Capital Region.
Battered by COVID, Ottawa retailers hope for ‘buy local’ bump during holiday season battle with online giants
Small-scale Ottawa retailers, already struggling to survive crippling COVID-19 restrictions, are raising alarms about pre-Christmas competition with online shopping giants and urging consumers to “buy local.” Because of the pandemic, Canada Post is anticipating delays this holiday season as more people skip in-person and shop online. Earlier this year, because of pandemic shopping restrictions, Canada Post had a weeks-long backlog…
New councillor Catherine Kitts joins the fight over future of Cumberland ward
New councillor Catherine Kitts is already in the fray over the future of her Cumberland ward.
Frustrated safe cycling advocates say city report on high-risk intersections shows need for urgent action
Cycling advocates say they are frustrated by the City of Ottawa’s Cycling Safety Review of High-Volume Intersections, a newly released report identifying dangerous intersections and recommending changes to prevent vehicle-cyclist collisions. The review was undertaken in response to inquiries posed by Mayor Jim Watson and former Cumberland Ward councillor Stephen Blais in May 2019 after a 60 year old male…
Catherine Kitts gets to work as the new city councillor for Cumberland ward
After six months without a councillor, the residents of Cumberland ward in Ottawa’s far east have elected Catherine Kitts to represent them at City Hall. The native of Orléans, and former Carleton University Journalism graduate, took 54.4 per cent of the vote cast, according to the City of Ottawa’s unofficial results. She ran against nine others. Yvette Ashiri finishing in…
Podcast: From homeless to housed
Homelessness among youth is a growing crisis in Canada – and it’s more common than you might think. In this podcast, we hear from two people who were able to overcome homelessness as young people.
Play called Honey Dew Me thrives despite Facebook ad rules
A play about the surveillance of gay public servants in the 1950s has an ad blocked by Facebook.
To market, to market: Ottawa-area farmers navigate business challenges of winter
Local farmers in Ottawa face a unique set of business challenges during the long and harsh winter.