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Author: Emily Wilson


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…


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…