Council gives green light to private cannabis retailers
City council voted to opt into private retail cannabis shops starting April 1.
Ottawa council votes to cap property tax hike at three per cent
Ottawa City Council voted Wednesday to cap the property tax increase at three per cent.
Nine councillors challenge Mayor’s picks for council committees
Mayor Jim Watson along with the nominating committee announced their picks for committee and board chairs. Nine councillors contested them.
Expressions of Muslim Women: a decade of empowerment through art
In a time where Muslim women are seen as oppressed, an annual women-only event in Ottawa is empowering these women through different art forms. This year, they celebrated their 10th anniversary.
Watson nominates Diane Deans to head Ottawa Police Services Board
Mayor Jim Watson announced his picks for committee and board chairs. The council will vote on his picks on Wednesday.
Opening of Manitobah Mukluks’ Rideau Centre pop-up store is about more than warm feet
Manitobah Mukluks opened a pop-up shop in Ottawa’s Rideau Centre on Dec. 8. The store does a lot more than sell footwear.
Music helps Jewish community mourn and remember the Holocaust
Ottawa’s Jewish community commemorated the 80th anniversary of the Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, when close to 90 German Jews were killed and had their businesses and places of worship were vandalized. The community has more to mourn following a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Ottawa elects more women to council, falls short on diversity
On Oct. 22, Ottawa residents elected four more women to join three incumbents at City Hall. Meanwhile two minority councillors were defeated cutting in half the number on council.