Ottawa drafting 30-year waste plan as Trail Road landfill fills up
The COVID-19 crisis has locked us down and one result of the confinement is that citizens are putting out more garbage than ever before, according to media reports. The crisis has also delayed public consultation on Ottawa’s new Solid Waste Master Plan, a 30-year strategy to be completed by the end of 2021 that would provide a framework for waste…
IN THE NEWS: Tuesday, March 10
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IN THE NEWS: Monday, Mar. 2
Good morning Ottawa! Environment Canada forecasts a high of 3°C today and a low of -9°C tonight with the risk of freezing rain in the morning and afternoon. Here are the headlines for this morning: Ontario confirms four new cases of the novel coronavirus Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer report our new positive cases of the COVID-19 bringing the total…
Plans for LGBT Purge monument met with mixed reactions by community
The announcement of a national monument to commemorate decades of government-sponsored discrimination against LGBT people in Canada is receiving mixed reactions by some in the community.
25th Hour: The Immigrant Pilot
It’s not easy for newcomers to Canada starting over in a new country. One Syrian arrival has chosen to taked to the sky. This is his story.
The Salvation Army shelter debate enters new phase
Concerned residents challenge the city’s plans for a 350-bed men’s only homeless shelter in Vanier before a provincial tribunal this month.
Testing shows Ottawa resident doesn’t have coronavirus
The population at risk of the novel coronavirus are people who have a travel history or a connection to someone who was ill after travel, according to Ottawa’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Striking military base cleaners picket Ottawa headquarters
n Aug. 20, striking workers and their union, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), protested at GDI’s Ottawa headquarters.
OPL to end Wi-Fi loans after damaged, lost kits
The OPL is ending a Wi-Fi hot spot lending pilot project after some of the kits were lost or damaged, according to a report to the library’s board.
Housing activists condemn Ontario bill
Housing activists staged a protest in Vanier on Aug. 8 to condemn a new provincial bill that they say will lead to more luxury condo developments and fewer affordable homes in many parts of the city.
Woman cycles to raise awareness of high suicide rates within Indigenous communities
A young Inuk woman who has been cycling across the country to raise awareness of the suicide epidemic in Indigenous communities in Canada was welcomed to Ottawa by several local Indigenous groups on Aug. 6.
Rising young artist finds his true self in music
For the past two years, Cleason Lewis (who goes by the stage name Klifford Skies) has been mentored by Jamaal Jackson-Rogers — Ottawa’s former poet laureate.