Expanding services across the city may help ease ByWard Market’s overdose crisis, advocates say
Advocates for local addiction programs have raised concerns that clustered shelters and social services in ByWard Market may pose more harm than good for those living with substance use disorders. Alongside these concerns, they call for the city to spread these facilities more across the municipality to address the current overdose crisis better.
Need for new school and green space collide in a fight over Ottawa’s Plouffe Park
The City of Ottawa plan to replace the Plouffe Park field with a French-language elementary school has been put on hold after much outrage from local residents.
Latest Lansdowne 2.0 proposal gets angry reception over rising costs, lack of affordable housing
More than 300 Ottawa residents voiced their concerns and outrage over a new redevelopment proposal at the “Let’s Talk Lansdowne” event held in Lansdowne’s Horticulture Building last Wednesday.
High rises on Carling get green light despite fears of impact on Experimental Farm
Ottawa’s Planning and Housing Committee found itself caught in a battle between the province’s ongoing housing crisis and concerns about food research at the Central Experimental Farm during its meeting Sept. 20. Housing won the day. At issue was the approval of a zoning by-law amendment at 1081 Carling Ave. The amendment included a proposal for the construction of two…
Stay in your lane – young voters weigh in on bike lanes
Bike lanes have become a key talking point in this year’s election, especially for some young adults.