Ottawa Fire Services launches pedestrian and cyclist safety campaign
Ottawa Fire Services’ fourth annual Be Safe, Be Seen pedestrian and cyclist safety campaign is underway. The initiative runs to Oct. 31.
City of Ottawa arranges task force in case of spring flooding
By Rielly Riggs | The City of Ottawa has partnered with local organizations to create a task force, which is designed to help residents if they experience flooding this spring.
Green Bin plan to include dog poop, plastic sparks uproar
This story first appeared in Centretown News on April 10, 2018 By Hilary Laffrenier The city’s recent decision to allow dog waste and plastic bags in green bins has sparked concern from both experts and some local councillors — including Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney. After a 19-3 vote on March 28 to approve revisions to the city’s waste contract with…
Lux: The Band
This story first aired on The 25th Hour on March 14, 2018 Produced by Micaela Wylie-Arbic, Marika Van Shepen, and Max Nease A group of four female Carleton University music students joined forces this year to form an all-girl rock band called LUX. Each of the women have always dreamt of making music and realized their voices were stronger together….
Why we march
This story first aired on 25th Hour on March 14, 2018 Produced by Nadine Yousif, Selene Tan, and Hadiah Sakurai Early this year, the city of Ottawa came together in solidarity to march for the rights of all minorities for the second time. The Women’s March Ottawa drew in thousands of people, even more than the previous year. Yet, behind…
Catering for community
This story first aired on Midweek, CKCU FM on February 28, 2018 By Salma Mahgoub Language is often a big barrier for newcomers, but it’s not stopping a group of Syrian women from staying active in the community. Ten women who came to Canada as refugees one or two years ago have launched a catering project. Baraka Syrian Home Cooking…
I am Apollo
This story first aired on The 25th Hour on February 7, 2018 Produced by Arvin Joaquin, Jordan Steinhauer, and Atong Ater Words are powerful. They have the ability to shape one’s future. Ottawa poet, Apollo the Child has witnessed this in his own life. Words became his light… His savior. And now his weapon for self-discovery.