Centretown News

Rowan’s Law to make sports safer for Ottawa youth

This story first appeared in Centretown News on March 27, 2018 By Ellen Spannagel For Vivian Achor, captain of the Immaculata High School girls’ rugby team, Ontario’s new concussion law means coaches will have to put the health of their players ahead of their competitive instincts. “A lot of the…

Exhibit glimpses 150 years of Ottawa history through five sets of eyes

This story first appeared in Centretown News on April 14, 2018 By Madison Ranta A new exhibit at the Bytown Museum will encourage Ottawa residents to examine the city’s history from five different vantage points: the perspective of a farmer, a woman, a veteran, a child and an immigrant. The…

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…