Feeling unsafe: Sandy Hill residents concerned with lack of policing, drug-related crimes around safe injection sites and other services
Residents of Ottawa’s Sandy Hill neighbourhood voiced some strong concerns with under-policing in the area, especially around safe injection sites and other community services.
Budget 2024: Ottawa Fire Services requests more funding to address mental-health needs
The Ottawa Fire Services department is seeking a budget increase to allow the hiring of a mental-health specialist to help firefighters cope with increased workload and the impacts of traumatic incidents they confront.
Sports Hall of Fame collection finds new home at Museum of History in Gatineau
The Canadian Museum of History acquired the Order of Sports Collection from Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, consisting of 100,000 artifacts.
Nail file: Ottawa salons failing inspections at high rates
As the numbers of health inspections fell, the numbers of failing inspections at nail salons in Ottawa have risen.
Ottawa’s new ‘nightlife economy’ plan needs more focus on safety, businesses say
Some businesses worry Ottawa’s new “nightlife economy” plan doesn’t prioritize the problem of public safety after dark.
City to try out new sidewalk machines in a collective push to reduce road salt use
The city will pilot new sidewalk machine salt controllers this winter. Others are pushing to reduce salt usage, due to its ecological damage.
City builder: Carla MacLeod brings golden experience to role leading Ottawa’s women’s pro hockey team
Carla MacLeod brings a wealth of experience to her role the first head coach of PWHL Ottawa.
City builder: Broadcaster and fundraiser Sam Laprade inducted into Order of Ottawa
Sam Laprade, a 52-year-old veteran radio and television show host, has just received the Order of Ottawa from Mayor Mark Sutcliffe.
Sweet Movember: Buying a pint of ‘manly’ ice cream from The Merry Dairy can help cause of men’s health
The month of November is dedicated to men’s health initiatives. In Ottawa, people are raising money and awareness — including a popular ice cream shop.
Local Ottawa businesses hopeful for a strong Christmas season
While it may only be November, shoppers are already filling up their bags with Christmas presents for family and friends.
Ottawa firefighters put out the call to support less fortunate with Christmas toy drive
Hundreds of firefighters and volunteers guided more than 60 festive floats through the centre of Ottawa on Nov.18, as the 54th edition of the Help Santa Toy Parade raised money and collected toys for families in need.
City builder: Charlie Senack connects with Kitchissippi as the editor of a community newspaper
Charlie Senack is the editor of the Kitchissippi Times and a hard-working journalist delving into issues that affect the residents of this part of Ottawa.