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Bringing nature into Westboro Village

Electrical boxes may be a natural element of the urban landscape, but those in Westboro Village now showcase more of the local flora and fauna. Local photographer Michelle Valberg was approached by Michelle Groulx, executive director of the Westboro Village business improvement area, for her photography to be displayed on…

City to consider a ban on single-use plastic

City council voted unanimously on Wednesday morning to look into banning single-use plastics from municipal programs and facilities.  The motion—tabled by Somerset councillor Catherine McKenney—passed at committee last week. However, the city is bound by a vending contract with Coca-Cola. Although the contract ended in 2016, plastic bottles continue to…

Ottawa’s first interfaith safety forum held to address increase in hate crimes

Ottawa Police Service (OPS) held their first forum on interfaith safety on June 18, following several hate-motivated crimes in the city. The Ottawa Interfaith Safety Forum took place at St. Elias Conference Centre and was attended by various faith leaders and community members, together with a few police officers. Police-reported…