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…
The City of Ottawa’s environmental committee voted in favour of a motion to develop a plan for eliminating single-use plastic in municipal buildings. Councillor Catherine McKenney introduced the motion on Tuesday and it was passed by a unanimous vote. The vote comes almost a week after prime minister Justin Trudeau…
A Carleton University grad and a current student are planning to cycle across Canada to raise money for a solar energy-focused charity.
Catherine McKenna held a town hall as a lead to the April 1 introduction of the new federal carbon tax and climate change activists don’t believe her policies are enough.
A small collection of curious people gather before a vast display of meticulously placed bird corpses at Ottawa’s City Hall on March 20. These birds represent only a fraction of the hundreds of thousands that accidentally kill themselves each year.
The cities of Ottawa and Gatineau are facing increasing pressure to let residents know in realtime when untreated sewage is leaked into the Ottawa River.
Residents worry that expanded development and use of fertilizers are increasing phosphorus levels in the lake, adversely affecting water quality.
Concerns about water quality and safety remain amid the decommissioning of the Chalk River Nuclear site and the building of a proposed new nuclear waste storage facility.
We test the reactions of drivers to the new carbon levy.
Reports about Ottawa’s road surface conditions have soared.