Ottawa’s rookie city councillors ready to conquer the chamber
After October’s municipal election, Ottawa’s seven rookie councillors have been spending the past six weeks preparing to take their seats.
Flying high at YOW: Think twice about that last toke at Ottawa airport
Ottawa International Airport has banned smoking marijuana on airport property, and installed amnesty bins for flyers to dispose of their pot.
High school activist aims to eliminate plastic straws in Ottawa
High school student Maelyn Kaya, founder of No Straw Ottawa, is on a mission to eliminate plastic straws from Ottawa.
Shortage of road salt expected to increase snow removal prices for homeowners in Ottawa
Private contractors will likely be forced to jack up snow removal prices this winter because of a shortage of road salt.
Ottawa Police Service forum Dec. 6 to tackle signs of hate in community
The Ottawa Police Service is hosting their fourth annual Human Rights Learning Forum focusing on hate in the Ottawa community.
Hate crimes spiked in 2017, Statistics Canada says
The number of police-reported hate crimes in Canada in 2017 is the highest since Statistics Canada started tracking the data in 2009.
OrKidstra aims to empower youth, build community through music education
OrKidstra is an after school program provding music education to children in under-served communities.
Fewer cars, more customers: A pedestrian-friendly vision for the Byward Market
What would making the ByWard Market more pedestrian-friendly mean for businesses, and for shoppers who rely on the cars?
Going meatless: More young Canadians opt for vegetarian fare
A recent study from Dalhousie University found over 6.4 million Canadians have dietary preferences with meat consumption: either consuming it, replacing it, or avoiding it altogether.
Ottawa’s Housing First strategy not working for homeless Indigenous people
The City of Ottawa’s first Point in Time homeless count makes it clear more Indigenous housing and services are needed.