Police making progress on better relations with minority communities, says equity council member
With the OPS’ Community Equity Council seeing success in its first year, there is still more work to be done in Ottawa relating to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Riding the learning curve: Professors shift classes online
The quick shift to online learning has been part of the radical changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Carleton’s Educational Development Centre, approximately 30,000 students, instructors and staff have to adapt.
Hold-the-Line campaign pushes to stop Ottawa’s urban expansion
Since 1980 Ottawa farmer John Vandenberg has been growing and selling produce — onions, berries, garlic and more at Rideau Pines Farm in North Gower. He supplies 25 local restaurants and households in developing suburbs nearby. But for more than 40 years, Vanderburg has watched local farm land, which he…
‘Sunshine List’ has more than 4,600 Ottawa employees, but is the list still useful?
More than 4,600 City of Ottawa employees earned more than $100,000 last year, according to the annual salary disclosure released recently by the Ontario government, a list of which some question the accuracy and relevance. The disclosure, more commonly known as the ‘Sunshine List,’ named 4,644 municipal employees in 2019….
Ottawa drafting 30-year waste plan as Trail Road landfill fills up
The COVID-19 crisis has locked us down and one result of the confinement is that citizens are putting out more garbage than ever before, according to media reports. The crisis has also delayed public consultation on Ottawa’s new Solid Waste Master Plan, a 30-year strategy to be completed by the…
COVID-19 puts pressure on small businesses in Ottawa
Small business owners are scrambling to adjust to the new normal of the COVID-19 lockdown.