Panelist slams Ontario’s Bill 23 as ‘Christmas wish list for developers’
Critics say Ontario’s More Homes Built Faster Act won’t ease the affordable housing crisis and will cause serious problems for the environment, for city budgets and for taxpayers.
Critics of Ontario’s Bill 23 say need for housing shouldn’t trump land protection
Ontario’s new law, known as Bill 23, makes it easier to break ground on the Greenbelt and its purpose is to offset the ongoing housing crisis and rise in immigration rates.
We need to wake up to China’s interference in Canadian democracy
Canadians, including Ottawans, need to be concerned about the Chinese government’s influence campaign; something that may threaten our liberal democracy, writes Capital Current’s Dennis Kovtun.
Ottawa parents still facing shortage of children’s medication
As seasonal illnesses like COVID, Flu and RSV surge, shortages of Children’s Advil and Tylenol put pressure on parents, hospitals and pharmacies.
End of government supports will likely push up poverty rates, experts warn
A new Statistics Canada report suggests poverty will likely increase past the 2019 levels as even lower-middle class people struggle with inflation.
In focus: Veterans, Canadian Forces personnel march again on Nov. 11 amid loosened COVID rules
Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces members return to the National Remembrance Day ceremony for the 80th anniversary of the Dieppe raid.
Environmentalists warn Ontario’s Bill 23 threatens Ottawa’s wetlands and green spaces
The Ontario government’s newly passed Bill 23 is sparking unrest among Ottawa’s environmentalists as the legislation, intended to speed up housing projects, poses risks to the city’s green spaces.
In Focus: A ground-breaking Eastern Ontario brewery has solar beer on tap
Welcome to Arbru, where beer is made using the power of the sun.
Thousands of Brazilians in Canada cast ballots in a ‘moment of hope’ election
A battle between incumbent president Bolsonaro and ex-president Lula, as Brazilians worldwide vote for president on Sunday, Oct. 30.
After pandemic pause from in-person event, Glebe Fine Art Show makes colourful return
For more than two years, many artists in the Ottawa Valley patiently waited to exhibit their creations to the public once again. When the 15th edition of the Glebe Fine Art Show returned for an in-person event this year, 34 local artists were finally provided a space to do so. Abstract and realistic scenes of daily Canadian life, landscapes, and images…
International students welcome freedom to work more, but rising tuition an outsized burden
A recent decision by the federal government to lift a limit on the number of hours international post-secondary students can work in Canada will be welcome news for many who are struggling to pay for rising living expenses plus the high tuition fees they are already paying.
‘The police stood idly by:’ Ottawa residents recount impact of convoy occupation to Ottawa People’s Commission
Locals are making it clear that time has not healed the harm done by the January “freedom convoy” occupation.