Barrhaven is Ottawa’s car-theft hotspot, and residents aim to do something about it
Facing a high rate of car theft, many Barrhaven residents are adding additional security measures to protect their vehicles.
Feeling unsafe: Sandy Hill residents concerned with lack of policing, drug-related crimes around safe injection sites and other services
Residents of Ottawa’s Sandy Hill neighbourhood voiced some strong concerns with under-policing in the area, especially around safe injection sites and other community services.
Hate on the rise: Ontario sees increase in police-reported crimes
Toronto and Ottawa police hate-crimes statistics show rise of uttered threats and hate crimes as a whole in Ontario.
Ottawa-Gatineau property crime at an all-time high, most recent statistics show
The Ottawa-Gatineau area had the highest rate of reported incident-based offences in 2022.
Jewish students say they feel unsafe as reports of antisemitic hate rise in Ottawa
Jewish students say they have felt a shift in people’s attitudes toward them since the Oct. 7 Hamas attack and Israel’s subsequent air strikes in Gaza.
‘Grandma, I’m in jail’: How Artificial Intelligence could reboot online scams
The Instagram account seemed pretty convincing to Marie-Claude Fontaine. Comforting, even. So when the artist behind the account reached out to her via direct messages offering to pay her to be an art model, the 18-year-old student was too excited to be put off. “I was like, ‘Oh my god, that’s really cool.’ I think (the message) said she was…
Hate on the rise: Advocates say more needs to be done to stem tide of incidents in Canada
Advocates say that more needs to be done to prevent hate crimes in Canada.
Police aren’t the solution to rising crime in Ottawa, experts say
Concerns over an increase in acts of violence and crime continue to rise, and Ottawa communities are left searching for answers.
‘Backlash’ documentary provides a front-row seat to gendered cyberviolence
Cyber misogyny is an alarming trend of the digital age: community members are calling for increased awareness and education through intentional events, like the screening of Backlash.
Mexico-bound snowbirds face stern travel warning from government
The Canadian government is warning those travelling to Mexico to be careful because of a rise in crime including kidnapping and violence.
High-tech vehicle theft challenges car owners, manufacturers, police
Car theft is soaring, statistics show. Capital Current offers some tips on how to protect your ride.
Carleton panel discusses how to combat cyberbullying of female journalists
As the world grows more digitized, female journalists find themselves more and more vulnerable to intense cyberbullying. The urgent issue and some possible solutions were explored during panel discussion on Dec. 1 at Carleton University. The in-person and online event, titled “Journalists and Online Hate: What to do when the battlefield is everywhere,” was hosted by Carleton’s School of Journalism…