City to consider a ban on single-use plastic
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…
Environment committee backs motion to ban single-use plastic in municipal buildings
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…
Cycling for solar: Carleton student, alumnus biking across Canada for charity
A Carleton University grad and a current student are planning to cycle across Canada to raise money for a solar energy-focused charity.
Youth fighting for stronger climate change policies in Canada
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.
Ottawa working towards guidelines to keep birds from colliding with glass buildings
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.
Ottawa-Gatineau pressed to notify public of sewer spills in real time
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.
Pumped up: Ottawa drivers offer mixed reactions to Day One of federal carbon tax
We test the reactions of drivers to the new carbon levy.
Poor conditions may be more than a bump in the road as pothole complaints soar in Ottawa
Reports about Ottawa’s road surface conditions have soared.