Environmental activists want city to adopt green Official Plan
How to continue developing the city’s central area is emerging as the importance of the city’s centre in discussions about the Official Plan that will frame Ottawa’s development until 2046.
Ottawa-Gatineau leads Canadian cities in tree cover
Ottawa-Gatineau is one of the most treed urban areas in Canada.
Town hall critics rail against Ottawa’s troubled transit system
Concerned citizens criticized the City of Ottawa’s transit system at a recent town hall meeting.
‘Democratizing’ zero waste: Can waste-free living be for everyone?
From Vancouver to Ottawa, stores like NU Grocery are dispensing a variety of food and cleaning products free of plastic packaging in an effort to cut waste. But some are saying that a zero-waste lifestyle is a privilege not everyone in Ottawa can afford.
Golf Wars: Kanata’s green-space feud with ClubLink hits the rough
ClubLink’s proposal to redevelop the Kanata golf and country club is causing controversy in the community.
Powered down: More charging stations needed in Ottawa for electric vehicles, group told
The Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa gather for their monthly meeting to discuss developments in electric vehicles.
Youth anxieties about climate change reflected in Canadian film
Ottawa youth talk about how they are fighting for climate justice following the premier of the
Disease and urban stresses claim 25 downtown trees
While trees in downtown Ottawa have now donned their yellow, orange and red leaves, 25 lifeless trees were removed in late September and early October by the National Capital Commission. Half had died because of Dutch elm disease, and others because of “urban and environmental stress,” according to the NCC. Among…
Ottawa’s tree canopy must be larger to achieve real benefit, say environmentalists
Although 30 per cent tree canopy cover is the ideal amount for Canadian cities, environmentalists say more is needed to have substantial change.