Ottawa needs a food security co-ordinator, councillor says
As the city’s last poverty reduction strategy expired in 2015 and the holiday season approaches, Ottawans push for a new strategy.
City of Ottawa exploring purchase of two abandoned south-end railway lines
The City of Ottawa is exploring the purchase of CN Railway’s abandoned Beachburg and Walkley railway lines in the city’s south end for potential commuter transportation in the future. Negotiations are at an informal stage, said Vivi Chi, the city’s director of transportation planning, during a recent transportation committee meeting….
A crafter’s life: As winter sets in, Amanda Carrigan picks up her knitting needles
In a world mostly concerned with getting product to market quickly, there are some who still take the time to create something by hand. Spinners, knitters and textile crafters continue to create beautiful and unique mittens, scarves and sweaters for sale. Most crafters begin as a hobbyist before developing it…
Farmers’ Market faces uncertainty as winter season begins
With winter officially here, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market has made the move into Aberdeen Pavilion for the season. However, there may be other changes in the air for vendors.
How Ottawa’s LRT stations are becoming magnets for development
Ottawa’s new LRT is set to spur large, community-changing developments at many of its stations, which could help change the city forever.
‘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.
League brings basketball back with Ottawa BlackJacks
Basketball is coming back to Ottawa, as the Ottawa Blackjacks will be joining the CEBL next year.
Recreational programs important for youth development, experts say
Experts are highlighting the benefits of local recreation programs for low-income youth in Ottawa.
Para Transpo riders feel neglected as Ottawa tables 2020 city budget
Para Transpo riders are feeling neglected as the 2020 budget fails to address the core issues with the capital’s accessible transit system.