Shelter space shrinking as violence against women rises
Shelters for Violence Against women in Ottawa are dealing with overcrowding because instances of violence against women have increased while the amount of shelters has decreased drastically.
Canal-area businesses wait for answers about expropriation for bridge project
A number of small businesses are being expropriated for future bridge construction in Ottawa. There has been little communication between the businesses, the city and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation making it very difficult for the businesses to plan for their futures.
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
IN THE NEWS: Wednesday, Oct. 30.
Hope you are having a good morning, Ottawa. Today will bring a mix of sun and clouds, with potential rain later. Environment Canada predicts a high of 11°C and a low of 6°C. Here are the top stories in the nation’s capital. Safe sidewalks a priority for city this winter The City of Ottawa promises it will be prepared to…
Increased police presence surrounding Panda Game met with mixed reception
In an effort to balance the interests of partying university students and other Ottawa residents, police increased their presence in several downtown neighbourhoods
Bad timing: Flu shot delayed as season nears
Canada’s annual battle against the flu is getting a late start this year because of a vaccine shortage, with some public immunization clinics pushing back their start dates. The delay comes as North America steels itself for what could be a particularly bad flu season based on recently released data from Australia’s Department of Health, which experienced a significantly higher…
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 the removed trees were 14 elms, five lindens, four maples,…
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.
Future Rising activists take peaceful path to protesting
Future Rising Ottawa, a youth climate change protest initiative, gathers on Parliament Hill every Friday in a peaceful protest.
In wake of officer’s suicide, Ottawa to unveil unique mental health clinic for first responders
The recent suicides of an Ottawa police officer and nine Ontario police officers are highlighting the need for more mental health services for first responders.
How Parliament might look with proportional representation
Julie Stock and Doug Dolinski dropped by Liberal candidate Catherine McKenna’s event in Ottawa Centre riding on Oct. 21, 2019. [Photo © Alexandra Elves]