Replacing Ottawa’s storm-damaged urban forest will take time and money
By Kevin Martine Along with the damage to homes and businesses by the September tornadoes, Ottawa’s urban forest took a beating. According to a preliminary assessment, 1,200 trees were destroyed on municipal property alone. The actual toll though is likely much higher, as many toppled trees are on private property. Jean Sarich, an arborist with Tower Tree Services, says he…
Ottawa man charged in B&E spree
By Nadya Pankiw A 30-year-old Ottawa man has been charged in connection with a string of daytime break-ins in south Ottawa that began in mid-September and continued until Nov. 2, Ottawa police said in a media release. The break and enters occurred on Boundary Road, Pierce Road, Twin Elm Road and Bank Street. Joshua Wales-Saunders appeared in court on Nov….
Ottawa post-secondary institutions are doing more to prevent sexual violence on campus
Most victims of sexual assault in Canada are in their first year at post-secondary schools. Ottawa’s campuses are now working to create safer schools through prevention.
Pressure builds to protect endangered Indigenous languages
A look at Canada’s disappearing Indigenous languages and what Bill S-212 is trying to do to help keep them alive.
The last straw: Ottawa businesses lead way with plastic ban
Our obsession with plastic is choking the planet. Learn how small businesses are leading the way towards a more sustainable future with green initiatives like the Straw Free ban.
Remembrance Day 2018 marks 100 years since end of First World War
Hundreds gathered to pay their respects at the National War Memorial on Sunday. Capital Current captured the event in photographs.
New Ottawa vegan eatery aims to cut greenhouse gases one meat-free meal at a time
Copper Branch is part of a growing number of plant-based restaurants opening in Ottawa. These businesses are catering to the one-in-10 Canadian diners who consider themselves vegan or vegetarian.
Renfrew County citizens protest nuclear waste management facility
Environment and Indigenous groups are concerned about the effect of the new above-ground site planned in Renfrew County.
Group tracking the carbon footprint of Ottawa’s buildings
It’s unknown how much greenhouse gas is produced by Ottawa’s existing buildings, but one organization is preparing to find out.
After the tornado, Bruce Pit dog park will never be the same
When tornadoes swept through the Ottawa-Gatineau region in September, one left sections of Bruce Pit and its pet memorial destroyed in its wake.
Ottawa’s LGBT Film Festival celebrates 12th year
Ottawa’s 12th annual LGBT film festival will be taking place at the National Gallery of Canada from Nov. 9-12, 2018.
Those bright white streetlights are part of Ottawa’s conversion to LED
More than half of the city’s streetlights have been converted to LED, but there are concerns that blue-white LEDs are not the right choice.