Ottawa facing full-blown “cat crisis,” warn animal welfare advocates
Ottawa is in the grips of a “Cat Crisis,” which local animal welfare advocates say is only going to get worse this spring with annual Kitten Season.
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.
A Capital Current special report: Indigenous justice
Carleton journalism students examine the impact of the 20 year old Gladue decision on the treatment of Indigenous Peoples in the justice system.
Lowering the bar: Even in the #MeToo age, female servers fear speaking out about harassment
Female bartenders and servers in Ottawa struggle to hold onto jobs in a workplace where excessive drinking and sexual harassment are considered just part of the job. Many bartenders are now demanding change and to hold managers accountable.
On the same page: Ottawa school board seeks the path to reconciliation with Indigenous students
Students and experts say that including more Indigenous literature in classrooms is crucial for reconciliation in schools.
Scrappy meal: Notorious Rideau Street McDonald’s ends 24-hour opening
The McDonald’s restaurant in the ByWard Market is notorious as the home for fights, disorderly functions, and bizarre incidents.
Ottawa experts skeptical of numbers in the Liberals’ poverty reduction report
Ottawa anti-poverty experts are skeptical of the Liberals’ new Opportunity for All report because of 2016 changes to how the federal government measures poverty rates. They said the numbers are not accurate.
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.
Life as an immigrant on the Ottawa police frontline
Gustavo Lima is living his dream as a police constable in Ottawa.
Unaffordable Designs: Why Ottawa transit planning is bad news for affordable housing
Activists and experts warn that housing will become less affordable in Ottawa as Light Rail Stage 2 unfolds unless the city acts.