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On the brink: Last minute talks held to avoid massive federal public service strike

More than 150,000 federal public servants are set to strike Wednesday if a deal with the federal government for better pay and benefits isn’t reached by Tuesday night. The Union of Taxation Employees, which represents approximately 35,000 Canada Revnue Agency workers, said more than 96 per cent of its members are in a strike position. The potential walkout comes in…


Critics call for more public input into $333-million ‘Lansdowne 2.0’

Several Ottawa community groups are asking the city for more thorough consultations on its public-private proposal for the stage-two revitalization of Lansdowne Park. The proposal, referred to as “Lansdowne 2.0”, would see the TD Place north side stands replaced, the construction of a new 5,500-seat arena where the Ottawa 67s would play, and zoning changes to allow the building of…


Report flags gaps in city response to ‘derecho’ disaster

A report on the City of Ottawa’s response to last May’s hugely destructive “derecho” wind storm has highlighted gaps in emergency preparedness, including the way municipal officials support citizens with disabilities and ease food insecurity in a crisis. The “after-action report” assessing the city’s response to the extreme weather event was given to the city’s emergency preparedness and protective services…