Town hall critics rail against Ottawa’s troubled transit system
Concerned citizens criticized the City of Ottawa’s transit system at a recent town hall meeting.
Critics urge city to speed up plan to eliminate road fatalities
Ottawa City Council will introduce the third and final stage of the Road Safety Action Plan but critics are asking to prioritize focus on zero fatalities.
Ottawa’s anti-racism secretariat to push for more minority representation
The City of Ottawa has a new formalized and funded anti racism secretariat led by Councillor Rawlson King. What are the aims of this unit and what will it accomplish in the city of Ottawa?
Kanata residents aren’t sure grass is greener in plans for local golf course
For Kanata Lakes residents there has been one consistent concern for the last year: the threat that a 70-hectare golf course at the heart of their community will be turned into a mix of houses and apartment buildings. Last December, ClubLink, who owns the Kanata Golf Course, said it was…
Kilmorie House: City View residents lament loss of historic ‘green space’
A beloved historic property in a west-end Ottawa neighbourhood appears headed for a major development despite efforts by local residents to preserve the site as a community arts centre and green space. At a planning committee meeting on Nov. 14, residents in the City View neighbourhood lost a key vote…
Ottawa’s Street Resilience Project is flipping ideas about youth crime prevention on their head
Ottawa’s Street Resilience Project launched in August and is geared toward young men aged 16-29. It takes an alternative, trauma-informed approach to understanding youth gang involvement.
New ‘OTTAWA’ sign will light up for community tributes
The iconic three-dimensional “OTTAWA” sign in the ByWard Market came down Nov. 18 to be replaced by a new, more durable sign that’s set to be installed by mid-December.
Meandering mice among the pest problems in Ottawa’s federal buildings
Pest problems persist in Ottawa federal government buildings, as workers at L’Esplanade Laurier on O’Connor Street have been encountering mice.
Prince of Wales Bridge back on track as future rail link
The Prince of Wales Bridge was recently rejected as a potential commuter rail link between Ottawa and Gatineau in the immediate future, Now, city staff say it could still become part of Ottawa’s long-term light-rail network.
Ottawa’s new short-term rental managers could be shut down under new rules
Short-term rentals like Airbnb are being blamed for ramping up Ottawa’s housing crisis. Can the capital learn from other Canadian cities on how to regulate homestay services?