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?
Dangerous downtown cycling route to get major revamp
After much push, a dangerous downtown Ottawa cycling route has been given the green light for an upgrade to create a bike friendly multi-use pathway.
Diversity in hockey starts with youth and has a long way to go
In light of recent news, the state of hockey culture in Canada has been brought into the spotlight. Youth leagues are grappling with the question: is hockey really for everyone?
“The city needs to accommodate us”: Sidewalk snow an annual roadblock for people with mobility issues
Local residents and advocates in Ottawa are highlighting the lack of sidewalk maintenance on behalf of the city, specifically for snow removal.
Ottawa groups brace for a tough winter helping the homeless
With winter on the way, several groups across Ottawa are working to help the city’s homeless population.
Students, businesses bracing for O-Train closure in May
With the O-Train’s closure extended to more than two years, businesses and residents relying on the transit are left concerned.
Ottawa needs a food security co-ordinator, councillor says
As the city’s last poverty reduction strategy expired in 2015 and the holiday season approaches, Ottawans push for a new strategy.
City of Ottawa exploring purchase of two abandoned south-end railway lines
The City of Ottawa is exploring the purchase of CN Railway’s abandoned Beachburg and Walkley railway lines in the city’s south end for potential commuter transportation in the future. Negotiations are at an informal stage, said Vivi Chi, the city’s director of transportation planning, during a recent transportation committee meeting….
Feminist fair-goers explain what feminism means to them
We asked people at the Feminist Fair why feminism matters to them, and they gave us their answers.
Ottawa lawyer eyes provincial Liberal leadership
As the Ontario Liberal party prepares to pick a new leader, one of those hoping to be in the running is Brenda Hollingsworth, who is a personal injury and criminal defence lawyer. Hollingsworth is waiting to hear if she has met the standard to seek the leadership. If approved by…