Winnipeg motion to dismantle bus shelters illustrates need for safe consumption sites, say activists
WINNIPEG — Winnipeg City Council is set to hear a motion Thursday to dismantle bus shelters along a major east-end street after the proposal was jilted at the city’s Executive Policy Committee meeting last week. The idea is being pushed by Transcona Coun. Shawn Nason, who recommended the removal of glass, doors, and benches at two bus shelters on Regent…
Cancer and alcohol: Advocates push the need for warning labels to help consumers choose safely
The debate is now on about the efficacy of warning labels about health risks on alcohol products.
UOttawa’s Asya Bartley selected for U Sports female apprentice coach program
Asya Bartley, of uOttawa, has been selected for the U Sports female apprentice coach program.
Ottawa’s e-scooter program returns despite opposition from disability advocates over sidewalk hazards
As the e-scooter pilot program heads into its third summer, accessibility issues persist despite approval from City Council
Fighting Islamophobia: Ottawa Centre MPP says it’s time for non-Muslims to step up
Ottawa Centre MPP Joel Harden says non-Muslims need to ramp up the effort to end Islamophobia.
Community activists, police unite at kitchen hub to bring food to Toronto’s vulnerable
Kitchen24 alongside other community organizations worked together to combat one of Toronto’s most pressing issues, food insecurity.
Push is on to ‘rewild’ Ottawa and promote native plants, greenspace protection
Ecology Ottawa is pushing the City of Ottawa to consider a program of ‘rewilding’ the urban environment.
Citing tenants’ rights and low-cost housing crisis, ACORN appeals city approval of Herongate redevelopment
ACORN is appealing Ottawa city council’s approval of redevelopment in Herongate Village.
Fight against ‘anti-homeless architecture’ part of struggle to combat Ottawa’s affordable housing crisis
The battle against anti-homeless urban architecture has been joined in Centretown led by Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney.
Rising costs, slow pace of affordable housing development paint a dire picture in Ottawa
Ottawa’s housing crisis continues to escalate as housing prices rise and the impacts of COVID-19 cause dangerous lasting effects on residents.
Volunteers help ease food insecurity in Alta Vista seniors building but often it’s not enough
Cathy Hamilton, a resident of the Clementine Towers in Alta Vista, started a food pantry in September 2021 to address food insecurity in her building.
Winnipeg scraps adult-business licences as sex workers, anti-trafficking advocates unite — for different reasons
Sex workers and anti-human trafficking advocates urge Winnipeg city council to end licensing of sex work.