Study underlines that air pollution a leading cause of premature death worldwide
While Ottawa air quality is considered low risk, a new study shows that long term exposure to air pollution is a major health threat worldwide.
VIA Rail resuming services as Belleville blockade lifted
VIA Rail is expected to fully resume services on Saturday, including out of Union Station in Toronto.[Photo © Justine Ricketts]
Trees get the chop as construction of Stage 2 of LRT proceeds through Carleton campus
Some Ottawa residents are upset about trees are being cut down in preparation for construction of Stage 2 of LRT. Will the LRT do its part in reducing greenhouses gases in Ottawa?
Ecology Ottawa urges better access to Blair Station
Ecology Ottawa held a public meeting in the community of Pineview to discuss their recommendations for improving access to Blair Station.
Dissatisfied Para Transpo riders demand changes to the system
Para Transpo riders are angry over the lack of response from the city to their demands for a more efficient service.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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. The Beachburg and Walkley corridors will become available for purchase…
How Ottawa’s LRT stations are becoming magnets for development
Ottawa’s new LRT is set to spur large, community-changing developments at many of its stations, which could help change the city forever.