Ottawa police shun new gadgets to test for cannabis at roadside stops
Ottawa police will continue using the tried and true SFST and DRE tests when testing for cannabis at roadside stops, rather than the new Drager test.
Legal cannabis and schools: Here are four things you should know
With national recreational cannabis legalization set for October. 17, here are four things you need to know about how it could affect Ontario’s schools and school-age children.
City Council approves more growth for Manotick
Ottawa’s City Council approved a zoning amendment for Manotick’s Mahogany subdivision, which will bring another 897 homes to the area south of Manotick Estates.
Ottawa ward rezoning needs to reunite communities, candidates say
In 2015, Ottawa’s municipal government decided against ward rezoning, but with a review of these boundaries coming up in 2019, some say there is reason to consider ward rezoning.
A day of door knocking with College Ward hopeful Emilie Coyle
Emily Coyle is one of the few women running for Ottawa city council this year, and the only one running in College Ward. She’s tired of the status quo at City Hall, and believes she has the experience to reshape her ward.
Heron Gate evictions point to growing affordable housing crisis in Ottawa
The eviction of more 400 people from the Heron Gate community raises concerns over the future of affordable housing in Ottawa.
Thousands of voters cast early ballots in 2018 Ottawa election
There was a higher voter turnout in the 2018 special advance vote than the first time it ran in 2014.
Thousands of permanent residents have no say in Ottawa’s election
They pay taxes, work, and study in the city, but they won’t be voting on Oct. 22.
Growth is slowing Barrhaven traffic to a crawl
For Barrhaven’s rapidly increasing resident pool traffic is a constant concern.
Special advance voting for Ottawa election runs Oct. 4-7
Ottawans will have their first chance to vote in the municipal election during the special advance voting days from Oct. 4 to Oct. 7.
Orléans voters struggle with record 17 candidates for council
With the retirement of longtime councillor Bob Monette, 17 candidates are running in Orléans ward.
Ottawa elections 2018: Where are the women?
There are no women running for the city’s top political job and it’s a glaring concern for many.