Solving transit accessibility needed to progress how people commute in Ottawa
Heading into Monday’s municipal election, some candidates say improving people’s ability to get to transit is key.
Ward 18 candidates hope to preserve Alta Vista’s tree canopy, bungalows despite housing needs
Zoning and preserving the “unique characteristic” of the neighbourhood came up frequently during the campaign, but candidates also recognize the need to diversify housing options.
Stay in your lane – young voters weigh in on bike lanes
Bike lanes have become a key talking point in this year’s election, especially for some young adults.
Lifeguard shortages demonstrate importance of recreational services to families￼
Pools are cancelling some time slots due to the lack of lifeguards. This means registering for the remaining classes has become an online battle for parents.
Ottawa doesn’t have to be boring, residents say
Coming out of the pandemic, some say the election is an opportunity for city council to change Ottawa’s nightlife for the better by supporting the economy, local businesses and community morale.
Climate change and public transit top of mind for many young Ottawa voters
Some young voters say that climate change will be a priority for them when casting their ballot in Monday’s municipal election.
Soaring apartment rents an election issue for young voters in Ottawa
Apartment rents in downtown Ottawa are at their highest in history and with the municipal election looming, renters are feeling the pinch and looking for answers.
Ottawa’s election day falls during Diwali — to mixed reactions from celebrants
Voters head to the polls Oct. 24 — the same day many Ottawa residents celebrate Diwali. Observers of the festival of lights have mixed reactions over the chosen date.
College Ward race wide open as controversial incumbent not running for re-election
With College Ward’s longtime councillor not seeking re-election, candidates for office feel the area needs to have a stronger voice in future.
Affordability, transit and rural road maintenance take centre stage in Orléans South-Navan
Orléans South-Navan race focussed on affordability and transit issues.
Four candidates seek Stittsville seat to preserve quality living in growing suburb
With a growing population, Stittsville’s need for increased infrastructure is a concern for candidates.
Development, roads emerge as key concerns for southeast rural communities in Osgoode Ward
This rural riding in southeast Ottawa is wrestling with concerns about development in the community.