Ottawa anti-poverty group leads Vanier rally calling for government to ‘criminalize’ high-interest lending
ACORN is calling on the Federal Government to lower loan interest rates and prevent agencies from practicing predatory and misleading lending.
Councillor grilled over donut joke, gaping holes in report on ‘Scott’s Excellent Adventure to Tennessee’
City Coun. Scott Moffatt visited waste-processing plant in Tennessee and talked about Krispy Kreme donuts in his minimalist report.
Red light cameras catching offenders, but lots of cash slipping away
With the city struggling with budget deficits, red light cameras are an area of potential revenue, but the city consistently misses out on collecting on significant numbers of fines.
IN THE NEWS: Tuesday, Feb. 11
Hello Ottawa! Today will be mainly cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of early flurries and risk of freezing drizzle. The temperature will vary from a mild 2°C to minus 10°C with wind chill, according to Environment Canada. Here are the top headlines for the day: Elementary teachers off the job again Students in Ottawa are missing their fourth day of…
Genderless washrooms slow in coming to Ottawa
The lack of genderless washrooms has been on people’s minds, but many have still not accepted their inclusion in public spaces.
Federal election: The facts on the race in Ottawa
The federal election race is underway, and here are a few choice tidbits about the current electoral scene in Ottawa.
Ottawa council votes to cap property tax hike at three per cent
Ottawa City Council voted Wednesday to cap the property tax increase at three per cent.
Nine councillors challenge Mayor’s picks for council committees
Mayor Jim Watson along with the nominating committee announced their picks for committee and board chairs. Nine councillors contested them.
Boko Bakery’s closing leaves hole in heart of Elgin Street
Boko Bakery closed on Nov. 25, ending 36 years of unique cookies and leaving the lasting legacy of Yoko Sakiyama and her family.
Ottawa’s rookie city councillors ready to conquer the chamber
After October’s municipal election, Ottawa’s seven rookie councillors have been spending the past six weeks preparing to take their seats.
Flying high at YOW: Think twice about that last toke at Ottawa airport
Ottawa International Airport has banned smoking marijuana on airport property, and installed amnesty bins for flyers to dispose of their pot.
High school activist aims to eliminate plastic straws in Ottawa
High school student Maelyn Kaya, founder of No Straw Ottawa, is on a mission to eliminate plastic straws from Ottawa.