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.
Gun violence in Ottawa approaching last year’s record numbers
With two months left in 2018, the number of reported shootings in Ottawa is up to 71 – just shy of last year’s record-breaking total of 74. The city has also seen 15 homicides so far this year, the same number as last year’s total.
Creating creatures and community on Ottawa sidewalks
Libby Abella is decorating the streets of Centretown with chalk drawings of magical lands, kind messages and Pokémon.
Becoming a bee city could be a sweet deal for Ottawa
City staff are looking into what it would take for Ottawa to become a bee-friendly city.
City holding cannabis information nights for parents
The City of Ottawa is offering information sessions on cannabis use this week.
How women’s issues are making their way into the municipal election
Ahead of the municipal election, a coalition of women’s groups has inserted itself into the debate to push for progress on issues affecting women and marginalized people. The group has called on candidates to adopt 11 policies, aimed at making Ottawa a safer, more accessible place for these communities.
Jaywalking to the polls: Will road safety drive the vote in College Ward?
Data shows that there a lot of pedestrian accidents involving vehicles in the ward.
Signs and the bottom line: The costs of election advertising in Ottawa
Financial and environmental costs are causing candidates to rethink how they use the staple of election advertising.