Ottawa’s Street Resilience Project is flipping ideas about youth crime prevention on their head
Ottawa’s Street Resilience Project launched in August and is geared toward young men aged 16-29. It takes an alternative, trauma-informed approach to understanding youth gang involvement.
Ottawa toy stores offer surprising best-sellers this holiday season
Ho, ho, ho! Getting ready for holiday shopping? Check out the latest surprising toy trends in Ottawa.
Ottawa’s new short-term rental managers could be shut down under new rules
Short-term rentals like Airbnb are being blamed for ramping up Ottawa’s housing crisis. Can the capital learn from other Canadian cities on how to regulate homestay services?
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.
Diversity in hockey starts with youth and has a long way to go
In light of recent news, the state of hockey culture in Canada has been brought into the spotlight. Youth leagues are grappling with the question: is hockey really for everyone?
Growth of local board game group highlights hot trend
Every Monday evening, a group of about 40 people take over Boston Pizza in Barrhaven. There are new faces and more familiar ones, and they come carrying board games. The participants in these weekly gatherings are members of the Ottawa Board Gaming Community — which has just marked its third anniversary. The group is part of a North American revival…
“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.
Ottawa groups brace for a tough winter helping the homeless
With winter on the way, several groups across Ottawa are working to help the city’s homeless population.
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.