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A photo of a street sign of Russell Road.
News

‘Russell’ slavery storm reaches Ottawa via Russell Road: ‘To preserve Black history, we need to re-write it’

A controversy over the historical namesake of Russell Township just east of Ottawa has reached the nation’s capital along Russell Road — the route that runs between urban Ottawa and the nearby rural area named for a slave owner. Peter Russell was also a top Upper Canada administrator in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Godlove Ngwafusi, a leading…

A pile of recycling at Cascades Recycling Facility here in Ottawa.
Environment

Ottawa drafting 30-year waste plan as Trail Road landfill fills up

The COVID-19 crisis has locked us down and one result of the confinement is that citizens are putting out more garbage than ever before, according to media reports. The crisis has also delayed public consultation on Ottawa’s new Solid Waste Master Plan, a 30-year strategy to be completed by the end of 2021 that would provide a framework for waste…

Reagan Bradley, a social entrepreneur, poses for a photo.
Business

Local Ottawa businesses adapt to COVID-19 closures

Some local business owners say they are facing some very tough choices in the current lockdown in Ontario.  Businesses deemed essential by the province include grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores, and cannabis retailers among others. This has forced some non-essential business owners to rework their plans to survive during the closures. “I made the decision to cut all nine of my…