Where there’s smoke: Debate over safe drug inhalation sites on a slow burn while overdose deaths rise in Ottawa
The debate over the efficacy of safe drug inhalation sites is raging in Ottawa.
Living under the Taliban: Afghan women call for more international support to fight gender-based violence
Carleton University invited Afghan activists to Richcraft Hall’s resource centre to share their experiences of resistance and resilience as women living under the Taliban. This event marked the 16th day of a global movement to tackle gender-based violence.
As grocery prices continue to rise, this Ottawa Reddit user is helping people find deals
Nearly two-thirds of Canadians have substantially changed their grocery habits, according to a recent survey.
Public health data shows food service inspection failures are rising in Ottawa
Ottawa Public Health food inspection data has been showing an increase in food safety infractions throughout the city.
Ottawa’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness goals seem further out of reach than ever
Ottawa’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan is facing some serious headwinds and is a reminder of the limits of what a municipality can do on its own to deal with a deepening crisis.
Many Canadians forced to make cuts to holiday gift budget
Although inflation has eased, many Ottawans are tightening their belts as they do their Christmas shopping this year.
Tents on the agenda: City of Ottawa eyeing temporary ways to shelter those in need this winter
As rents rise and homelessness grows, the City of Ottawa is looking for ways to provide temporary shelter for those in need.
Barrhaven is Ottawa’s car-theft hotspot, and residents aim to do something about it
Facing a high rate of car theft, many Barrhaven residents are adding additional security measures to protect their vehicles.
Battery energy storage facility in rural Ottawa gets council blessing
Ottawa city council is backing a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) facility in Rideau-Jock Ward.
Feeling unsafe: Sandy Hill residents concerned with lack of policing, drug-related crimes around safe injection sites and other services
Residents of Ottawa’s Sandy Hill neighbourhood voiced some strong concerns with under-policing in the area, especially around safe injection sites and other community services.
Hate on the rise: Ontario sees increase in police-reported crimes
Toronto and Ottawa police hate-crimes statistics show rise of uttered threats and hate crimes as a whole in Ontario.