Swimming in sewage: Ottawa River’s wastewater problem
By Cassandra Plourde | As of September 2017, over 1,400 million litres of sewage and stormwater overflowed from the capital into the Ottawa River, report finds.
Increased crime rates spark community action
By Shalu Mehta | Volume and severity of crimes have gone up nationally and locally in Ottawa, calling for community and state-based crime prevention measures.
Ottawa homelessness experts say federal funding needs better allocation
By Amber Davison | Many housing and homeless support experts in Ottawa agree that the government's new housing strategy is a great first step.
Ontario to cut small business tax rate to offset January’s minimum wage increase
By Shauna McGinn | Is the plan to increase minimum wage a 'band-aid' solution or a long-term necessity?
National Indigenous inquiry deemed “Underway with challenges”
By Megan Sibley l Federal Government tracker deems anticipated inquiry in to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls "underway with challenges."
Bonjour-Hello: Census sees bilingualism rise in Ottawa
By Keegan Hughes l More Canadians are speaking both of the country's official languages than ever before. What does this mean for Ottawa?
Canada’s East vs. West: New federal leadership highlights longstanding divide
By Matthew Olson | A wave of new, young leaders in Canadian politics could struggle to bridge the geopolitical divide that's existed for decades.
Canadian housing market highly vulnerable, reports mortgage insurer
By Atong Ater | The Canadian housing market has seen a rise in prices which cannot be explained solely by income, interest rates and population growth - leading to a “high degree of vulnerability”.
Cyclists like city’s first advisory bike lanes, Ottawa says
Ottawa's first advisory cycling lane rolled out last October provides the city opportunities to test which road would be compatible with the new format.
Do blurred federal-provincial political lines confuse voters?
By Clive Ngan | Experts warn that similarities in party names and branding may lead to the blurring of lines between provincial and federal parties.