The Bank of Canada just raised the overnight rate: Here’s how it could affect you and your mortgage
By Sarah Newman | Experts are conflicted over whether the Bank of Canada's recent interest rate hike could make it harder for young people to buy a home.
Ontario’s proposed affordable housing rules fall flat, advocates say
By Alyssa Del Castillo-Roussy | Advocates dismiss Ontario’s first draft on inclusionary zoning and question its “pro-developer” tendencies.
Crimes against Muslims ignite debate on impact of Islamophobia
By Michael Nellis | Hate crimes against Muslims are up, but they're still not the most common target. So do we need a national day condemning Islamophobia?
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.
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."
Ottawa’s waste diversion rates are garbage: Plans to improve continue
By Alicia Wachon | The city says it is taking action by improving its recycling programs after a report singled out Ottawa for a poor waste diversion rate.
Ontario funding supports survivors from human trafficking
By Emma Jiayue Liu | The recent funding announcements from the Ontario government will help provide more help for trafficking victims, while local organizations highlight the significance of addressing post traumatic stress disorder.
Healthy food access a challenge for downtown residents
By Heather Keary | Centretown residents have limited grocery options, a symptom of larger social issues.