Ottawa contaminated sites a source of frustration for Mechanicsville neighbourhood
By Arianna Paquette | Mechanicsville, Ottawa residents are frustrated about lack of cleanup for federally-owned contaminated sites.
Unpredictable Rideau Canal skating seasons likely to be the new normal
By Emma Fischer | With climate change wreaking havoc on the environment, is this kind of temperature variability the new normal for winters in Ottawa?
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.
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.
Canadian wildlife in decline despite federal protection, says WWF report
By Rachel Levy-McLaughlin | A recent report by World Wildlife Fund Canada is painting an alarming picture of the state of Canada’s wildlife. WWF-Canada found that half of the species they studied are in decline, even species under federal protection.
Environmental investments in 2017 budget get mixed reviews
On March 22, the federal government introduced the second budget of Justin Trudeau’s mandate. Building on their campaign promise to prioritize environmental action, Finance Minister Bill Morneau made green investment a featured item in the 2017 budget. A...
Saskatchewan oil spill raises concerns over pipeline incidents
By Brenna Mackay | There were 123 pipeline-related incidents across the country in 2016, compared with 118 in 2015 and 88 in 2014. The average number of incidents from 2008-2016 is 121 annually.
Rideau Canal skating season feeling the heat
By Andrea Tingey and Tiffany Lewis | Capital News Online looks at how temperatures have affected the canal after a disappointing start to this year's skating season.
Nuclear needs: Watchdog warns of shoddy power plant inspections
By Patrick Butler and Alexandra Mazur | Most of Ontario's power comes from nuclear energy but the federal environment watchdog says power plant inspections aren't up to snuff.
Climate consultation swamped by internet trolls
By Rupert Nuttle and Spencer Van Dyk | The federal Liberals have launched more than 400 online public consultations since taking office a year ago, but the results may be swayed by the internet troll phenomenon.