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.
Ontario youth struggle with employment amidst a transitioning labour market
By Clarissa Leirtaha | Ontario's labour market is failing to provide full-time work to youth: four experts weigh in on the challenges and solutions to youth unemployment.
Vacancy rebate program: Landlords say it’s fair, cities want it gone
By Jolson Lim and Lindsay Campbell | Ontario cities are looking to scrap the tax credit but building owners see it as a fair program.
Needle numbers in Ottawa: How many are improperly disposed?
By Kelsey Curtis and Petronella Duda | Ottawa has been experiencing high numbers of improperly discarded needles since 2014. Could needle drop boxes and safe injection sites be a solution?
Ottawa considers sanctuary city status
By Tiffany Lewis and Andrea Tingey | After Trump's travel ban, some Canadian cities have been considering a sanctuary status for undocumented immigrants. But what does the designation really mean?
LeBreton high-rise sparks debate over view controls of national symbols
By Lindsay Campbell and Jolson Lim | Designs for a 55-storey tower in LeBreton Flats has raised concern over obstructing sightline of the city's national symbols.
Majority of Ontario inmates yet to be convicted
By Gabrièle Roy | The majority of Ontario inmates serving time in pre-trial detention, known as remand is increasing. Corrections systems advocates are calling for change.
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.