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.
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?