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CTV: Ottawa fire victims living in "tent city"

CTV: Ottawa fire victims living in "tent city"

Catherine Lathem, CTV News Ottawa

More than a dozen people left homeless after a rooming house fire are now living in a tent city in a wooded-area behind the OTrain’s Bayview Station.

 “We’re a rich city and a rich country, and this shouldn’t be happening,” says Kitchissippi Ward Coun. Jeff Leiper.

 The group moved into the woods about a month ago after spending the

CBC: Councillors' call for emergency transit meeting denied

CBC: Councillors' call for emergency transit meeting denied

Kimberley Molina · CBC News

A call by three Ottawa city councillors for an emergency meeting to deal with ongoing problems plaguing the city's transit system has been denied.

Councillors Carol Anne Meehan, Catherine McKenney and Riley Brockington demanded a special meeting of the city's transit commission ahead of its

CTV: Photo radar could be coming to Ottawa in December

CTV: Photo radar could be coming to Ottawa in December

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Photo radar could be coming to the capital by the end of 2019, according to the MTO.

Pedestrians and residents in the Little Italy neighbourhood surround St. Anthony’s School want to see the city’s first photo radar system installed at the corner of Booth street and Gladstone Avenue.  The school zone,

Ottawa Citizen: Advocates push for 'community benefits agreement' for LeBreton Flats

Ottawa Citizen: Advocates push for 'community benefits agreement' for LeBreton Flats

By Blair Crawford. Photo by Bruno Schlumberger.


Social activists are pushing the National Capital Commission to adopt a “community benefits agreement” for LeBreton Flats, a form of social contract that they say will assure the benefits of the development will be shared with the community it serves.

“We’re saying to the NCC, ‘This is a very important piece of property and

Ottawa Citizen: National Housing Strategy not enough to stop Ottawa's housing crisis, advocates say

Ottawa Citizen: National Housing Strategy not enough to stop Ottawa's housing crisis, advocates say

By Jacob Hoytema

Consensus is growing that there is a housing and homelessness crisis in Ottawa and the federal government’s National Housing Strategy is doing little to help, experts say.

The city’s 2018 report on housing and homelessness found the waiting list for affordable housing had grown by nearly 15 per cent in one year. Catherine McKenney, city council’s liaison on the file, says local homeless shelters

Ottawa Citizen: Healthy Ottawa – Let's make it safer to move around the city

Ottawa Citizen: Healthy Ottawa – Let's make it safer to move around the city

By Brigitte Pellerin
Photo by Ashley Fraser, Postmedia

The trick to helping a population become healthier isn’t to make everyone do jumping jacks. It’s to design our public spaces in ways that naturally nudge us into moving around more without having to think about it.

Good health doesn’t necessarily mean grinding it out at the gym three times

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