In the Media

Ottawa Citizen:  Friday prayers a time of mourning for Ottawa Muslim community

Ottawa Citizen: Friday prayers a time of mourning for Ottawa Muslim community

Story: Bruce Deachman
Photo: Julie Oliver

When Abdel Felfel told his daughter, Rahmah, that he was going to prayer at the Ottawa Mosque on Friday, the nine-year-old, with thoughts of New Zealand’s mosque shootings fresh in her mind, became very concerned for her father’s safety.

He told her not to worry and assured her that Canada was a much better place

CBC: $4.7B LRT expansion gets green light

CBC: $4.7B LRT expansion gets green light

Joanne Chianello, CBC

Senior staff refuse to confirm whether SNC-Lavalin met technical bar for Trillium Line contract

Watch the video here

Ottawa city council voted 19-3 in favour of the $4.66-billion light rail expansion Wednesday, despite complaints from some councillors that

CBC: Decision day: Councillors brace for LRT vote

CBC: Decision day: Councillors brace for LRT vote

Group of 6 demanding more time to ponder 'biggest decision in the city's history'

Kate Porter

Ottawa city council is on track to approve the $4.66-billion expansion of its light rail system on Wednesday, despite learning just a day earlier that the project's first phase won't be ready until as late as June.

As CBC News has reported, the Confederation Line has experienced significant

CBC: City looking to break the ice with new sidewalk machines

CBC: City looking to break the ice with new sidewalk machines

It's not the kind of icebreaker you can use on a date, but the City of Ottawa is hoping it will help smooth things over with residents who are fed up with treacherously slippery sidewalks.

The city has been testing a new machine — five of them, actually — to break up the ice that builds up underfoot and makes the walkways dangerous for pedestrians.

Ottawa Citizen: Four new ice breakers taking to Ottawa sidewalks

Ottawa Citizen: Four new ice breakers taking to Ottawa sidewalks

Megan Gillis

It looks frankly terrifying, but could the Blue Gryb liberate pedestrians from scarily-slick sidewalks?

When Somerset ward Coun. Catherine McKenney tweeted about the city’s newly-acquired rotating ice breaker and “cutting edge” sidewalk plow blades during a meeting this week with city staff on tackling icy conditions for pedestrians, she got dozens of comments and more than 250 likes.

Le Droit : Une semaine en autobus: retards et embûches pour des élus d'Ottawa

Le Droit : Une semaine en autobus: retards et embûches pour des élus d'Ottawa

À Sylvie Branch

Dix-sept conseillers municipaux d’Ottawa sur vingt-quatre ont relevé le défi de prendre le transport en commun pendant une semaine, non sans embûches ou pépins. Au terme de ce défi, l’organisme Free Transit Ottawa réclame des améliorations au système actuel, dont un gel des tarifs.

La conseillère du quartier Somerset, Catherine McKenney s’est

CBC: Transit challenge proves difficult for some councillors

CBC: Transit challenge proves difficult for some councillors

From missing buses to being packed like sardines, councillors experience life by bus

Robyn Miller · CBC News

With a few days left in a weeklong transit challenge, some Ottawa city councillors are expressing their frustration with a system in which getting from point A to point B isn't always easy. 

Free Transit Ottawa issued the challenge to rely solely on transit for a

CBC: Mayor promises $15M for new affordable housing in budget

CBC: Mayor promises $15M for new affordable housing in budget

Advocates had asked for $12M, as well as a focus on affordable housing on new LRT

Kate Porter · CBC News 

Mayor Jim Watson has announced the City of Ottawa will spend $15 million of dollars of its own funds to try to double the number of affordable housing units that get built this year.

He used the opening minutes of his speech introducing the city's 2019 draft

Phone: 613-580-2484
Address: 110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1