At least eight Ottawa city councillors are calling for an investigation by the provincial ombudsman into Stage 1 LRT problems and the Stage 2 contracting.
By JON WILLING Photo by Errol McGihon/Postmedia
At least eight Ottawa city councillors are calling for an investigation by the
By Josh Pringle
OTTAWA -- Councillor Catherine McKenney says “once again the urban core is shut out” of major roles on committees at Ottawa City Hall.
McKenney made the comment after the Finance and Economic Development Committee and Nominating Committee recommended Councillors to fill vacancies on city committees and boards.
Among the changes:
Innes Ward Councillor Laura Dudas was nominated for vice-chair of the
By Taylor Blewett. Photo by Tony Caldwell/Postmedia
While city decision-makers are moving forward with a plan to direct housing money from upper levels of government to Ottawans in dire living situations, some councillors are voicing frustration with the limited scale of those resources in the face of mounting need.
The community and protective services committee voted Thursday to delegate
By Jonathan Willing
Ottawa’s inner-urban councillors are calling for more representation on the de-facto cabinet of council as Mayor Jim Watson oversees a leadership shuffle.
Capital Coun. Shawn Menard, Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney, Kitchissippi Coun. Jeff Leiper, Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury and Rideau-Rockcliffe
An Ottawa woman who wore a large papier mâché likeness of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson to city hall to protest the ongoing LRT problems claims she was asked by security guards to take it off.
Velvet LeClair donned the mask and a cardboard train bearing the slogan "Fix the LRT" to Watson's Family Day skating party on Monday.
Two weeks ago, Ottawa Council declared an Affordable Housing and Homelessness Emergency in this city. That same week, we learned that the main branch of the public library now keeps its lobby doors locked in the early mornings, no longer allowing people who are homeless to access that space in the early hours for rest, warmth and respite.
By Tom Spears
There’s a split on Ottawa council over who will take over the job as chair of the transportation committee as it prepares to draw up the long-term master plan for all transportation in this city.
The chair’s job is about to become vacant as Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais moves over to run as a provincial Liberal.
On Tuesday, a committee voted to replace him with Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun.
By Hillary Johnstone, CBC
An Ottawa city councillor is calling on library officials to reverse a decision to keep the doors of the main branch locked in the early morning, preventing homeless people from coming in out of the cold.
The exterior doors of the Ottawa Public Library's (OPL) Metcalfe Street branch used to open as early as 6 a.m., four hours earlier than the
Per Audrey Roy
Le conseil municipal a appuyé à l'unanimité la motion de Catherine McKenney, voulant qu'il y ait un état d'urgence en matière de logements abordables et d'itinérance, mercredi.
Catherine McKenney, qui représente le quartier Somerset, réclame ainsi des cibles exigeantes et un échéancier, un meilleur accès au logement abordable ainsi que des mesures pour prévenir l’itinérance et venir en aide aux
By Chris Kurys
Once Airbnb regulations are in place, residents should feel safer, according to Somerset ward City Councillor Catherine McKenney.
Their ward covers the Centretown neighbourhood -- the site of a fatal shooting at an Airbnb unit on Gilmour Street.
On Wednesday, January 8, a suspect fired at four men, including a 15-year-old boy. One of the victims, Manyok Akol, 18, died from his injuries.