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.
By Brigitte Pellerin
Photo by Wayne Cuddington
We’re finally getting used to the idea that some people identify as gender-neutral or gender non-binary and, more importantly, that it’s totally fine.
What do democracy, blog, integrity, bailout, austerity, socialism, science, culture, feminism and justice have in common? Take your time. I’ll go fetch
By Leah Larocque
OTTAWA -- Councillor Catherine McKenney filed a notice of motion to declare homelessness a state of emergency in Ottawa.
“We have gone beyond a crisis, this is an emergency and we have to treat it as one,” says McKenney.
McKenney says, “If overnight, we had 11-hundred people forced into shelters, 100 people forced outside, 20,000 families spending most of their income on
Les conseillers municipaux de la Ville d'Ottawa ont adopté à l'unanimité le budget 2020 lors d'une réunion marquée par le retour controversé de Rick Chiarelli. Le plan financier vient notamment bonifier les investissements en transport en commun et en logements sociaux, en plus d'augmenter l'enveloppe budgétaire réservée au déneigement hivernal.
Le budget total se chiffre à 3,76 milliards de dollars. Il s'agit d'une
By Joanne Chianello
Mayor Jim Watson oversaw the tabling of the 2020 draft budget last month. It was passed Wednesday relatively unchanged, but seven councillors voted against the transit portion. (Giacomo Panico/CBC)
Ottawa city council voted unanimously for a 2020 budget that will boost property taxes by three per cent. But seven councillors voted against the
By Julie Ireton, CBC
Wendy Mitchell and her crew of volunteers help families escape mental, physical and financial abuse. But all too often, Mitchell says all they're really doing is delivering them from one precarious housing situation to another.
"They're dilapidated buildings that are just so old and falling apart and have so many issues and just dirty and smelly and all that kinds of stuff," said
There are a lot of excellent measures proposed in the new Road Safety Action Plan, and many will lead to safer transit on our streets for everyone. But it doesn't go far enough.
Earlier this week, the city
Coun. Catherine McKenney is planning on putting forward a motion to declare homelessness a state of emergency in Ottawa.
“I would like to see the city declare it a state of emergency- call it an emergency. It’s gone beyond crisis," McKenney said.
McKenney says soaring rent and an increase in the number of short-term rentals have put pressure on affordable housing.
By: Jason White
A provincial ruling on Toronto's regulations around short-term rentals is seen as a positive sign for similar rules currently proposed for Ottawa.
The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal ruled in favour of Toronto's plan to put stricter regulations on that city's short-term rental market, allowing the
By: Jenn Pritchard
More people are moving into a tent city, set up near Bayview Station, even as the outdoor temperature continues to fall.
What started as a space for nine men who were left homeless after a fire at their rooming house, has grown to include men and women living outdoors in the
City Councillors Shawn Menard and Catherine McKenney released a statement, offering suggestions on how the city should be dealing with light rail and bus problems.
By: Mike Vlasveld
From broken train doors to bad smells and slippery stairs, Ottawa City Councillors Shawn Menard and Catherine McKenney say problems with OC Transpo's