Rooming Houses: not just a room

by Anna Claire Ryan Housing is a key social determinant of health and wellbeing. We know that living in unsafe, unaffordable or insecure housing increases the risk of many health problems. Yet access to safe and affordable housing in central…

Planet of the Scapes: Improv

by Pearl Pirie Some days you have time to plan meals and, some days, it’s improv with what you have. Sometimes you have a can of chickpeas and herbs and that’ll do. When fried, the chickpeas become firmer, crispy in…

Planting bulbs for the future in St. Luke’s Park

by Gail McGuire This past October, members of the Trees and Greenspace Committee of the Centretown Citizens Community Association (CCCA) gathered family and neighbours to plant bulbs for spring beautification of St. Luke’s Park, at the Elgin Street entrance to…

Provincial Affairs: Reviewing the OMB

by Yasir Naqvi MPP, Ottawa Centre We are fortunate to live in a vibrant downtown community in a major North American city. Our neighbourhoods continue to grow with development all around us. Balance is a central factor in maintaining the…