Can rethinking Elgin Street save it?

by Kathryn Hunt On January 11, a public open house was held on the Elgin Street Functional Design Study, which has been underway since June of 2016. At the open house, the public had a chance to look over the…

Red light cameras for safer roads

by Mayor Jim Watson Whether dealing with winter weather or summer construction, residents of Ottawa are well acquainted with the many challenges that affect Canadian drivers. However, more than either of those issues, I often hear from residents about the…

The case for a truly bilingual Ottawa

by Patrick Ladouceur and Rachael Manion Bilingualism in Ottawa? Sounds like a familiar debate. This debate has been more active than ever in recent months with several organizations, including the Centretown Community Health Centre (CCHC) and Somerset West Community Health…

A gathering of crows

by Stephen Thirlwall The urban forest is filled with many strange tales. One of these stories depends on very large and tall trees being present. It is the tale of the gathering of thousands of crows, who travel across the…

Planet of the Scapes

by Pearl Pirie To say “taco” is as general as saying “sandwich.” Tacos are more variable than baking. It isn’t about chemistry as much as contrast: spicy and fresh, baked and raw, hot and chilled. Contrasts of colour and texture.…