Zodiac animals underfoot, and brand new benches

by Eric Darwin (This article appeared in slightly different form as two separate posts on Eric Darwin’s blog West Side Action.) Pedestrians on the newly redone bit of Somerset in Chinatown between Booth and Preston are in for a real…

Is 201 Metcalfe sinking?

by Kathryn Hunt and Michael Lambert During the past several months, the owners of the Queen Elizabeth Apartments at 201 Metcalfe Street have encountered subsidence. Subsidence occurs when the ground beneath a structure begins to sink. It can be due…

Emerald ash borer threatens ash trees in Ottawa

The emerald ash borer (EAB) has almost become synonymous with invasive species since it was first identified in Michigan 10 years ago. Emerald ash borer is a non-native, highly destructive wood-boring beetle that feeds under the bark of ash trees.…