Housing Concerns: Where will I live when I am 84?

by P. Marsden-Dole, chair, CCCA Seniors Committee As we in Centretown watch so many approvals for new condos passing through the hands of the municipal planning department and then on through City Council, it is worth considering the housing options…

Centretown Citizens’ Community Association Report

by Jordan Charbonneau, CCCA president Below is some information on just a few of the many ongoing events and initiatives in Centretown in which the Centretown Citizens Community Association is involved. For more information, contact us via the information provided at…

DCA vigilant over development

by Zsofia Orosz DCA Secretary At our meeting on April 3, 2012, discussions about developments in our neighbourhood continued. City Council is looking to change small scale infill zoning regulations. They want to ensure that when land is subdivided in…

Planning for Centretown, then and now

by Daniel Mullaly A long, long time ago planners were calling for the death of Centretown. The city’s future, it was predicted, lay in the growth of the suburbs. Kanata, Gloucester, Nepean and Orleans were all expanding, one subdivision after…

Lawful access bill targets law-abiding Canadians

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By Paul Dewar, MP Ottawa Centre Hundreds of people in Ottawa Centre have shared their concerns with me regarding the government’s introduction of its lawful access legislation, or Bill C-30. Privacy commissioners, experts and civil society groups from across the…

New Canadians facing various health challenges

By Christina Marchant and Émilie Sartoretto, Centretown CHC When newcomers arrive in our communities, they are generally in better health than the Canadian-born population. But, over time, this health advantage, the “healthy immigrant effect,” tends to wear away and newcomers’ health…