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…

Centretown continues to evolve

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By David Gladstone City editor A constant challenge for Centretowners is the ongoing development of our mature community. And the fact that we are a mature community — all of our land area was developed and our roads built by…