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Heron Gate redevelopment approved at committee level as residents voice concerns over affordability

Heron Gate redevelopment approved at committee level as residents voice concerns over affordability

"After 10 years the prices of rent will skyrocket and tenants will be pushed out," says Mavis Finnamore, former Heron Gate resident, weighing in on a motion to limit Heron Gate developer from raising rent prices for the next decade.
Parents getting vaccinated best way to avoid potentially difficult school year: Dr. Brent Moloughney

Parents getting vaccinated best way to avoid potentially difficult school year: Dr. Brent Moloughney

"If you have young children, chances are you're in that 20 to 39 age group, and that's the group that's lagging in terms of vaccine rates," says Ottawa's associate medical officer of health. 
Outsourcing inspections, maintenance of LRT major issue for City of Ottawa: Councillor Meehan

Outsourcing inspections, maintenance of LRT major issue for City of Ottawa: Councillor Meehan

"One of the big questions I had when I heard about this latest incident is, 'If RTG is doing regular maintenance, why did this happen?' They say they're doing regular maintenance and inspections all the time. Well, obviously not," says Carol-Anne Meehan
Ottawa mayor sees LRT, double-decker bus issues as blip in what's been 'very reliable' transit service

Ottawa mayor sees LRT, double-decker bus issues as blip in what's been 'very reliable' transit service

"Last week it was not reliable, but we've worked really hard to get it up and running and that's what we see today: the full service is up and running," says Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa.
Trudeau government's mandatory vaccine measure to affect 145,000 Ottawa employees

Trudeau government's mandatory vaccine measure to affect 145,000 Ottawa employees

Since the federal government is Canada's biggest employer, privy council president Dominic Leblanc says the government wants to lead by example.
August bringing the heat after unusually cool July: Environment Canada climatologist

August bringing the heat after unusually cool July: Environment Canada climatologist

Senior Climatologist David Phillips says this week might go down as the warmest of the year, and it could be capped off by beautiful weather for the weekend.
Mandatory vaccine rule making for less stress according to Carleton University Student's Association

Mandatory vaccine rule making for less stress according to Carleton University Student's Association

CUSA Vice-President of Finance Vanessa Baptiste says the school's new mandatory vaccine policy allows students living on campus, and who want to play varsity sports, to focus their energy on school instead of COVID-19.
Despite income desparity, Ottawa Cares continues to unify Rideau-Rockcliffe through pandemic

Despite income desparity, Ottawa Cares continues to unify Rideau-Rockcliffe through pandemic

The ward's city councillor says he's proud of the way people have come together over the last year and a half.
Breakdown of Ontario pandemic relief funding equals 250K for 46 Ottawa events

Breakdown of Ontario pandemic relief funding equals 250K for 46 Ottawa events

Executive Director of Bluesfest, Mark Monahan said with the announcement of Ontario's Step 3 pandemic reopening plan  granting them the ability to organize events in the city, the new funding is the last impetus to jump start the local tourism industry.
Eastern Ontario Heath Unit to hold high school COVID-19 vaccine clinics when students return

Eastern Ontario Heath Unit to hold high school COVID-19 vaccine clinics when students return

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis says the goal is to remove all barriers for young people to get their vaccines. 
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