Green bin Ottawa: Environment committee approves green bins in apartment buildings

The city of Ottawa’s environment committee has approved a plan to expand the green bin program to apartment buildings and other multi-unit properties. The city collects garbage and recycling from 2,150 multi-unit buildings and 929 of those currently participating in the green bin program. The plan approved Tuesday, if approved by full city council next … Read more

Montreal Road: Lengthy lane closures begin Sunday

A stretch of Montreal Road will be closed to all but a single lane of westbound traffic for the spring and summer starting Sunday. The city of Ottawa says as of April 24, drivers will only have a single westbound lane open between St. Laurent Boulevard and the Vanier Parkway until approximately mid-September. This is … Read more

Firearms stolen from business near Bancroft, Ont.

Ontario Provincial Police are investigating after multiple firearms were stolen from a business near Bancroft, Ont. Police responded to a break and enter at a business on Highway 62 south of Bancroft just after 4:30 am on Saturday. Police say the investigation shows a suspect broke into a business sometime between 3:30 am to 4 … Read more

Ottawa parishioners eager to celebrate Easter services without restrictions

For the first time in three years church doors opened for Easter Sunday without COVID-19 restrictions. “Exciting! It’s a good way to start things up, ”Deborah Kieelly Adam said, on her way into the Notre Dame Basilica in Ottawa on Sunday morning. For the first time since the pandemic began, the vaulted cathedral filled every … Read more

Ottawa weather: A partly cloudy Easter Sunday

It will be a partly cloudy Easter Sunday in Ottawa. There’s a small chance of some scattered flurries Sunday morning, but if any snow does fall, it should melt away quickly. Sunday’s high is 8 C, which is about three degrees cooler than average. The sky should clear by evening, with an overnight low of … Read more

Toronto mosque shooting: Ottawa police increase patrols

Ottawa police say they have been in contact with local imams in the city following a shooting outside a mosque in Scarborough early Saturday morning. The drive-by shooting happened at around 1am, following midnight prayers for Ramadan. Toronto police said five people were shot in an apparently random drive-by shooting. None of the victims’ injuries … Read more

Ottawa opens new electric vehicle charging stations at 12 locations

You can now charge your vehicle at new electric vehicle charging stations at 12 locations across the city of Ottawa. The city says 24 charging stations have been installed, are connected to power and are available on a public charging network for motorists to use in Somerset, Rideau-Rockcliffe, Rideau-Vanier, Kitchissippi and River wards. “Locations are … Read more

Lance Galbraith: Former Ottawa 67’s star dies at 42

The Ottawa 67’s are mourning the death of a former star player. Lance Galbraith died in a car crash in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Friday at the age of 42, according to the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Galbraith played five seasons with the 67’s in the late 1990s and early 2000s, winning a Memorial Cup in 1999 … Read more

Here’s what you need to know about the COVID-19 antiviral treatment in Ottawa

Health officials in Ottawa are letting the public know they may be eligible for the COVID-19 antiviral treatment and how to seek treatment if you test positive, as COVID-19 levels remain high over the Easter weekend. This week, the Ontario government expanded eligibility for COVID-19 antiviral treatments to increase protection to the most vulnerable and … Read more

First holiday weekend in Ottawa with few COVID-19 restrictions

This is the first holiday weekend in years with few COVID-19 restrictions in place. Religious leaders are marking Good Friday for the start of the Easter weekend and tonight will mark the beginning of Passover. In Ottawa, the Way of the Cross, a Catholic tradition, was led from St. Patrick’s Basilica to Notre Dame Cathedral. … Read more