A consortium of environmental groups across Ottawa is making an 11th hour plea to Mayor Jim Watson to increase funding for climate change initiatives in the budget. A group of nine people tried to deliver a letter requesting at least $1.5 million be added to the 2018 budget, but as they approached the mayor's office hoping to meet with Jim Watson, the group was instead greeted by security. No one immediately answered the door to the mayor's office despite repeated attempts.
The rising cost of groceries and housing are behind a spike in the number of people using food banks across Ottawa this year, according to a new report. The Ottawa Food Bank's report, released Monday, details a dramatic 5.6 per cent hike — 8,700 more households — in the number of people using food banks across the city since 2016. That increase means more than 38,000 people in Ottawa relied on the food bank in 2017.
An Ottawa author is calling for the Canadian government to better protect its citizens from being harassed by American border guards while still on Canadian soil. Amal El-Mohtar, 32, says she was asked violating questions and had her luggage, journal and phone searched for hours by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at the Macdonald-Cartier International Airport in Ottawa last week, forcing her to miss her flight to New York for a writer's retreat. "Something needs to give.
“The community is not a threat, claimate change is.” Robb Barnes, executive director of @EcologyOttawa. Here is the letter they tried to present. Someone from the city clerk’s office did eventually come out to speak with them. Then the mayor’s EA #ottnewshttps://t.co/Bmi5X07yyu
Members from Ecology Ottawa tried to present a letter to @JimWatsonOttawa office asking for more funding to address climate change. They weren’t allowed in but two security officers showed up to guard the door. #ottnewshttps://t.co/4oiQEiAbjc
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