City reaches tentative deal with CUPE

The city reached a tentative agreement with its largest union Thursday morning — avoiding layoffs, for now. Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 503 represents 6,300 inside and outside employees, or 37% of the city’s workforce. “In keeping with the usual labour relations practices, the details of the tentative agreement are confidential until ratified by […]


Food stands pushed aside

BY AEDAN HELMER, KELLY ROCHE Brian Tinkess knows all too well about municipal regulations and red tape. And how they squeeze people like him out. For 13 years Tinkess owned and operated the Blooming Onion, a unique chip wagon in a prime location on the corner of Dalhousie and York St. in the Byward Market. […]


City’s tallest building planned for Little Italy

SEE VIDEO The idea of a 35-storey condo tower in Little Italy is getting mixed reviews from residents and retailers. “It depends, I mean if it’s a nice looking building I’m sure it won’t be an eyesore but it is going to be tall,” said Jeff Jacques from Slan Printing. “You certainly won’t be […]