Rain barrels sell out in south Ottawa

SEE VIDEO The hottest ticket in Barrhaven is a rain barrel. Gary Lang was adding his name to a waiting list at Ross’ Independent Saturday afternoon. “When they come in, if I get one, fine. If I don’t, bottled water,” he said, laughing. “I’ll come back Tuesday. If there’s some, there’s some. If there’s […]


‘Nazi’ jibe overshadows shelter debate

An Ottawa Anglican Diocese official is comparing neighbourhood opposition to the relocation of a downtown homeless centre and comments by those opposing it to “Nazi Germany.” After a heated meeting with area residents Monday night, archdeacon David Selzer is “appalled” by comments describing the homeless. “There was a huge degradation of people using Centre 454 […]


Readying for a bumpy spring: Potholes are here

SEE VIDEO Potholes are making an early appearance on Ottawa roads this year. And if weather this week is any indication, we’re in for a bumper crop. Monday started above freezing, but the temperature plummeted in the afternoon — perfect breeding conditions for the road hazards. It’s due to get warm again — as […]