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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. […]


‘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 […]


Mental health walk-in clinic a saviour for stressed teens

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2011/01/14/16894481.html For teenagers like Leo Nuhijaj, juggling responsibilities isn’t easy. “I have basketball, then after basketball I have work, then after work I have to study for my exams and summatives. So it’s really stressful,” Nuhijaj, 16, said. To help stressed out teens, the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) is launching a free mental […]