Mary-Martha Hale

Homeless centre a magnet for crime, neighbours warn

SEE VIDEO Wednesdays were hell. From witnessing a stabbing to crack addicts smoking up on their front steps, residents living near Cumberland St. and Daly Ave. saw it all when a homeless drop-in centre used to operate at St. Paul’s-Eastern United church. “It was on Wednesdays, once a week, for five or six years,” […]


‘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 […]