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 […]


Needle hunting season

Ottawa Public Health officials insist steps are being taken to clean up discarded drug paraphernalia after dirty needles were recently dumped in a Byward Market restaurant toilet and a six-year-old boy was pricked in Carlington. “Every time we talk to someone who’s using drugs, we counsel them about safe disposal of their equipment,” said associate […]