Single mom tied to Transpo

Ndjiwa Yakibonge is a single mom who’s married — to the rural bus schedule. She works in a downtown office and rides OC Transpo Route 232 from Vars, in Russell Township. “Rural buses are not the easiest thing,” said Yakibonge. The fixed schedule, with three runs during each rush hour, means she has to pencil […]


Be skeptical of so-called charities

Be skeptical of alleged charities who only want clothes while turning down furniture, appliances, housewares, and other valuables, says Ottawa Neighbourhood Services executive director Patricia Lemieux. “It’s a lucrative business for organizations that can do this,” she said. She wants the city to educate residents about clothing donations and the difference between real charities and […]