Ottawa condo market booming

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/26/ottawa-condo-market-booming Condos are edging out apartment buildings when it comes to construction in Ottawa, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. “On average, we’ve seen a lot more condos being built than rentals,” said CMHC senior market analyst Sandra Perez. “Builders are responding to housing demand.” Housing starts from January to September […]


Food bank struggles as Thanksgiving looms

SEE VIDEO http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/03/food-bank-struggles-as-thanksgiving-looms Empty boxes are sitting on shelves reserved for dry pasta at the Ottawa Food Bank warehouse, after a “disappointing” first phase of the Thanks for Giving drive. “We had a tough weekend,” said executive director Peter Tilley. “We’re down about 10 to 15% from where we’d like to be at this time […]


Riding OC without AC

It’s hotter in my car than it is on a city bus with no air conditioning. That’s the verdict after riding the 94 from Fallowfield to the Rideau Centre Tuesday afternoon. Armed with a thermometer, the needle was at 32C when I boarded. All the windows were open, and about 25 people were on board. […]