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May 25, 2020

Beyond balance: Finding a fair approach to growth

Ottawa is one city. In the past two weeks, the City’s Planning Committee has debated and eventually approved the Official Plan’s Growth Management Strategy. Ultimately, allowing for a balanced growth approach to intensification means expanding within the core and expanding within existing suburban communities. Although this plan takes on a fair approach to managing growth, it is also one I …

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May 25, 2020

Safe Supply in Ottawa : A Critical Step in the Management of Addictions

Since 2016, Ottawa has been in the middle of an opioid crisis that continues to seriously affect the well-being of individuals and communities. Hospital and policing services are on the frontline of these challenges and have been unsuccessful in curbing the ongoing reality. Current responses to addictions are costly, and do not address the growing issue of toxic drug use …

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May 20, 2020

Daily COVID-19 updates

May 22 Providing Broader Public Use of NCC Assets Today, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is announcing that it is entering Phase 2 of its Framework for Public Use of Its Assets. Consistent with previous measures to permit wider public access, this step builds on the Province of Ontario’s commencement of Stage 1 of its recovery plan, as well as the Province …

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