City of Ottawa ‘assessing’ province’s offer for help with troubled LRT system

The Ontario government is talking with the City of Ottawa about possibly providing provincial support to the municipality as it grapples with its problem-plagued light-rail transit (LRT) system. Ottawa-area provincial cabinet minister Lisa MacLeod confirmed late Thursday evening that she offered…

Committee OKs plan for Ottawa’s new ‘community safety zones,’ sites for photo radar pilot

The City of Ottawa’s transportation committee gave its blessing to a plan for new “community safety zones” across the city that would allow the municipality to pilot photo radar in 12 school areas. The plan still needs approval from Ottawa…

Collision involving police cruiser temporarily closes section of St. Laurent Boulevard in Ottawa

Posted November 8, 2019 10:10 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A collision involving an Ottawa police cruiser has closed a section of St. Laurent Boulevard. Motorists are being asked to…

Train breakdown causes more delays on Ottawa’s Confederation Line during morning commute

Posted November 8, 2019 9:01 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Traffic on OC Transpo’s Confederation Line was stopped Friday morning between Rideau and Parliament stations due to a broken-down train.…

OC Transpo can’t say when Ottawa’s LRT will be stable: ‘The system isn’t good enough yet’

Top city officials doled out apologies on Wednesday for Ottawa’s problem-plagued light-rail transit (LRT) system, but the head of OC Transpo could not provide timelines for when the biggest issues plaguing the $2.1-billion Confederation Line will be resolved. The city’s…

Ottawa police respond to 3 separate collisions, charge 1 driver Monday morning

Ottawa police say a driver has been charged with disobeying a stop sign after a two-vehicle collision and rollover in the city’s south end on Monday morning. Officers were called to the intersection of Rideau and Bowesville roads, south of…

Ottawa’s proposed new ‘community safety zones’ include 8 roads near local schools

City of Ottawa staff are looking to create eight more “community safety zones” across the city, which, if approved by city council, would double fines for drivers caught speeding or driving carelessly in those areas. The proposed new safety zones,…

1,200 customers without power as overturned truck burns in Barrhaven

Posted October 31, 2019 9:15 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ottawa fire and police services say an overturned truck has caught fire after striking a gas meter on Moodie Drive…

Ottawa police seize shotgun, 3 charged in south-end traffic stop

Posted October 24, 2019 11:06 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ottawa police say they have charged three people and seized a loaded shotgun after a traffic stop in the south…