If you’ve ever lived in Vancouver — or met a Vancouverite — you’ve probably heard a lot about the great “quality of life” in that city. You’re probably also aware that some international organization somewhere at one point ranked Vancouver as the #1 city to live in, worldwide. Vancouverites love to remind you about these […]
Weekly News Review: Tulip Fest Wraps Up, police pursuit ends in drowning, Kilrea grilled at O’brien trial, OSA celebrates 130 years and Parlez-vous baloney?
While everyone was out enjoying the tulips this week, what was going on in and around Ottawa? Well, one of the stories that made a lot of noise was of the car pursuit near Papineauville which resulted in the car flying off the road and into the Ottawa river and one of its occupants drowning. […]
This post by Justin Beach of NXEW.ca is reproduced with permission under a Creative Commons license agreement. Make sure to check North by East West, it’s an awesome Canadian music blog. I (heart) Music is based out of Ottawa, they put on great shows and we want to see them continue to exist and grow. […]
Weekly News Review: Two homicides downtown, a possible LCBO strike for the summer, Gatineau Park’s status, year-long market at Lansdowne? and the trial of Larry O
Scary news this past week: two homicides in down town Ottawa. A man was found dead in his Lowertown apartment last Tuesday. Two men were charged in relation to the homicide. The other incident took place inside Bar 56 in the market where a man was shot while another was left wounded. It highlights that […]
What’s that, you say? Political intrigue in Ottawa? I know, it’s shocking. The smelling salts are in the cabinet on your left. To be fair, however, most of Ottawa’s political scandals are of the federal variety. So when the mayor is charged with allegedly offering a parole board appointment to one of his right-leaning competitors […]
Weekly News Review: Ottawa’s water consumption in decline, Mayor O’Brien takes leave of absence and Cop attacked in the south end.
Interesting news coming from the city: Ottawa residents’ water consumption has gone down as much as 20 to 30 percent over the last five years despite the city’s growth. A number of factors can explain this positive turn of events. These include the efficient new plumbing fixtures used for new homes and renovations, gardeners deciding […]
Apartment613 is pleased to offer a take on the new transit tunnel plan today from David McClelland of the Ottawa Project. You’ll also hear him discuss the tunnel on CBC Radio. If you have comments on the proposal please leave us a comment! With the release of a proposed route and stations for Ottawa’s future […]
Weekly News Review: Spring has sprung, it’s construction season, storm wreaks havoc on Ottawa, Stanley Park contaminated, beware of the swine
Last week, we finally witnessed the coming of spring. The snow is gone, flowers are showing, leaves are popping out, the market stalls are back, skirts and shorts are back and everyone seems a bit happier. One big exception to this general feeling of joy are the business owners on Bank St. between Somerset and […]
The hat was dusted off, slips of paper were torn and folded and the winners were finally chosen. Apartment613 gave away two pairs of tickets courtesy of the NAC this morning to the CTV Pop’s Sci-Fi Spectacular. The contestants had to let us know their favourite sci-fi music moment, and while Star Wars and John […]
Weekly News Review: Richard Florida loves Ottawa-Gatineau, Ottawans are still taking the bus, Obligatory helmets for skateboarders? and trying to get Lansdowne Live! done
Ottawa: One Great City! Well-known urban studies theorist, Richard Florida, has named Ottawa-Gatineau as the best city in Canada for mid-career people, families and retirees to live in, as well as one of the top three cities for singles and empty-nesters, in his latest book, Who’s Your City? In addition to this, he claims that […]
The Ottawa municipal government decided to give a thumbs down to both Eugene Melnyk’s Kanata stadium plan as well as Lansdowne Live’s stadium plan. As David Reevely from Greater Ottawa has stated, the Melnyk Kanata stadium would probably be more profitable for the city in the long run, but it does not solve the “Lansdowne […]
Weekly news review: 3-way race for Mayor? Genie Awards in Ottawa, Denis Rancourt fired by U of O, T&L bounces back, Both 67s and Senators out of playoffs.
Ottawa city councillor, Alex Cullen, has announced that he will be running for mayor in the upcoming 2010 municipal elections. Many pundits praise his knowledge of City Hall but believe that his left- leaning tendencies will scare off voters. Ottawa Citizen columnist Randall Densey sees a three-way race between Cullen, Alta Vista councillor Peter […]
April 1, 2009. A warning has gone out in the capital region after an outbreak of Twitterrhea hit the Ottawa community. The Public Health Agency of Canada warns that if the infection is not soon put under control, an epidemic of huge porportions may soon face the city and surrounding regions. Although the origins of […]
Geez, I’m really hoping this does not become a regular trend, but yet again Bank St. has suffered a harsh blow with last night’s fire of Tommy & Lefebvre, the popular sports goods store. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but its clear that the store is a complete loss. The […]
Apartment613 Week in Review: Google is coming to town, Shrinkage at City Hall, Earth Hour and Ottawa Talent at the Junos
Google announced that they are coming to a number of Canadian cities in the coming weeks, including Ottawa, as part of their Google Street View project. Equipped with a special car that carries 30 cameras, they will be driving around all streets of Ottawa and will provide close-up, 360-degree views of city streets as they […]