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Stephan Telka

Ottawa’s urban poverty and the need for more social housing

By Stephan Telka “Health problems among Ottawa’s urban poor are similar to those found in sub-Saharan Africa.” So began Canadian Medical Association President Jeff Turnbull in his opening remarks to a recent gathering of graduate students, poverty elimination advocates, and government and community representatives at Carleton University last weekend. According to Turnbull, tuberculosis, hepatitis, sexually […]

Community groups want to put Bronson on a “road diet”

Post by Stephan Telka Those of you living or working in Ottawa Centretown will likely have experienced the “joy” that is Bronson Avenue. During rush hour, cars, trucks and buses inch along the stretch from Albert Street all the way into the Glebe. The pedestrian experience is far from ideal, with narrow sidewalks, little greenery, […]

Restaurant watch: Tennessy Willems

The newest addition to Ottawa’s expanding and diversifying Hintonburg / Wellington West Village foodie scene comes in the form of Tennessy Willems, a wood-fired oven pizza restaurant that opened last week at the corner of Wellington West and Melrose. Named after the owners’ son and daughter, Tennessy Willems charts a new course forward for pizza […]