Giacomo Panico

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Public servant deals with months-long wait for strike pay from her union

A federal public servant says she is still waiting for the local chapter of her union to pay her the entire sum of the strike pay she was promised more than six months ago.

Selling your vehicle? Watch out for this scam growing in popularity

An Ottawa woman is warning people who are selling their vehicle to be wary of scammers who try to lure sellers into purchasing vehicle history reports through fraudulent websites to obtain their credit card information.

Doctors discover their bios being used by clinic despite never working there

An Ottawa walk-in clinic already under scrutiny is now being accused of falsely posting the bios of at least two doctors who have never worked for the clinic on its website.

Centretown neighbourhood chosen as testing ground for mental crisis phone line

An incoming program that would serve as an alternate to 911 in Ottawa for calls about mental health issues will first be rolled out in the neighbourhood of Centretown, following the recommendation of a panel of mental health experts.

$110M affordable housing plan gets go-ahead, but won't meet demand

A plan to spend $110 million over the next three years on affordable housing was approved Wednesday by Ottawa's planning and housing committee, but not without concerns that more than three times that amount is needed to address demand.

Meet the salt saviour for Ottawa-area water softener owners

While a nationwide shortage of salt used in water softeners has caused headaches for many well owners, the owner of a hardware store in the south end of Ottawa has become somewhat of a hero for finding an alternate supplier. 

This coach is ensuring Renfrew County youths compete at Indigenous games

Five youths from Renfrew County who are headed to the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) next week say their upcoming adventure would never have been possible were it not for their charismatic and determined coach, Gerry Benoit.

Experts pen letter of concern about Lansdowne 2.0

Five prominent Ottawans with decades of experience in budgets, law and municipal affairs have co-signed a letter to the mayor expressing concerns about the latest renewal of Lansdowne Park.

Businesses near Canadian Tire Centre react to likely loss of NHL hockey

The Ottawa Senators have a new owner in principle and it's widely expected the team will eventually move closer to downtown, leaving residents and businesses near the Canadian Tire Centre to ponder life after the Sens.

Program for kids with disabilities saved from OCDSB chopping block

Trustees with Ottawa's largest school board have approved their 2023-24 budget, but several say they're frustrated a program for children with disabilities came close to being axed in order to balance the books.