Topic: cbc ottawa explains
CBC Ottawa explains: It's time to educate yourself about school board candidates
On election day, even some of the most engaged and informed among us show up at the polls to find a list of unfamiliar names at the bottom of the ballot. Those names belong to the men and women vying to become school board trustees.
CBC Ottawa explains: How would Watson and Doucet tackle climate change?
A UN report recently called for the world to make dramatic changes in the next 12 years to limit extreme weather and rising sea levels. Here's how the two main mayoral candidates see the challenge of climate change.
CBC Ottawa explains: How council's vote went down on 5 key issues
From the contentious Salvation Army development, to supervised injection sites to giant high-rises, a number of issues have led to heated discussions. Here's how the current council voted on those issues.
CBC Ottawa explains: What would it take to improve rural transit?
People on the rural fringes of the city are demanding bus service to connect to the rest of Ottawa. But the prospect of running buses down rural roads is a surprisingly complicated proposition.
CBC Ottawa explains: What control does the city have over cannabis?
The City of Ottawa has been waiting to learn more about the role it will have when cannabis retail shops arrive. As it turns out, it won't have much control at all.
CBC Ottawa explains: How the city can force developers to build cheaper housing
Ottawa is starting to feel the squeeze of its tight rental market, and many housing advocates are eyeing a fancy new weapon to combat the problem: inclusionary zoning.
CBC Ottawa explains: Suburban gridlock, and what to do about it
Ottawa's far-flung suburbs are growing faster than the roads that lead to them. How can the city balance the cost of all that new infrastructure with the needs of downtown residents?
CBC Ottawa explains: Can councillors curb crime?
Ottawa's violent crime rate is now almost on par with Toronto's, and municipal candidates are promising to keep this city safe from rising gang activity and gunplay. But what can they really do to turn the tide on a growing crime wave?
CBC Ottawa explains: Traffic safety
Speeding. Traffic. Roads. Across the city, candidates and incumbents alike say that's what residents want to talk about most often out on the campaign trail. So what is the city doing about it? How much money are we throwing at the problem, and is it enough?