McLeod: Ottawa’s ‘flex space’ stretched by automobile overuse

What’s flex space, you may ask? Basically, it’s a type of shared street space. If the city feels that there’s not enough space to accommodate all uses of a street—or that demand is not consistent enough to devoting space to a specific use 24/7—they’ll deem some of the space “flex space”. It’s like multi-use space, though usually only one use can happen at a time.

Callaghan: LeBreton bids offer two distinct visions

The anticipation building up to last week’s unveiling of the two proposals for the redevelopment of LeBreton was so high that some people couldn’t even wait to react. Literally, some pundits, and even politicians (who should know better) were prejudging the bids based solely on cryptic detail-free leaks and a mountain of assumptions. When the…

Hintonburg businesses help launch Heart Month

Local business owners joined Deputy Mayor Bob Monette and Boom 99.7 DJ Dylan Black at the Record Centre in Hintonburg Saturday morning to kick off a fundraising effort for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. February is Heart Month, and 11 Hintonburg-area businesses have signed on to sell $2 paper hearts in support of the cause.…