New permanent Rainbow Crosswalks to open at Bank and Somerset

IMG_1183Mayor Jim Watson and I will celebrate our support of Ottawa’s LGBTQ community when we officially open the permanent Rainbow Crosswalks. The crosswalks will be installed through a partnership between the City of Ottawa and the Bank Street BIA.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Date: Thursday, June 30
Time: 9:45 a.m.
Location: Corner of Bank Street and Somerset Street West

 

 

Reevely: Ottawa’s health board backs supervised injection sites

safe-injection-debate2Ottawa’s board of health voted 9-2 Monday night to encourage supervised-injection sites to open in the city.

“It’s a matter of public health … This is not a matter of criminality any more than when our paramedic services show up at the scene of an accident, they don’t wonder what that driver was doing before. They treat the patient first,” Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney said, her voice thick.

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