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Ottawa budget has good news, bad news for anti-poverty advocates

Ottawa budget has good news, bad news for anti-poverty advocates

Social services agencies had been looking for a $500,000 fund, in addition to their base funding, in order to help deal with additional — and more complex — cases.

In Mayor Jim Watson's budget speech Wednesday morning, he announced an additional $610,000 for those agencies, which includes a half-million dollars for the fund and a slightly higher cost-of-living increase — two percent instead of 1.5 percent — to the grants that support those programs.

Engineering students devise 'pop-up' solutions to Bayshore traffic challenge

Engineering students devise 'pop-up' solutions to Bayshore traffic challenge

Teams of University of Ottawa engineering students spent Saturday devising low-cost, portable and temporary “pop-up” crosswalks that could some day be used to help Bayshore residents safely cross a busy neighbourhood road.

Competing in a design competition organized by the campus chapter of Engineers Without Borders and Ottawa’s Healthy Transportation Coalition, the five groups were asked to create a pedestrian crossing that could be used on Woodridge Crescent near the Bayshore Transitway station.