Mckenzie Donovan

Political Columnist/Features Writer

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City officials recognize Tom Keeley’s exemplary contributions to Nepean

City officials recognize Tom Keeley’s exemplary contributions to Nepean

ABOVE: Keeley Falls at Andrew Haydon Park in the city's west end was designed by former Superintendent of Parks and Recreation for the City of Nepean, Tom Keeley. Ottawa residents know Andrew Haydon Park as a great picnic destination, a place for wedding photos, to take a stroll, get close to [...]

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Industrial Park development quashed & Councillor Kitts pushes for disaster relief

Industrial Park development quashed & Councillor Kitts pushes for disaster relief

An overview of Ottawa City Council's September 21, 2022 session. The session of Ottawa City Council opened today with a moment of silence in recognition of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Mayor Jim Watson noted that the official portrait of the monarch was taken down and will be replaced [...]

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Gregory Jgreg Guevara is running a post-ironic campaign for voters with post-modern grievances.

Gregory Jgreg Guevara is running a post-ironic campaign for voters with post-modern grievances.

Gregory Jreg Guevara cuts a millennial/zoomer-friendly style on his YouTube channel, where he makes hilarious parody videos on topics of the day, such as the debate between intellectuals Slavoj Zizek and Jordan Peterson or, more recently, issues like Covid-19 and climate change. If you’ve ever [...]

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OSSTF’s Rachel Robillard says, “the student is at the epicentre of what we do everyday.”

OSSTF’s Rachel Robillard says, “the student is at the epicentre of what we do everyday.”

Ontario has one of the best secondary and post-secondary school systems in the world. While teachers are well compensated and negotiate with the province annually over wages and benefits, the same cannot be said for all ‘education workers’ — the educational assistants, continuing education [...]

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Creative Continuum 2022 will provide artists with tools to make money from their work

Creative Continuum 2022 will provide artists with tools to make money from their work

ABOVE: If you are an Ottawa artist, Creative Continuum 2022 will help you achieve business success. During the pandemic, everyone had to learn how to interact in new ways. We sipped wine with friends over Zoom, attended meetings in our pajama bottoms, distracted ourselves by baking sourdough bread, [...]

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According to “Raising Canada 2022,” the government underfunds youth programs.

According to “Raising Canada 2022,” the government underfunds youth programs.

The fifth annual Raising Canada Report from the national charity Children First Canada paints a bleak picture of the social and health situations for children across our country. The study, which compiles threats to Canadian children, suggests that eight million kids in Canada are at substantial risk, [...]

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Unelected councillor angry about accusations of OC Transpo gaslighting

Unelected councillor angry about accusations of OC Transpo gaslighting

ABOVE: Ward 4 Kanata North Councillor Cathy Curry took great offense to criticism of OC Transpo's new ad campaign. The Ottawa Transit Commission met today for its final time with its current board. It was Sarah Wright-Gilbert who kicked things off quickly with a contentious discussion. The [...]

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Anishinaabe artist Claude Latour brings modernity and art together with Makwa’s Horizon.

Anishinaabe artist Claude Latour brings modernity and art together with Makwa’s Horizon.

ABOVE: Kitigan Zibi Anishinaabeg First Nation artist Claude Latour and his public art bench titled Monz. If you’ve strolled down the Rideau Canal on a summer walk or a winter skate, you’ve likely spotted Claude Latours’ work. The Kitigan Zibi Anishinaabeg artist’s beautiful [...]

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 Business leader and philanthropist Patrick McGarry runs for Council.

 Business leader and philanthropist Patrick McGarry runs for Council.

There will be many new faces around the table at Ottawa City Hall post-election, including one from Ward 8 College, where five candidates are running to replace disgraced councillor, Rick Chiarelli. Of the candidates vying to restore normalcy to Council representation in the ward, one name you may [...]

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City agrees to further discuss levying green space tax on developers.

City agrees to further discuss levying green space tax on developers.

Today at Ottawa City Council, an amendment recommended by city staff to Planning Committee Report #65 was brought forward by Councillors Glenn Gower and Scott Moffat. The amendment focuses on collecting a “community benefits charge” from housing development to subsidize green spaces in [...]

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