No car? No problem for this Ottawa family

By CBC News Ottawa, June 16, 2018

A family of five in Old Ottawa South say they've saved about $18,000 to $24,000 over the past six years by not owning a car.

Eric Campbell is a researcher at the University of Ottawa and Abigail Campbell is a federal public servant. They have three children: eight-year-old Jeannie, four-year-old Rosie — both students at Hopewell Avenue Public School — and three-month-old Archie.

"We didn't really anticipate being a family without a car," Eric Campbell told CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning on Monday. "Our car, six years ago, expired, the way that most Volkswagen Golfs from 1993 do, and we just didn't get around to buying a new car. And before we knew it, we were a car-free family.

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