By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, September 18, 2018
City staff are combing through an application to make Ottawa a “bee city” after a councillor heard buzz from a constituent about the plight of pollinators.
Knoxdale-Merivale Coun. Keith Egli received the environment committee’s full support on Tuesday for researching the requirements of the Bee City program. There’s a local petition calling for Ottawa to take action with nearly 1,200 signatures as of Tuesday afternoon, he noted.
The city already has projects promoting bee health, such as a community garden program, Egli said.https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/city-combs-through-application-to-see-if-ottawa-should-apply-for-bee-city-status