Tracey Lindeman

Tracey Lindeman

Tracey Lindeman is a freelance journalist based in Ottawa where she writes about technology, transportation and business.

Will Ottawa Ever Get Its Light Rail?

Sinkholes, winter-weary trains, and political upheaval have held the Confederation Line light-rail transit back from a seriously overdue opening.

A Modernist Gas Station With a New Purpose

How an architecture firm turned a Mies van der Rohe-designed Esso in a remote section of Montreal into the La Station community center.

First Nations in Canada Are Demanding Property Rights

Changing or abolishing the Indian Act in order to allow private land ownership may seem like a logical solution, but it’s not without its criticisms.

The Curious Politics of a Montreal Mega-Mall

The car-dependent suburb it’ll be built in wants to greenlight Royalmount against the city government’s wishes but it needs them to pay for the public infrastructure.

Canadian Basic Income Recipients Are Suing Their Government

After the program’s sudden cancellation, a three-judge panel hasn’t decided whether to uphold the Ontario government’s decision.

A rendering of families walking in a wooded park with a geodesic dome

The Controversial Renovation of Montreal’s Beloved Public Park

Parc-Jean Drapeau’s redesign attempts to balance priceless serenity and outdoor art with profitable festivals. Many Montrealers are skeptical.

A bike path surrounded by trees facing a river and the Quebec City skyline

Quebec City’s Disappearing Agricultural Land

As agricultural areas are snatched up and transformed into new housing developments, one farmer keeps fighting.

A driver in a small red car leaves a parking lot in Oslo reserved for electric vehicles.

Will Norway’s Electric-Vehicle Boom Outlast Its Incentives?

Norway is the world’s biggest per-capita market for electric vehicles, but incentives are being clawed back as Oslo aims to go car-free.

Young students walking towards a  modern wood building surrounded by snow and trees

Norway’s Energy-Positive Building Spree Is Here

Oslo’s Powerhouse collective wants buildings that make better cities in the face of climate change.

Rendering of a 65-story glass skyscraper in Quebec City seen at night.

The Skyscraper Dividing Quebec City

Le Phare would stand 65-stories high in Sainte-Foy, an old, low-lying suburb of the historic city.

The Unconventional Beauty of Montreal’s New Bonaventure Expressway

After years of political wrangling, planning, and construction, the new $141.7-million (CDN) Projet Bonaventure is actually pleasant, as far as expressways go.

Will Quebec’s New, Pro-Highway Government Collide With Montreal?

A newly elected center-right party could put the province in ideological opposition to its biggest city, a left-leaning metropolis with a mayor that has promised better public transit, social inclusion, and sustainable development.

Canada's National Holocaust Monument

Finding Light Through the Concrete of Canada's Holocaust Monument

Daniel Libeskind brings his Deconstructivist aesthetic to Ottawa as a contemplation of the humanity and politics behind genocide.

In Montreal, a Transit Idea Heats Up a Mayoral Race

A proposed “Pink Line” would connect some of the poorer and more densely populated areas to downtown. The incumbent mayor is shrugging off his opposition’s idea.

The Sign Painters of New Orleans

A distinctive local tradition is kept alive by a handful of mostly older black artists.

Dragging Montreal's Taxi Industry Into the 21st Century

A company with an all-electric fleet of cabs and 40 percent of all medallions in the city is a beacon of light for Montreal’s taxi business.