‘Names Hurt’: Confronting the embedded racism in Ottawa streets and landmarks linked to slavery
In the wake of the North America-wide anti-racism protests spawned by the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, Canada has seen a growing movement to highlight systems of oppression and systemic racism. As a part of this, citizens have begun to question the symbols around Canadian cities that honour racist figures and they are pushing for renaming’s.
Podcast: Across continents, my family copes with COVID times
Capital Current reporter Aimee Veiner interviews three members of her family who live overseas and shares their experiences of living through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uncertain days ahead for Americans in Canada as U.S. presidential election result remains unclear
More than a half-million Americans living in Canada — just like U.S. citizens in their home country — are bracing for days or even weeks of uncertainty as the final result of Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election remains unresolved. “I think there is so much at stake,” said Rachel Eugster, co-chair of the Ottawa-Gatineau chapter of Democrats Abroad, on the eve…
Ontario SCPA releases commemorative pin to honour the contributions of animals in war
As Canadians honour the men and women who served our country, Ontario’s SPCA and Humane Society has released a new pin to commemorate the contributions of animals in wartime ahead of Remembrance Day.
Home for the High Holidays: Synagogues adapt services for pandemic times
The Jewish High Holiday season is here. But like most things in the times of coronavirus, holiday traditions and celebrations will look very different this year.
Increased police presence surrounding Panda Game met with mixed reception
In an effort to balance the interests of partying university students and other Ottawa residents, police increased their presence in several downtown neighbourhoods
Indigenous child-care program to launch as federal funds begin to flow
Local Indigenous preschool to open new child-care program
Tory veteran Cheryl Gallant easily earns seventh term
Cheryl Gallant is seeking her seventh term as an MP in the Oct. 21 federal election.