Police equity council struggles with calls to defund Ottawa’s force while improving officers’ performance
Members of the Ottawa police equity council are caught between calls to defund the OPS after the death of Abdirahman Abdi and the council’s mandate to improve policing.
Pharmacy, clinic supplies shrink as demand for seasonal flu shot soars across Ontario
Public Health officials continue to emphasize the importance of getting a flu shot this year but as the demand for the vaccine soars, many people are finding out it’s not exactly easy to get one.
Ottawa pagans prepare to observe a physically distanced tradition on Oct. 31
Samhain, a Celtic holiday from which Halloween originates, normally involves witch balls, parties, and group rituals for Ottawa pagans. Pandemic restrictions mean community members must stay home.
In The News: Monday, Oct. 5
Today’s forecast from Environment Canada calls for a high of 15ºC with a low of 7ºC at night. It will be mainly cloudy throughout the day with a 40 per cent chance of showers. Tightened restrictions at long term care homes begin New restrictions governing visitors to long term care…
Museum of Nature unveils new interactive exhibit emphasizing the importance of ice
The Canadian Museum of Nature’s new exhibit, Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Age emphasizes the importance and need for preservation of ice with its use of new multimedia interactive technology.
COVID consequence: Fraternities, sororities in Ottawa battle ‘party’ image while moving activities online
Greek organizations in Ottawa are forced to change the way they find new members, bond with each other, and hold social events.
Downtown LGBTQ+ hub deepens knowledge of Indigenous tragedy
Kind Space, a downtown LGBTQ+ community centre, believes education is needed for the public to understand the implications of the report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. That’s why they have organized regular readings of chapters of the national report.
Dangerous downtown cycling route to get major revamp
After much push, a dangerous downtown Ottawa cycling route has been given the green light for an upgrade to create a bike friendly multi-use pathway.
Shelter space shrinking as violence against women rises
Shelters for Violence Against women in Ottawa are dealing with overcrowding because instances of violence against women have increased while the amount of shelters has decreased drastically.