Election 2021: Federal role in providing affordable housing and ending homelessness a key election issue, advocates say
Regardless of which party wins the election, the next federal government needs to address housing and homelessness issues in Canada.
Talking trash: Ottawa looking for feedback on curbside garbage collection in online survey
The survey asks for input on three curbside trash options: partial pay-as-you-throw, reduced item limits and clear garbage bags.
Trans Canada Project gives transgender and non-binary people a platform to share their stories
The Trans Canada Project was started by Kelly Schwab and Cary Scott earlier this year to share stories of trans and non-binary Canadians.
New multi-use pathway coming to LeBreton Flats this fall putting people before cars
The new LeBreton Flats pathway, opening this fall, will connect Pimisi and Bayview stations and the Trillium and Capital pathways.
Hardest hit and last to recover: Ottawa Tourism launches #Invite2 campaign to help industry recover from pandemic
The #Invite2 campaign encourages locals to invite out-of-town friends and family to Ottawa to help the tourism industry recover from the pandemic.
Pandemic a marathon not a sprint: It’s been a long road for fitness professionals
Gyms in Ontario can open at 50 per cent capacity starting July 16, under step three of the province’s pandemic reopening plan.
Community battles boat wake and congestion on the Gatineau River
Boat traffic and wake are a hazard to people and the environment. Local group Friends of the Gatineau River are looking into potential solutions.
It’s a real hoot: Live owls coming to Museum of Nature in new outdoor exhibit
Owls Rendez-vous, an exhibit featuring six live birds, will launch this summer, once the nature museum is permitted to reopen under Ontario’s pandemic plan.
Magical mushrooms: Toadstool artist hides sculptures around Ottawa for followers to find
Olivia Wittenburg’s handmade toadstool art has allowed locals to get outside and enjoy art. The mushrooms are free for followers to take home.
COVID consequences: Pandemic has shifted retirement realities
In a year of missing milestones, retirement has become another casualty of the pandemic. Retirees face psychological, financial and health impacts.
Road to recovery begins as horse racing allowed to resume in Ontario
Under step one of the provinces reopening, horse racing can resume at Ontario racetracks – without fans in the grandstands.
No plans to require vaccines at universities and colleges in Ottawa
Ottawa universities and colleges aren’t planning to mandate vaccinations for students returning to campus this fall.