Pushing the boundaries: City planners need to consider how to make the suburbs sustainable, experts say
Responding to the demand in population growth, cities are expanding outwardly, often at the cost of higher carbon emissions and a loss of biodiversity.
Carleton University mandates full vaccination requirements for the fall
Some Ontario universities mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all staff and students returning to campus this fall.
Carleton University to require vaccinations for students living in residence, playing sports, music participation
Carleton University will require students to be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine if they are living in residence, or participating in sports and music activities.
‘We need to learn to live with fire,’ say experts, as Ontario faces its busiest forest fire season yet
Wildfire smoke from northwest Ontario moved into the rest of the province this past week, experts say we must learn to live with wildfire and make adjustments to our existing infrastructure to mitigate the impact on communities.
Ottawa Art Gallery to reopen with plan to ‘build back better’
The Ottawa Art Gallery is set to reopen its doors on July 21 and will introduce two new installations to the public as Ontario moves into Step 3 of its reopening plan.
Ottawa Riverkeeper wants your help to map and track changes in watershed health
Ottawa Riverkeeper has launched a project to track changes in the health of the Ottawa River and is asking the community to submit photos of the watershed to help create a land use map.
Councillor, local communities concerned they are being shut out of Tunney’s Pasture redevelopment plan
Councillor and community groups are demanding more answers to questions about the redevelopment of Tunney’s Pasture.
A closed door on Canada: Local businesses stand in solidarity with Indigenous community
This Canada Day, select local businesses in Ottawa are putting their sales on hold to stand in solidarity with Indigenous people.
Powwow dancers showcase talents during virtual Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival
Indigenous dancers celebrate their culture with a virtual powwow.
Cornerstone site uncertainty sheds light on pandemic effect on shelters
Cornerstone Housing for Women’s urgent need to find a new site highlights the lack of security and safety vulnerable women and gender diverse people are facing amid the pandemic.
First Person: Getting a dose of COVID-19 vaccine
“Right arm or left arm?” asked Sara Noyes, 26, a nurse at Ottawa City Hall who administered my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on June 2. “Left arm,” I replied. I’m right handed so I’d rather my left side be sore the next day. I sat down next to her, and we chatted briefly about my comfort level with…