In the News: Friday, Aug. 7
Elementary school moms and teachers demand smaller classes during the pandemic. The Toronto Maple Leafs face defeat in Thursday’s playoff game. And Ontario and Quebec experienced a network outage Thursday afternoon. That and more on today’s news round up.
‘Know that you are special’: Cards, letters deliver powerful message to Ottawa seniors in pandemic isolation
As the temperatures neared the mid-30s on Father’s Day, Debbie Abfalter took a detour on her way to the beach to stop at the Stirling Park Retirement Community. Despite the blistering heat, residents gathered outside of their building — located near the Merivale Mall in west-end Ottawa — to greet…
Trim time: Ottawa residents finally get their lockdown hair fixed up
Many have already been able to enjoy the satisfaction of a fresh hair cut as salons and barbershops begin to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch: Ottawa’s anti-racism rally on Parliament Hill
Ottawa’s “No Justice, No Peace” protest on June 5 drew thousands to Parliament Hill to condemn police brutality, express anger over the May 25 death of George Floyd — who died after a violent police takedown caught on video — and anti-Black racism. [Video montage © Eden Suh]
In photos: No Peace Until Justice march filled downtown streets
Protestors gathered in Ottawa on June 5 for an anti-racism march in light of the recent death of George Floyd.