National Art Centre features work of renowned Vancouver artist for Pride
The work or renowned, Vancouver-based artist Joe Average will be on display at the National Arts Center in celebration of Capital Pride Week.
Capital Pride announces changes to summer festival, dry events, and more
Capital Pride is making changes to its annual summer festival after consultations with community members.
OPL to end Wi-Fi loans after damaged, lost kits
The OPL is ending a Wi-Fi hot spot lending pilot project after some of the kits were lost or damaged, according to a report to the library’s board.
Ottawa Comiccon changes 2020 convention date to attract more attendees
Ottawa Comiccon announced it will host the 2020 convention in September, instead of May.
Human rights group protest outside TripAdvisor office over Isreali settlement listings
A human rights group in Ottawa protested outside TripAdvisor’s regional office in Ottawa on Monday, for its listings in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Bringing nature into Westboro Village
Westboro Village is going back to nature with a new photography exhibition featuring some local greenery and critters.
Ottawa police to increase presence in ByWard Market
Ottawa police to increase presence in ByWard Market, Downtown Rideau, and Vanier areas.
Meet Ottawa’s 17-year-old Cadet Pan Am wrestling champion
Ismail Ayyoub, a 17-year-old from Ottawa, has won the Cadet Pan Am Games in wrestling.
City to consider a ban on single-use plastic
City council voted unanimously on Wednesday morning to look into banning single-use plastics from municipal programs and facilities. The motion—tabled by Somerset councillor Catherine McKenney—passed at committee last week. However, the city is bound by a vending contract with Coca-Cola. Although the contract ended in 2016, plastic bottles continue to be sold in municipal buildings since the city has not…
Environment committee backs motion to ban single-use plastic in municipal buildings
The City of Ottawa’s environmental committee voted in favour of a motion to develop a plan for eliminating single-use plastic in municipal buildings. Councillor Catherine McKenney introduced the motion on Tuesday and it was passed by a unanimous vote. The vote comes almost a week after prime minister Justin Trudeau announced a ban on single-use plastic by 2021. McKenney said…
Sudanese community remembers victims
The Sudanese community in Ottawa, along with supporters, gathered in the ByWard Market Sunday night to remember the lives of those who died in Sudan during pro-democracy protests. The demonstrations follow a military coup that ousted former president Omar al-Bashir from power.
Advocates say deaf community will see positive ‘domino effect’ from bill C-81
May 29, 2019, was a historic day for the Canadian deaf community. It was the day American Sign Language (ASL), Langue des signes du Québec (LSQ), and Indigenous Sign Language (ISL) were recognized as the primary languages of deaf Canadians. This recognition is part of bill C-81, a broad federal accessibility bill tabled last year—currently awaiting royal assent. Todd Tobin, Carleton…