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…
Flo Glassblowing to close, reopen as co-operative
After eight years of introducing Ottawa residents to glass art, Flo Glassblowing will close its doors this weekend to become a glassblowing co-operative, set to reopen this fall. Melody Jewitt, owner of Flo Glassblowing, became a mother to a one-and-a-half-year old boy with Down syndrome. Finding it difficult to manage…
New program to help Ottawa police and paramedics identify potential tissue donors at scene of a fatality
Ottawa police officers and paramedics have been trained in recognizing a potential tissue donor.
Ottawa police issue 27 distracted driving tickets within week of new rules coming into effect
Ottawa police issue 27 tickets in the week after new rules came into effect.
Ottawa supporters of anti-pipeline camps in Wet’suwet’en block Trudeau’s speech
Anti-pipeline sentiment is being expressed across the country.
Ottawa 2019: Historians to explore how the First World War shaped Canada
The conference will explore the return of Indigenous veterans, the contribution of nurses and the perils of moving from war to peace.
Unemployment rate held steady in December, Statistics Canada reports
The latest Statistics Canada labour survey shows employment numbers going up last year.