The 25th Hour: I, Naturalist
Reporter Kayla Holmes shows off the perfect way for people who love nature and phones to combine those passions together. Holmes also speaks with biology professor Marc Johnson about a YouTube series he started with his family.
The 25th Hour: A map from Maëlys
Maëlys McArdle, a trans woman and a software engineer, discusses her latest trans-activist project.
Supreme Court declares federal carbon pricing constitutional and climate change a national concern
The Trudeau government is moving ahead with a national regime to ensure every province and territory has legislation in place to impose minimum carbon pricing standards to limit greenhouse gas emissions after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a federal law is constitutional. In its decision, the 6-3 majority concluded climate change “poses an existential threat to human life…
Listen: Shook – A Podcast Mini Series – Episode 1
On this episode of Shook, Capital Current explores how the pandemic has impacted the work of researchers.
City council endorses mandatory mask bylaw
Ottawa City Council has followed up a public health order by passing a bylaw ordering the wearing of face masks in indoor public spaces. The vote was 14 to eight, with dissenting councillors expressing concern that the fines accompanying the bylaw are too steep. The fines would range from $200 for individuals to $400 for stores that break the bylaw,…
The show must go on: The Gladstone will host audiences on a Midsummer outdoor patio
Live theatre will be back on in Ottawa July 29. There have been logistical challenges and creative solutions, but The Gladstone in Little Italy is ready to stage a pandemic-adapted, “socially-distanced live-in-person” production of Midsummer [A play with songs] for a 12-day run on its outdoor patio. Midsummer is an acclaimed 2008 play by Scottish dramatist David Greig, punctuated with…
Remote rituals: The Jewish community is sustaining faith, upholding sacred traditions during the pandemic
In a pre-pandemic world, eight-day-old Theo Rapkin would have had his bris ceremony in a Montreal synagogue, surrounded by friends and family, his parents and a rabbi. There would have been prayers and a brunch. The bris — formally known as the brit malah, or the “covenant of circumcision” — is a ceremony performed on the eighth day of a…
The Eyes That Bind: Non-verbal communication in the age of COVID-19
A woman who wears a Niqab, a man who’s deaf, an actor,a psychotherapist and a researcherweigh in on communicating with concealed faces. Have you ever heard of a Duchenne smile? While an ordinary smile might be bound to the mouth, the Duchenne goes beyond, incorporating other parts of the face to great effect. “It’s the difference between somebody who smiles,…
Ottawa tattoo parlours approach reopening with caution
As Ontario enters Stage 2 of the reopening of the provincial economy during COVID-19, the long-awaited announcement that “establishments providing personal care services” can now resume operations — with many restrictions — is being met with a mixed reaction. Personal care enterprises such as hair salons, piercing studios and tattoo parlours can open today. But despite getting the green light…
Rock climbing during COVID: If you boogie in Calabogie, follow the rules
Rock climbing in Calabogie is open for business but the rules need to be followed.