Graduating into the great unknown
Graduating is always a fair bit intimidating, but this year a global pandemic has added a whole new curveball to the mix.
Ottawa Public Health provides mental health tips for isolated residents
As COVID-19 continues to shift the way we socialize, Ottawa Public Health provides advice for those who feel isolated during the pandemic.
Ottawa’s big boards release back-to-school plans
Ottawa school boards have provided plans detailing how schools will operate amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amid COVID devastation, staffing crisis, ‘unacceptable’ service in Ontario’s long-term care homes persists, survey shows
Ninety-five per cent of respondents in a new survey of long-term care homes in Ontario say they’re short staffed and therefore unable to properly care for residents.
Ontario to spend $309M to enhance safety as two million students return to 4,800 schools across province Sept. 8
Ontario will invest more than $300 million as part of their plan to reopen all public elementary and secondary schools across the province starting starting September.
New air-quality monitoring project aims to help Ottawa residents Breathe Easy
Ecology Ottawa and Sierra Club will follow in the footsteps of the INHALE project in Hamilton and Toronto which aimed to foster air quality awareness.
Local childcare centres prepared for Stage 3
Some childcare centres say they feel prepared to increase their cohorts of children from 10 to 15 as of July 27.
Most of Ontario, including Ottawa, in Stage 3 of reopening on Friday
Stage 3 will see most businesses and workplaces reopening and larger indoor and outdoor gathering sizes.
Part of Bank Street closes to vehicles to boost business, ensure social distancing
A section of Bank Street will join the growing list of Ottawa streets opting to close to motor vehicles to ensure safer social distancing this summer.
Local Ottawa businesses adapt to COVID-19 closures
Some local business owners say they are facing some very tough choices in the current lockdown in Ontario. Businesses deemed essential by the province include grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores, and cannabis retailers among others. This has forced some non-essential business owners to rework their plans to survive during the closures. “I made the decision to cut all nine of my…
Ottawa groups fight plan to expand urban boundary
Ottawa city council will vote in May on whether to expand the urban boundary as part of the city’s new official plan.
Ottawa’s post-secondary students adjust to online learning in wake of COVID-19
Carleton, uOttawa and Algonquin College have shifted to online classes due to the novel coronavirus.