Local artist “J Positive” brings compassion to the canvas
Meet Joel Jamensky, the Ottawa creative illustrating the joy that comes alongside living with Down syndrome.
IN THE NEWS: Friday, March 18
Good morning Ottawa! It seems spring is finally here. Environment Canada expects a high of 10°C with a low of 2°C tonight, rain starting this afternoon. Russian missiles strike near Polish border Russian missiles hit the outskirts of Liviv, a city in western Ukraine that is a key gathering point for Ukrainian refugees. The attack fuels concern the war is…
Teens, tech and COVID-19: Finding the balance
Electronic media have been a lifeline for many workers and students through the COVID-19 pandemic but the increasing reliance on devices has many parents asking ‘how much is too much?’ In a recent study from the Chicago Children’s Hospital, 63 per cent of parents reported their teens were using social media platforms more than usual during the pandemic. Kim Highland,…
COVID and creativity: New businesses spring up during pandemic
As a way to keep productive during quarantine, some Ottawa locals have started their own businesses, seeing success in the second wave.
Faces of change: Helen Hirsh Spence hopes to energize an aging Ottawa
Capital Current is profiling people who are making a difference in our community in the series Faces of Change. At 71, Helen Hirsh Spence takes pride in many things: a degree from Dickinson College, a successful career in education and becoming the self-appointed CEO of her own organization. Still, what Hirsh Spence feels proudest of is her age. After living…