Staying afloat: The trials and tribulations of opening a family business during the pandemic
Capital Current’s Leah Matthews describes what it was like when her family opened a business on the eve of the pandemic.
‘Pride, Not Prejudice’ provides safe space for feminist vendors, progressive advocacy groups
Local Ottawa Business creates craft show for marginalized creators to showcase their work.
Bike Ottawa urges city to invest in better plan for Pretoria Avenue cycling route, link to canal network
After the City of Ottawa released 2022 plan for new bicycle facilities on Pretoria Ave. Bike Ottawa urges the City to make changes to the initial plan.
IN THE NEWS: Friday, Nov. 19
Capital Current offers morning news highlights.
Faced with a site that’s filling up fast, Ottawa explores ways to extend life of Trail Road landfill
Ottawa’s main waste facility is filling up faster than expected and city council is now wrestling with ways to slow down the flow of trash.
Truth and Reconciliation in focus: Marking a solemn national day of remembrance and hope
Indigenous Peoples and allies gather in Ottawa for a day of reflection and education.
We Stand With Trees portrait project aims to protect 600 trees threatened by new Civic hospital campus
As plans for the new Civic campus of the Ottawa Hospital proceed, people are trying to protect the existing trees on the site from being cut down.
Pandemic pressures: “Thrifting” on the rise saving money and the environment
Thrift shopping has increased in popularity since the pandemic began, especially with young people.
COVID consequences: Pandemic puts pressure on plans to cut plastic waste
Canada has a goal of zero waste plastic, but the pandemic has put this goal in jeopardy.
Belleville-area school board moved by student’s request to honour Black History Month
A 10 year old girl has inspired a Belleville, ON, school board to provide a positive way to honour the impact of Black and Indigenous culture on Canadian society
Picton developing a plan to protect residents and preserve tourism after crush of summer visitors in 2020
A tourism management plan developed after Prince Edward County experienced a sharp increase in the number of Lake Ontario beachgoers last summer has drawn criticism from Picton-area residents who want more done to control the impact of visitors. After the huge influx of summer tourists to the county — especially at Sandbanks Provincial Park near Picton – county councillors asked…
Lookahead ’21: Museum links pandemic, wartime challenges in ‘Make Do and Mend’ workshop series
On Feb. 19, the Canadian War Museum will host the latest in its series of “Make Do and Mend” online events, which were inspired by an exhibition about everyday life during the Second World War and advocate for resourceful, self-sufficient living in 2021. During the LeBreton Flats-based museum’s closure during the COVID-19 pandemic, an online portal called Museum at Home…