Criminal justice advocates question Ontario’s decision to shut down prison oversight boards
Critics say the Ontario government hasn’t adequately why they eliminated Community Advisory Boards that oversee provincial jails were shut down in June.
Scientist who used radar to find graves at Kamloops residential school site only scanned two of 160 acres
The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation released the findings of a search of the Kamloops residential school grounds, pointing to a long search ahead and investigation to identify the missing children.
Accessibility advocates concerned by barriers posed by e-scooters in Ottawa as pandemic restrictions lift
As pandemic restrictions lift over the summer, Ottawa advocates are concerned the city’s e-scooter pilot is posing accessibility barriers.
Graduating students, parents disappointed school boards not holding outdoor grads
Some Ottawa high school students and their parents are disappointed at what they describe as a lack of effort on the part of Ottawa’s two largest school boards to hold in-person graduation celebrations despite permission from the Ontario government to do so. With graduation a few weeks away, these students and parents say while the decisions are unsurprising after a…
Saying goodbye to the Bytowne underlines importance of supporting small cinemas
Following announcement of its closure, the Bytowne Cinema is proof why we shouldn’t take our city’s slowly-disappearing gems for granted.
Police equity council struggles with calls to defund Ottawa’s force while improving officers’ performance
Members of the Ottawa police equity council are caught between calls to defund the OPS after the death of Abdirahman Abdi and the council’s mandate to improve policing.
War Museum exhibit tells personal stories to reveal much about the history of the Second World War
Months after being postponed by the arrival of COVID-19, the Canadian War Museum is marking the 75th anniversary of the Second World War with an exhibit that showcases the experiences of dozens of Canadians during 1939-45 conflict. Forever Changed: Stories from the Second World War was curated by Tim Cook, author and military historian, and is open to the public….
Ottawa pagans prepare to observe a physically distanced tradition on Oct. 31
Samhain, a Celtic holiday from which Halloween originates, normally involves witch balls, parties, and group rituals for Ottawa pagans. Pandemic restrictions mean community members must stay home.
In The News: Wednesday, Oct. 7
The weather forecast today is a high of 15ºC and a low of 7ºC, with showers in the morning and afternoon with the possibility of a thunderstorm, says Environment Canada. Ottawa COVID cases drop after week of high numbers Ottawa had the lowest daily number of new cases in over a week on Tuesday, according to Ottawa Public Health. The…
COVID consequence: Fraternities, sororities in Ottawa battle ‘party’ image while moving activities online
Greek organizations in Ottawa are forced to change the way they find new members, bond with each other, and hold social events.