Cooking and COVID: What my tiny, dysfunctional kitchen taught me during the pandemic
For all of its many, many, short fallings, my teeny little kitchen has become my quarantine safe haven, a place for me to destress, be creative, and cultivate love and quality time.
City’s decision to raise bus, LRT fares ‘penalizing people who need transit,’ say opponents
Transit commission hears vocal opposition to OC Transpo fare increase from community members and commissioners.
Council calls for Chiarelli’s resignation after damning report details harassment allegations
Ottawa city council has demanded the resignation of Rick Chiarelli after the second of report by the integrity commissioner detailed alleged acts of sexual harassment committed by the College ward councillor in his City Hall office. The year-long investigation into five claims of sexual harassment of female staff by Chiarelli recommended the harshest possible sanctions available to municipalities, including those…
Ottawa’s ambitious energy plan faces potential hurdles, limits to municipal reach
Ottawa’s “Energy Evolution” plan outlines ambitious targets for emission reductions, calling for a 100 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the city by 2050. However, the plan also notes the potential for significant hurdles in meeting that target on time.
Tam gives general go-ahead to trick-or-treat, but Etches says COVID hotspot Ottawa needs safer Halloween
With Halloween fast approaching, many families are still wondering what their Oct. 31 will look like this year as they wait for official guidelines from the province about a COVID-safe Halloween.
Ontario students face critical gaps in Holocaust education and awareness
In the wake of a widely shared report on Holocaust awareness in the U.S., there are growing calls for what many have been saying for years: there is a desperate need for comprehensive Holocaust education in schools.
Farmers’ Market faces uncertainty as winter season begins
With winter officially here, the Ottawa Farmers’ Market has made the move into Aberdeen Pavilion for the season. However, there may be other changes in the air for vendors.
Bad timing: Flu shot delayed as season nears
Canada’s annual battle against the flu is getting a late start this year because of a vaccine shortage, with some public immunization clinics pushing back their start dates. The delay comes as North America steels itself for what could be a particularly bad flu season based on recently released data from Australia’s Department of Health, which experienced a significantly higher…