Musical goosebumps: McGill study finds evidence chills produced by favourite songs may lessen pain — but it’s complicated
New research conducted by the Roy Pain Lab at McGill University helps to answer the question of why music can help reduce physical pain. While preliminary results imply musical “chills” are the underlying cause, experts debate the merit of this research for improving music-based pain therapies.
Latest Lansdowne 2.0 proposal gets angry reception over rising costs, lack of affordable housing
More than 300 Ottawa residents voiced their concerns and outrage over a new redevelopment proposal at the “Let’s Talk Lansdowne” event held in Lansdowne’s Horticulture Building last Wednesday.
New Ottawa by-law aims to clean up donation boxes but charities balk at the fees
Ottawa’s newly approved Clothing Donation Box By-law poses financial challenges for local charity organizations.
Feeling the heat: Are Canadian doctors ready for the rising tide of eco-anxiety?
Amid soaring rates of eco-anxiety driven by climate change, Canadian health-care professionals have been pushing for more support in addressing this new mental-health challenge. A growing number are also calling for a significant rethink of how medical education is delivered, arguing that the new field of “planetary health” should be an integral part of medical training and residencies – a measure many medical schools have recently adopted.
After NAC protest and scuttled parade, Winter Pride celebrates 2SLGBTQI+ unity with Ice Party
Ottawa’s 2SLGBT+ community and their allies celebrated in solidarity at an Ice Party on the Rink of Dreams outside City Hall last Sunday. This outdoor dance party provided the community with a safe space to assemble and party amidst the recent backlash for Winter Pride’s Drag Storytime.
Ecology Ottawa praises plan to buy 350 electric buses, but urges more action
At an emergency meeting last Friday, Ottawa’s Transit Commission voted in favour of the electrification of 350 diesel buses by 2026. While this number is lower than initially expected, Ecology Ottawa says the 350 buses will be a significant step toward cutting greenhouse gas emissions from Ottawa public transportation.
Movies ’n Stuff: Alta Vista’s homage to a bygone era
Every week, a few hundred residents of Alta Vista flock to one of the city’s last browse-and-rent stores: Movies ‘n Stuff. Peter Thompson, the owner of the nostalgic store, detailed his business’s role as the community’s go-to movie rental shop in a time of online film and TV streaming.