OK Created: channelling quarantine creativity into a small business
Unable to find a job this past summer due to COVID-19, Carleton student Olivia Kabelin turned her quarantine hobby into a small art business. Here’s a look into that journey.
Meditation on the rise as pandemic stress intensifies
Meditation is an effective tool to mitigate pandemic stress and virtual Ottawa meditation classes are increasingly gaining popularity.
Halloween’s pumpkin problem: Anti-waste advocates urge end to doorstep-to-landfill horror show
Although pumpkins are grown as a food source, most will be thrown away this Halloween. Several organizations are working to tackle this pumpkin problem.
In The News: Tuesday, Oct. 20
The forecast today calls for a high of 11°C and a low of 3°C. The Weather Channel is reporting a 70 per cent chance of showers in the morning and cloudy skies in the afternoon and evening. Ottawa reports 52 new COVID-19 cases Ottawa Public Health reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the city’s total number…
COVID consequences: Teletherapy tackles surging mental health crisis
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians have been experiencing a rising mental health crisis and teletherapy appointments are in high demand.
Virtual therapy dogs offer ‘pawsitive’ support during pandemic isolation
Therapy dogs are a valuable mental health support, but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way this “pawsitive” support is offered. Carleton University and other local institutions are adapting their programs to suit this new virtual format.
Rolling up the rim cups poses dilemma for popular Tim Hortons contest in a time of COVID-19
After 35 years of rolling up a paper rim, Tim Hortons has rolled out a digital model for this year’s contest. In light of COVID-19 concerns, the chain has scrapped Roll Up the Rim paper cups and is declining to fill reusable mugs.