Second year of e-scooter pilot program shows huge increase in popularity of quick-trip devices
The second year of Ottawa’s e-scooter program doubled the number of rides and brought a new focus to safety and accessibility.
Ghostly exhibit at Canadian Museum of Nature explores shadow of extinction hanging over vulnerable species
Shadowland is an exhibition of 15 artworks depicting the bones left by mammals. The series of drawings contain echoes of the slow extinction of species.
Ottawa Riverkeeper in talks with NCC for new home in historic boathouse
Upgrades to the NCC River Pavilion are nearly complete and talks with possible tenants, including the Ottawa Riverkeeper, are underway.
In focus: Solemn onlookers return to national Remembrance Day ceremony
As COVID restrictions ease, events such as the National Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa at the National War Memorial are returning to normal. Capital Current captured the solemn day in pictures and words.
City’s environment committee pushes for more details, reassurance about Chalk River nuclear waste projects
The City of Ottawa’s environmental protection committee wants Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to do more to ensure the safety of the Ottawa River before it begins two planned nuclear waste projects near the main source of drinking water for the national capital and many other communities downstream of CNL’s Chalk River operations. After an eight-hour meeting on March 30, the committee…
Vaccinating Ottawa’s homeless population poses unique problems
As the vaccine rollout proceeds in the city, Ottawa Inner City Health is leading the charge to get vaccines into the arms of the homeless population. This group was initially scheduled for shots in the second phase of vaccination but city officials moved them up the queue after outbreaks spread through six shelters earlier this year. The challenge now is…
Group pushes for overhaul of Parks Canada’s draft management plan for Rideau Canal
In the midst of public consultations for the Rideau Canal’s new management plan, the Friends of the Rideau group is expressing disappointment in Parks Canada’s blueprint of its plans for the nearly 200-year-old, 200-kilometre-long transportation route between Kingston and Ottawa.
Plan to scrap ‘racist’ streaming in Grade 9 hailed as major step for Black students in Ontario
Beginning in Grade 9, all the way through his high school career, Ethan Itwaru had a ritual of visiting the guidance counsellor once a year. His annual battle to secure the grades he needed to earn in some of his classes had him regularly questioning whether to switch to the hands-on applied stream or stay in the post-secondary-track academic stream….