Ribbons of remembrance: Ottawa church dedicates COVID tree to honour victims, soothe community’s grief
A small tree beside a church in the Glebe has been transformed into a memorial for local victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of pale blue ribbons — the colour of the disposable masks so commonly worn since the global health crisis began in the spring — flutter among the…
Driver safety at heart of $6M plan to install Plexiglas barriers on OC Transpo buses
Permanent operator barriers are a topic of discussion for transit commissions in many major Canadian cities as assaults against drivers have been on the rise.
Scientists warn of more pandemics as the buffers between humans and animal break down
Discarded masks are just the beginning of the environmental consequences of COVID-19. The intersection of humans and the environment — at a time when the disappearing buffer between people and animals is being blamed for this and expected future pandemics — is challenging sustainability in the context of this global public health emergency.
Halloween isn’t cancelled, Ford insists — ‘just don’t go door-to-door’ in Ontario hotspots
Premier Doug Ford is recommending that children in Toronto, Peel, York and Ottawa refrain from door-to-door trick-or-treating this year, but that doesn’t mean the spooky day is cancelled.
Ottawa woman claims relief from Lyme with bee venom
Those living with Lyme disease face very little options when it comes to treatment. Bee venom therapy is on the rise and could potentially help treat the degenerative disease.
Shelter space shrinking as violence against women rises
Shelters for Violence Against women in Ottawa are dealing with overcrowding because instances of violence against women have increased while the amount of shelters has decreased drastically.