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Author: Safiyah Marhnouj

People walk through a hallway lined with digital displays of art.
Arts & Culture

Ontario artworks nominated for international award celebrating commissioned art and design

Several Ontario artworks are among those shortlisted for the prestigious CODA Awards, which celebrate commissioned art and design in interior and public spaces.  The awards are given out every year by CODAworx, a global online community that provides a platform for interior designers, artists and architects.  Alongside design prizes decided by a jury, two of the top 100 projects are…

Farhia Ahmed faces the camera.
Community

Faces of change: Farhia Ahmed calls for a restructuring of the criminal justice system

Capital Current continues its occasional series profiling some of the people who are making a difference in our community: When Farhia Ahmed first heard about the death of Abdirahman Abdi, a man from Ottawa’s Somali community who died after an altercation with Ottawa police officers in July 2016, she joined the community in mourning.  Mourning quickly turned to outrage as…