Hailed as a ‘huge step forward,’ $232M sewage tunnel protects Ottawa River from damaging overflows
Ottawa’s $232.3 million dollar sewage tunnel system is ready to significantly reduce the amount of sewage flowing into the Ottawa River during heavy rainfalls.
For the love of Ontario Parks, pick up your garbage
As more people discover a love for camping during the pandemic, Capital Current’s Samantha Pope writes let’s all remember the basics of helping preserve nature: leaving no trace.
Paper bags just as environmentally damaging as plastic bags, experts say
With Canada getting ready to ban plastic bags by the end of 2021, experts are warning its most popular alternative has environmentally damaging consequences of its own.
Gatineau’s ‘Butterfly Girl’ nominated for 2020 Nature Inspiration Award
A young Gatineau girl who is trying to save the endangered monarch butterfly is among the finalists for the Canadian Museum of Nature’s Inspiration awards.
Governments ‘not doing enough’ to control Canada’s worst invasive plant, experts say
Experts say Ottawa is not doing enough to control the spread of Canada’s worst invasive species, despite economic incentives
Ontario to begin largest flu immunization campaign in ‘Canadian history’
The province will spend $70 million in the country’s largest flu immunization campaign, ordering 5.1 million flu vaccines.
Troubled waters: Road salt increasing in Ottawa waterways, new study shows
Ottawa waterways are increasingly tainted by road salt, a new study by the Riverkeeper shows.
Twelve year old creates a bubbling bath bomb business called ‘Izzy’s Fizzies’
At just 12 years old, Ottawa resident Isabella Bakie is learning what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur through her bath bomb company.
Strength in numbers: Ranks of female professors growing in Canada
There is an increasing number of full women professors in universities across Canada, though much still remains to be done to close the gender inequality gap.