More than a few surprises on the long and winding road to my Zoom graduation
With online graduation approaching, Sarah-Marie Smith reflects on her time at Carleton’s J-school.
City waives 2021 patio fees, allows road closures in business zones to combat COVID-19’s economic impact
As struggling restaurants brace for a winter of pandemic restrictions certain to curtail customer traffic, the City of Ottawa is exploring ways to help keep businesses afloat during the COVID-19 crisis. At a Nov. 2 transportation committee meeting, councillors voted to waive patio fees until next year and to allow restaurants in Business Improvement Areas to apply for road closures…
COVID-19 risks, safety protocols challenge hospices providing end-of-life care across Ontario
COVID-19’s uprooting across all healthcare practices in Ontario has caused protocols to be reimagined. Challenges to hospice care across the province include restriction on visitors and personal protective equipment barriers for both residents and staff.
Ontario aims to expand curbside recycling and make producers responsible
The Provincial government announced Monday proposed changes to the blue box program. The proposed plan wants to switch the cost of recycling to product producers, and add to the list of what can be recycled.
Podcast: The COVID Diaries, episode 2
In the second episode of the COVID Diaries, third year journalism students talk about the risks taken by family members in essential services, an athlete having to give up an Olympic dream, and how to keep up family traditions under COVID.
Liberal incumbent re-elected over NDP, Tory challengers
ELECTION NIGHT UPDATE: Liberal incumbent Mark Gerretsen, a former mayor of Kingston, was re-elected easily over second-place candidate Barrington Walker of the NDP and Conservative challenger Ruslan Yakoviychuk. Voters in Kingston and the Islands can expect to see some familiar faces on the campaign trail, as incumbent Liberal MP Mark Gerretsen and his chief rival from the 2015 election, then-Tory…