Pandemic passion: Freedom Boat Club sees spike in memberships as Ottawans look local this summer
A boat club company is seeing increased interest and new members because of COVID-19 restrictions on travel for its two operations in Ottawa.
Council delays decision on size limits for secondary dwellings
City council has delayed a decision of limiting the size of secondary rental units to take into account concerns expressed by small landlords.
Chasing the Cup: Despite the Canadiens’ loss, the journey was a beautiful ride
Despite losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Montreal Canadiens magical run was a happy moment in a difficult year.
‘Writing behind bars’: Cihan Erdal says the letters he wrote and received while in a Turkish prison were a lifeline
On June 15, Cihan Erdal was released from prison in Ankara, Turkey. The Carleton University student had been in prison nearly nine months. Since his release, he’s attended hearings and reported twice a week to the Turkish police. He can’t leave the country and return home to his spouse, Ömer…
Planning committee approves zoning change to allow eight-storey Lowertown supportive housing building for Indigenous people and women in need
The city’s planning committee has approved a zoning change to allow the construction of an eight storey building at 216 Murray St. to offer housing to Indigenous people and women in Lowertown.
Going for Bananas: Orleans rallying behind Black-owned business after city rejects bid to operate on Petrie Island
The Orleans community is rallying behind Bananas Beach Grill & Rum Shack at Petrie Island after the owners announced they would close this summer because the city of Ottawa rejected their re-application to operate. A petition has gathered more than 3,000 signatures all in support of the small Black-owned business….
Cornerstone Housing for Women finds temporary relief after eviction from uOttawa
Cornerstone House for Women gets a temporary solution to their lack of a permanent space e for the people they serve.
Carleton PhD student Cihan Erdal released from Turkish prison after 216 days
Turkish judge grants detained Carleton PhD student release from prison.
Food trucks count on customer loyalty as patios and the province reopen
Food trucks have actually survived the pandemic and public health restrictions quite well. Now they face a the reopening and are counting on customer loyalty to continue to thrive.
Parkdale Night Market has become a welcome ‘lifeline’ for local distilleries and breweries
The line for craft beers and seltzers at Dominion City Brewing Company just kept getting longer as the sun set on the Parkdale Night Market Wednesday. The market has been a staple in Hintonburg since 1924. But the market’s first night market opened last week, giving vendors more opportunities to…