Lessons from the lockdown: Independent bookshops say they’re ready for holiday shoppers
Two local bookstores say they are better prepared to manage the impact of the pandemic because of the support of the community.
Coming to a computer screen near you: Ottawa film festivals find virtual silver screen lining during pandemic
Film festivals in Ottawa are discovering the challenges and benefits of online screenings as they adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.
War Museum exhibit tells personal stories to reveal much about the history of the Second World War
Months after being postponed by the arrival of COVID-19, the Canadian War Museum is marking the 75th anniversary of the Second World War with an exhibit that showcases the experiences of dozens of Canadians during 1939-45 conflict. Forever Changed: Stories from the Second World War was curated by Tim Cook,…
Faces of change: Ottawa photographer Katherine Takpannie uses her camera to raise awareness
Capital Current continues its occasional series profiling some of the people who are making a difference in our community: Katherine Takpannie says her journey with photography started when she was 15. “I have an uncle who gifted me a little point-and-shoot camera, and I had started a project called 365,…
Ottawa artists with developmental disabilities take their creativity online
A unique group of Ottawa artists with developmental disabilities has been working to stay creative through virtual activities since leaving their studio March 13 as a result of the pandemic lockdown.
Faces of change: John Medicine Horse Kelly brings communities together through music
Capital Current continues its occasional series profiling some of the people who are making a difference in our community: John Medicine Horse Kelly has spent the better part of the past three decades working to preserve and revitalize Indigenous culture through music. Nowadays, he works to create bridges between Indigenous…
Faces of change: Jessica Ruano advocates for the arts community in Ottawa and abroad
Capital Current continues its occasional series profiling some of the people who are making a difference in our community: From theatre to community support to journalism, Jessica Ruano has worked to pave the way for younger artists in Canada and abroad. In 2006, she founded the Ottawa Arts Newsletter in…
Despite heavy COVID-19 losses, movie theatre operators remain hopeful
Despite several months of on-and-off closures and steep drops in revenue because of the COVID-19 pandemic, movie theatre operators are optimistic that a pandemic bounce-back could be around the corner.
Pandemic changing way architects are thinking about Ottawa’s new library
How Architects are designing and building our future communities in the COVID era.
Rage rooms and other spaces offer physical, emotional relief in COVID times
An overview of select recreational facilities that offer consumers a safe space to engage in a physical activity while blowing off emotional steam.