Robbed of its buzz by legalized pot, dreamy Crosstown Traffic butts out
Crosstown Traffic is a 1970s time capsule that captures the essence of the psychedelic rock era. The Bank Street store is also the ultimate haven for ex-rockers and marijuana enthusiasts in Ottawa. And at the end of March, three decades after it carved a unique niche in the capital’s retail landscape, Crosstown Traffic is closing its doors permanently. The Velvet…
Bidders line up to buy Sens as NHL’s Bettman insists team will stay in Ottawa
The Ottawa Senators have seen a lot of turnover in the past few years. The team has rid itself of nearly every member of the 2017 Senators that went to the conference finals in 2017, losing on a Game 7 overtime goal to the eventual Stanley Cup-winning Pittsburgh Penguins. Since then, the Senators have amassed much of its lineup either…
A sweet double-double: Orleans café shares niche with a gallery and both benefit
Art of Bean, a popular café in Ottawa since its opening in 2021, also shares floor-space with a local art gallery.
The 23rd Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow welcomes everyone back to celebrate First Nations culture
The annual Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow is back after a three-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Event organizers stress the importance of fostering community between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
University students in Ottawa already feeling pressure to find affordable housing for the fall
Students face rising rents in Ottawa.
Cutting consumption? Ottawa microbreweries have you covered with non-alcoholic options
An in-depth look at how microbreweries in Ottawa are adapting to changing trends, new health recommendations and tax hikes.
Women entrepreneurs: Carleton Street Market showcases local success stories
The Female Founders Market was hosted by the Innovation Hub and CUSA’s Women’s Centre that showcased local women entrepreneurs.
As Canadians embrace travelling again, local companies rejoice
Travel is finally starting to pick-up in Canada, and those affected within the industry can finally start putting the pandemic behind them.
Ottawa Jazz Festival recovering but more international travellers would help
Ottawa Jazz Festival is slowly recovering from the pandemic, but a lack of international tourists is stifling growth.
Soaring rent prices in Ottawa squeezing post-secondary students
With rents soaring in Ottawa, post-secondary students are under financial pressure and need more help.
Love hurts: Inflation drives up price of flowers ahead of Valentine’s Day
Floral price inflation may impact how you spend your money this Valentine’s Day.