Teens, tech and COVID-19: Finding the balance
Electronic media have been a lifeline for many workers and students through the COVID-19 pandemic but the increasing reliance on devices has many parents asking ‘how much is too much?’ In a recent study from the Chicago Children’s Hospital, 63 per cent of parents reported their teens were using social media platforms more than usual during the pandemic. Kim Highland,…
Love in the age of COVID: How the pandemic has revolutionized online dating
It was a dull, grey afternoon in April when Jordyn McDonald, 20, finally took the plunge and joined Tinder. She wasn’t even really looking for a date. After eight long weeks in lockdown in her Northern Ontario home of 8,500 people, she just felt unbearably lonely. “The isolation in my hometown was a super lonely experience and personally, it was…
Shopify shuts trend-setting workspace and Ottawa’s downtown real estate market is rattled to core
Shopify leads the retreat from Ottawa’s office real estate market. How many will follow their lead?
ACORN campaign pushes for free internet for low-income Canadians during pandemic
ACORN has been campaigning for free internet for low income Canadians during the pandemic. Who is being impacted and what are some challenges to making this happen?
‘Do I pay the rent, do I take the internet?’ Protesters demand free online service
With the pandemic magnifying the need for internet access, ACORN Toronto rallies for Internet for All and the University of Toronto implements a new service to help students.
Internet providers see demand surge as Canadians hunker down over COVID-19
COIVD-19 is forcing Canadians to stay inside their homes leaving internet service providers with greater demand for their services.
5G explained: Ottawa stands to benefit from new fast wireless technology
As 5G networks are slowly being introduced, Ottawa is one of the few cities trying it out.
Silver lining: Teen robotics team wired to work on after competition scuttled by COVID-19
“The main takeaway of it all is what we learn,” he added, citing the team’s preparation along the way, including the thrill of past competitions. “It’s not really about competing or winning, but the experience that we get from it, and the fun — it’s actually a lot of fun doing all of it.”
Face time the old way: New Ottawa dating app promotes real life interaction
To avoid swiping and long texting cycles, this new app plans dates for people who have never spoken to each other.
Glebe’s Community Centre’s carbon-reduction project hailed as example to others
The historic Glebe’s community centre is nearing the finish line of a project that the community hopes will reduce the building’s carbon footprint by half.
Despite his blindness, Mustafa Al-Humairi has always had faith in himself
Mustafa Al-Humairi explains that the use of technology has changed his life.