The paws that refresh: Pups and iced coffee make for a heartwarming patio party
A Carling Avenue Starbucks partners with Ottawa Dog Rescue to raise some cash and spread some love.
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?
Remote rituals: The Jewish community is sustaining faith, upholding sacred traditions during the pandemic
In a pre-pandemic world, eight-day-old Theo Rapkin would have had his bris ceremony in a Montreal synagogue, surrounded by friends and family, his parents and a rabbi. There would have been prayers and a brunch. The bris — formally known as the brit malah, or the “covenant of circumcision” —…
Ottawa’s queer community moves online for Pride 2020 festival
Due to COVID-19, Ottawa’s Pride celebrations will mostly take place online in 2020.
‘My Ottawa’ includes a new saving pass for residents to boost local businesses
Ottawa Tourism launches #MyOttawa pass to incite local residents to explore the city in efforts to revitalize the visitor economy.
‘We’re going as fast as we can’: Etobicoke businesses, public facilities embrace reopening
Peel Region and the City of Toronto’s Stage 2 reopening allows more businesses to open and community centres to begin outdoor activities.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights under fire for systemic discrimination against LGBTQ2S+ community
Pride Winnipeg is re-evaluating its relationship with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights after accounts emerged that the museum hid LGBTQ content upon request.
Watch: Bagpipers give seniors in the Glebe reason to dance
Bagpiping brothers are using their imagination and their music to help seniors cope with the isolation caused by the pandemic.
Ottawa Board of Health declares racism a public health issue, Black leader applauds ‘important gesture’
In the wake of the Ottawa Board of Health recognizing racism as a public health issue, community organizers who work at the intersection of race and health reflect on the way forward.