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.
“RCMP has got go:” Indigenous youth lead protest in support of Wet’suwet’en in downtown Ottawa
Protesters march past Parliament Hill in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. [Photo @ Erica Endemann]
VIA Rail resuming services as Belleville blockade lifted
VIA Rail is expected to fully resume services on Saturday, including out of Union Station in Toronto.[Photo © Justine Ricketts]
Winterlude Fire and Ice Festival transforms Bank Street on a cold day
The Fire and Ice Festival on Bank Street had more ice than fire this Saturday, with temperatures dropping to -25ºC.
Wet’suwet’en pipeline protests extend across Canada to Ottawa
More than 200 supporters of the Wet’suwet’en nation marched through downtown Ottawa recently.
Hundreds march through downtown Ottawa in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en
People in Ottawa and elsewhere across the country demonstrated against an RCMP raid on Wet’suwet’en protesters Thursday.
Panel discussion explores affordable housing, sustainability, social issues
In a housing panel discussion, the importance of addressing social inequality and the need for more sustainable and affordable housing were explored.
Downtown LGBTQ+ hub deepens knowledge of Indigenous tragedy
Kind Space, a downtown LGBTQ+ community centre, believes education is needed for the public to understand the implications of the report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. That’s why they have organized regular readings of chapters of the national report.
Àbadakone at the National Gallery: ‘Continous Fire’ invites viewers to experience international Indigenous art
Àbadakone, the National Gallery of Canada’s new contemporary Indigenous art exhibition, opened Nov. 8 as the second in a planned series of three shows dedicated to showcasing the creativity of artists from dozens of Indigenous nations around the world.
Ottawa’s Indigenous community demands action on cases of missing, murdered women
The Indigenous community in Ottawa came together to fight for the closed and unresolved cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women.