Political issues and COVID-19 fuelling rise in hate crimes in Ottawa in 2021
Ottawa police statistics show a 33 per cent rise in hate crimes so far in 2021.
AIDS turns 40: Hope for the future after decades of sorrow and stigma
Forty years ago the world was learning about a condition called AIDS. Today, during a pandemic, there is new hope that science can offer better treatment.
Anglican parish disappointed by Petawawa council decision to not raise Pride flag
Five Anglican ministers are expressing disappointment with the recent decision by the Petawawa town council to not fly the Pride flag because of a 23 year old municipal resolution prohibiting such public displays. The ministers from the Parish of the Valley made their point about Resolution 11 in an open letter addressed to Mayor Bob Sweet released Wednesday. All Saints…
Pride flag won’t fly in Petawawa because of Resolution 11, council decides
The Town of Petawawa about 90 minutes west of Ottawa has rejected a motion to fly the Pride flag.
Cornerstone Housing for Women finds temporary relief after eviction from uOttawa
Cornerstone House for Women gets a temporary solution to their lack of a permanent space e for the people they serve.
Local photographer partners with Carleton gallery to provide free portraits for 2SLGBTQ+, BIPOC communities
The Carleton University Art Gallery is conducting its first collaboration with a local photographer to provide free portraits for 2SLGBTQ+ and BIPOC individuals.
New to Ottawa, artist makes mark with painting of a drag queen Jesus
American-born, Ottawa-based artists Anna Gale is gaining attention with her portrait of a r=drag queen Jesus called Shezus.
Ottawa’s drag queens have kept their art alive during COVID-19
Ottawa’s drag queens have used the pandemic to practice and improve their art form and to test out online performance.
Some light in dark times: Photographer’s body-shaped candles promote positivity
Charlie Baze is a boudoir photographer from Kitchener Waterloo, Ont., recently launched an online business selling body-shaped candles to compensate for the lost income caused by the pandemic lockdown.
Belleville-area school board moved by student’s request to honour Black History Month
A 10 year old girl has inspired a Belleville, ON, school board to provide a positive way to honour the impact of Black and Indigenous culture on Canadian society