Children with autism get ‘quieter’ moment with Santa
QuickStart Autism, a charity in Ottawa, is helping malls host Sensory Santa’s which are designated quiet times for children with autism.
Ottawa’s anti-racism secretariat to push for more minority representation
The City of Ottawa has a new formalized and funded anti racism secretariat led by Councillor Rawlson King. What are the aims of this unit and what will it accomplish in the city of Ottawa?
Ottawa’s Street Resilience Project is flipping ideas about youth crime prevention on their head
Ottawa’s Street Resilience Project launched in August and is geared toward young men aged 16-29. It takes an alternative, trauma-informed approach to understanding youth gang involvement.
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.
New ‘OTTAWA’ sign will light up for community tributes
The iconic three-dimensional “OTTAWA” sign in the ByWard Market came down Nov. 18 to be replaced by a new, more durable sign that’s set to be installed by mid-December.
Meandering mice among the pest problems in Ottawa’s federal buildings
Pest problems persist in Ottawa federal government buildings, as workers at L’Esplanade Laurier on O’Connor Street have been encountering mice.
The League of Super Heroes brings holiday joy
The League of Super Heroes is a non-profit cosplay group in Ottawa, Ont. Formed in 2013, their main goal is to put smiles on children’s faces with their tediously realistic comic-book cosplay as well as raising money for children’s charities across the city.
Feminist fair-goers explain what feminism means to them
We asked people at the Feminist Fair why feminism matters to them, and they gave us their answers.
Ottawa hip-hop artist City Fidelia tells story of debut album PainKiller
After releasing his first studio album, Ottawa hip-hop artist City Fidelia shares his insight into the process of making the album and the roots of his music career.
Canal-area businesses wait for answers about expropriation for bridge project
A number of small businesses are being expropriated for future bridge construction in Ottawa. There has been little communication between the businesses, the city and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation making it very difficult for the businesses to plan for their futures.