Overflowing cat rescues in Ottawa struggle to find homes for stray felines
Cat rescues in Ottawa are full and donations are down. Volunteers are struggling to find homes for the many felines.
Surge in COVID-19 infections sparks call for more measures to protect those in Ottawa’s long-term care homes
The anticipation of a new surge of COVID-19 is causing some family members of people living in long-term care to call for change.
Hungry for hampers: Demand outstrips supply at campus food banks in Ottawa
Ottawa’s post-secondary campus food banks struggle to meet demand from students.
Ottawa community organizations face urgent need for volunteer drivers
Community support organizations are facing an urgent need for volunteer drivers to assist with their medical transportation program for seniors.
City of Ottawa not doing enough to address food insecurity, say church-affiliated groups
The people who run church-affiliated meal drop-ins and food banks want to see the city offer better solutions than the emergency help they can provide.
Ending the blame game: ByWard Market’s homelessness crisis frustrates those calling for new solutions
Homelessness in Ottawa’s ByWard Market is an integral problem in the city, one that has been around for decades but has worsened after the COVID-19 pandemic. People are tired: business owners, community members, and the people experiencing homelessness themselves.
Yes I Can!: Michelle Obama’s inspiring story comes to the musical stage at Centrepointe
Yes I Can! is a new musical featuring the life of Michelle Obama, tells a story about family sacrifice, love and determination.
Organizers celebrate a new planting record on National Tree Day
This year National Tree Day saw a record number of trees planted in locations across the country, including in Ottawa.
Local rescue group’s palliative care program gives dogs the end-of-life they deserve
Freedom Dog Rescue’s palliative care program has been doing wonders in giving dogs a loving end-of-life experience
Squashing food insecurity: After Halloween, local group says don’t throw out that pumpkin — donate it
With every approaching Halloween, many pumpkins will be bought, carved up for spooky jack-o-lanterns and swiftly discarded afterwards. Instead of throwing out your pumpkin on Nov. 1, environmental advocacy groups like Ottawa South Eco-Action Network recommend finding alternative uses for your gourd.
Ottawa’s queer-owned, queer-friendly businesses spread kindness one sale at a time
Queer owned and queer friendly businesses across Ottawa are working to provide a safe space for all members of the community by promoting inclusivity and diversity.
Carleton students vote on direct levy to fund campus support centre supplying food and other necessities to those in need
Carleton University is having a referendum to decide wether or not to impose a $2.98 levy on each student, per term, to help fund the university-based food bank.