There be Dragons: The weather smiled on the World Ice Dragon Boat Championships in Ottawa
Canada won gold and universal bragging rights at the World Ice Dragon Boat Championships this past week. A Canadian winter was in full effect with it being -29 on race day.
Founder of home for survivors explains the reality of human trafficking in Canada
Before Jodi Mosley became co-founder and chair of the Board of A New Day Youth and Adult Services, she worked with high risk youth from transition homes. This is where she first encountered human trafficking.
Ottawa Muslim family combats negativity by trying to educate neighbours
An Ottawa Muslim family is trying to educate their neighbours about the nature of Islam.
Green advocates welcome focus on sustainability in newest LeBreton Flats plan
The NCC’s most recent plan for the now empty 55-acre lot of LeBreton Flats has a focus on the environment and sustainability with a zero-carbon goal.
Rise in reported hate crimes prompts Ottawa police to revive specialized unit
The Ottawa Police Service has revamped its hate crimes unit due to a recent increase in hate motivated activity in the past year.
Divas and distortion: concert celebrates female-fronted metal bands
Three part-time musicians are hosting a local music event highlighting women-fronted metal and rock bands.
Plans for LGBT Purge monument met with mixed reactions by community
The announcement of a national monument to commemorate decades of government-sponsored discrimination against LGBT people in Canada is receiving mixed reactions by some in the community.
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.
Carvers take up the challenge of turning ice into art at Winterlude
The Annual Winterlude Ice Carving Challenge marks a time of friendly competition for the world’s best ice carvers.
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.
Poor weather causing delays for outdoor rinks, operator says
This winter has been a nightmare for outdoor rinks in Ottawa, says one rink operator. Now he’s worried the ice won’t be ready for the local winter carnival.