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Community

Parkdale Night Market has become a welcome ‘lifeline’ for local distilleries and breweries

The line for craft beers and seltzers at Dominion City Brewing Company just kept getting longer as the sun set on the Parkdale Night Market Wednesday.  The market has been a staple in Hintonburg since 1924. But the market’s first night market opened last week, giving vendors more opportunities to reach customers. Parkdale now also hosts a variety of local…

Arts & Culture

Ottawa Symphony Orchestra emerges from the pandemic under new artist-led management and no deficit

The 56 year old Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (OSO) has undergone a massive makeover in a bid to to remain sustainable and relevant after the COVID-19 pandemic. The key administrative change involves the creation of an Artistic Planning Committee in place of a conductor and artistic director. The contract with Alain Trudel, the former artistic director ended in 2020. “I think…

Community

The displacement effect: Ontario’s ‘disconnected’ online school system pushing educators to breaking point

When asked about teaching during the pandemic, Meaghan Beatty’s shoulders sink and her fingers fidget with the edges of her cup. Beatty, who has taught kindergarten north of Toronto for 16 years, is a victim of what psychologists are describing as an epidemic of “educator burnout.” “I felt guilty not being the teacher I used to be,” she said in…