After virtual events, Vanier Sugar Festival looks ahead to in-person celebration — and rebuilt shack — next year
As April brought warmer (and muddier) days to Ottawa, it also brought an age-old Canadian tradition that one urban sugar shack has been continuing in the capital for 37 years now: the production of maple syrup.
Indie theatre in Ottawa fights for creativity amidst convoy chaos and COVID constraints
Many venues have shut their doors to protect the safety of civilians and workers alike. But despite the ongoing occupation and the ongoing threat of COVID-19, one little indie theatre is fighting to keep dreams and creativity alive.
Pet power: My pandemic puppy kept me afloat during a time of loss
I grieved the support network COVID-19 had ripped apart, the company of those I loved most, and the comfort of familiar faces and routines. My pandemic puppy became my lifebuoy.
Keeping in check: Chess helps me get through the pandemic
The game of chess has given Capital Current’s Jonathan Rudnicki a sense of progress in a time when many people felt stagnant. He writes the game also gave him something to focus on and learn from.
Local pet owners say GoFundMe fills gaps in paying veterinarian bills
Pet owners are turning to GoFundMe to help cover the costs of pet vet bills after being turned down by traditional financing options.
Online classes are a headache for some, but COVID-imposed virtual learning has benefited many students
As the Omicron variant spreads, it is unclear if classes will go back online. Will students return to campus or have to endure another semester of virtual learning?
Embracing human resilience: COVID-19 taught me about depression — and how to find my flow
Two years of pandemic loneliness has helped Capital Current’s Brynn Brieda handle her pre-COVID mental health issues.
Canada-U.S. border community reflects on the impact of frontier restrictions, longs for return to binational normal
The communities of Stanstead, Quebec and Derby Line, Vermont straddle the international border between Canada and the U.S. Residents told Capital Current of the struggle to maintain their relationships through the pandemic.
Wakefield Christmas Market helps those in need while promoting ‘shop local’ message
The organizers of Wakefield’s annual Christmas market — to be held Dec. 11 in the picturesque Quebec village about 35 kilometres north of Ottawa — say the event is all about giving back. Not only is the 9th annual holiday bazaar raising funds for local charities, but organizers are encouraging market-goers to spend their dollars supporting local businesses that have…
Byward Market gets a taste of Mexican culture with Day of the Dead celebration
In the heart of Ottawa, the fifth edition of the Day of the Dead took place in the Byward Market from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1.
Cannabis spending in Canada has soared during the pandemic; some blame the stress
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many unprecedented challenges to people in Canada and all over the world. These challenges have affected many lifestyle choices including use of cannabis.
Ottawa trainers see increase in dogs facing separation anxiety as owners go back to work
Rising vaccination rates are causing anxiety for pets purchased at the start of the pandemic because they are being left alone by their humans.