Smashing Ottawa records: video game popularity skyrockets as the pandemic subsides
Now that the COVID restrictions have lessened, there is a new passion for the video game Super Smash Bros. Read tolerant more about this trend and what it means for the gaming community.
Lack of race-based data hid more severe impact of COVID-19 on BIPOC communities, experts say
Race-based data concerning the pandemic was not collected in Canada — at least not initially.
Verify Ontario app helping businesses ensure customers are fully vaxxed
On Oct. 14, the province released its COVID-19 vaccine verification app, Verify Ontario, and businesses are finding the app easier to check whether customers are fully vaccinated.
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.
More migrating birds stuck to cities during lockdowns, study finds
A new study has found that lockdowns resulted in a greater number of bird sightings near urban dwellings in Canada and the U.S.
Joyful crowd returns to Canadian Tire Centre for Sens’ home opener against Leafs — and Brady brings bonus
Hockey fans returned to the Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday evening for the first time since COVID-19 lockdowns shuttered the building, as the Ottawa Senators played their home opener versus the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Experts call for more resources after Mental Health Act service calls jump during COVID-19
The number of service calls under Ontario’s Mental Health Act has jumped during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Committee to consider $500,000 grant for Centretown heritage redevelopment
Application made for a CIP Grant regarding 278-280 O’Connor Street and 347 Gilmour Street will be under Committee consideration on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
New school year, new classes and new COVID-19 cases
COVID-19 cases are rising, not only in schools but province-wide, generating concerns for students, staff and parents