Getting the flu shot: The rates are low in Ontario
An American pharmacy is giving coupons to customers who get the flu shot – Ottawa’s health care community weighs in. [Photo © Kasey Kirkup]
The last straw: Ottawa businesses lead way with plastic ban
Our obsession with plastic is choking the planet. Learn how small businesses are leading the way towards a more sustainable future with green initiatives like the Straw Free ban.
October 2018 home sales soar over same month a year ago
Members of the Ottawa Real Estate Board sold 11.8 per cent more homes in October 2018 than they did in October 2017.
Symbiosis housing project may offer solutions for seniors, students in Ottawa
A housing project piloted at McMaster University which brings seniors and students together could benefit both groups in Ottawa, according to experts.
Ottawa music community, CUPE 503 raise $50K for tornado relief in benefit concert
Proceeds from the benefit concert will go to the United Way, that will assure the funds suit short- and long-term needs.
Insults fly in the bold, gritty world of Ottawa rap battles
The city’s battle rap scene is growing, culminating last month in the largest Ottawa rap battle in recent history.
New Ottawa vegan eatery aims to cut greenhouse gases one meat-free meal at a time
Copper Branch is part of a growing number of plant-based restaurants opening in Ottawa. These businesses are catering to the one-in-10 Canadian diners who consider themselves vegan or vegetarian.
Renfrew County citizens protest nuclear waste management facility
Environment and Indigenous groups are concerned about the effect of the new above-ground site planned in Renfrew County.
Group tracking the carbon footprint of Ottawa’s buildings
It’s unknown how much greenhouse gas is produced by Ottawa’s existing buildings, but one organization is preparing to find out.
Ottawa craft breweries slam “unsustainable” Buck-a-Beer
Ontario Premier Doug Ford introduced the Buck-a-Beer incentive program in August, but the feasibility of lowering prices is keeping Ontario’s craft breweries on the sidelines.