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.
New lending library makes it possible to enjoy the outdoors without breaking the bank
The new volunteer-based Ottawa Outdoor Gear Library opened five months ago on Boyd Avenue and it is busy gathering equipment to lend to Ottawa residents and help them better appreciate outdoor public spaces.
Alcohol-related deaths up during pandemic with anxiety, depression likely factors
Statistics Canada reports show increased alcohol mortality, likely due to barriers in accessing treatment amid COVID-19.
H.E.L.P. on offer: Ottawa charity raises money for those facing mental health struggles
Whether it’s by running, walking, or riding horseback, Ottawans are doing what they can to raise money for mental health.
Mother revitalizes abandoned children’s community garden in Orleans
An Orleans mother of one is reviving a children’s community garden in her community.
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.
Sexual violence crisis at Western University raises concerns over campus culture across Canada
Following the news, concern over campus safety has soared. “It could have just as easily been my campus,” says student.
Ottawa Public Health warns residents about West Nile virus after mosquito tests positive
As the City of Ottawa announces the first case of the West Nile virus in mosquitoes, experts weigh in about potential links to COVID-19.
Recovery Day in Ottawa underlines the need to end stigma around mental health issues, substance use
Mayor Jim Watson officially declared Sept. 17 as “Recovery Day” in Ottawa. Recovery Day Ottawa also unveiled plans for next year’s new WOW Festival.