Growing concern: Second community garden opens on NCC land in bid to battle food insecurity in Hintonburg-Mechanicsville area
Goldenrod Community Garden is the second of two community gardens that are part of an NCC pilot project. It opened this week featuring 80 above-ground plots, a shed, compost bins, fences and water storage.
‘We need to learn to live with fire,’ say experts, as Ontario faces its busiest forest fire season yet
Wildfire smoke from northwest Ontario moved into the rest of the province this past week, experts say we must learn to live with wildfire and make adjustments to our existing infrastructure to mitigate the impact on communities.
Experts debate the gamble by Quebec, Alberta and Manitoba on a vaccine lottery
Quebec, Manitoba and Alberta have started lotteries to get more people vaccinated in their provinces. The move has prompted debate about the efficacy and fairness of such initiatives.
Pandemic a marathon not a sprint: It’s been a long road for fitness professionals
Gyms in Ontario can open at 50 per cent capacity starting July 16, under step three of the province’s pandemic reopening plan.
Report by McMaster University researchers uncovers why rare blood clots occur after some vaccine jabs
A team of researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Not., have uncovered why dangerous but very rare instances of blood clotting called VITT happens after individuals receive an injection of AstraZeneca vaccine.
Outside the box: New community fridge aims to feed those in need
Ottawa’s first outdoor community fridge had its grand opening last Friday. The fridge, and an accompanying pantry shelf, was installed outside the Parkdale Food Centre on Rosemount Avenue last week in partnership with the Ottawa Community Food Partnership and the Hintonburg Community Association.
Ontario breaks ground on new $55 million LTC home in North Bay
Ontario government officials gathered in the empty lot of what used to be the old St. Joseph’s McLaren Hospital site overlooking downtown North Bay to break ground on one of the province’s newly announced long-term care projects. “We are going to build the nicest long-term care home this town has…
AIDS turns 40: Hope for the future after decades of sorrow and stigma
Forty years ago the world was learning about a condition called AIDS. Today, during a pandemic, there is new hope that science can offer better treatment.