Expanding services across the city may help ease ByWard Market’s overdose crisis, advocates say
Advocates for local addiction programs have raised concerns that clustered shelters and social services in ByWard Market may pose more harm than good for those living with substance use disorders. Alongside these concerns, they call for the city to spread these facilities more across the municipality to address the current overdose crisis better.
Lights, cameras, people: Independent cinemas being creative to get audiences back
Statistics Canada shows motion picture cinemas returning to profitability in 2022 as the COVID-19 pandemic ended. However, they still face challenges.
Nail file: Ottawa salons failing inspections at high rates
As the numbers of health inspections fell, the numbers of failing inspections at nail salons in Ottawa have risen.
CHEO says it’s prepared for a bad respiratory illness season, with ER visits rising
This respiratory illness season is predicted to be similar to the last where a surge of multiple different respiratory illnesses pushed the limits of the health-care system.
Surge in COVID-19 infections sparks call for more measures to protect those in Ottawa’s long-term care homes
The anticipation of a new surge of COVID-19 is causing some family members of people living in long-term care to call for change.
Flu shots for kids key to avoiding surge in hospitalizations this fall, Etches says
Ottawa Public Health is warning parents that getting a flu vaccine for their children will be key to avoiding the high rates of hospital and emergency department visits that Ottawa experienced last year.
Ottawa business coalition urges extension on COVID loans payback
Small businesses in Ottawa are hoping for an extension on the deadline for repayment of pandemic loans to the federal government.
Echoing convoy, 50 anti-vaxxers return to Parliament Hill to decry jab
About 50 protesters proclaimed their distrust of vaccines in an April Fool’s Day protest in downtown Ottawa.
The 23rd Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow welcomes everyone back to celebrate First Nations culture
The annual Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow is back after a three-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Event organizers stress the importance of fostering community between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Ottawa Jazz Festival recovering but more international travellers would help
Ottawa Jazz Festival is slowly recovering from the pandemic, but a lack of international tourists is stifling growth.
‘It’s going to take a lot of effort’: Fight against vaccine hesitancy ramps up for holidays
Breaking through to convince vaccine hesitant Canadians to get the jab against viruses such as COVID-19 won’t be easy, experts say.