Local food banks adapting to meet the needs of our diverse city
Ottawa’s changing population is pushing food banks to offer a variety of produce to satisfy the needs of diverse communities.
Lookahead ’21: Winter trail brings vital outdoor relief to Covid-challenged Britannia community
As Ottawa residents continue to weather the pandemic winter, volunteers with the Britannia Winter Trail Organization in the city’s west end have been working hard to provide a recreational outlet to help maintain the community’s mental and physical health. Dedicated to maintaining and improving six kilometres of natural trails in…
Lookahead ’21: Organization seeks volunteers to help foster cycling culture, improve infrastructure in GTA suburb
Markham Cycles is searching for volunteers to help expand cycling culture in the Greater Toronto Area community of Markham.
Mental health and ‘self-care’ likely to top New Year’s resolutions: expert
For most of 2020, people’s lives have been shaped by the pandemic. As the year comes to an end, these experiences can impact the types of New Year’s resolutions many set.
Little Italy has hopes of emerging from the food desert
Little Italy has hopes of emerging from the food desert with a new development on Rochester Street
COVID-19 restrictions have Ottawa residents looking outdoors to stay healthy
With Gyms in Ottawa shut again because of COVID-19 restrictions, many Ottawa residents will have to consider outdoor activities to stay fit this fall and possibly through the winter.
In climbing, a push to change derogatory route names is underway
For the voice of each man pretending offensive climbing route names are not a problem, there are plenty of others that buoy the need for a widespread effort to change the names of climbing routes across North America. After a broader reckoning with how we name monuments to problematic historical figures, change is coming to both online and physical guidebooks thanks in part to women organizing and pushing for change.
Getting out of the house: How to get some air and keep a safe social distance
The National Capital Commission will continue closing part of Queen Elizabeth Driveway until May 10th. The goal is to allow people who live in dense urban neighbourhoods to get outside and stay a safe distance from each other. Will the City of Ottawa follow suit?
Elite athletes at uOttawa: Staying fit while staying at home
The outbreak of COVID-19 has broken a steady routine for athletes and athletic trainers. How do you keep your edge if you’re cooped up at home?