Lifeguards and swim instructors in short supply at Ottawa indoor pools
Ottawa pools are facing reduced swim times due to staffing shortages.
Skate, ski, snowshoe: Ottawa residents turn to outdoor activities to keep fit during second pandemic winter
With COVID causing a clampdown people in Ottawa have turned once again to outdoor activities this winter.
Growing demand in Montreal leading to more plant-based restaurants
Montreal is now a go-to destination for people on a plant-based diet and here’s why.
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.
Mother revitalizes abandoned children’s community garden in Orleans
An Orleans mother of one is reviving a children’s community garden in her community.
First-time Olympian, Lauren Gale, proud to call Ottawa her “track home”
Lauren Gale describes herself as a “realistic dreamer”. The New Brunswick native is competing in her first Olympics, running the 4×400-metre relay on Aug. 5 at the Tokyo Olympics. Although the Olympics has always been a dream for the 21 year old, who runs for Colorado State University, she says it was a lot of work for it to become a tangible,…
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.
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.
Open door possibilities: Community fridges are filling the gaps that cause food insecurity
COVID-19 exacerbated issues of food insecurity across Canada, and some communities are turning to community fridges as a response.
Winnipeg fitness group proves charitable giving is a meaningful exercise
A Winnipeg based fitness class has raised over $5,000 for local charities throughout the pandemic, highlighting the need for donations during a difficult time.
Start small, dream big is mantra for those looking to be urban homesteaders
During the pandemic, more and more people have been moving towards homesteading as a lifestyle. A lot of those people are living in cities, and looking for a way to live more sustainably.
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.