Acquittal of Ottawa police officer in death of Abdirahman Abdi draws reaction from across Canada
The acquittal of Ottawa Police Const. Daniel Montsion of three charges from the death of Abdirahman Abdi four years ago is drawing reaction from across the country. Montsion was found not guilty of manslaughter, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon in by Ontario Court Justice Robert Kelly, who said…
Ottawa golf courses ace the pandemic summer with record high numbers
It’s been one of the few industries in any sector that seems to have benefitted from the COVID-19 pandemic. As the 2020 golf season winds down, a look at how this outdoor activity — relatively easy to keep compliant with public health guidelines — became the go-to recreational outlet for many people.
COVID consequences: Teletherapy tackles surging mental health crisis
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians have been experiencing a rising mental health crisis and teletherapy appointments are in high demand.
Virtual therapy dogs offer ‘pawsitive’ support during pandemic isolation
Therapy dogs are a valuable mental health support, but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way this “pawsitive” support is offered. Carleton University and other local institutions are adapting their programs to suit this new virtual format.
Ottawa Public Health provides mental health tips for isolated residents
As COVID-19 continues to shift the way we socialize, Ottawa Public Health provides advice for those who feel isolated during the pandemic.
‘Know that you are special’: Cards, letters deliver powerful message to Ottawa seniors in pandemic isolation
As the temperatures neared the mid-30s on Father’s Day, Debbie Abfalter took a detour on her way to the beach to stop at the Stirling Park Retirement Community. Despite the blistering heat, residents gathered outside of their building — located near the Merivale Mall in west-end Ottawa — to greet…
Erasing stigma key to helping black Canadians who face mental illness, experts say
Black Canadians facing a mental health condition are often battling stigma within their own community.
Recipe for de-stress: Fun, furry, virtual therapy dogs
Carleton’s Therapy Dogs usually make themselves available for pats and play in person. That’s obviously out, but their handlers decided the pups are needed now even more than ever.
Planking the COVID-19 curve with online yoga classes
Innergy Corporate Yoga is using the online conferencing platform Zoom to stream live classes to clients.
COVID-19 increasing mental health concerns along with physical damage, experts say
With COVID-19 social distancing in effect, experts say it is important to be mindful of our mental health while in isolation.