Meditation on the rise as pandemic stress intensifies
Meditation is an effective tool to mitigate pandemic stress and virtual Ottawa meditation classes are increasingly gaining popularity.
Mental health a “big concern” as COVID overshadows holiday celebrations
COVID has taken a toll on Canadian’s mental health, and experts are worried things may get worse with the holiday season coming up.
Locked down in lockup: Prisoners’ mental health suffers as visits, volunteer groups suspended during pandemic
Volunteer-led activities in prisons across Canada have been shut down because of the pandemic, leading to a decline in already-difficult conditions that strain mental health.
Tiny house, big benefits: Living with less can make you happier, research shows
Living tiny is proving to have big benefits. People are choosing the tiny house lifestyle to downsize the space they live in, simplify their life, and live efficiently with less – and it’s having a big impact on homeowner happiness.
Reports show immigrants more likely to suffer from anxiety during COVID-19
Studies are showing that new Canadians are facing more mental health concerns than others during the pandemic.
‘Retail therapy’ is not real therapy in a dark COVID winter
The upcoming season can seem like a drag. With winter, the pandemic and not being able to visit family and friends, you may be feeling down. You are not in this alone.
COVID-19 restrictions are causing a surge in cannabis sales and changing consumer habits in Ottawa
Learn how COVID-19 restrictions are causing a change in local cannabis retail sales and consumer habits.
Rage rooms and other spaces offer physical, emotional relief in COVID times
An overview of select recreational facilities that offer consumers a safe space to engage in a physical activity while blowing off emotional steam.
Students fear for their mental health as COVID-19 winter isolation measures loom
The first COVID-19 lockdown took its toll on peoples’ mental health. Many fear that further lockdowns during winter will be even worse.
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.
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 he was not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that Montsion…
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.