In pandemic winter, 51st season of the Rideau Canal Skateway unlike any other
Skating on the Rideau Canal has long been a staple activity for people living in the National Capital Region. Since the frozen waterway first opened for skating in 1970, it has attracted enthusiasts from across the city, the province, the country and beyond. However, the 2021 season on the canal — which officially ended after nearly four weeks of skating…
Why are young adults reporting more COVID-19 cases? It’s complicated
Although reported COVID-19 cases in the young adult population are the highest in all age groups, experts say this can be explained by socioeconomic factors.
For students learning online at home, sleep disruption caused by screen time is making life even tougher
People are spending more time in front of their screens now than ever before, but how is this impacting our sleep?
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 the Britannia Bay neighbourhood, BWTO officials say the outdoor amenity…
Children’s mental health in Ontario deteriorating amid pandemic: report
The pandemic has caused a rise of mental health issues among children and youth.
COVID-19 causing wedding woes for brides, grooms and guests
Soon-to-be brides are struggling to plan their special day as the pandemic continues to thrive in Canada.
COVID’s consequences: Photographs capture masking as part of the new normal
When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Ottawa, public health officials began enforcing face coverings indoors. People began to wear masks to try and reduce the spread of the virus. In this photo series, L. Manuel Baechlin looks at a “new normal” as experienced by some of Ottawa’s citizens.
Land-based healing offers treatment program for youth rooted in Indigenous culture
Many Indigenous peoples are turning to land-based healing programs to help them reconnect with their roots and to cope with the traumas they have faced.
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.
The pandemic piles on: Parents caring for children with disabilities face even more stress, loneliness and isolation
Lack of community support, doubled with isolation, has resulted in increased anxiety among parents caring for children with disabilities
COVID conflict: Skaters face bylaw scrutiny at Mississauga pond popular for pandemic exercise
Communities are wrestling with the conflict between pandemic protection and the public’s desire to get outdoors and skate, play hockey or slide down hills.
Skaters enjoy good conditions in canal’s opening weeks despite tightened COVID-19 rules
Ottawa residents have enjoyed more than two weeks of good skating since the National Capital Commission opened the Rideau Canal Skateway on Jan. 31 under modified rules because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCC opened a section of the skateway for the 51st skating season on the last day of January despite concerns caused by the coronavirus emergency. The skateway…