Pro-Palestine protest targets Canadian government, alleged weapons suppliers
Protestors criticize Canada’s role in bringing a ceasefire to the ongoing war in Gaza and the arms being sold to the Israeli Defence Force.
Inflation has restaurants struggling to pay the bills as costs rise and consumers watch their wallets
The restaurant industry is struggling with rising costs, narrow profit margins and cost-conscious customers.
Living under the Taliban: Afghan women call for more international support to fight gender-based violence
Carleton University invited Afghan activists to Richcraft Hall’s resource centre to share their experiences of resistance and resilience as women living under the Taliban. This event marked the 16th day of a global movement to tackle gender-based violence.
Microgreens trend is sprouting, but the tiny vegetables won’t solve the food crisis
Microgreens may be a more sustainable and popular option among farmers, but they cannot solve long term food security issues, expert says.
‘You just have to be human:’ Fundraiser organizers heartened by support for Palestinians
The oldest Muslim relief organization in Canada, Human Concern International, hosted Ummah Alert fundraising dinner which raised more than $125,000 for relief efforts in Gaza and Afghanistan.
Inflation drives food bank use in Ottawa to critical levels
Ottawa food banks are facing growing demand as food prices soar across the country.
Hungry for hampers: Demand outstrips supply at campus food banks in Ottawa
Ottawa’s post-secondary campus food banks struggle to meet demand from students.
City of Ottawa not doing enough to address food insecurity, say church-affiliated groups
The people who run church-affiliated meal drop-ins and food banks want to see the city offer better solutions than the emergency help they can provide.
Squashing food insecurity: After Halloween, local group says don’t throw out that pumpkin — donate it
With every approaching Halloween, many pumpkins will be bought, carved up for spooky jack-o-lanterns and swiftly discarded afterwards. Instead of throwing out your pumpkin on Nov. 1, environmental advocacy groups like Ottawa South Eco-Action Network recommend finding alternative uses for your gourd.
Carleton students vote on direct levy to fund campus support centre supplying food and other necessities to those in need
Carleton University is having a referendum to decide wether or not to impose a $2.98 levy on each student, per term, to help fund the university-based food bank.
‘I have started to buy only the necessities:’ Food inflation threatens students’ ability to consume a balanced diet
High food inflation in Ontario has forced students to cut back on essential food groups.
Federal warning for 2SLGBTQ+ Canadians headed to the U.S. a small positive step, community members say
Some 2SLGBTQ+ Canadians are rethinking their plans after the federal government advised caution when travelling to the United States.