Chef escapes war in Ukraine, brings expert culinary creations to Ottawa café
Chef Nasser Saleh has brought his talents to Ottawa after fleeing the war in Ukraine.
A digital virus: How the online spread of antisemitism inflicts long-term harm
Antisemitism in online spaces has been growing in the past several years; experts warn more needs to be done to combat it.
‘It’s so normalized’: Jewish students, teachers confront rising antisemitism
Ottawa teachers and members of the local Jewish community are pointing to growing antisemitism in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board after an increase in reported anti-Jewish hate crimes across the city in the past year. “It is not pretty,” said David Sachs, a community relations specialist with the Jewish Federation of Ottawa. Sachs is handling concerns from Jewish parents who…
UPDATE: City to consider renaming street to honour Mahsa Amini and send message to Iran
The human rights organization B’nai Brith is urging the City of Ottawa to rename the site of the former Iranian embassy after Mahsa Amini. “We think that there could be very powerful symbolism to renaming this portion of the street in Ottawa” – CEO Michael Mostyn.
End of government supports will likely push up poverty rates, experts warn
A new Statistics Canada report suggests poverty will likely increase past the 2019 levels as even lower-middle class people struggle with inflation.
Downtown clinic for refugees at full capacity for past year, waitlist stretched to nearly 800
The Ottawa Newcomer Clinic has been at capacity since American troops pulled out of Afghanistan in the summer of 2021, triggering nearly 700,000 Afghans to flee the country and seek refuge elsewhere. The number of clients the clinic saw increased five-fold over August and September last year and they now have a waitlist of nearly 800 people waiting for an initial medical assessment.
The Ottawa Paw Pantry adjusts to keep helping low-income families feed their pets
Ottawa Paw Pantry provides pet food to low-income families. Operations have been rethought because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ottawa Public Health confronts systemic racism with an action plan for reform
Ottawa Public Health is moving forward with a plan to combat systemic racism within the agency.
See something say something: Akwesasne wellness team uses conference to raise awareness and combat sex trafficking
The Akwesasne Family Wellness Program hosted an anti-trafficking conference to raise awareness about human trafficking.
Ottawa’s Black and Indigenous communities hope mourning of Queen’s death will spark new era of apologies and social change
On a dreary Monday in downtown Ottawa, mourners recently gathered to mark the death and commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Members of the RCMP marched down Elgin Street to the steady beat of drums and the piercing timbre of bagpipes. While many are saddened by the Queen’s passing, Ottawa’s Black and Indigenous communities are grappling with complicated emotions…
Demonstrators outside Philippines embassy protest Marcos family rule
The air filled with chants outside the Philippines Embassy in the Byward Market on Sept. 20 as protesters gathered to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1972 imposition of martial law in the island nation and to condemn the country’s new president — Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., son of the former dictator. Marcos Jr. was elected on June 30, 36…
Farmers hit Ottawa streets to protest climate crisis limits on use of fertilizers
Farmers are protesting limits on the use of fertilizers that can cause emissions of nitrogen that can contribute to global warming.