Pandemic pressures: “Thrifting” on the rise saving money and the environment
Thrift shopping has increased in popularity since the pandemic began, especially with young people.
Sweet success: Next chapter begins in Syrian family’s chocolate business
Peace by Chocolate, a successful Nova Scotian business — built by a Syrian refugee family — is officially expanding this week.
Start small, dream big is mantra for those looking to be urban homesteaders
During the pandemic, more and more people have been moving towards homesteading as a lifestyle. A lot of those people are living in cities, and looking for a way to live more sustainably.
Coping with COVID: Canadians are taking up hobbies to reduce stress during pandemic
As many Canadians are isolating at home, they have taken up some hobbies to deal with the added stress from the pandemic.
Road trip realities: Van dwellers adapt to the pandemic world
Some Canadians have taken to the road in homemade vans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada’s updated zero-emission vehicle plan fails to go the extra mile, experts say
Although experts say that Canada’s new clean transportation plan is a good step forward, it doesn’t go far enough.
Local food banks adapting to meet the needs of our diverse city
Ottawa’s changing population is pushing food banks to offer a variety of produce to satisfy the needs of diverse communities.
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…
Small business adjusting while building community
Small businesses have had to adjust because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A local Ottawa business called Oat Couture had to adapt in many different ways because of lockdown measures. This photo essay was produced in the fall of 2020 and gives an in-depth look at the changes that the business had to make.
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.