Locally, nationally, Canada’s tourism industry continues to struggle during COVID-19 restrictions
Ottawa Tourism has created the #MyOttawa Pass to provide locals with discounts and deals at certain Ottawa businesses. This comes after tourism industry businesses across the country have said they are struggling and Statistics Canada is reporting record breaking decreases in major tourism indicators.
Comic relief: Local comedians happy to be back with live performances under Ontario’s Stage 3 reopening
As comedy clubs begin to reopen during Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening, comedians must start getting used to the new normal when it comes to performing.
Homemade: Ottawa mixologist demonstrates a refreshing cocktail
Local Ottawa mixologist gives a demonstration of how to make refreshing summer cocktail. He also talks all the tips and tricks for making a cocktail at home including how to avoid making some common mistakes.
In focus: Researchers, optometrists stress importance of eye health as online market for glasses grows
Eye experts are expressing concerns over online eyewear consumers not getting regular eye exams.
The paws that refresh: Pups and iced coffee make for a heartwarming patio party
A Carling Avenue Starbucks partners with Ottawa Dog Rescue to raise some cash and spread some love.
Part of Bank Street closes to vehicles to boost business, ensure social distancing
A section of Bank Street will join the growing list of Ottawa streets opting to close to motor vehicles to ensure safer social distancing this summer.
Remote rituals: The Jewish community is sustaining faith, upholding sacred traditions during the pandemic
In a pre-pandemic world, eight-day-old Theo Rapkin would have had his bris ceremony in a Montreal synagogue, surrounded by friends and family, his parents and a rabbi. There would have been prayers and a brunch. The bris — formally known as the brit malah, or the “covenant of circumcision” —…
Four Ottawa-area public health units issue mandatory-mask directive for enclosed public spaces
Ottawa Public Health has shifted its approach to reducing the spread of COVID-19, and is now officially requiring that city residents wear face masks in indoor public spaces. In a statement issued jointly on Monday by four regional public health units in Eastern Ontario, including Ottawa Public Health, the agencies…