Audio storytelling rides a wave of pandemic popularity
The pandemic has not slowed the interest in podcasting as a way to engage and interested audience.
COVID cash: Pandemic pressures may push more women to consider direct-selling opportunities
The pandemic may lead more women to participate in direct selling schemes.
COVID-19 restrictions are causing a surge in cannabis sales and changing consumer habits in Ottawa
Learn how COVID-19 restrictions are causing a change in local cannabis retail sales and consumer habits.
Ottawa malls adapt to a new kind of holiday shopping
With current COVID-19 restrictions holiday shopping in Canada’s capital is going to look very different this year.
Paper bags just as environmentally damaging as plastic bags, experts say
With Canada getting ready to ban plastic bags by the end of 2021, experts are warning its most popular alternative has environmentally damaging consequences of its own.
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.
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 stated that they were “invoking a directive under the province’s…
Ottawa craft brewery adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic
Stray Dog Brewing company is one of few businesses to prosper during the COVID-19 pandemic.
His beer delivery has become a popular service throughout the capital.
Internet providers see demand surge as Canadians hunker down over COVID-19
COIVD-19 is forcing Canadians to stay inside their homes leaving internet service providers with greater demand for their services.
Local Ottawa businesses adapt to COVID-19 closures
Some local business owners say they are facing some very tough choices in the current lockdown in Ontario. Businesses deemed essential by the province include grocery stores, pharmacies, liquor stores, and cannabis retailers among others. This has forced some non-essential business owners to rework their plans to survive during the closures. “I made the decision to cut all nine of my…
Open or shut? COVID crisis forces tough choices for Ottawa restaurants
Ottawa restaurants deal with COVID-19 and pressures to close due to pandemic.
Rolling up the rim cups poses dilemma for popular Tim Hortons contest in a time of COVID-19
After 35 years of rolling up a paper rim, Tim Hortons has rolled out a digital model for this year’s contest. In light of COVID-19 concerns, the chain has scrapped Roll Up the Rim paper cups and is declining to fill reusable mugs.