Many Canadians forced to make cuts to holiday gift budget
Although inflation has eased, many Ottawans are tightening their belts as they do their Christmas shopping this year.
Nail file: Ottawa salons failing inspections at high rates
As the numbers of health inspections fell, the numbers of failing inspections at nail salons in Ottawa have risen.
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.
Local Ottawa businesses hopeful for a strong Christmas season
While it may only be November, shoppers are already filling up their bags with Christmas presents for family and friends.
City builder: ‘Loud and proud,’ Sally Thomas works hard to bring parity to OC Transpo
Sally Thomas is a “loud and proud” adaptive public transit advocate working to close the disparity between conventional transit and para transit.
City builder: Devinder Chaudhary uses business success to give back to Ottawa
Ottawa businessman Devinder Chaudhary, owner of Aiana Restaurant Collective, partners with local charities to help the community.
Love it or mock it, the pumpkin spice latte defines fall for some coffee drinkers
As students enter midterm season, coffee has become a main form of energy for students, who are sleep-deprived and studying hard. Coffee shops are bustling and students are seen studying all over with coffee cups in hand.
Cyclists take to the streets in Critical Mass ride to demand better biking infrastructure in Ottawa
Dozens of cyclists from all walks of life got together to cruise through the streets of Ottawa and Gatineau on Oct 14, 2023 — an event called Critical Mass ride — to deliver a message to municipal leaders: Make cycling safer.
Barbie, Addams Family and Five Nights at Freddy’s some of Ottawa’s top Halloween costume picks
Expect to see Addams family characters, Barbie, and Five Nights at Freddy’s characters among the top costume choices this year.
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.
Rising food prices prompt higher demand for Ottawa School Breakfast Program
The cost of food is not only impacting households, it has spurred a concerning increase in the use of Ottawa’s school food program.