Ottawa bookmobile program rolls along with new vehicle on the way
A new bookmobile will hit the streets of Ottawa neighbourhoods in 2019, after the Ottawa Public Library Board renewed investment in the now 65-year-old service.
Canadians are wasting food and losing money, study says
The National Zero Waste Council says consumers account for nearly half of all food wasted in Canada, an issue that costs the Canadain economy as much as $100 billion a year.
Communities working hard to keep historic Ottawa churches open
Congregations and community members are taking action to preserve Ottawa’s historic churches in light of shrinking congregations and rising maintenance costs.
Capital Pride moves into winter with five-day event during Winterlude
Capital Pride is expanding into winter with a five-day party called WinterPride
Expressions of Muslim Women: a decade of empowerment through art
In a time where Muslim women are seen as oppressed, an annual women-only event in Ottawa is empowering these women through different art forms. This year, they celebrated their 10th anniversary.
Art therapy and mental illness: Can you paint away the winter blues?
A familiar SAD feeling is blowing into Ottawa with the cold weather, but proponents of art therapy say that art can be a powerful tool to combat mental illness.
Christmas tree buyers in the Byward Market keep it real
It’s the first day of the season to buy a tree in the Byward Market, and it’s cool enough that chunks of snow and ice still hang off the branches of the Balsam and Fraser fir trees lined up along York Street.
Boko Bakery’s closing leaves hole in heart of Elgin Street
Boko Bakery closed on Nov. 25, ending 36 years of unique cookies and leaving the lasting legacy of Yoko Sakiyama and her family.
Flying high at YOW: Think twice about that last toke at Ottawa airport
Ottawa International Airport has banned smoking marijuana on airport property, and installed amnesty bins for flyers to dispose of their pot.