Silver lining: Incoming polar vortex may help Rideau Canal Skateway to finally open
A polar vortex may be headed this way bringing freezing temperatures. But the good news is the cold may help open up the Rideau Canal Skateway.
De-streaming high schools won’t solve deep-rooted divides in education
De-streaming high schools in Ontario is a step in the right direction, but isn’t the solution.
For the birds: The joys of counting down to spring with winter FeederWatch in Canada, U.S.
Project FeederWatch is a great way for scientists to directly engage with citizens to make broad observations about birds.
Teen science whiz adds Nature Inspiration Award to long list of achievements
Ottawa area teen Naila Moloo recently won the Nature Inspiration Award from the Canadian Museum of Nature for her innovative leadership on projects such as the creation of flexible solar panels.
Remembering a century-old fight for French-language rights in Ontario
A recent talk presented by the Historical Society of Ottawa recalled a significant event in the battle for French-language education and culture in Ontario.
Councillor, animal expert seek peaceful co-existence between humans, coyotes
On Nov. 5 the Ottawa Citizen reported that wildlife management operations had captured and euthanized three highly disruptive coyotes signalling a need for a management plan.
Chef escapes war in Ukraine, brings expert culinary creations to Ottawa café
Chef Nasser Saleh has brought his talents to Ottawa after fleeing the war in Ukraine.
‘You’re improving the quality of life of somebody’: Diversifying blood and stem cell donations saves lives, experts say
With blood diseases like sickle cell anemia disproportionately affecting people of colour, diversifying the blood and stem cell donors can make a difference
Ottawa’s low-income neighbourhoods more likely to suffer from air pollution: report
A recent report reveals Ottawa’s low income areas suffer from some of the poorest air quality in the city.
‘Yellow buses must go green’: Groups demand electric fleets for school transit
The ground is being prepared to take all of Ontario’s school bus fleet off diesel fuel and electrify the vehicles.
Panelist slams Ontario’s Bill 23 as ‘Christmas wish list for developers’
Critics say Ontario’s More Homes Built Faster Act won’t ease the affordable housing crisis and will cause serious problems for the environment, for city budgets and for taxpayers.