Too many Black children are in Ontario’s child welfare system because of systemic racism, critics say
There is an overrepresentation of Black children and youth in the Ontario child welfare system.
Pandemic challenges charity and the families with sick children it helps
Children’s charity volunteers discuss empathy amidst the challenges of COVID-19
Picton developing a plan to protect residents and preserve tourism after crush of summer visitors in 2020
A tourism management plan developed after Prince Edward County experienced a sharp increase in the number of Lake Ontario beachgoers last summer has drawn criticism from Picton-area residents who want more done to control the impact of visitors. After the huge influx of summer tourists to the county — especially…
Bell Let’s Talk launches new fund to support post-secondary students’ mental health
Bell Let’s Talk’s new initiative the “Post-Secondary Fund” will give universities and colleges across Canada $25,000 to implement the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health.
New exhibition at the Canadian War Museum puts Anne Frank’s story in a wider context
The “Anne Frank – A History for Today” exhibition at the Canadian War Museum held its virtual opening on March 3. The exhibition will be at the museum until April 25.
Canada’s updated zero-emission vehicle plan fails to go the extra mile, experts say
Although experts say that Canada’s new clean transportation plan is a good step forward, it doesn’t go far enough.
Local food banks adapting to meet the needs of our diverse city
Ottawa’s changing population is pushing food banks to offer a variety of produce to satisfy the needs of diverse communities.
In pandemic winter, 51st season of the Rideau Canal Skateway unlike any other
Skating on the Rideau Canal has long been a staple activity for people living in the National Capital Region. Since the frozen waterway first opened for skating in 1970, it has attracted enthusiasts from across the city, the province, the country and beyond. However, the 2021 season on the canal…
City parks and recreation officials tap public for input on future of Ottawa’s play spaces
From dog parks to sports fields and arenas to pools, all parks and recreational facilities are extremely well used and deeply enjoyed by Ottawa residents. And citizens who provided feedback to city officials during the bilingual online consultations ending Feb. 25 made it clear they care about these spaces —…