CUSA fights visa cap, while minister insists international students mustn’t end up ‘slinging pizzas’
The battle lines are drawn over the recently announced cap on International student visas.
Pro-Palestine protest targets Canadian government, alleged weapons suppliers
Protestors criticize Canada’s role in bringing a ceasefire to the ongoing war in Gaza and the arms being sold to the Israeli Defence Force.
Raising the Roof supporters sleep in cars, buy toques to ease homelessness
Toque Tuesday (Feb. 6) was a night for supporters of Raising the Roof, a national charity aimed at easing the homelessness, to experience what life is like on the streets.
Some immigration consultants for international students say federal cap on visas necessary to bring order to system
While students and learning institutions are concerned about the visa cap, one industry feels it is necessary to combat serious issues.
Ottawa Humane Society sounds alarm over proliferation of abandoned puppies
With the end of the pandemic, people are not buying dogs from breeders and puppies have now been crowding animal shelters in recent months.
Price is sending Ottawa couples to Gatineau for a new home, expert says
Prices of homes are affecting first-time home buyers and renters as Ottawa residents are looking to cut costs.
Rise in workplace injuries indicates trouble for healthcare workers in Ontario, WSIB data finds
An analysis of data from the Ontario Workplace Safety Insurance Board obtained through a freedom-of-information request indicates trouble for healthcare workplace safety as the number of accepted workplace compensation claims for healthcare workers jumped more than 60 per cent between 2020 and 2022. This is the most significant increase among all occupations that made claims during the same period.
Cannabis prices are low, even though inflation is high
Unlike just about every product, the price of recreational cannabis is actually falling. Experts say it’s because of lower demand than expected and too many stores.
City council to consider approval of high-rise project despite concern it will cast shade on Experimental Farm research
The City of Ottawa’s Planning and Housing Committee has approved the proposal to build two high rise towers on Baseline Road, despite lack of direction from the federal government. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have raised concerns about potential shadowing over the farm.
Housing costs keeping many young adults living with parents
Young people across the country are feeling the pinch of the affordability crisis. While some have found ways around it, many are reshaping their idea of young adulthood due to rising cost pressure.
Expanding services across the city may help ease ByWard Market’s overdose crisis, advocates say
Advocates for local addiction programs have raised concerns that clustered shelters and social services in ByWard Market may pose more harm than good for those living with substance use disorders. Alongside these concerns, they call for the city to spread these facilities more across the municipality to address the current overdose crisis better.