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.
‘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
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.
Critics of Ontario’s Bill 23 say need for housing shouldn’t trump land protection
Ontario’s new law, known as Bill 23, makes it easier to break ground on the Greenbelt and its purpose is to offset the ongoing housing crisis and rise in immigration rates.
War museum volunteer urges more remembrance of post-1945 conflicts
Michael Braham, a retired naval captain and volunteer at the Canadian War Museum, says he believes that Canadians need to pay more attention to the veterans who fought for Canada in wars, such as in Korea and Afghanistan, that happened after the end of the Second World War.
Ontario lake among finalists as scientists prepare to mark onset of the Anthropocene Epoch
Tiny Crawford Lake, near Milton, ON, could soon be known as the place where the Anthropocene Epoch began. The Anthropocene is the geological period in which humanity’s impact on the planet is being measured. [Photo © Capital Current]
War Museum exhibit pays tribute to famed equestrian artist Alfred Munnings
An exhibition at the Canadian War Museum features the work of the British artist Alfred Munnings, who was an official war artist in the First World War. He was assigned to capture the work of Canadian soldiers and their horses during the conflict.
Christmas dinner will be more expensive this year as food prices continue to rise
With rising costs in food, restaurants and shops selling Christmas meals in Ottawa have increased the price of their offerings this season.
We need to wake up to China’s interference in Canadian democracy
Canadians, including Ottawans, need to be concerned about the Chinese government’s influence campaign; something that may threaten our liberal democracy, writes Capital Current’s Dennis Kovtun.
Ottawa parents still facing shortage of children’s medication
As seasonal illnesses like COVID, Flu and RSV surge, shortages of Children’s Advil and Tylenol put pressure on parents, hospitals and pharmacies.