In the summer of COVID-19, Canadians are embracing local travel — and giving hope to the tourism industry
WINNIPEG — For many Canadians, summertime is travel time. This year, though — in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — many people are choosing to stay closer to home. “This year, I’m essentially travelling locally,” said Lauren Brown, a world traveller and Toronto-based blogger who runs DIY Vacation, an…
ACORN campaign pushes for free internet for low-income Canadians during pandemic
ACORN has been campaigning for free internet for low income Canadians during the pandemic. Who is being impacted and what are some challenges to making this happen?
Museum celebrates women in service during Second World War with exhibition of art by Molly Lamb Bobak
The Canadian War Museum has created a virtual exhibition of war art by Molly Lamb Bobak
Remote rituals: The Jewish community is sustaining faith, upholding sacred traditions during the pandemic
In a pre-pandemic world, eight-day-old Theo Rapkin would have had his bris ceremony in a Montreal synagogue, surrounded by friends and family, his parents and a rabbi. There would have been prayers and a brunch. The bris — formally known as the brit malah, or the “covenant of circumcision” —…
Keep cats inside to reduce toll on birds, small mammals and other urban wildlife: conservation experts
Wildlife experts list cats as one of the greatest threats to urban wildlife caused by ordinary people.
Pets, vets, vaccines and the pandemic: Animal and human health entwined more than ever in COVID times
With COVID-19 forcing people to practise physical distancing, a pet can make a big difference in terms of emotional support. Fortunately, while the novel coronavirus is believed to be a zoonotic disease – which means it was transmitted from animals, presumably bats, to humans – research shows it’s very unlikely…
Liberal MP Francis Drouin open to renaming federal riding that honours 19th-century slave owner Peter Russell
Liberal MP Francis Drouin, who represents the Ottawa-area constituency of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, says he’s open to renaming his riding to erase its association with 19th-century slave owner Peter Russell. Russell, a top-level administrator in Upper Canada in the late 1700s and early 1800s, fought for special exemptions for slave owners, including…
Scenes of Canada: Spellbinding, diverse and gorgeous
Capital Current reporters gathered together photos of their favourite places in Canada.
Canada Day, your way: How these patriots are celebrating their Maple Leaf pride during the pandemic
With major celebrations cancelled across the country, Canadians are finding different ways to celebrate Canada Day during the current pandemic.
A Capital Current Explainer: Benefits for Canadians struggling during the pandemic
The federal government several benefits to assist those who are struggling financial as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s break each benefit down from the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit to the Canadian Emergency Business Account!