Tracking COVID-19: Jan. 22
Ontario has reported it has now seen 250,226 total cases of COVID-19, adding 2,662 infections today. The death toll rose by 87 to 5,701. There are 1,512 people in hospital, down 21, with 383 in intensive care, down five, 291 on a ventilator, down two. There are 779 new cases…
Pandemic intensifies silent sorrow of Canada’s asylum seekers
Depression, anxiety, the pandemic is intensifying the mental stress already faced by refugees who have landed in Canada.
‘Names Hurt’: Confronting the embedded racism in Ottawa streets and landmarks linked to slavery
In the wake of the North America-wide anti-racism protests spawned by the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, Canada has seen a growing movement to highlight systems of oppression and systemic racism. As a part of this, citizens have begun to question the symbols around Canadian cities that honour racist figures and they are pushing for renaming’s.
COVID-19 restrictions are causing a surge in cannabis sales and changing consumer habits in Ottawa
Learn how COVID-19 restrictions are causing a change in local cannabis retail sales and consumer habits.
For the love of Ontario Parks, pick up your garbage
As more people discover a love for camping during the pandemic, Capital Current’s Samantha Pope writes let’s all remember the basics of helping preserve nature: leaving no trace.
Tracking COVID-19: Dec. 1
The prime minister said today that Canada will not agree to lifting a ban on non-essential travel with the United States until the coronavirus outbreak is significantly under control around the world. The Liberal government is preparing legislation to begin implementing the fall economic statement. As such the measures could trigger…
Ontario moves to make daylight savings the only time — eventually
A brief look at Ontario’s new Bill 214, passed Nov. 25, seeking to permanently make daylight saving time the standard for the province.
Ottawa’s 2020 Brian Kilrea Award winner is so much more than a football coach
The story of Jean-Sorphia Guillaume goes beyond the football field and into the community where he has helped many succeed in football, but more importantly in life.
As COVID-19 drags on, traffic collisions are way down but dangerous driving may be up
Business closures and working from home during COVID-19 has reduced traffic across Ontario. How is this impacting road safety for Canadians?