Soaring cost of living has food bank use in Ottawa rising to record levels
With rising grocery costs locking more people out of a nutritious diet, rates of food insecurity are soaring across the country.
B.C. leads the way with free contraception: Will other provinces follow?
With the B.C. government set to implement their free contraception plan this April, reproductive health activists are leading the push for free access in Ontario.
The 23rd Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow welcomes everyone back to celebrate First Nations culture
The annual Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow is back after a three-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Event organizers stress the importance of fostering community between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
University students in Ottawa already feeling pressure to find affordable housing for the fall
Students face rising rents in Ottawa.
Ottawa council, police acknowledge ‘epidemic’ of intimate partner violence
On International Women’s Day, Ottawa city council passed a motion and declared intimate partner violence an epidemic.
Dairy farmer’s viral video sparks debate over milk quotas, supply management
An Ontario farmer’s TikTok protest over milk quotas has sparked a debate about supply management in Canada.
Decriminalization, more funding key to saving lives, say drug reform advocates
Decriminalization is a good first step, but advocates and experts say bigger leaps must be taken to address the overdose crisis.
After season of stumbles, ‘youthful’ Ravens back to No. 1 as playoffs begin
The Carleton men’s basketball team holds a dynasty that no other team in USports or NCAA has ever seen. With almost half of the roster being rookies, will the team still be able to prove their dominance in the sport?
Lots secured for greenery as building boom pushes city’s parkland fund above $40M
The City of Ottawa’s parkland fund is helping neighbourhoods find new greenspace.
Primary care crisis sparks urgent push for solutions locally, nationally
Two reports are underling the urgency of the primary health-care crisis in Canada and locally in the Ottawa area.
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.