Shrinking supply of farmland may be deterring potential farmers
Rising farmland prices is posing a threat to new and young farmers.
City to try out new sidewalk machines in a collective push to reduce road salt use
The city will pilot new sidewalk machine salt controllers this winter. Others are pushing to reduce salt usage, due to its ecological damage.
New colouring book helps people have fun while learning about the human brain
A new colouring book offers an accessible way to learn about the human brain and the importance of keeping it healthy.
Delayed start: Even though it’s bad for us, dropping the annual time change is on hold
Ontario passed a law to end the annual time change but the province needs New York State and Quebec to do the same for it to come into effect.
Self-storage business booms in Ottawa and small condos may be a factor
Storage unit employees in Canada’s capital region say they have seen a ‘huge demand’ for self-storage rental units from residents.
Despite hot start in Central Canada Hockey League, Smiths Falls Bears aren’t satisfied
This year’s version of the Smiths Falls Bears is on a mission to capture the Bogart Cup, something they just missed last season.
CHEO says it’s prepared for a bad respiratory illness season, with ER visits rising
This respiratory illness season is predicted to be similar to the last where a surge of multiple different respiratory illnesses pushed the limits of the health-care system.
Proposed cap on numbers won’t solve housing crisis, say international students
International students say any cap on their numbers won’t solve the housing crisis and will hurt Canadian universities dependent on their tuition fees.
Volunteer groups flock together to save two birds of prey
In July of 2023, three local volunteer organizations came together to save a hawk and an owl and released them back into the wild.
Cyclists take to the streets in Critical Mass ride to demand better biking infrastructure in Ottawa
Dozens of cyclists from all walks of life got together to cruise through the streets of Ottawa and Gatineau on Oct 14, 2023 — an event called Critical Mass ride — to deliver a message to municipal leaders: Make cycling safer.
Inflation drives food bank use in Ottawa to critical levels
Ottawa food banks are facing growing demand as food prices soar across the country.
Surge in COVID-19 infections sparks call for more measures to protect those in Ottawa’s long-term care homes
The anticipation of a new surge of COVID-19 is causing some family members of people living in long-term care to call for change.