Face mask no defence against COVID-19, Ottawa Public Health says
Amidst increasing coronavirus fears, Ottawa Public Health says face masks are not an effective method to prevent infection.
VIA Rail resuming services as Belleville blockade lifted
VIA Rail is expected to fully resume services on Saturday, including out of Union Station in Toronto.[Photo © Justine Ricketts]
Plans for LGBT Purge monument met with mixed reactions by community
The announcement of a national monument to commemorate decades of government-sponsored discrimination against LGBT people in Canada is receiving mixed reactions by some in the community.
Hungry in the Capital: Food bank use rising in Ottawa
Average income may be rising in Ottawa, but low income households are facing increasing rates of Food Insecurity.
Maple syrup industry booming, but producers fear changing climate
Canadian maple syrup farmers saw their most productive harvest ever in 2019, with near 50,000,000 litres collected. Looking forward though the industry is set to change as maple syrup production is heavily reliant on stable winter weather.
Public input helps shape design of Ottawa’s new central library
A detailed description of the Ottawa Public Library-Library and Archives Canada joint facility that is projected to open to the public in 2024. This month concludes the pre-design and development stages of the initiative that has been ongoing throughout the duration of 2019.
Strength in numbers: Ranks of female professors growing in Canada
There is an increasing number of full women professors in universities across Canada, though much still remains to be done to close the gender inequality gap.
Honouring the fallen at the National Military Cemetery
When it comes to marking Remembrance Day, the National Military Cemetery of Canada — located within Beechwood Cemetery – is one of the most sacred locations for Canada’s military community. Since 2001, an annual ceremony has been held at the cemetery to honour fallen veterans. “A lot of the families…