Expanding services across the city may help ease ByWard Market’s overdose crisis, advocates say
Advocates for local addiction programs have raised concerns that clustered shelters and social services in ByWard Market may pose more harm than good for those living with substance use disorders. Alongside these concerns, they call for the city to spread these facilities more across the municipality to address the current overdose crisis better.
To buy or not to buy: Young Canadians face tough choices on home ownership
Today, many factors determine a young person’s likelihood of purchasing a house in the future. They’re facing more difficulties in being able to afford a down payment, resulting in fewer young people thinking they will one day become homeowners.
Reef concerns: Artificial materials a means to mitigate global collapse
With global warming accelerating the destruction of the world’s reefs, artificial reefs may act as a stopgap to help preserve marine life. From their early beginnings to more modern designs, conservation scientists break down the benefits and cons of these structures.
Experts welcome high tech and AI in wildfire response but say coordination, resources on the ground are key
As some regions make strides in implementing AI to predict wildfires, experts emphasize the need for more coordination and resources nation-wide.
Two Ontario towns will decide in 2024 whether to accept a massive graveyard for nuclear waste
Canada is looking to find a permanent solution for its millions of nuclear fuel bundles, but Canadians must first be convinced it is safe for them, the environment and future generations.
CNIB’s new charter aims to create a more inclusive society for the visually impaired
A CNIB Charter of Rights for children who are blind and low vision could make for a fairer, more equitable society.
Ottawa massage therapists work to ensure patients feel empowerment and trust
Patients should be feel empowered. That’s the message from Dave Eibner and other Ottawa registered massage therapists.
Living under the Taliban: Afghan women call for more international support to fight gender-based violence
Carleton University invited Afghan activists to Richcraft Hall’s resource centre to share their experiences of resistance and resilience as women living under the Taliban. This event marked the 16th day of a global movement to tackle gender-based violence.
Public health data shows food service inspection failures are rising in Ottawa
Ottawa Public Health food inspection data has been showing an increase in food safety infractions throughout the city.
Hate on the rise: Ontario sees increase in police-reported crimes
Toronto and Ottawa police hate-crimes statistics show rise of uttered threats and hate crimes as a whole in Ontario.
Sports Hall of Fame collection finds new home at Museum of History in Gatineau
The Canadian Museum of History acquired the Order of Sports Collection from Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, consisting of 100,000 artifacts.