‘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.
Quebec woman’s death after racist slurs prompts push to reform health care for Indigenous peoples
The Indigenous community continues bear the brunt of inadequate healthcare, regularly experiencing abusive treatment, negative stereotyping, and substandard care.
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.
Fiscally united, socially divided: Federal Conservatives struggle to maintain harmony in party’s ‘big tent’
The Conservative Party of Canada is navigating a tricky political path as new leader Erin O’Toole seeks to attract centrist voters while not alienating social conservatives.
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.
National student group ‘distraught’ by gaps in support announced in federal economic statement
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland delivers the 2020 fall economic statement as the government continues to focus on guiding Canadians through the pandemic.
War Museum exhibit tells personal stories to reveal much about the history of the Second World War
Months after being postponed by the arrival of COVID-19, the Canadian War Museum is marking the 75th anniversary of the Second World War with an exhibit that showcases the experiences of dozens of Canadians during 1939-45 conflict. Forever Changed: Stories from the Second World War was curated by Tim Cook,…
Blood donors needed over the holiday ‘season of giving’ despite pandemic
The holidays are the season for gift-giving but ironically many forget to give the gift of life by donating blood.