At a distance: Rural churches navigate COVID-19 closures
As churches across Ontario are forced to shut down physical gatherings, a few rural communities are delving into online exploration.
Escape from Canada: A stranded international student describes the journey home in a time of COVID-19
Diary of an international student from Australia who is forced to leave Canada early on an emergency flight, due to COVID-19.
Study underlines that air pollution a leading cause of premature death worldwide
While Ottawa air quality is considered low risk, a new study shows that long term exposure to air pollution is a major health threat worldwide.
Rolling up the rim cups poses dilemma for popular Tim Hortons contest in a time of COVID-19
After 35 years of rolling up a paper rim, Tim Hortons has rolled out a digital model for this year’s contest. In light of COVID-19 concerns, the chain has scrapped Roll Up the Rim paper cups and is declining to fill reusable mugs.
The time I got a private jet for $300: Fleeing COVID-19 on one of Canada’s last international flights
A dozen of us were standing at Gate A63 in Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport. In four hours we were to land in Punta Cana, a city in the Dominican Republic known for its expansive resorts, white beaches, baby blue water and temperatures that make it feel like summer all year long. But something was very unusual. My private jet…
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.