Ottawa’s hard-hit tourism sector faces an uncertain future amid pandemic
Tourism spending in Canada is down, leaving Ottawa’s tourism industry in crisis. The city is positioned to lose $1.4 billion in tourism spending in 2020.
Ottawa’s multicultural communities boast impressive giving habits
A recent nationwide study shows our multicultural communities are more inclined to support charities and nonprofits compared to the average Canadian. With one in three Canadians projected to be immigrants by 2036, Ottawa’s community leaders, expert researchers and marketers agree that engaging diverse communities should be top of mind for the charitable sector.
Paper bags just as environmentally damaging as plastic bags, experts say
With Canada getting ready to ban plastic bags by the end of 2021, experts are warning its most popular alternative has environmentally damaging consequences of its own.
Many students losing an economic lifeline as restaurant jobs in Ottawa hit hard by COVID-19
Life is tough for Student employees and students seeking work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spooky attractions across Ontario haunted by pandemic rules
How local businesses are adapting to pandemic guidelines in attempt to provide the haunted Halloween experience this year.
Halloween’s pumpkin problem: Anti-waste advocates urge end to doorstep-to-landfill horror show
Although pumpkins are grown as a food source, most will be thrown away this Halloween. Several organizations are working to tackle this pumpkin problem.
Scientists warn of more pandemics as the buffers between humans and animal break down
Discarded masks are just the beginning of the environmental consequences of COVID-19. The intersection of humans and the environment — at a time when the disappearing buffer between people and animals is being blamed for this and expected future pandemics — is challenging sustainability in the context of this global public health emergency.
Halloween isn’t cancelled, Ford insists — ‘just don’t go door-to-door’ in Ontario hotspots
Premier Doug Ford is recommending that children in Toronto, Peel, York and Ottawa refrain from door-to-door trick-or-treating this year, but that doesn’t mean the spooky day is cancelled.
Carleton grows wings: Pushed by COVID-19, the 21st butterfly show adapted well to life online
A closer look at Carleton University’s 21st annual butterfly show, and how the event transitioned to virtual platforms for the first time.
The death of Joyce Echaquan: ‘Indigenous people know it’s not unique’
Joyce Echaquan’s tragic death and the racist verbal abuse she faced while receiving medical treatment has shocked many Canadians, but her experience is far from an isolated incident, say Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders alike. “Indigenous people know it’s not unique,” said Lorraine Whitman, head of the Native Women’s Association of…