We need to wake up to China’s interference in Canadian democracy
Canadians, including Ottawans, need to be concerned about the Chinese government’s influence campaign; something that may threaten our liberal democracy, writes Capital Current’s Dennis Kovtun.
Ottawa parents still facing shortage of children’s medication
As seasonal illnesses like COVID, Flu and RSV surge, shortages of Children’s Advil and Tylenol put pressure on parents, hospitals and pharmacies.
UPDATE: City to consider renaming street to honour Mahsa Amini and send message to Iran
The human rights organization B’nai Brith is urging the City of Ottawa to rename the site of the former Iranian embassy after Mahsa Amini. “We think that there could be very powerful symbolism to renaming this portion of the street in Ottawa” – CEO Michael Mostyn.
End of government supports will likely push up poverty rates, experts warn
A new Statistics Canada report suggests poverty will likely increase past the 2019 levels as even lower-middle class people struggle with inflation.
In focus: Veterans, Canadian Forces personnel march again on Nov. 11 amid loosened COVID rules
Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces members return to the National Remembrance Day ceremony for the 80th anniversary of the Dieppe raid.
Environmentalists warn Ontario’s Bill 23 threatens Ottawa’s wetlands and green spaces
The Ontario government’s newly passed Bill 23 is sparking unrest among Ottawa’s environmentalists as the legislation, intended to speed up housing projects, poses risks to the city’s green spaces.
The Rideau River is feeding one Syrian family’s Canadian dream
Omar Masri and his family are six of 1.3 million immigrants who came to Canada between 2016 and 2021. Now, they’re working to make a life in their new home.
Experts raise alarm about overuse — and overdoses — of melatonin sleep aid for kids
Melatonin use has increased five-fold over the last decade. Experts warn overdoses among pediatric patients could be deadly.
Groups challenge federal import ban on rescue dogs as anti-rabies measure
The Canadian Food Inspection Agenc declared a ban on commercial dog imports into Canada on Sept. 28 2022 to prevent the spread of rabies. Animal rescue groups are challenging the ban.
Warm weather, veterans’ tribute mark Army Run’s in-person return
For the first time in two years, the 15th Canada Army Run returned in person this past month to Ottawa’s downtown. Participants enjoyed a new route that spanned the centre of the city, starting on Laurier Avenue near Ottawa City Hall and ending at the National War Memorial. Thousands of competitors ran, walked or rolled past some of Ottawa’s most…
In Focus: A ground-breaking Eastern Ontario brewery has solar beer on tap
Welcome to Arbru, where beer is made using the power of the sun.
Panda, parties and police: New study links unruly student behaviour to ‘fear of missing out’
FoMO is a common sentiment experienced by many young people who engage in maladaptive behaviour, which could be explained by a new U.S. study.