Sobey shortlist: Gabi Dao says COVID crisis helped her realize the “healing” value of art
Vancouver’s Gabi Dao is one of the five finalists for the prestigious 2021 Sobey Art Award.
Open door possibilities: Community fridges are filling the gaps that cause food insecurity
COVID-19 exacerbated issues of food insecurity across Canada, and some communities are turning to community fridges as a response.
Pride flag won’t fly in Petawawa because of Resolution 11, council decides
The Town of Petawawa about 90 minutes west of Ottawa has rejected a motion to fly the Pride flag.
Canada embarking on a slow journey to allow fully vaccinated people to travel, Trudeau says
The federal government is moving forward cautiously to reopen borders and allow fully vaccinated Canadians to travel, the prime minister said Friday.
Cornerstone Housing for Women finds temporary relief after eviction from uOttawa
Cornerstone House for Women gets a temporary solution to their lack of a permanent space e for the people they serve.
Caterpillars cause threat to Ontario trees
We’ve all seen them crawling around. The fuzzy, black, spotted caterpillars that seem to be falling from the sky. The ubiquitous larvae that latch on to everything. The ravenous army that eats the leaves on our trees. And this year is poised to be the worst yet. This is the…
Use of the notwithstanding clause not necessarily a bad idea, some experts say
The use of the notwithstanding clause is not necessarily a bad thing, experts say. It can be used to actually protect rights.
Ontario gives $10 million for investigation of unmarked graves at former residential schools
Ontario will spend $10 million to help Indigenous nations find and commemorate unmarked burial sites at former residential schools in the province. The Ford government made the announcement Tuesday morning. The money will be granted over a three-year period. The federal government has set aside $27.1 million to assist Indigenous…
Graduating students, parents disappointed school boards not holding outdoor grads
Some Ottawa high school students and their parents are disappointed at what they describe as a lack of effort on the part of Ottawa’s two largest school boards to hold in-person graduation celebrations despite permission from the Ontario government to do so. With graduation a few weeks away, these students…
Ontario campers ‘itching’ to go as province’s parks and campsites reopen
With Step One of reopening Ontario comes campsites, campgrounds, and Ontario Parks being open for use which makes this group of friends very happy.