‘Grandma, I’m in jail’: How Artificial Intelligence could reboot online scams
The Instagram account seemed pretty convincing to Marie-Claude Fontaine. Comforting, even. So when the artist behind the account reached out to her via direct messages offering to pay her to be an art model, the 18-year-old student was too excited to be put off. “I was like, ‘Oh my god, that’s really cool.’ I think (the message) said she was…
Hate on the rise: Advocates say more needs to be done to stem tide of incidents in Canada
Advocates say that more needs to be done to prevent hate crimes in Canada.
Police aren’t the solution to rising crime in Ottawa, experts say
Concerns over an increase in acts of violence and crime continue to rise, and Ottawa communities are left searching for answers.
‘Backlash’ documentary provides a front-row seat to gendered cyberviolence
Cyber misogyny is an alarming trend of the digital age: community members are calling for increased awareness and education through intentional events, like the screening of Backlash.
Mexico-bound snowbirds face stern travel warning from government
The Canadian government is warning those travelling to Mexico to be careful because of a rise in crime including kidnapping and violence.
High-tech vehicle theft challenges car owners, manufacturers, police
Car theft is soaring, statistics show. Capital Current offers some tips on how to protect your ride.
Carleton panel discusses how to combat cyberbullying of female journalists
As the world grows more digitized, female journalists find themselves more and more vulnerable to intense cyberbullying. The urgent issue and some possible solutions were explored during panel discussion on Dec. 1 at Carleton University. The in-person and online event, titled “Journalists and Online Hate: What to do when the battlefield is everywhere,” was hosted by Carleton’s School of Journalism…
Witnesses recount devastating impact of Freedom Convoy, lack of police action
Witnesses describe the harassment and anger they experienced during the convoy occupation of downtown Ottawa this past winter.
Alleged attack on non-binary firefighter sparks scrutiny of anti-LGBTQ+ hostility
Charges of hate crimes against two Ottawa firefighters indicates a wider concern facing non-binary individuals.
Women’s walkathon aims to create safer neighbourhoods and battle violence
The walkathon encourages Ottawa residents to take pictures of community safety concerns.
See something say something: Akwesasne wellness team uses conference to raise awareness and combat sex trafficking
The Akwesasne Family Wellness Program hosted an anti-trafficking conference to raise awareness about human trafficking.
Police dismantle cross-border gun and drug trafficking network in southern Ontario
“Project Monarch” was a joint-forces operation resulting in 22 people facing more than 400 charges.