Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre on trial over ‘horrendous’ conditions
The conditions at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre are put on trial by Deepan Budlakoti, who claims the jail has violated prisoners’ human rights.
Pushing the boundaries: City planners need to consider how to make the suburbs sustainable, experts say
Responding to the demand in population growth, cities are expanding outwardly, often at the cost of higher carbon emissions and a loss of biodiversity.
Pakenham’s Five Span Bridge stars in local culture
This one-of-a-kind bridge in Canada is a local wonder and is spotted in flags, logos and an R-rated Christmas movie.
Ottawa Riverkeeper wants your help to map and track changes in watershed health
Ottawa Riverkeeper has launched a project to track changes in the health of the Ottawa River and is asking the community to submit photos of the watershed to help create a land use map.
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.
Kindergarten faces new challenges in the age of COVID
Parents, educators and the children are all experiencing the upheavals caused by the pandemic on kindergarten.
Olympic dreams: Ottawa cyclist has found her ride on the road to the Summer Games in 2024
When Lucy Hempstead was a kid, she drew the Olympic rings on her body as the physical mark of a lifelong dream. Today the 20 year old Ottawa area cyclist has her sights firmly set on racing in the 2024 Summer Games in Paris. But along the way, she recently…
Toronto school board creates guidebook to combat anti-Asian racism as pandemic fuels bigotry
The cover illustration for Addressing Anti-Asian Racism:A Resource for Educators. Artwork created by Meera Sethi. She explains in the package that
“Sethi wished to show a sense of connectedness between
humans and everything else in the world: the wind, the oceans, the waterways, the fish and the trees. To invoke diverse Asian identities, she has used patterns, motifs from
Asian communities and a maximalist sense of colour from Japanese poster design”
Ottawa environmental advocates take aim at single-use plastics as they mark World Water Day
One Ottawa environmental advocacy group hosted an online event to celebrate world water day and encouraged community members to reduce their use of single-use plastics in the city.
Picton developing a plan to protect residents and preserve tourism after crush of summer visitors in 2020
A tourism management plan developed after Prince Edward County experienced a sharp increase in the number of Lake Ontario beachgoers last summer has drawn criticism from Picton-area residents who want more done to control the impact of visitors. After the huge influx of summer tourists to the county — especially…