Ottawa’s emergency shelter task force is only a “band-aid,” says shelter CEO
The task force’s first move was to shut down the Heron Road Community Centre for five months and turn it into an emergency shelter.
Ottawa students struggling to afford housing as rents rise across province
Ottawa students struggle to afford housing amidst province-wide rent increases.
The 23rd Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow welcomes everyone back to celebrate First Nations culture
The annual Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow is back after a three-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Event organizers stress the importance of fostering community between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Ottawa council, police acknowledge ‘epidemic’ of intimate partner violence
On International Women’s Day, Ottawa city council passed a motion and declared intimate partner violence an epidemic.
Fitness tax credit would motivate Canadians to get active, say gym owners
Joining a gym and getting fit should be supported by a tax credit, argues the Fitness Industry Council of Canada.
De-streaming high schools won’t solve deep-rooted divides in education
De-streaming high schools in Ontario is a step in the right direction, but isn’t the solution.
Ontario lake among finalists as scientists prepare to mark onset of the Anthropocene Epoch
Tiny Crawford Lake, near Milton, ON, could soon be known as the place where the Anthropocene Epoch began. The Anthropocene is the geological period in which humanity’s impact on the planet is being measured. [Photo © Capital Current]
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.
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.
Remembering a hero: The first Chief Pinesi Day honours life of Algonquin leader
The Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation celebrated their first ever Chief Pinesi Day on July 1st.
Lisa MacLeod steps aside from duties to deal with health concerns as Doug Ford picks a new cabinet
Lisa MacLeod steps aside to deal with health concerns as Doug Ford’s new cabinet is sworn in.
Apathy, fatigue and inequality just some of the reasons for record low voter turnout in Ontario’s election
Many factors contributed to the lowest voter turnout in Ontario election history on June 2.