COVID conflict: Skaters face bylaw scrutiny at Mississauga pond popular for pandemic exercise
Communities are wrestling with the conflict between pandemic protection and the public’s desire to get outdoors and skate, play hockey or slide down hills.
Lookahead ’21: Niagara conservation group aims to revitalize region’s tree cover
Growing up in the Niagara Region, Barry Porter has watched as the land he has lived on over the years has seen increased commercial and residential development, which in turn has caused a lot of deforestation. Porter is today the stewardship director for Land Care Niagara. This year he has…
Ottawa outperforming other Ontario cities in containing COVID, but that may not matter with lockdown looming
Ottawa’s management of COVID-19 is drawing praise from outside the city, but that won’t keep the region out of an impending province-wide lockdown.
Locked down in lockup: Prisoners’ mental health suffers as visits, volunteer groups suspended during pandemic
Volunteer-led activities in prisons across Canada have been shut down because of the pandemic, leading to a decline in already-difficult conditions that strain mental health.
Ontario moves to make daylight savings the only time — eventually
A brief look at Ontario’s new Bill 214, passed Nov. 25, seeking to permanently make daylight saving time the standard for the province.
Ottawa pagans prepare to observe a physically distanced tradition on Oct. 31
Samhain, a Celtic holiday from which Halloween originates, normally involves witch balls, parties, and group rituals for Ottawa pagans. Pandemic restrictions mean community members must stay home.
Tam gives general go-ahead to trick-or-treat, but Etches says COVID hotspot Ottawa needs safer Halloween
With Halloween fast approaching, many families are still wondering what their Oct. 31 will look like this year as they wait for official guidelines from the province about a COVID-safe Halloween.
Governments ‘not doing enough’ to control Canada’s worst invasive plant, experts say
Experts say Ottawa is not doing enough to control the spread of Canada’s worst invasive species, despite economic incentives
Ontario to begin largest flu immunization campaign in ‘Canadian history’
The province will spend $70 million in the country’s largest flu immunization campaign, ordering 5.1 million flu vaccines.
Ontario to spend $309M to enhance safety as two million students return to 4,800 schools across province Sept. 8
Ontario will invest more than $300 million as part of their plan to reopen all public elementary and secondary schools across the province starting starting September.