Ottawa council approves expansion of Chateau Laurier
Ottawa city council voted 14 to 10 to approve the design changes to the hotel expansion and issue a heritage permit.
Pandemic rise in domestic violence mirrored in increased animal abuse, warns Ottawa Humane Society
The Ottawa Humane Society reports an increase in animal abuse linked to domestic violence over the course of the pandemic.
Lookahead ’21: Winter trail brings vital outdoor relief to Covid-challenged Britannia community
As Ottawa residents continue to weather the pandemic winter, volunteers with the Britannia Winter Trail Organization in the city’s west end have been working hard to provide a recreational outlet to help maintain the community’s mental and physical health. Dedicated to maintaining and improving six kilometres of natural trails in…
Noise complaints in Ottawa surge to seven-year high during COVID-19
Stay-at-home measures may be helping fuel a rise in noise complaints during the pandemic.
Police service promises action on harassment and ends patches on uniforms
“Change is happening and more change is coming,” said Ottawa Police chief Peter Sloly.
Small business adjusting while building community
Small businesses have had to adjust because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A local Ottawa business called Oat Couture had to adapt in many different ways because of lockdown measures. This photo essay was produced in the fall of 2020 and gives an in-depth look at the changes that the business had to make.
Lookahead ’21: Centre 507 cooks up a plan to remodel kitchen where 35,000 meals have been prepared since 1983
Officials with Centre 507, the adult drop-in centre in the heart of Ottawa, say they’ll be working hard in 2021 to deepen their connection with the community and step up the centre’s effort to improve services for those in need. This effort will be highlighted by a renovated and upgraded…
COVID’s consequences: Photographs capture masking as part of the new normal
When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Ottawa, public health officials began enforcing face coverings indoors. People began to wear masks to try and reduce the spread of the virus. In this photo series, L. Manuel Baechlin looks at a “new normal” as experienced by some of Ottawa’s citizens.
Lookahead ’21: Little Italy businesses find pandemic silver lining through Invest Ottawa’s digital storefront program
The online platform Digital Main Street — in response to the pandemic — has helped local businesses through the public health crisis and will remain a legacy of the pandemic’s challenges.