Life on the ice: Behind the scenes with a Zamboni driver
A day in the life of the maintenance crew at the Howard Darwin Centennial Arena in Nepean.
Christmas tree buyers in the Byward Market keep it real
It’s the first day of the season to buy a tree in the Byward Market, and it’s cool enough that chunks of snow and ice still hang off the branches of the Balsam and Fraser fir trees lined up along York Street.
Architecture students hope to bring a “spark of energy” to Château Laurier addition
Third-year architecture students at Carleton University will be sharing their visions for the Château Laurier addition at an exhibition on Dec. 8 and 9.
Boko Bakery’s closing leaves hole in heart of Elgin Street
Boko Bakery closed on Nov. 25, ending 36 years of unique cookies and leaving the lasting legacy of Yoko Sakiyama and her family.
Ottawa deems needle vending machines a success, a year after installation
Ottawa Public Health says its vending machines that dispense clean needles and pipes are a success, a year after their installation. Since their installation, citizens have used the units over 4,000 times. Between September, 2017 and October, 2018, approximately 6,000 needles and 5,900 stems were dispensed at the four units,…
High school activist aims to eliminate plastic straws in Ottawa
High school student Maelyn Kaya, founder of No Straw Ottawa, is on a mission to eliminate plastic straws from Ottawa.
OrKidstra aims to empower youth, build community through music education
OrKidstra is an after school program provding music education to children in under-served communities.
Raising a stink about public washrooms in Ottawa: Why you should care about toilet privilege
Washroom. Toilet. Loo. Whatever you call it, they’re everywhere, but they’re not always available to everyone. Major barriers linked to accessibility and equality can render it nearly impossible to find a place to relieve oneself in Ottawa. One group is trying to change that.
Moses Bilsky: The story of Ottawa’s first Jewish settler
The fascinating story of Moses Bilsky who was the first recorded Jewish settler to touch down in Ottawa.
Planning committee gives a green light to large Kanata development
City committee approves plans to develop a large area of city-owned land in Kanata and give heritage designation to a century-old bungalow in Westboro.