The Canadian Federation of Students urges Ontario government to respond to student debt crisis
The CFS demands roll back on recent cuts to pose-secondary funding an addresses the student debt crisis.
Mòshkamo Festival a ‘long overdue’ celebration of Indigenous art
For Indigenous artist Natalie Sappier, the National Arts Centre’s Mòshkamo Festival was an important opportunity for healing — and incredibly long overdue.
Ismaili Muslims combat stereotypes with acts of volunteerism
The Ismaili Muslims of Ottawa give back to the community in the form of volunteerism, working together to diminish common stereotypes of their religion.
Aurrigo’s auto-pod shuttle aims to fill a gap in Ottawa’s transportation scene
Aurrigo aims to change how people move around Ottawa with their first and last mile transportation technology.
Delayed management plan for Rideau Canal now set for December 2020
The long-overdue management plan for the Rideau Canal is set to be released December 2020. A heritage advisory group is concerned about the contents of the new plan.
Ottawa’s LRT stations hold city’s biggest public art project so far
Twenty-four artists contributed 21 works to fill the Confederation Line with unique artworks for the city’s largest investment in public art to date.
Ottawa’s affordable housing crisis needs more federal help, experts, activists say
Low-income activists are continuing their fight against the federal government as Ottawa’s housing crisis persists.
Where there is smoke: The pros and cons of vaping
First some history For the past decade, e-cigarettes have grown in popularity since they were first introduced in the mid-2000s. As an example of their popularity, the BBC has reported that the number of vapers worldwide rose from seven million in 2011 to 41 million in 2018. The invention of the first e-cigarette dates back to the 1960s. It was…
Ottawa LRT accessibility good –– but could be better, say disability groups
Advocacy groups in Ottawa are saying that while the LRT is good for them, accessibility services could have been much better.
IN THE NEWS: Tuesday, Oct. 1
Happy October! Crisp fall weather is on hold as temperatures reach a high of 23°C in the afternoon with a chance of thundershowers, according to Environment Canada. The low tonight is 12°C. Here’s what is going on in Ottawa currently: OC Transpo fares rise Be prepared to fork out an extra dime on your daily commute this morning – a…
Neighbours help neighbours at the HighJinx antique store
A small brick antique shop located on Kent St. seems to be a magnet for artifacts and oddities from across the city and around the world. It has also attracted something else…