Ottawa Police Service forum Dec. 6 to tackle signs of hate in community
The Ottawa Police Service is hosting their fourth annual Human Rights Learning Forum focusing on hate in the Ottawa community.
Hate crimes spiked in 2017, Statistics Canada says
The number of police-reported hate crimes in Canada in 2017 is the highest since Statistics Canada started tracking the data in 2009.
Ontario and Quebec can expect a long cold winter, forecast predicts
According to The Weather Network, residents of Central Canada will face a cold, long winter.
Public Service Alliance begins bargaining for new contract with protest over Phoenix pay crisis
PSAC begins a new round of bargaining for a contract and marks it with a protest over the Phoenix pay fiasco.
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.
Going meatless: More young Canadians opt for vegetarian fare
A recent study from Dalhousie University found over 6.4 million Canadians have dietary preferences with meat consumption: either consuming it, replacing it, or avoiding it altogether.
Survey finds 86 per cent of college grads employed within six months
College education continues to prove itself as a successful entrance into the work force even in an increasingly competitive job market.
Ottawa’s Housing First strategy not working for homeless Indigenous people
The City of Ottawa’s first Point in Time homeless count makes it clear more Indigenous housing and services are needed.
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.
Toss it: Romaine lettuce contaminated by E. coli, health agency warns
The Public Health Agency is warning Canadians to throw out and not consume products containing Romaine lettuce.
Homicides in Ottawa fell to 14 in 2017 while national rate highest since 2009: Statistics Canada
In Ottawa, the number of homicides in 2017 dropped to 14 from 24 the year before, a 43 per cent decrease.