Orange Shirt Day offers a way for Canadians to reflect on truth and reconciliation
With the third National Day for Truth and Reconciliation or Orange Shirt Day taking place on Sept. 30, local grassroots and government organizations are preparing activities to commemorate the day.
Sandy Hill residents hope better policing and planning will prevent post-Panda Game chaos
The Ottawa police say they will have a “significant and sustained” presence in the ByWard Market, Sandy Hill and Old Ottawa South areas for pre and post-Panda Game activities.
City builder: Alice Irene Whittaker leads the charge on environmental issues in Ottawa
Alice Irene Whittaker is a writer, environmental leader and the executive director of Ecology Ottawa, a not-for-profit dedicated to engaging the community on the environment.
City builder: From snowboards to Shopify, Tobias Lütke is a tech titan
Tobias Lütke is the current CEO and a co-founder of Shopify — a billion-dollar powerhouse in the e-commerce industry.
City builder: Karla Briones is teaching immigrants the dance of Canadian entrepreneurship
After seeing how her father struggled to open his own business when he immigrated to Canada, Karla Briones has been helping immigrants become successful entrepreneurs through mentorship and consulting.
City builder: Kevin Loring is revolutionizing Indigenous theatre in Canada
Loring is best known as the Artistic Director for Indigenous theatre at the National Arts Centre. Recently, he had his term extended into the 2026-2027 season. The Indigenous theatre program at the NAC provides a platform for Indigenous artists to have their work staged and produced.
New Carleton reporting award honours slain Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh
Carleton University unveils a new scholarship in honour of the slain Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.
City builder: Robert Hiltz is keeping citizens up to date with Ottawa Lookout
Robert Hiltz a local journalist and the co-founder of Ottawa Lookout.
Single-use plastics ban gets mixed reception among Ottawa’s small businesses
With the single-use plastics ban coming into effect in two months, Ottawa’s business owners have different perspectives on its effectiveness.
Protesters who oppose teaching gender identity in school met with counter-protesters on Parliament Hill
Protesters who oppose school curricula that include teaching young people about sexual orientation and gender identity converged on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Sept 20, where they were met with counter-protesters with signs that read “trans rights are human rights” and “no space for hate.” Protestors arrived with music blaring, megaphones in hand and banners with “save our children” painted across…
New Ottawa by-law aims to clean up donation boxes but charities balk at the fees
Ottawa’s newly approved Clothing Donation Box By-law poses financial challenges for local charity organizations.
High rises on Carling get green light despite fears of impact on Experimental Farm
Ottawa’s Planning and Housing Committee found itself caught in a battle between the province’s ongoing housing crisis and concerns about food research at the Central Experimental Farm during its meeting Sept. 20. Housing won the day. At issue was the approval of a zoning by-law amendment at 1081 Carling Ave. The amendment included a proposal for the construction of two…