Soaring cost of living has food bank use in Ottawa rising to record levels
With rising grocery costs locking more people out of a nutritious diet, rates of food insecurity are soaring across the country.
Ottawa’s patio plan doesn’t protect people with disabilities enough, says Hintonburg community group
Hintonburg Community Association Director Cheryl Parrot made an impassioned plea Wednesday to the City of Ottawa to support people with disabilities, arguing the proposed right-of-way patio design guidelines require a more equity-oriented approach.
B.C. leads the way with free contraception: Will other provinces follow?
With the B.C. government set to implement their free contraception plan this April, reproductive health activists are leading the push for free access in Ontario.
The 23rd Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow welcomes everyone back to celebrate First Nations culture
The annual Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow is back after a three-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Event organizers stress the importance of fostering community between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Ottawa council, police acknowledge ‘epidemic’ of intimate partner violence
On International Women’s Day, Ottawa city council passed a motion and declared intimate partner violence an epidemic.
History society ‘tour guide’ explores how street art enlivens city neighbourhoods
Street art and graffiti were the focus of a presentation by the president of the Historical Society of Ottawa
Decriminalization, more funding key to saving lives, say drug reform advocates
Decriminalization is a good first step, but advocates and experts say bigger leaps must be taken to address the overdose crisis.
Ottawa Turkish community grateful for donations to earthquake survivors
Ottawa’s Turkish community is collecting essential items for earthquake survivors with hundreds of contributions from across the city.
Two drinks a week? Not realistic for many but some welcome a rethink about booze
New alcohol consumption recommendations warn Canadians of higher health risks after only two drinks a week.
Lots secured for greenery as building boom pushes city’s parkland fund above $40M
The City of Ottawa’s parkland fund is helping neighbourhoods find new greenspace.
Speaking up: Bid to stop Peterson’s Ottawa talk strengthens activists’ solidarity
Local activists banded together in a bid to block controversial author and speaker Jordan Peterson from holding an event at the Canadian Tire Centre.
De-streaming high schools won’t solve deep-rooted divides in education
De-streaming high schools in Ontario is a step in the right direction, but isn’t the solution.