At a distance: Rural churches navigate COVID-19 closures
As churches across Ontario are forced to shut down physical gatherings, a few rural communities are delving into online exploration.
Escape from Canada: A stranded international student describes the journey home in a time of COVID-19
Diary of an international student from Australia who is forced to leave Canada early on an emergency flight, due to COVID-19.
Study underlines that air pollution a leading cause of premature death worldwide
While Ottawa air quality is considered low risk, a new study shows that long term exposure to air pollution is a major health threat worldwide.
Out in the cold: Pandemic reveals soaring number of families among Ottawa’s ‘hidden homeless’
Homelessness in Ottawa does not just involve single men. Families too are part of the growing crisis in the community.
Student seeks compensation after battling bed bug infestation
Carleton student Isabel Faria’s summer and fall semesters were occupied primarily by a run-in with bedbugs in her rental home.
Housing justice program gives struggling tenants hope
Darin Loewy has been living in the same Rideau Street apartment for 20 years. The last four have been unbearable. The 53-year-old sleeps with the light on because if he turns the lights off he wakes up with cockroaches crawling all over him. The doors have no hinges and the…
Ottawa seniors group proposes inter-generational housing project
Young and old alike could soon be living under the same roof thanks to a new housing proposal in Old Ottawa South.
Founder of home for survivors explains the reality of human trafficking in Canada
Before Jodi Mosley became co-founder and chair of the Board of A New Day Youth and Adult Services, she worked with high risk youth from transition homes. This is where she first encountered human trafficking.
Rise in reported hate crimes prompts Ottawa police to revive specialized unit
The Ottawa Police Service has revamped its hate crimes unit due to a recent increase in hate motivated activity in the past year.
Wet’suwet’en pipeline protests extend across Canada to Ottawa
More than 200 supporters of the Wet’suwet’en nation marched through downtown Ottawa recently.