‘Democratizing’ zero waste: Can waste-free living be for everyone?
From Vancouver to Ottawa, stores like NU Grocery are dispensing a variety of food and cleaning products free of plastic packaging in an effort to cut waste. But some are saying that a zero-waste lifestyle is a privilege not everyone in Ottawa can afford.
“I just want a roof over my head,” says tent city resident
As winter approaches, about a dozen homeless citizens living in a ‘tent’ city’ next to Bayview station are preparing for the challenges awaiting them.
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.
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…
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.
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…
Seniors struggling to find affordable housing, group says
A local housing organization is saying that landlords are targeting low-income households including seniors, an act that violates their human rights.
International student crowdfunds for tuition to stay in Canada
Henrique Arkanjo’s friend set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Arkanjo’s college tuition.
Ottawa facing full-blown “cat crisis,” warn animal welfare advocates
Ottawa is in the grips of a “Cat Crisis,” which local animal welfare advocates say is only going to get worse this spring with annual Kitten Season.