Despite pandemic, Ottawa library branches connecting with patrons — one database at a time
The Ottawa Public Library has experienced some positives since the pandemic began, including an increase in users.
Pandemic pressures: COVID-19 restrictions cause concerns about development of young children
The isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has experts looking into it’s effects on young children, just learning to socialize with peers. Experts have noted increased anxiety and behavioural problems amongst children during this time.
Federal leaders mark the bitter anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic
Canadian Prime minister Justin Trudeau marks March 11 as a day to commemorate those who lost their lives and were affected by COVID-19.
Lookahead ’21: Alberta seniors club helps community battle pandemic isolation
For many members of the Okotoks and District Seniors Club, which serves the town of 31,000 south of Calgary, the pandemic has meant learn how to use technology or face long stretches of loneliness. “The main thing for the seniors is the social aspect,” said Valerie Thom, the club’s outreach co-ordinator. And connecting people remains the ODSC’s priority today. Even…
The 25th Hour: Hit The Streets offers mutual aid in the age of social media
Utilizing the powers of technology as well as good-old fashioned boots on pavement, Kingsley Swim and Luxe Mulvari are bringing their mutual aid program to individuals across Ottawa – providing meals, PPE, and harm reduction resources to all who need it.