Lack of race-based data hid more severe impact of COVID-19 on BIPOC communities, experts say
Race-based data concerning the pandemic was not collected in Canada — at least not initially.
Verify Ontario app helping businesses ensure customers are fully vaxxed
On Oct. 14, the province released its COVID-19 vaccine verification app, Verify Ontario, and businesses are finding the app easier to check whether customers are fully vaccinated.
Cannabis spending in Canada has soared during the pandemic; some blame the stress
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on many unprecedented challenges to people in Canada and all over the world. These challenges have affected many lifestyle choices including use of cannabis.
Alcohol-related deaths up during pandemic with anxiety, depression likely factors
Statistics Canada reports show increased alcohol mortality, likely due to barriers in accessing treatment amid COVID-19.
Ottawa struggling to cope with increase in homeless population during pandemic, say city officials
Community members and advocates are calling for more resources in the ByWard and Lowertown regions after a rise in homelessness raised concerns about safety.
Joyful crowd returns to Canadian Tire Centre for Sens’ home opener against Leafs — and Brady brings bonus
Hockey fans returned to the Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday evening for the first time since COVID-19 lockdowns shuttered the building, as the Ottawa Senators played their home opener versus the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Experts call for more resources after Mental Health Act service calls jump during COVID-19
The number of service calls under Ontario’s Mental Health Act has jumped during the COVID-19 pandemic.
New school year, new classes and new COVID-19 cases
COVID-19 cases are rising, not only in schools but province-wide, generating concerns for students, staff and parents
Ottawa artists express relief as in-person art show returns amid pandemic
Artists showcase their work in person for the first time since before COVID-19. This follows online selling and coping with concerns during the pandemic.
Quebec rodeo festival welcomes visitors for first time since pandemic began
The 53rd edition of the Festival Western de Saint-Tite came to an end last week with strict COVID-19 countermeasures in place.