Pandemic, Throne Speech raise awareness around mental health
With a heightened awareness around mental health both at the provincial and federal level as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and Throne Speech, new policies and programs are being considered in an effort to improve mental health.
Smashing Ottawa records: Tournament turnout proof of growing popularity of video gaming
Now that the COVID restrictions have lessened, there is a new passion for the video game Super Smash Bros. Read tolerant more about this trend and what it means for the gaming community.
Experts say approval of COVID-19 vaccines for kids will help achieve herd immunity, provide host of benefits
Following the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine in children age five to 11 in the United States, many are anticipating Health Canada’s approval in the coming weeks. Although vaccine hesitancy remains a key issue among parents, experts say vaccinating kids will bring society that much closer to herd immunity.
More access to mental health services vital to meet increased demand during pandemic, say advocates
This year’s World Mental Health Day highlighted inequities that exist in the health-care system about accessing services for mental health. Here is what advocates in Ottawa have to say.
Byward Market gets a taste of Mexican culture with Day of the Dead celebration
In the heart of Ottawa, the fifth edition of the Day of the Dead took place in the Byward Market from Oct. 29 to Nov. 1.
COVID-19 has opened a digital doorway to the community for Ontario libraries
Public libraries in major Ontario cities are seeing a sharp increase in digital media circulation, which librarians say is because of COVID-19.
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.