Ottawa artists keep creative in a time of COVID-19
These local artists took their time in quarantine and created inspired art.
Heartfelt letter from OrKidstra teacher sends ‘inspiring’ message during COVID-19 crisis, anti-racism protests
Ottawa’s social music program, OrKidstra, is creating spaces for Black and POC voices to better support their students.
An unceremonious goodbye: graduating in a pandemic
For those of us graduating this June, so much feels uncertain. And alongside the practical concerns, there’s a sadness about the way school ended.
Watch: Bagpipers give seniors in the Glebe reason to dance
Bagpiping brothers are using their imagination and their music to help seniors cope with the isolation caused by the pandemic.
The Eyes That Bind: Non-verbal communication in the age of COVID-19
A woman who wears a Niqab, a deaf man, an actor,a psychotherapist and a researcherweigh in on communicating with concealed faces. Have you ever heard of a Duchenne smile? While an ordinary smile might be bound to the mouth, the Duchenne goes beyond, incorporating other parts of the face to…
Ottawa Board of Health declares racism a public health issue, Black leader applauds ‘important gesture’
In the wake of the Ottawa Board of Health recognizing racism as a public health issue, community organizers who work at the intersection of race and health reflect on the way forward.
Nature’s baby season during COVID-19 leads to rekindled love of wildlife — and a spike in unnecessary ‘rescues’
With ‘baby season’ in full swing across Ontario, experts are sharing their advice for reconnecting with urban wildlife while dealing with the realities of COVID-19.
Angry Ottawa cyclists protest for safer streets after string of serious collisions
Following a dangerous week of serious car-bike collisions in Ottawa, cyclists are gearing up Thursday for a protest ride to the corner of Elgin and McLeod streets to demand greater safety on city roadways. The Bikes on Elgin protest ride was planned as a peaceful procession from City Hall and…
Circle Concerns: Some Ontarians are wary of expansions to social gatherings
With Ontario allowing residents to form social circles without social distancing with up to 10 people, some Ontarians are wary of a potential COVID-19 spread.
Close Knit: Traditional skills now part of the fibre of the queer community
Members of the LGBTQ community are turning to fibre arts to express themselves.