Olympic experience over but spirit remains for two Ottawa Valley runners
Residents in the Ottawa Valley were cheering on two runners in the women’s 800-metres Thursday night in Tokyo. While neither of the women made the cut, both have received immense messages of support. Melissa Bishop-Nriagu, from Eganville, and Madeleine Kelly, from Pembroke, are Ottawa Valley natives who qualified for the…
Criminal justice advocates question Ontario’s decision to shut down prison oversight boards
Critics say the Ontario government hasn’t adequately why they eliminated Community Advisory Boards that oversee provincial jails were shut down in June.
Second Backyard BioBlitz connects people with nature
This weekend the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is hosting a second straight Backyard BioBlitz which is a virtual event encouraging people to connect and take pictures of nature. People can now register for the BioBlitz to receive instructions on how and where to submit photos and to learn about…
Growing concern: Second community garden opens on NCC land in bid to battle food insecurity in Hintonburg-Mechanicsville area
Goldenrod Community Garden is the second of two community gardens that are part of an NCC pilot project. It opened this week featuring 80 above-ground plots, a shed, compost bins, fences and water storage.
‘We need to learn to live with fire,’ say experts, as Ontario faces its busiest forest fire season yet
Wildfire smoke from northwest Ontario moved into the rest of the province this past week, experts say we must learn to live with wildfire and make adjustments to our existing infrastructure to mitigate the impact on communities.
New multi-use pathway coming to LeBreton Flats this fall putting people before cars
The new LeBreton Flats pathway, opening this fall, will connect Pimisi and Bayview stations and the Trillium and Capital pathways.
Climate crisis costs: Ontario cities projected to spend at least $276 million against flooding in next five years
According to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities’ Initiative, Ontario communities are set to spend at least $276 million to combat damage from flooding. Learn more here.