Insults fly in the bold, gritty world of Ottawa rap battles
The city’s battle rap scene is growing, culminating last month in the largest Ottawa rap battle in recent history.
New Ottawa vegan eatery aims to cut greenhouse gases one meat-free meal at a time
Copper Branch is part of a growing number of plant-based restaurants opening in Ottawa. These businesses are catering to the one-in-10 Canadian diners who consider themselves vegan or vegetarian.
Bells of Peace ring in Ottawa at sunset on Remembrance Day
In marking 100 years since the end of the First World War, bells will ring out across Canada.
Renfrew County citizens protest nuclear waste management facility
Environment and Indigenous groups are concerned about the effect of the new above-ground site planned in Renfrew County.
Ottawa craft breweries slam “unsustainable” Buck-a-Beer
Ontario Premier Doug Ford introduced the Buck-a-Beer incentive program in August, but the feasibility of lowering prices is keeping Ontario’s craft breweries on the sidelines.
After the tornado, Bruce Pit dog park will never be the same
When tornadoes swept through the Ottawa-Gatineau region in September, one left sections of Bruce Pit and its pet memorial destroyed in its wake.
Food trucks fired up generators and grills to join tornado relief
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned about food truck owners, they care about their communities and wouldn’t miss a chance to be out serving their neighbours after a disaster,” said Toby Vander Steen, founder of Street Food App.
Those bright white streetlights are part of Ottawa’s conversion to LED
More than half of the city’s streetlights have been converted to LED, but there are concerns that blue-white LEDs are not the right choice.
This bites: Cool weather not slowing hungry ticks in Ottawa
Lyme-carrying black-legged ticks creeping closer to the city than ever before.
[Photo Courtesy of By Scott Bauer, U.S. Department of Agriculture]
Ottawa’s in a pickleball frenzy: The racquet sport keeps on growing
Pickleball “invades your soul” once you start to play. The racquet sport is quickly growing in popularity in Ottawa.