‘Yellow buses must go green’: Groups demand electric fleets for school transit
The ground is being prepared to take all of Ontario’s school bus fleet off diesel fuel and electrify the vehicles.
‘It’s going to take a lot of effort’: Fight against vaccine hesitancy ramps up for holidays
Breaking through to convince vaccine hesitant Canadians to get the jab against viruses such as COVID-19 won’t be easy, experts say.
Ottawa volunteers open their own doors as respite centres for the homeless
As winter settles in, two organizations in Ottawa are working hard to help those without a home. Some individuals are even offering their own homes as respite centres.
Ottawa researcher probes impact of ketogenic diet on Type 2 diabetics
Ottawa Heart Institute researchers are seeing the impact that very low levels of glucose have on the hormone-producing beta cells over time.
Psilocybin advocates press government for more ‘medical assistance in living’
Therapsil, an organization trying to mobilize psilocybin therapies in Canada, has travelled to Ottawa for an immediate revamping of current regulations for medical psilocybin.
Christmas dinner will be more expensive this year as food prices continue to rise
With rising costs in food, restaurants and shops selling Christmas meals in Ottawa have increased the price of their offerings this season.
A dangerous shell game: Ontario’s Bill 23 adds to threats faced by Ottawa’s at-risk turtles, experts say
Local reptile experts advocate greater awareness of Ottawa’s at-risk turtles after the passing of Bill 23.
Ottawa transit users and critics want ‘genuinely reliable’ service following damning LRT report
The Ottawa LRT Public Inquiry final report found “persistent failures” during LRT construction and management. Critics are calling for reliable service as a means to restore some public trust.
‘It’s so normalized’: Jewish students, teachers confront rising antisemitism
Ottawa teachers and members of the local Jewish community are pointing to growing antisemitism in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board after an increase in reported anti-Jewish hate crimes across the city in the past year. “It is not pretty,” said David Sachs, a community relations specialist with the Jewish Federation of Ottawa. Sachs is handling concerns from Jewish parents who…
Ottawa parents still facing shortage of children’s medication
As seasonal illnesses like COVID, Flu and RSV surge, shortages of Children’s Advil and Tylenol put pressure on parents, hospitals and pharmacies.