Highlights / Ottawa

Health, Society

Schools in Ottawa and some other parts of Ontario will reopen next week

Elementary and secondary students in Ottawa and some other parts of Ontario will be returning to the classroom starting next week. According to a press release from the Ontario government, 280,000 students will resume in-person learning on Feb. 1. “On »

Society

Heritage building gets a face lift in national capital

A developer has carefully restored the heritage facade of a building on the historic Sparks Street in Ottawa. The street is a stone’s throw from Canada’s Parliament Building and is of great historical significance.  The street was named for Nicholas »

Society, Sports

Skate Canada International 2020 Grand Prix cancelled due to COVID-19

The 2020 Skate Canada International Grand Prix, which was scheduled for Oct. 30 and 31 in Ottawa, has been canceled due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases within the province. The event was scheduled to happen with no spectators »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Study hints further that cannabis and pregnancy not good

Science has long shown that drinking alcohol or smoking during pregnancy have negative outcomes on the foetus and the child’s later development. Now, perhaps not surprisingly, a new study shows a possible link between cannabis use while pregnant and a »

Internet, Science & Technology

Shared electric scooters coming to Canada’s capital city

Shared electric scooters are going to be available to rent in Ottawa as part of a pilot project, the city announced in a press release on Thursday. According to the press release, the electric scooter pilot project will run until »

Health, Society

COVID-19: City of Ottawa bans outdoor visits to its long-term care residents

The emergency health rules requiring social distancing have been particularly hard on elderly residents of long-term care and retirement homes. Prevented from having visits from family, many are also not entirely at ease or familiar with ‘electronic’ visits such as »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health, Society

COVID-19: Canada’s national birthday- this year a ‘virtual’ party online only

Even as some provinces hint they may soon begin a very gradual easing of pandemic restrictions, it seems it may not be enough to save events planned for Canada’s national birthday. Every year on July 1, huge celebrations are planned »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, International

It’s too late: Short ice-skating ends for the season on renowned Rideau Canal

Ice skating on Ottawa’s Rideau Canal is an iconic Canadian winter experience and also attracts tourists from around the world. The Canadian capital city is also billed as one of the top ten coldest national capitals in the world. That »

Economy, Society

Canadian government announces affordable housing project in Ottawa

In order to make housing affordable for middle income families in Ottawa, the Canadian government is investing $115 million to help build a 27 storey residential building, that will have 321 unils, according to a press release from the Canada »

Society

Bright orange tulips to mark 75th anniversary of Canada’s liberation of Holland

Canada’s capital will bloom with tens of thousands of bright orange tulips next spring as Ottawa’s annual tulip festival celebrates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands. A Canadian Second World War veteran, students from two Ottawa-area high schools, »