Highlights / Ottawa

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, »

Economy, Immigration & Refugees, Society

Hamilton leads Canada in hate crime reports, again

Following a record 47 per cent surge in hate crimes in 2017, Canada saw the number of police-reported of that nature fall by 13 per cent last year. However, despite the slight decline, the number of hate crimes in 2018–1,798 »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Politics, Society

Controversial addition approved for historic landmark hotel

The iconic Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa has been the centre of a heated debate about architecture. The hotel, is located in the heart of the national capital and since it’s construction in 1912, has been a landmark and focal »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science & Technology

Innovation or desecration? Architecture battle in the national capital

A three-year battle over an addition to the iconic Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa has been given the go ahead over massive public outcry. The hotel built in the French chateau style with turrets and steep copper roofs has been »

Society

30th Canadian Sunset Ceremonies take place in Ottawa next week

As part of Celebrate Canada festivities, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will hold its 30th Canadian Sunset Ceremonies starting June 27. The annual event will be held in Ottawa and will include an RCMP Musical Ride show and a »

Politics, Society

Liberals will not ban guns until the coming elections but have new measures in mind, says federal minister

The Canadian Minister of Organized Crime Reduction and Border Security, Bill Blair says that measures must be taken to address gun violence in Canada but that no ban or other regulation will be voted before the coming federal elections. Entering »