Much has been made of farmer’s markets not faring too well in the age of social distancing. Chris Penton of Beechwood Market is here to tell a happier story.
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This week’s geotour will take you to a newly reopened NCC site – the Carbide Willson ruins in Gatineau Park. You’ll get a moderate hike, a scenic ruin with lots of Instagram cred, and a dose of local history that you may not be aware of.
Carleton University will deliver its long-running Learning in Retirement (LinR) program entirely online this fall. So far, there are 15 lectures and six-week lecture series scheduled, with more to come.
Whether we like it or not, COVID-19 is here for a while longer and this is our new normal.
August’s Awesome Ottawa award goes to the Elderflower Project, an initiative to bring flowers to isolated seniors; and building a social movement to do so at an even greater scale next summer.
Have you ever wondered why it was called Mer Bleue, since it’s neither a sea nor particularly blue?
From parking lot into a vibrant community hub: Artists are transforming a shipping container into unique space for Vanier neighbourhood
The shipping container at 270 Marier Avenue will become a venue for pop-up events and, when it’s safe again, will be able to host creative projects and gatherings that bring the residents and visitors of Vanier together.
Right-of-way road signs at the Canadian Museum of Nature might cause some visitors to do a double-take, since the creatures depicted were last seen between 72 million and 12,000 years ago. The pair of signs, one depicting a woolly mammoth and the other Chasmosaurus irvinensis, are a playful homage.
During the pandemic, temporary bike courier Sean Botti has learned a lot about delivery workers and the challenges they face.
If you miss visiting the Canadian Museum of Nature, which remains closed due to COVID-19, take heart: The museum has just debuted a 3D, 360-degree virtual tour of its permanent exhibition halls.
The Canthius editorial board recently announced that going forward, they will set aside 50 copies of each issue of their magazine to send to readers who make donations to organizations and initiatives that promote “justice and dignity for our Black, Indigenous, POC, trans, and queer contributors.”
We’ve done a geotour to a beach in a forest… but this week we’re going a little more traditional with a beach on a river.
Due to the pandemic, Carleton University has had to radically alter how it delivers its long-running Learning in Retirement (LinR) program. Apt613 spoke with Daphne Uras, the Life-Long Learning Program Coordinator in Carleton’s Centre for Initiatives in Education, to find out about these changes.
Every first Monday of the month, Apartment613 publishes the coolest #ottarts #ottjobs we hear about.
We’re so excited to finally share this collection of new works, and we hope you find something in the book that inspires and moves you. Please download, enjoy, and share it with your poetry-loving friends!