As part of an effort to revitalize and open the old rail bridge across the Ottawa River, the bridge was recently renamed after Kitigan Zibi chief and noted Algonquin elder Chief William Commanda.
The shortlist is here! Voting for Ottawa’s Best Home Garden will begin on July 31.
The new Interzip Rogers opened just last week. The line bills itself as the world’s first interprovincial zipline. You launch from a tower on Chaudière Island on the Ontario side and plant your feet on a platform on the Quebec side.
The winner of Ottawa’s Best Home Garden contest will receive a $250 gift card prize for a shopping spree at a locally-owned garden centre.
Rebecca Gibbons explores the importance of Strathcona Park in this audio documentary, talking to five parkgoers about what makes Strathcona important to them.
This week in the Future of Ottawa, we are looking at green spaces and waterways—what they’re like and what the future has in store. Read on for a guest post from Robb Barnes on the future of Ottawa’s green spaces.
Tour de blogosphere: Adventure Report provides trail reports and a free Gear Library to get people outside
Ottawa blogger Meg from Adventure Report has compiled an awesome inventory of trail guides for local hikes and has a gear lending library where you can borrow camping gear for free!
Dr. Jayanne English wants to tell people “what the astronomer is really keen about”—free talk on April 9
Canadian astronomer Dr. Jayanne English will talk about new research on the magnetic fields of spiral galaxies at the April 9th meeting of the Ottawa Centre of the RASC (Royal Astronomical Society of Canada). This Zoom meeting is free and open to the public.
Since October, journalist Cullen Bird has been volunteering with the Ottawa Street Medics, a grassroots-led group of volunteers who provide basic first aid and de-escalation at rallies and demonstrations. The Medics also provide support and supply drops for homeless and vulnerable people in downtown Ottawa. This is what he’s learned after three months of volunteering with them.
EcoEquitable has released a three layer tube mask that was designed for Ottawa winters. Called the SafeTube, the mask is the perfect combination of face mask and neck warmer.
Between lockdowns and curfews, we’re low on organized events to share this weekend. So besides a friendly reminder to make safe choices, we’ve got a few suggestions lined up for your weekend.
When was Ottawa’s first pub built? Was there ever a nuclear reactor at Tunney’s Pasture? What is James Bond’s connection to the nation’s capital? One Ottawa man could confidently answer all three questions: Andrew King, local artist, animator, and history-sleuth-turned-author.
Enter a new tradition – Trick or Trash. The idea is simple – it’s a Halloween-costumed cleanup anywhere in Canada where there is pollution. Unfortunately, it’s not difficult to find places across Ottawa or Canada in need of a cleanup.
For many of us who grew up in Ottawa, a visit to Saunders Farm has always been an important part of the Halloween season. Whether it was a trip to the pumpkin patch during the day, or having your wits scared out of you at FrightFest by night, it was always a time on which […]
Kate Punnett, founder of City Love Flowers, creator of the Elderflower campaign, which was recognized by Awesome Ottawa and showcased by Ottawa Matters, is a multidisciplinary artist, activist, and community volunteer who gives back to the 613 daily in myriad ways.