Sunday, August 19, 2018

Blind soccer kicking off in Ottawa

Blind soccer is kicking off in Ottawa, and it's making a lot of noise. The sport, which has been specially modified for players who can't...

Prison farm supporters stood their ground until the cows came home

The group Save Our Prison Farms has held a vigil in Kingston, Ont., every single Monday for the last eight years after the federal government cancelled...

Ottawa’s Indian community bands together in wake of ‘unprecedented’ flooding

People in Ottawa's South Asian community are coming together to help those affected by floods in Kerala, India that have killed more than 190 people —...

This Ottawa arts centre film program is giving ‘newcomer youth a voice’

An Ottawa arts centre is hoping to inspire young people from the city's refugee and immigrant communities to use video to tell stories —...

Pilot in fatal plane crash reported losing power before landing

A U.S.-based safety board has released the early findings of their investigation into a plane crash last month that killed three members of a family...

Proposed ban on pesticides linked to bee declines ‘tremendously welcome’: U of O prof

Health Canada's proposal to ban two neonicotinoids Health Canada announced this week they're proposing a ban on on two neonicotinoid pesticides — clothianidin and thiamethoxam — which would...

David Edgar calls on experience abroad to mentor Ottawa Fury teammates

There aren't many Canadian soccer players who can boast the kind of career that new Ottawa Fury recruit David Edgar's had. The 31-year-old defender from Kitchener,...

Harsh pot rules spark need for underground parties

A haze hangs over the room as partygoers pass around joints, while others inhale marijuana through vaporizers. Pot enthusiasts from all walks of life are gathered...

Respiratory therapy students mull lawsuit over botched exam

Nearly 400 respiratory therapy students from across Canada are considering suing the company responsible for a software meltdown during their critical final accreditation exam...

Despite ‘Good Samaritan’ law, many drug users too scared of arrest to report overdoses

As her friend was overdosing on drugs laced with fentanyl, Katrina Adams called 911 in a panic. While paramedics were working to save the woman's life,...