Category: The latest scoop

Have a sun-safe summer!

By Tracy Noble –  Ottawa loves to spend the summer outdoors enjoying the warmer temperatures, but how many people are adequately prepared to protect their skin from the hot sun? According to the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation, over 80,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in Canada each […]

Pollinator garden, Ottawa

Plant it, and they will come

By Judith van Berkom –  How often do we ask ourselves or wonder what we could do to reverse, arrest, or slow down, the effects of climate change and the extinction of bird and insect species here in the city? We feel powerless. What possible difference could one […]

View of Hampton Park, Ottawa

Hampton Park: The next 100 years

Submitted by Sharon Boddy –  Since 1927, when the National Capital Commission’s predecessor bought the land, Hampton Park has been Kitchissippi’s backyard. It’s the place where many of us have played, exercised, walked the dog, daydreamed, picnicked, or flown kites. Some of the same trees that were there […]

Robot Missions "beach bot"

Robot party at Westboro Beach

Photos by Jeremy Soule –  Erin Kennedy hosted a Robot Missions’ robot party at Westboro on May 18 and 19. Members of the community came out to try her latest beach-cleaning prototypes, ask questions, and learn all about robots. Robot Missions is an educational and community initiative designed to […]

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