March Break 2017: Camps and more activities for kids

28 February 2017 - 8:44pm
What to do with the kids during March Break? Here’s...

GUEST POST: Micro grants an innovative funding model for community startups in Ottawa

27 February 2017 - 5:30am
For those who don't know, micro-granting is all the rage these days.

How to talk to your kids about drug abuse, from a mom and pharmacist

25 February 2017 - 5:12pm
As a pharmacist and a concerned mom, I felt the need to write something to help parents have some tools to initiate informed and sustained conversations with their teens. I hope these six conversation starters help you.

EDITORIAL: Break down the stigma of drug abuse

25 February 2017 - 5:30am
When a parent shows the tremendous bravery of coming forward to speak openly about their child's struggle with drug abuse, they should be congratulated and supported.

Gone so soon? Rideau Canal ends 2016-17 season

23 February 2017 - 5:51pm
Spring is in the air, and the NCC says it's just too warm.

Canadian icon K.D. Lang announced as the NAC’s 2017 Gala artist

23 February 2017 - 5:45pm
On Saturday September 16, 2017, k.d. lang—the Grammy- and Juno-Award winning singer/songwriter and her band, will take to the Southam hall stage, in a performance that celebrates the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking album Ingénue.

FEATURED: THE BOOK OF MORMON at the National Arts Centre – Presale starts Feb 24

23 February 2017 - 7:50am
THE BOOK OF MORMON comes to the National Arts Centre...

FEATURED: Blue and Green Soiree, March 23

21 February 2017 - 10:12pm
The 3rd BLUE AND GREEN SOIREE is BACK! A Salt-free...

A list of maple syrup sugar bushes near Ottawa

21 February 2017 - 6:09pm
Visiting a sugar bush has been a springtime activity in...

Tom Petty, Muse and Pink headline 2017 RBC Bluesfest

21 February 2017 - 12:09pm
RBC Bluesfest announced its 2017 lineup Tuesday, including performers such as Tom Petty, Muse, Pink, 50 Cent and Dan Aykroyd.

‘The conversation must never end’: Community responds to Kanata dad’s letter on his daughter’s drug use

21 February 2017 - 5:30am
"We know your pain. We have lived through this also. We went everywhere and begged for help. It is not out there."

YUM: McDonald’s all day breakfast starts in Ottawa on Tuesday

20 February 2017 - 5:30am
McDonald’s Canada is rolling out all-day breakfast to around 1,100 out of 1,450 restaurants across the country.

A Kanata dad’s brutally honest letter about his daughter and drug abuse

18 February 2017 - 8:03pm
"My first thought every morning is to check that Paige is alive," writes Kanata dad Sean O'Leary in a letter that's been circulating in recent days on Facebook and through e-mail.

FEATURED: Great Canadian Maple Festival, March 3-5

18 February 2017 - 6:00pm
At Festival Plaza in front of Ottawa City Hall Friday,...

Family Day 2017: What’s open, what’s closed, what’s on

18 February 2017 - 8:53am
Photo by Alan Wainright / OttawaStart Flickr Group Family day...

City of Ottawa Family Day activities and schedule changes

18 February 2017 - 8:50am
There are activites for the whole family, and the following...

Feds chip in $6.5 million for Ottawa Art Gallery expansion and outfitting

17 February 2017 - 11:23pm
This funding will help the City of Ottawa continue to house 26 not-for-profit arts organizations and to display the Ottawa Art Gallery’s vast collection for local residents and visitors alike.

NCC to close Rideau Canal Saturday for 150 games of shinny hockey

16 February 2017 - 7:49pm
On Saturday, February 18, the ice surface of the Rideau Canal Skateway will be transformed into 150 rinks, where minor teams (Novice to Peewee age categories) from Canada’s Capital Region will have the chance of a lifetime to play a fun game of shinny hockey.

City looking for artists to create underpass murals

15 February 2017 - 6:34pm
The City of Ottawa is seeking artists to design and create two original murals, one on each wall of the Main Street underpass, under Highway 417.

EDITORIAL: Cranky city council needs a chill pill

11 February 2017 - 5:43pm
What used to be healthy discussion and dissent at Ottawa city hall has become outright angry and mean-spirited on more than a few occasions.