News

May 2020 Unemployment Rate Hits New Record Even as Economy Adds Jobs

May 2020 Unemployment Rate Hits New Record Even as Economy Adds Jobs

Statistics Canada reports a record high unemployment rate as the economy added 289,600 jobs in May, with businesses reopening amid easing public health restrictions. The unemployment rate rose to 13.7… Read more »

Marches in Ottawa, Toronto to Honour Black Lives Lost at Hands of Police

Marches in Ottawa, Toronto to Honour Black Lives Lost at Hands of Police

Demonstrators plan to march from Parliament Hill through Ottawa streets in mid-afternoon today to honour black lives lost at the hands of police. A similarly themed Toronto… Read more »

Trudeau to Offer Premiers Billions to Help Reopen the Economy Safely

Trudeau to Offer Premiers Billions to Help Reopen the Economy Safely

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to offer premiers billions in federal funding to help them safely reopen provincial and territorial economies without triggering an explosive second wave of COVID-19… Read more »

Nature Conservancy of Canada Releases List of 308 Animals and Plants that Only Exist in Canada

Nature Conservancy of Canada Releases List of 308 Animals and Plants that Only Exist in Canada

For the first time, Canadian biologists have come up with a list of plants, insects and animals that live only in this country and say many of them are… Read more »

CMHC Tightens Lending Standards, Changes Required Credit Score and Debt Servicing Ratio

CMHC Tightens Lending Standards, Changes Required Credit Score and Debt Servicing Ratio

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is tightening its lending standards, making it tougher for Canadians to borrow money to purchase a home. The country’s national housing agency says… Read more »

Things to Do

Quarantine Concerts to Live Stream Today – Thursday, June 4

Quarantine Concerts to Live Stream Today – Thursday, June 4

A list of music performances to live-stream today.

Watch Amazing Theatre Performances From Across the World for Free This Week/Weekend

Watch Amazing Theatre Performances From Across the World for Free This Week/Weekend

With COVID-19 pandemic forcing theaters to shut their doors, many performing art centers have taken to being open virtually. We have listed a few theatre performances from… Read more »

Things to Do in Ottawa this Weekend

Things to Do in Ottawa this Weekend

A weekly digest of What’s On in and around Ottawa this weekend including free, fun family & kids’ activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, sports and exhibitions.

Travel Ideas

25 Places to Go Backcountry Camping in Ontario

25 Places to Go Backcountry Camping in Ontario

Ontario is filled with wonderful opportunities for wilderness adventure. Whether your passion is hitting the water in your canoe or kayak, hiking rugged terrain and wilderness paths,… Read more »

14 Ruins to Explore in Ontario

14 Ruins to Explore in Ontario

The ruins spread around Ontario give the province character, an array of remnants from castles, mills, and other important structures from significant times in history. These ruins… Read more »

15 Caves & Caverns to Explore in Ontario

15 Caves & Caverns to Explore in Ontario

Caves and crevices boast the mysteries and exploration that Ontario has to offer. With exceptional cave systems like the Bonnechere Caves and Bruce Caves, visitors can get a glimpse of the epitome of historical geology and perhaps find some hidden treasures on their way. Here are 15 caves for you to explore in Ontario.

Food & Drink

25 Mother’s Day Flower & Gift Delivery/Pickup Options in Ottawa

25 Mother’s Day Flower & Gift Delivery/Pickup Options in Ottawa

Bouquets and gift baskets can be a great option to show your loved ones that you’re thinking of them from far away. From classic flower arrangements, delicious… Read more »

25 Restaurants For Mother’s Day Brunch/Dinner Takeout & Delivery in Ottawa

25 Restaurants For Mother’s Day Brunch/Dinner Takeout & Delivery in Ottawa

With stay-at-home orders still in place, Ottawa’s many restaurants are still offering takeout and pickup options, some specifically crafting a Mother’s Day menu for the special day…. Read more »

Make Light-as-Air Funnel Cakes Using Canada’s Wonderland’s Recipe

Make Light-as-Air Funnel Cakes Using Canada’s Wonderland’s Recipe

Are you missing trips to Canada’s Wonderland filled with ‘screamastic‘ rides and yummy treats including their famous funnel cakes? Though there is no real substitute for the… Read more »

20 Best Restaurants for a Romantic Dinner in Ottawa

20 Best Restaurants for a Romantic Dinner in Ottawa

Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re looking for a special place in Ottawa to bring your Valentine, we’ve… Read more »

Best Restaurants in Ontario according to Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants – 2019

Best Restaurants in Ontario according to Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants – 2019

Toronto tops the ranking list with 26 restaurants in the list with Ottawa 4, Cambridge and Niagara Region 1 each. Toronto’s Giulietta was awarded the Best New Restaurant title.