Ottawa health bodies bluntly disapprove of looming Marijuana legalization
By Patrick Barrios | Due to public health concerns, Ottawa’s health bodies remain largely opposed to the recreational use of cannabis.
Taking a paws: Therapy dogs a growing mental-health resource
By Mateo Peralta | Therapy dogs are increasingly being used as a mental health resource in institutions across the country, most notably universities and colleges.
Swimming in sewage: Ottawa River’s wastewater problem
By Cassandra Plourde | As of September 2017, over 1,400 million litres of sewage and stormwater overflowed from the capital into the Ottawa River, report finds.
Sandy Hill closer to opening supervised injection site
By Matt Yuyitung | The Sandy Hill site is currently projected to open sometime between late November and early December.
Challenges ahead for universal pharmacare in Canada
By Nicole Babb | Experts say federal and provincial relations and opposition from stakeholders are standing in the way of universal pharmacare in Canada.
Ottawa shelter calls for better access to menstrual products
By Victoria Christie | Menstrual supplies are a necessity for women, but there is a lack of access to these products for homeless women living in shelters and on the streets in Ottawa.
Ontario youth still tanning despite ban, survey says
By Sarah Davies | Youth indoor tanning is banned in Ontario, but a survey from ultraviolet radiation advocates shows that weak enforcement of the ban may be failing teens.
Healthy food access a challenge for downtown residents
By Heather Keary | Centretown residents have limited grocery options, a symptom of larger social issues.
Medical cannabis users hoping for separate recreational access system
As the federal government’s spring goal for introducing legalized cannabis legislation grows nearer, interested parties continue to look to the country’s current medical access system for the drug to light the way.
Proposed tobacco laws could help youth addictions go up in smoke
By Petronella Duda | Health Canada has proposed changes to the federal tobacco-control policy that would affect youth in post-secondary institutions