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Caroline Cox of the Shepherds of Good Hope knew in March when the pandemic hit, they would be in trouble, not just for the number of already-vulnerable persons they help but in losing their dedicated senior volunteers leaving for their health and safety. However, their downtown Ottawa location has had an unexpected uptick in the number of student volunteers.

Canal closed to skaters  OTTAWA—THE RIDEAU CANAL skateway officially closed for the season on Feb. 24 after a week of warm weather. This year’s skating season lasted 28 days, the shortest since a 26-day season in 2002. Despite its relatively short run, 19 consecutive skating days in addition to Winterlude activities marked this year as …

Group of Seven works to be shown in London THE LARGEST COLLECTION of the Group of Seven and Tom Thomas’ works is set to open in London at Dulwich Picture Gallery this fall. The act of obtaining all 122 works for the exhibition has been compared to “asking the Louvre for the ‘Mona Lisa’,” according …