Ottawa stem cell research receives additional $12 million in federal grants
The announcement of $12 million in additional funding was welcome news at Ottawa’s Stem Cell Network, a world leader in the field. The funding unveiled on Nov. 24 will support workshops, training, outreach and other foundational efforts. Some $2.2 million of the funds will go towards three clinical trials that focus on treating heart attack, septic shock and multiple sclerosis patients. Scientific Director and CEO of the...
From Dumpster to Dinner: Dumpster Diving in Ottawa
Garbage bags fly out of a dumpster in a back alley at midnight. Organic potatoes, kale, and chanterelle mushrooms spill out onto the ground. Afnan Khan’s head pops out from inside the bin. He climbs out and picks up the produce, cleans it on his shirt, and places it in a backpack. Khan is an urban food hunter – also known as a dumpster diver. “Everything you could ever want is thrown away,” said Khan, 20, an Ottawa resident. “There’s...
“Highly effective” HIV prevention drug still hard to access for Canadians at risk
When Dane Stewart visited a walk-in clinic in Montreal to get a prescription for a new drug proven to be over 90 per cent effective at preventing HIV, he came to a shocking realization.
Melnyk and NHL silent as Ottawa 2017 committee await consideration of TD Place.
The fate of a proposed outdoor hockey game in Ottawa next year to mark the 100th anniversary of the NHL still hinges on talks over the venue.
Bill C-16: A conflict of rights?
Over lunch at a dimly-lit Irish pub near Parliament, a gathering of community members and activists celebrates.
Phoenix pay problems have some asking “should I cancel Christmas?”
The holidays are supposed to be a time of merriment and indulgence, a way to celebrate the hard work of the year. But for these Government of Canada employees, this holiday season may be more akin to Charlie Brown’s.