Advanced Polls Now Open

Get your vote on! Advanced polls for the upcoming federal election are now open. Vote at your assigned polling station from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on: Friday, September 10; Saturday, September 11; Sunday, September 12; Monday, September 13. Info on your voting location can be found on your voter information card, which Elections Canada says you should have in the mail by […]

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NAC Indigenous Theatre shares in Orange Shirt Day beading workshop

September 30th marks Orange Shirt Day. It’s a day to raise awareness about Indigenous history in Canada and the trauma and injustice faced at residential schools. The National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre’s Indigenous Cultural Resident, Algonquin Anishinabeg artist, Mairi Brascoupe will deliver a virtual beadwork class leading up to Orange Shirt Day. While learning the art form […]

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No provincial holiday for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will not be considered a provincial statutory holiday in Ontario this year. A spokesperson for Indigenous Affairs Minister Greg Rickford says the day will be treated similar to Remembrance Day. A statement reads Ontario is “working in collaboration with Indigenous partners, survivors, and affected families to ensure the […]

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RBC Bluesfest and CityFolk’s Joe Reilly on Bringing Live Music Back To Ottawa

If you’re looking for even the smallest bit of normalcy right now, we have some good news for you. Live music is coming back to Ottawa. Over two weekends, CityFolk and RBC Bluesfest are coming to Landsdowne Park, and they’re bringing some incredible acts with them. For more information on that, click here. 95.7 ELMNT FM‘s Aiden […]

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Provincial Government Announces “Enhanced Vaccine Certificate” for Ontario

This afternoon, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, accompanied by Health Minister Christine Elliott and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kieran Moore, announced the rollout of an “enhanced vaccine certificate”, which will allow certain establishments to only permit fully vaccinated attendees.    According to Ford, the certificate program will be rolled out in two phases. Starting on September 22nd, […]

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Indigenous Doctor Named President-Elect of Canadian Medical Association

Anesthesiologist, Dr. Alika Lafontaine, has been named the first Indigenous president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association. Lafontaine is also the first president-elect of the CMA to be of Pacific Islander lineage. Prior to his nomination, Lafontaine served as co-leader of the Indigenous Health Alliance from 2013 to 2017. He currently practices anesthesiology in Grande Prairie, […]

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