Let there be light! For the Christmas season is upon us, and in full swing. With decorated parks, bridges, roadsides and even lit-up tunnels and drive-throughs, Ottawa has a lot to offer for anyone looking to boost their Christmas spirit. With so many options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and distracted by all the shine […]
With no agreement in site between the province and public high school teachers, it appears that many students in our area will be getting a mid-week day off from classes Wednesday (December 3). Members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation will be staging a one day strike, with Union President Harvey Bischof saying there […]
I Love First Peoples has a unique problem this holiday season. They have a warehouse full of friendship boxes ready to be sent to Indigenous girls across the country, but they have a shortage of gender-neutral boxes and boxes for boys. “It’s a bit of reset year for us,” says I Love First Peoples founder […]
The Parkdale Food Centre says there is an extra reason to give this Giving Tuesday. An anonymous donor will match up to $20,000 worth of donations. “It’s exciting to have this donation,” says Parkdale’s Food Rescue Coordinator Kori Liversage. “We’re excited.” Liversage says she’s hopeful the matching will encourage people to donate on Giving Tuesday, […]
Mayor sets annual holiday party for next Saturday Mayor Jim Watson will host his annual Christmas celebration December 7. The festivities will be in support of the Ottawa Food Bank, with all proceeds from two-dollar beaver tails going to the nonprofit. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be on hand, ready to hear any Christmas […]
Indigenous two-spirit singer songwriter, Shawnee dropped by 95.7 ELMNT FM to chat about her newest tongue-in-cheek holiday tune, “Not Coming Home for Christmas.” She highlighted her favourite spots in Ottawa and shared what’s up next!
Before you hang up your bike for the winter, Councillor Shawn Menard wants Ottawa residents to consider biking all year long. “It’s a bit more hearty of a ride,” says Councillor Menard, who winter-bikes regularly. “It’s great. For me it’s faster than walking, it’s faster than transit.” For those looking to make biking a year […]
ELMNT FM was joined by folk singer-songwriter Nick Sherman, & JUNO award winning artist G.R. Gritt of the group Quantum Tangle. Nick Sherman’s third album, Made Of, was released on November 1st and G.R. Gritt is working on their solo album, due out next year through Coax Records. Nick & G.R. are touring across Ontario together in November 2019. We chat […]