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Author: Ann Pill


Urban and rural real estate prices soar as COVID shrinks supply and work moves online

“The Canadian dream is still there,” says Pauline Aunger. The Canadian dream to which the Rideau Lakes-area real estate agent is referring is that of owning a cottage — a woodsy, lakeside getaway from the stresses of urban living. But it’s a dream that may be harder to realize this year for many Ottawa-area cottage-seekers, with Royal LePage predicting an…


Ottawa’s Lucy Hempstead crushes indoor cycling world record and raises funds for mental health

Ottawa native Lucy Hempstead popped open a well-deserved bottle of sparkling wine just after 6 p.m. on March 13 to resounding cheers from family and friends after cycling 812 kilometres, breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest distance travelled on a stationary bike in 24 hours. Lucy smashed the previous record of 680 km as part of CRUSH COVID:…