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Author: Jenna Adlam


Olympic experience over but spirit remains for two Ottawa Valley runners

Residents in the Ottawa Valley were cheering on two runners in the women’s 800-metres Thursday night in Tokyo. While neither of the women made the cut, both have received immense messages of support. Melissa Bishop-Nriagu, from Eganville, and Madeleine Kelly, from Pembroke, are Ottawa Valley natives who qualified for the women’s 800-metres in Tokyo. In Heat 1, Kelly placed fifth...
Arts & Culture

Ottawa Symphony Orchestra emerges from the pandemic under new artist-led management and no deficit

The 56 year old Ottawa Symphony Orchestra (OSO) has undergone a massive makeover in a bid to to remain sustainable and relevant after the COVID-19 pandemic. The key administrative change involves the creation of an Artistic Planning Committee in place of a conductor and artistic director. The contract with Alain Trudel, the former artistic director ended in 2020. “I think...

Chasing wellness: Experts warn consumers to be careful when purchasing products offering path to health

Canadians are seeking ways to improve their health, especially during the pandemic, and one industry has profited from selling products that promise to improve ‘wellness.’ The wellness industry includes such things as personal care, healthy eating, fitness, beauty and self-improvement. These sectors combine to make up the global wellness economy worth about $4.5 trillion. Some products sold by wellness companies...