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…
Pictures in a pandemic: The 2021 World Press Photo exhibit shows the power of an image to affect our emotions
The World Press Photo – Exhibition 2021 at the Canadian War Museum fielded thousands of submissions from hundreds off photographers before selecting 159 to display.
Ottawa’s universities follow different paths on mandatory vaccinations for students in residence
Incoming university students aren’t too concerned about mandatory vaccines, following uOttawa announcing it’s a requirement for students in residence.
TikTok now wielding a huge influence over who rises to the top in today’s music industry
TikTok has a huge influence over the music industry. It has the power to make songs popular and push artists into fame.
Save for Waterloo region, Ontario to enter Step 3 five days early
Ontario will enter Step 3 of reopening five days early on July 16.
Anglican parish disappointed by Petawawa council decision to not raise Pride flag
Five Anglican ministers are expressing disappointment with the recent decision by the Petawawa town council to not fly the Pride flag because of a 23 year old municipal resolution prohibiting such public displays. The ministers from the Parish of the Valley made their point about Resolution 11 in an open letter addressed to Mayor Bob Sweet released Wednesday. All Saints…
Pride flag won’t fly in Petawawa because of Resolution 11, council decides
The Town of Petawawa about 90 minutes west of Ottawa has rejected a motion to fly the Pride flag.
CHEO lottery winner pays back Pembroke organizations that helped him
This year’s CHEO lottery winner gives back to organizations and charities in his hometown that helped him though some hard times.
Ontario campers ‘itching’ to go as province’s parks and campsites reopen
With Step One of reopening Ontario comes campsites, campgrounds, and Ontario Parks being open for use which makes this group of friends very happy.
No plans to require vaccines at universities and colleges in Ottawa
Ottawa universities and colleges aren’t planning to mandate vaccinations for students returning to campus this fall.
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…