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…
Chasing the Cup: Despite the Canadiens’ loss, the journey was a beautiful ride
Despite losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Montreal Canadiens magical run was a happy moment in a difficult year.
Road to recovery begins as horse racing allowed to resume in Ontario
Under step one of the provinces reopening, horse racing can resume at Ontario racetracks – without fans in the grandstands.
Cannabis consequences: Working out with weed brings fitness benefits, advocates say
Bryanna Arnold puts on her running pants and slips into well-worn shoes for a run along the Rideau Canal, where the trees are blossoming. After tying her laces, she grinds some cannabis, packs the bowl of her crystal pipe and lights up to get in the zone. As the effects of the weed set in and Arnold takes off, she…
Let the games begin: Carleton team creates esports league for Ontario post-secondary students
Carleton University has created an esports league specifically for post-secondary students to flex their competitive gaming skills.
Canadian collectors all in or staying clear of NBA’s pricey digital trading cards
The National Basketball Association has started selling digital memories this season with the debut of NBA Top Shot — its new, virtual trading card experience. Calling the launch a new era in fandom the NBA is saying fans can “own basketball’s greatest Moments with NBA Top Shot.” The virtual cards called ‘Moments’ include a collection of videos of notable highlights…
Around the Bay road race celebrates its 127th birthday — with a virtual version
North America’s oldest running race is going online this year, allowing runners to run the race anywhere in the world, between March 25 and April 25.
Olympic dreams: Ottawa cyclist has found her ride on the road to the Summer Games in 2024
When Lucy Hempstead was a kid, she drew the Olympic rings on her body as the physical mark of a lifelong dream. Today the 20 year old Ottawa area cyclist has her sights firmly set on racing in the 2024 Summer Games in Paris. But along the way, she recently broke the Guinness World Record for the longest distance covered…
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:…
Hope rekindled as skiing returns to recently reopened Ottawa-area hills
After what has been largely a lost year for many activities in the Ottawa region because of the pandemic, the recent return of downhill skiing has been an uplifting sign of hope being restored. The Ontario government allowed hills to re-open Feb.12, and the ski hills are hoping to make up for lost time. “If we can stay open through…
Third wave of COVID-19 on horizon on anniversary of Ottawa’s first case
Mar. 11 marks the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case in Ottawa, now one year later residents are preparing for a possible third wave of cases.