The pandemic is a tough time for kids, educators say.

Crime and punishment (and school)

During a pandemic, school officials need to consider the stress that students face during these unprecedented times, experts say.    Back in the 1950s, discipline in schools was strict and authoritarian. Corporal punishment was practised frequently. Schoolchildren were expected to […]

Super Ranger Abigail Hynes, age 9, became a Earth Ranger in 2016. SUBMITTED BY FAMILY

Earth Rangers to the rescue!

Conservation organization puts the power of change into kids’ hands   Occasionally, parents find teaching moments for their children. Sometimes, it’s the other way around.   Earth Rangers is a kids’ conservation organization dedicated to educating children about the importance of protecting […]

Perth, Ontario. Photo Courtesy City of Perth

Take family fun on the road

Day tripper. One-way ticket, yeah.    With apologies to The Beatles, of course, we’ve gathered four interesting and fun day-trip destinations close to Ottawa. All can easily be expanded into a weekend, too, if that’s what your family wishes.   […]

Eddie Ekiyor, pictured in 2014, playing in an East-West high school all-star game. Ekiyor is one of the best basketball players to emerge from Ottawa, has said he will play pro somewhere in Europe this fall. Mike Carroccetto photo ***ONE TIME PUBLISHING RIGHTS GRANTED TO OPT****

Hoops catching on in the capital

In the wake of Raptors fever, grassroots basketball expected to grow locally Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know that the Toronto Raptors captured the entire nation’s interest by winning the NBA championship earlier this summer.   […]