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.   […]

Like to swim? There's a place to do that this March Break.

Wet and wild

Want to make a big splash this summer? Look no further than your own neighbourhood for some fun in the water, Mike Carroccetto writes One of the best ways to have some family fun on a hot summer day is to […]