Feature Articles

Ava James Sidoli founded Only Takes One. Photo Courtesy Only Takes One

It only takes one

Giving was a part of Ava James Sidoli’s childhood. Now in her last year of high school, the Ottawa teen has led a charge in helping the less fortunate When you get the message at age five that it’s a […]

Learn about the six new CMEY programs offering early support for children with autism in Ontario

  If you are a parent or caregiver of a young child with autism in Ontario, there’s great news: the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) has introduced six groundbreaking caregiver-mediated early years (CMEY) programs designed to provide crucial support for your […]

Original cel from the opening scene of 'The Raccoons' (1985). Photo Courtesy Run With Us Productions

The return of the (prime time) king

Ottawa’s Kevin Gillis’s animated drama series ‘The Raccoons’ explored environmental and climate issues in the ‘80s and ‘90s—and dominated Sunday night television in the process   A popular Canadian animated series enjoyed by kids today—and beloved by their parents and […]

A lifelong affair

Whether they sign up for dance instruction or a lecture series, seniors can benefit from heading back to class You make sure to get your steps in everyday, have a workout buddy and a membership to the gym. But Dr. […]

Face to face with a lion. Photo Credit Tracey Tong

Fall for local travel

Shorter days and busier schedules call for quality time with loved ones   The changing leaves, cooler nights and back-to-school routines don’t have to spell the end of summer adventure, and we set out to prove it with a road […]

Visit Parc Safari from the comfort of your own vehicle. Photo Courtesy Parc Safari

Are you ready to go on a safari adventure?

By Paul Edwards   With more than 450 animals and 45-plus species, Parc Safari in Hemingford, Quebec, is full of surprises and wonders.  The visitors can see the animals from the comfort of their vehicle, or from an electric bush […]

Lauren Ehrenworth. her son Grady and their dog, Marshall. Photo Courtesy Lauren Ehrenworth

We are family

Considered as confidantes and children, pets are woven into the fabric of our lives   Two years ago, sisters Melissa and Laura Hanson decided the time was right to add a new member to their household. The siblings, who grew […]

Find your om

Yoga teaches children to prioritize their well-being   Anamda Sly has witnessed children “literally transform” before her eyes— and for the Ottawa-based yoga instructor, those are some of the most rewarding parts of her profession. In her classes, children “develop […]

Sarah and Alex Fields and their children (names withheld by request). Photo Courtesy JHarris Photography

The heart of the matter

Most people are unaware that heart disease is the Number 1 killer of women The last thing Sarah Fields expected was to be a patient at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Fields had always been an active person. The […]