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Editor Tracey Tong and her family: husband Kyle, and daughters Millie, left, and Ellie. Photo Credit Anastasia KrachkovskayaEditor Tracey Tong and her family: husband Kyle, and daughters Millie, left, and Ellie. Photo Credit Anastasia Krachkovskaya

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I enjoyed winters in Ottawa long before I became a resident. My dad and my uncle Andy spent their early adult years here, attending the University of Ottawa and Carleton University respectively. My parents were married here in 1977. After […]

The editor learns the art of Cricut -- an essential for ensuring school items don't end up in the lost and found -- from an expert. Photo Credit David K. Simpson

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As much as we’ve been enjoying summer, heading back to school has been a major topic of discussion in our house for weeks now, and for very good reason. Not only are the kids back in class—older daughter Millie is […]

The Tong family on vacation in the '90s. Photo Courtesy Murray Tong

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My brother and I enjoyed wonderful summer holidays while growing up in southern Ontario. Toronto’s museums and galleries were our backyard. We attended art camps. Dad often took long weekends, and we’d rent cottages with friends and take our boat […]

Editor Tracey Tong and daughters Ellie, 3, and Millie, 8. Photo Courtesy Tracey Tong

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  One of my favourite things about winter in National Capital Region is the abundance of things to do. Ottawans are a weather-hardy bunch, and a bit of snow doesn’t bother us. It’s rare that events are cancelled due to […]