covid-19

We're all spending more time at home this year, thanks to COVID-19.

Home for the holidays

  ‘Close to home’ takes on a new meaning during the pandemic, Kita Szpak writes No question about it, the phrase “home for the holidays” has a feel-good vibe: the coming together of family and friends all wrapped up in […]

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 […]

The writer's son, Miles, and his wife, Nicole, at Winterlude earlier this year. Photo Courtesy Jon Willing

Not for the faint of heart

Ottawa winters can be quite brutal – but for the sake of his son, you’ll find columnist Jon Willing outdoors… and loving it   The older I get, the less hardy I’ve become in Ottawa’s cold, damp winters. Winter activities […]