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Vintage Photo Credits. Photos Courtesy of CBC Still Photos Collection

Recreating magic

A documentary introduces a new generation of children to beloved Canadian icon Mr. Dressup through ‘The Magic of Make-Believe’ Photo Credits: Documentary Cover Art Credits: Amazon Canada Vintage Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of CBC Still Photos Collection Tickle Trunk Craft Credits: Prime […]

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 […]

Young eastern screech owl. Photo Credit Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre

Living the wild life

The return of spring means more animal sightings. Three local wildlife rehab organizations educate us on what we should — and shouldn’t — do when nature calls When the city thaws and the ground cover makes its long-awaited reappearance in […]

Lauren Faulkner, right, and her daughter Alex. Alex is in virtual school. Photo Courtesy Lauren Faulkner

An effective alternative

For many students, virtual learning works   School was always difficult for Cameron Ward. With autism and ADHD, Cameron struggled in a regular class, says his mother, Sarah-Jane Ward. “Then along came the pandemic and everything changed.” Ward says there […]

Learning to give

Ontario high school students have long been required to complete volunteer hours as a condition of graduation. Here’s why it’s beneficial     Volunteering fulfills two criteria for students. Students discover their passions, develop their talents and get involved in […]

SWOOS members (from left to right) Anna Cuylits, Terrance Hunsley and Carolyn Inch. Photo Credit SWOOS

A place to grow old in

An Ottawa-based organization is working to make communities age friendly and intergenerational. SWOOS shares their ideas with Sheryl Bennett-Wilson   In response to Canada’s aging demographics, a local group is planning for the future.  Senior Watch Old Ottawa South is […]

Brittanny Belanger with a collection of egg carton donations.Photo Courtesy Earthub

Earth’s angels

These eco-friendly organizations are leading local grassroots efforts to make the city a greener place For Brittanny Belanger, it all started with prescription pill bottles. “A couple of years ago, I had some mental health issues, and I was taking […]