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Janet Beath of Paint with Janet. Photo Courtesy Joy Affleck

Painting through the pandemic

Thousands of aspiring artists — including writer Tracey Tong — have Carleton Place’s Janet Beath to thank for their new COVID hobby     Some artists create art, and others, like Janet Beath, create other artists.   During the course […]

Gregor Sneddon, right, with a HelpAge International client. Photo Courtesy of HelpAge Canada

A helping hand

By 2030, one in six people in the world will be over the age of 60. Here’s one organization that’s helping seniors in Ottawa and beyond          For Nancy (her last name has been withheld to protect her privacy), everyday […]

onnie Thompson with her crochet versions of Bernie Sanders and Bob Ross_Photo Courtesy Bonnie Thompson

Stoking the inner fire

When parents don’t take time for themselves, it can lead to stress and burnout While researching the flora and fauna of west Ottawa about 10 years ago, photographer Deanna Wright was surprised to learn just how many bird species live […]

Back to school, but back to normal?

Educators ready themselves to head back to class — but what will the 2021-2022 year look like?   He might be the educator, but Gareth Reid has learned a lot over the past 16 months. The director of Turnbull School, […]