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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

From the editor

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

From the editor

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 […]

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 […]