On The Cover

Scott Reid, MP for the riding of Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston

Mar 13th, 2018 | By

Scott Reid has been a Federal Member of Parliament for almost two decades. Recently, he was awarded the “Best Civic Outreach Effort” at the 2017 Maclean’s Parliamentarian of the Year awards. All parties vote on the recipient, so it is never a party decision as to who is singled out. Mary Cook recently talked with
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The Chief of The Ottawa Fire Services

Jan 26th, 2018 | By

The Ottawa Fire Service (OFS) has been kept busy this winter. News reports about area fires have been plentiful. It is a mammoth challenge for the firefighters working to keep our community free of fire devastation. The responsibility falls directly on the shoulders of Ottawa’s Fire Chief, Gerry Pingitore. Mary Cook talked with Chief Pingitore,
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Looking for love? Meet a modern-day matchmaker

Dec 14th, 2017 | By

Misty River Introductions is a matchmaking service for people who are looking for long-term relationships. Mary Cook talked to Linda Miller about why and how she began what has grown into one of the most popular matchmaking services in the country. Y@H: When did it all begin? LM: I was always good at matching up
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A woman and her world of music

Nov 15th, 2017 | By

(Y@H) Nana Mouskouri’s Forever Young Tour is said to be “a new journey, going back to the beginnings through the waters of youth. Dreams do not wither – neither do songs. They are bubbles of eternity embracing our memories, the soundtrack of our lives.” The Greek legend continues to wow admirers around the world wherever
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The Executive Director of Parrot Partner

Oct 13th, 2017 | By

Judith Tennant has devoted years to her interest in parrots. Her passion for these birds has led her not only to caring for them, but teaching others how to treat and develop special parrot skills. Mary Cook talked to Judith about her interest and where it has led her. Y@H: What got you interested in
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Exploring beautiful Almonte

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

This Ottawa Valley mill town is a showcase for history, festivals, and park lands By Katharine Fletcher Almonte is one of our prettiest and most vibrant Ottawa Valley towns. Yes, a river runs through it –  the Mississippi – which gave today’s bustling town its first raison d’être as a mill town. Grist, saw and
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Michael Bublé honoured

Aug 11th, 2017 | By

By Jayne Rooney  The Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (GGPAA) are Canada’s foremost distinction for excellence in the performing arts. Created in 1992 by the late Right Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn (1934–2002), then Governor General of Canada, and his wife Gerda, these awards are the ultimate recognition of Canadians whose accomplishments have inspired and enriched
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OPP Chief Superintendent East Region

Jul 13th, 2017 | By

Just being a police officer in this day and age is a challenge. Being the Chief Superintendent of the Ontario Provincial Police for a huge area like the Eastern Region of Ontario, comes with its own ups and downs. Chris Harkins, a native of the Ottawa Valley, is the Chief Supt. for the Eastern Region.
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The Ottawa Valley’s history and nature outings

Jun 9th, 2017 | By

Celebrate summer by getting out and about – in nature! By Katharine Fletcher Summertime and the living is easy. Finally the snow and yes, the heavy rains and flooding, are behind us, so now the Ottawa Valley awaits exploration. Where to go and what to do? Here are some best picks to get you started
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Celebrate spring with the Canadian Tulip Festival

May 12th, 2017 | By

Cover story by Jayne Rooney The Canadian Tulip Festival has heralded the arrival of spring in the capital since 1953. This year, the Festival’s 65th edition will celebrate Canada’s 150 birthday with the official Canada 150 tulip blooming in NCC flower beds and community gardens. This special 65th edition also marks a partnership with the
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