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Second World War Veteran Reflects on War Amps 100 Years of “Amputees Helping Amputees”

Dec 13th, 2018 | By

As The War Amps celebrate its 100th anniversary this year, Second World War veteran Charlie Jefferson, of Ottawa, reflects on how the Association has supported him and generations of amputees. In March 1945, Jefferson was serving as a Lieutenant with the Queen’s Own Rifles Regiment in the Rhine Valley, Germany. He was injured by an
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Retired General Paul Manson

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

General Paul Manson of Ottawa is one of Canada’s most honoured and respected citizens, even though many people are unaware of his achievements and his devotion to his country. His work played an enormous part in establishing the Canadian War Museum, and yet the general public have little knowledge of his role. Mary Cook talked
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Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist

Sep 14th, 2018 | By

Lucas Haneman came into the world against all odds. Little did his parents, Wayne and Darcy, know, not only would he survive, but he would go on to become become a successful musican. In January of 2018, Lucas and his band, The Lucas Haneman Express, represented Ottawa at the International Blues Challenge in  Memphis, finishing
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The owners of one of Eastern Ontario’s top eateries

Aug 17th, 2018 | By

The Antrim Truck Stop in Arnprior is one of the busiest restaurants in Eastern Ontario. It is many faceted, highlighted by its home-cooked menu, its unusual gift shop, a busy bakery, a convenience outlet, and is a haven for truckers. Mary Cook talked with co-owner Gail Cameron about the restaurant, and how it reached the
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A tribute to Adele

Jul 19th, 2018 | By

(Y@H) Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is a celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters. When X Factor finalist Katie Markham was selected by Adele to appear in the BBC  Special Adele presented by Graham Norton, she never dreamed she would be both singing live with her idol on stage in London, and
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Discover Almonte

Jun 22nd, 2018 | By

By Katharine Fletcher Back in 1819, David Shepherd recognized that a set of waterfalls along the Mississippi River would provide power for both grist and sawmills. The settlement took the name of this first European settler: Shepherd’s Mills. As time progressed, its name altered, but eventually citizens adopted the name of then-renowned Mexican General Almonte
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A world of tulips

May 11th, 2018 | By

(Y@H) In the national capital region spring is synonymous with the Canadian Tulip Festival. This year’s celebration runs until May 21 with the theme World of Tulips, which the Festival says stems from last year’s October visit to Ottawa of “tulipists” from among 34 countries, who participated in the 7th World Tulip Summit hosted by
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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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