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An exercise program for those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease

Sep 14th, 2017 | By

One hundred thousand Canadians suffer from Parkinson’s Disease, and it is estimated that 25 new cases are diagnosed every day. Early symptoms can include a tremor, slowness in movement and stiffness. Most Parkinson sufferers are in the 60 and over age group, although some who are under 50, called early-onset cases, have been diagnosed with
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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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Dog trainer Derry O’Byrne

Jun 9th, 2017 | By

Many people find training and raising a dog a challenge. Having more than one at one time would be considered by most as an impossible responsibility. Well, how would you like to have many dogs under your care, and not only keeping them under control, but fed and happy? Recently, Mary Cook saw a young
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Hackney pony breeders Karen and John Brunton

May 12th, 2017 | By

Karen and John Brunton, of Beckwith Township in Lanark county, have always believed that if you keep your children busy and involve them in family life, they will grow into responsible and reliable adults. So, from the time they were infants, Greg and Rae Ann, who are now married with children of their own, were
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Puppeteer Noreen Young

Apr 12th, 2017 | By

Think of puppets and you think of Noreen Young.  And then you think of the long-running Puppets Up Festival that brought thousands of people to the town of Almonte to see international puppeteers put on a show that ran successfully for a dozen years. Mary Cook talked with Noreen Young about her life as a
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Dr. Andrew Pipe

Mar 10th, 2017 | By

  Dr. Andrew Pipe is the Division Head of Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Canada’s foremost expert on smoking cessation, he was instrumental in the development of the widely adopted Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation at the Heart Institute. Dr. Pipe is recognized as one of Canada’s leading experts in
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The Ottawa Valley’s Bowes brothers

Jan 19th, 2017 | By

The Bowes Brothers are true Ottawa Valley boys! Born and raised in Lanark County, music has been part of their lives from the time they were able to walk and talk. That’s because their father Clarence was born with music in his bones. They have been on stage with some of Canada’s top country music
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The Help Santa Toy Parade

Dec 9th, 2016 | By

Anyone thinking about organizing a city parade should walk in Katie Clattenburg’s shoes for a few months. The recent Ottawa Professional Fire Fighters’ Association Help Santa Toy Parade attests to the fact that many, many hours go into the planning, and Clattenburg should know, as she has been the chief organizer for the past three
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The Chairman of the International Canoe Federation’s Paracanoe Committee

Nov 10th, 2016 | By

It’s doubtful a very young John Edwards would realize that the Mississippi River, running through his hometown of Carleton Place, would play such an important role in his life. The Carleton Place Canoe Club, the oldest continually operating canoe club in Canada, attracted many of the youngsters of the town to the waterfront, and paddling
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The First Lady of Iceland

Oct 14th, 2016 | By

It isn’t often a young lady from the Ottawa Valley rubs shoulders with nobility in another country, but Eliza Reid, raised right here in the Ottawa Valley, is now the First Lady of Iceland. Eliza spent many years travelling the globe … including a solo trip across Northern Europe, travelling on the Trans Siberian Railway,
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