Dear Ottawa public board: Go ahead, close 6 schools

A Note To … Parents protesting the proposed closures of at least six Ottawa public schools. Feel your pain, but it’s time to bite the bullet. Read More …

The Headline: A do-or-die proposition for your writing

The best information in the world is useless if nobody reads it. So once you’ve done your research, written your copy, edited and fact-checked, it’s Read More …

In defence of Ottawa’s awesome Rideau Canal, and Canal Skateway

So Tyler Dawson doesn’t think much of the Rideau Canal, nor the Rideau Canal Skateway. The “Deputy Editorial Pages Editor” of the Ottawa Citizen devoted Read More …

Ode to a friend: My ancient Coleman canoe

It’s orange. It’s a bit ugly. It’s heavy. It paddles like a tank. But I love it. I don’t know exactly when my aging, 16-foot Read More …

ClearWater Design Inuvik Angler: It’s 2 kayaks in 1

When my wife and I set out last spring to buy “his and hers” kayaks, we juggled a list of competing demands. I wanted a Read More …