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Lucy Martin took this trike  model out for a spin. Photo by Craig Miller
Lucy Martin took this trike model out for a spin. Photo by Craig Miller

Pedaling while reclining

Bicycles are about as green as you can get. They're economical and provide great exercise. But a lot of people draw the line at hunching over those skinny, hard seats. But as Lucy Martin reports, there's more than one way to ride, whatever your age or size.  Go to full article
Bernice Gould, at work.
Bernice Gould, at work.

Heard Up North: last call at the Victoria Hall Crafts and Tea Room

Amherst Island, near Kingston, Ontario, is large enough to have year-round ferry service--and a 5-watt community radio station. It's a peaceful setting. Woods, pastures, and cottages overlook shimmering water, and a steady parade of boats. It's also the home of the Victoria Hall Crafts and Tea Room. Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin stopped by on Labor Day and happened to catch the very last day of business. Proprietors Bernice Gould and Neil Johnston are today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Tracy Brown and Kendra Tagoona, two of the Inuit performers.
Tracy Brown and Kendra Tagoona, two of the Inuit performers.

Heard Up North: learn Inuit throat-singing

Today a Heard Up North from WAY up North. Inuit throat singing is traditional entertainment from a time and place where people had to amuse themselves. It's a copy-cat game, really, full of invention and rhythm. It takes a lot of breath control and a tough throat. With artists chipping rock statues near by, sisters Lynda and Tracy Brown and Kendra Tagoona taught the audience how to throat-sing at a recent Inuit event in Ottawa.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: On the Rideau skateway

A short section of Ottawa's Rideau Canal Skateway opened at 7 o'clock this morning. Lucy Martin waited a couple of hours, for things to warm up--all the way to zero, or so. And she caught some of the season's first skaters.  Go to full article

Through rain, sleet, snow: the morning paper route

Even after TV and the internet, for many, the morning paper remains a familiar ritual. Making sure that paper is there -- on time -- can be quite the daily chore--especially on the worst days of winter. There's a small army of delivery people out early every day, doing their best. People like Eva Clement. Last December, Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin asked if she could tag along on Eva's rounds. It happened to be the first snow storm of the winter.  Go to full article
From left: mill manager Isabelle Geoffrion, Lucy Martin, and senior miller Mike Maguire.
From left: mill manager Isabelle Geoffrion, Lucy Martin, and senior miller Mike Maguire.

Volunteers keep Watson's Mill alive

Watson's Mill is one of many postcard-pretty Ontario destinations. It opened for business in 1860 on the Rideau River in Manotick. It's still the town's main landmark. In their time, water-powered mills represented a high degree of technical sophistication. They still serve as fascinating reminders of how--and where--settlements took hold along North America's rivers. Watson's Mill comes alive in the summer -- full of the noise of water, turbines, grindstones, and people. Lucy Martin followed two modern enthusiasts who help keep it all turning.  Go to full article
Horticulture therapist Barbara Brown, right, with client Alban Violette
Horticulture therapist Barbara Brown, right, with client Alban Violette

Horticultural Therapy in Practice

Gardening is good exercise. Many find the process spiritually uplifting, or just a great way to release stress. And the product--or the produce--is a harvest of beauty and good nutrition. With so much in gardening's favor, therapists and care providers are being encouraged to use it to their client's advantage. Lucy Martin has more.  Go to full article

On Horseback, for Body and Spirit

Therapeutic riding programs put children and adults who might otherwise never get their feet into stirrups on horseback. It's fun -- with a purpose. The skills needed to ride -- even the movement of the horse itself -- all have therapeutic value for people with physical or mental disabilities. Lucy Martin visited the Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton, called "TROtt", in Greely, Ontario.  Go to full article

On Course in Ottawa

Ottawa's biggest race weekend of the year saw thousands of walkers, in-line skaters, joggers and world-class runners on the streets for various distances on Saturday and Sunday. The big event was the marathon, which was somewhat marred by a course mix up that changed the outcome for the front runners. Other races went off more smoothly, except perhaps for the heat. Lucy Martin decided to tackle Saturday's 10K event. She sent in this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: The Mower Man

The grass is growing like crazy, but rain is complicating lawncare this spring. And then there are the early season mower complications. Lucy Martin visited a mower repair shop in Osgood Ontario, for this Heard Up North.  Go to full article

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