Andy Parent started Big Sky Ranch in 2002. His non-kill animal sanctuary in Kemptville is the only of its kind in eastern Ontario and has been home to over 2,300 hundred animals. Dogs, cats, horses and even emus roam the fields of Big Sky Ranch while waiting for their forever home. Andy hopes to bring light to animal’s rights activism and education and even after so many animals, his passion for saving lives has yet to waiver. ...Read More
What makes a city beautiful to you? Ottawa residents with unique perspectives share their answers to this question. Dan is a spray paint artist with recognizable murals around the city. He started his career in murals after being arrested in his 20s for writing graffiti. James is from the Toronto area and now leads tours in Ottawa after moving to the capital two years ago. He has many insights on what makes a city most beautiful....Read More
As the United Church of Canada and other mainline denominations across the country continue to face the reality of dwindling numbers and increasingly empty pews, Ottawa’s Dominion-Chalmers United Church is no different. The 37,000 square feet church, which takes up almost an entire city block at the corner of Cooper and O’Connor Streets, is struggling to stay afloat at time when more and more people no longer belong to communities of...Read More
After spending years battling through a number of adversities brought on by mental health illnesses, Ottawa based teacher Chris Nihmey finds himself travelling across different schools around the city, handing out inspiring presentations about healing and hope. Nihmey poses for a picture with students before letting the students go back to class. Chris Nihmey takes the time to sit down and share his story. Produced by...Read More
Thank you for checking out our first show of the semester! We have all been working hard to showcase the stories of every day people, doing extraordinary things. This show features personal stories ranging from symbols of Canadian nationalism to symbols of self-expression.
Below is the complete show put together by the students of the 25th Hour.Read More
Recognized around the world for its 92-metre shadow and the ever-present Canadian flag, the Peace Tower is one of our nation’s most enduring symbols. It’s the peak of Parliament. And if you’re looking for flag master Robert Labonté after sunrise, that’s where you’ll find him.Read More
A car accident in 1988 changed the course of Sandra Inglis’ life as a member of the
Canadian national synchronized swimming team, but it also allowed her to step into the role of coach. After many years of working on her career and supporting her family, Sandra is back at the pool leading the Carleton University Synchro team and continuing to be involved in a sport that she remembers as a defining passion in her life.