Archive for February, 2009


OTTAWA, ON. February 26, 2009 – Jim Alexander, director of the National tour of the Wizard of Oz play, rehearses with his crew of Munchkins (L to R)  Patric Leblanc, Caleigh Tracy and Lia Mason, played by Ottawa-area youth on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre.

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OTTAWA, ON: February 25, 2009 – Scott Meyer, an energy advisor from Ecowise Consulting, conducts an energy audit in Ottawa Citizen reporter Paula McCooey’s home. He uses a blower door to measure the airtightness of a home to maximize  efficiency. The audits are part of a rebate program for energy retrofits offered by the provincial and federal governments following the recent announcement of the Green Energy Act.

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BELLEVILLE, ON. February 18, 2009 –  Visitors to downtown Belleville may soon find themselves surrounded by surveillance as they shop, eat and simply walk down the street. Other communities like Trenton have recently employed eyes in the sky in an effort to curb crime. Belleville’s city’s Downtown Business Improvement Area is now considering installing cameras in the city’s core.

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BELLEVILLE, ON. February 17, 2009 –  Cindy Kim, 18, is a grade 12 student at Centennial Secondary School who recently won the Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers Federation provincial award in the visual arts category for her colored pencil and water colour illustration about global awareness. She was first introduced to global issues from her art teacher and Global Awareness Committee head, Christine Christos.

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Feline Fine


CENTRE HASTINGS, ON. February 8 – Nicky is a two-year-old cougar cared for by an area man named Paul Malagerio.

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I am now sitting at first place in the Loyalist College Photo Contest at 650 points. November results have been recently amended and it turns out I placed first and second  in the portrait category.

December results also came in and I placed second in news, third in news, first in sports and third in portrait.

Go to the contest page for more results.

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BELLEVILLE, ON. February 7, 2009 – Madison Greer, 10, Jadnn Greer, 12, and their mother, Debby, show off their dyed pink hair for the third annual St. Valentine’s Day Hair Massacure on Feb. 13, 2009 as part of the Make a Wish Foundation’s fund-raiser.

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Last Wednesday my life changed. During staff class, I received a phone call from the Toronto Star requesting that I show up for an interview that Friday. I remember the jolt of electricity that coursed through my body as I sputtered an emphatic “YES!” Two days later I found myself inside the building of the illustrious Toronto Star with bated breath. A few hours later my fate was doled out to me as I boarded a train headed back to Belleville. I got the summer intern job. The world was spinning.

In mid-June I will join two other summer interns at the Toronto Star as a photographer. I am so thankful for this amazing opportunity and will try to make the most of it!!


BELLEVILLE, ON. January 30, 2009 – Raquel Garcias prepares a tray during a journey on a VIA passenger train traveling from Belleville to Ottawa.


TORONTO, ON. January 30, 2009. A man and woman ascend the stairs at Brookfield Place in downtown Toronto.


OTTAWA, ON. January 31, 2009. Pigeons take flight off an icicle adorned roof in Ottawa’s Chinatown.

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OTTAWA, ON: February 1, 2009 –  Moneca Kaiser prepares a Chinese New Year feast for two dozen guests in her 325 sq ft apartment in Vanier. The dinner has been a tradition for Kaiser for the past 20 years. Kaiser says living in such a modest space allows her to feel free and find creative way to make the place feel more spacious.

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