Hallie Cotnam

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Latest from Hallie Cotnam

A photographic journey into the heart of the lockdown

Orléans photographer and business owner Michael Willems decided to document his lonely lockdown experience by taking daily self-portraits.

Quintessential COVID-19 photos

Four Ottawa photographers choose and reflect on a single photo they feel encapsulates the essence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kindred spirits connect at North Gower horse farm

A horse rescue farm is offering equine-assisted learning to help at-risk youth in North Gower.

Inseparable: Eastern Ontario man takes job at seniors' home to visit mom

When a seniors' home in Rockland, Ont., restricted visitors to protect its vulnerable residents from COVID-19, Serge Brazeau came up with a workaround: To continue seeing his 90-year-old mother, he took a job as a custodian there.

Former Ottawa man turned Kiwi living post-pandemic dream

Former Ottawan David Houston is living the post-pandemic dream in New Zealand, which declared the COVID-19 pandemic over in June 2020 following a tough nationwide lockdown.

New Ottawa Food Bank CEO taking charge at a challenging time

Ottawa Food Bank CEO Rachael Wilson takes the helm amidst COVID-19, and reflects on her history with the OFB, which began 30 years ago, when she volunteered as a tween.

Fear of shortages driving rush to buy seeds

Seed sellers and gardeners in Ottawa are reporting early demand as COVID-19-weary gardeners plot their spring strategy.

Broadcast blackout stymies Senators fan

Like so many viewers, Richard Janecky relies on the Internet to stream live sports and TV shows. But the Ottawa resident and staunch Senators fan ran into trouble when he tried to watch last week's game against the Winnipeg Jets. 

Don't sweat it: Why we all need a little 'perspiration pep talk'

Myth-busting Ottawa science writer and Carleton University journalism prof Sarah Everts discusses all things sweaty, including why perspiration is still taboo.

Rural paramedics awaiting COVID-19 vaccine

Renfrew County paramedic Chris Day knows some regions are worse off, but says as "vectors" for COVID-19, he and his colleagues on the front line of the pandemic are eager for their dose of the vaccine.