40 Years on the Canal

This is about the most “Canadian” that Ottawa can get.

Hopefully the weather will stop being so moody, and the Rideau Canal will open up again soon.


A Somber Celebration

Photos from the funeral prosession in honour of Ottawa police Constable Eric Czapnik.

Walking home after my class yesterday, I noticed a huge crowd of people gathered on the sidewalk. I was just in time to see the funeral procession on the way to Lansdowne. There were endless rows of Mounties, police officers and firefighters all in a row along Campus Avenue waiting to begin. Just the sight of all of these men and women was enough to make me tear up. I saw police officers from Perth, Toronto, Kingston, Barrie, Cornwall and way more than I can remember. It was so nice to see all of them out in support. I wish I was at Bank and Sunnyside because I hear that the kids from Hopewell Avenue Public School came out to line the sidewalks. It was just an all around sad and somber day remembering and celebrating a fallen hero.

I feel like my journalist hat is never off. You’re always on call, always on the clock, always on deadline. You can’t really escape it, no matter how hard you try.


Auld Lang Syne

Happy 2010!

Ringing in the new year with some new things. Yesterday I ordered a new keyboard for my laptop because the period key has been missing for about a month. I’ve gotten used to the little plastic knob instead. A new keyboard will be nice. I also ordered a new power adapter cord because the one I have right now doesn’t charge the battery. Everytime it gets unplugged, my laptop shuts down. I’ve taken to agressively saving word documents just in case of emergency.

So glad that I don’t have to deal with this on a regular basis. I’m happy to use computers as they come, and not look inside ever again. No wires, no problem.

Our Chihuahua puppy Veronica Corningstone helped too.

I also got a new phone to replace the one I lost in the library before Christmas break. New year, new phone. Endless possibilities.

The Farley Mowat Fence

Snow. Owls in the Family. Exams.

I took these on the way to my (FIRST and ONLY) winter exam! I’m kind of amazed at all the snow in Ottawa. Toronto is severly lacking. I hope it looks like this in Toronto for Christmas.

One more take-home exam to finish up tomorrow and then I’m home free for Christmas break.

(Don’t know if I’m feeling these grey scale pictures but there’s a first time for everything!)