Category Archives: Vankleek Hill

Little Victor Update | Finally, he can fly

. A few days ago Victor and Andrew, his older brother, were playing what was essentially ‘motionless tag’ in the living room. Basically it was Victor tapping Andrew’s shoulder, then yelling “tag, you’re it”, and Andrew immediately doing the same … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Humor, Humour, Parenthood, Parenting, Vankleek Hill, Vankleek Hill Adventures, Victor's Week In Review, Writing | Tagged | 3 Comments

My grandfather taught me how to build a dam instead of islands

. . . When we were kids, and we were lucky, it would rain. And the parking area of my grandfather’s mountain farm would fill up with streams and rivulets. The farm house was in a small valley, near the … Continue reading

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Maybe it’s time to kill the May Show

. . The May Show of today is a pale imitation of the May Show that was so successful through the 1980’s and the first half of the 90’s, so maybe it’s time to stop pretending and just let it … Continue reading

Posted in Champlain Township, Eastern Ontario, Entertainment, Hawkesbury, Reporting, Vankleek Hill, Writing | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

My daughter died while being delivered on Friday afternoon

. Evangeline, my daughter, died while being delivered on Friday. My girlfriend’s water broke last Tuesday, while Evangeline was in her 22nd-week. The doctors and nurses at the Ottawa General did everything they could to keep Diane healthy, and Evangeline … Continue reading

Posted in Evangeline's Week In Review, Health, Ottawa, Parenthood, Parenting, Pregnancy, Vankleek Hill, Victor's Week In Review, Writing | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Pregnancy Update: What happens when her water breaks far too soon

. Diane’s water broke, so she has been in the hospital since Tuesday, and won’t be released until the baby is born. The problem is she’s only 22-weeks into the pregnancy, which is far too early for a safe delivery. … Continue reading

Posted in Diabetes, Evangeline's Week In Review, Family, Health, Parenthood, Parenting, Pregnancy, Vankleek Hill, Victor's Week In Review, Writing | Tagged | 1 Comment

MoneySense magazine ranks Hawkesbury 150th out of 190 cities, people ask ‘what the fuck is MoneySense magazine?’

. For a few years MoneySense, a Toronto-based magazine, has been ranking cities in Canada from best to worst. For the third year in a row they’ve decided Hawkesbury is one of the worst places to live in Canada, and … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Champlain Township, Eastern Ontario, Hawkesbury, Journalism, News, Politics, poverty, Vankleek Hill, Writing | Tagged , | 12 Comments