Grand River Hospital’s POGO Satellite Clinic: a place of healing for local children battling cancer.

Written for and published by Kitchener Today Beyond the revolving doors, past the wheelchairs, resides the entrance to the POGO Satellite Clinic. Like a parent’s bedside after a bad dream, it’s a place where children go to feel safe. These children are battling cancer. The clinic is one of eight in Ontario. Pediatric Oncology Group… Read More

Former police officer releases third book in detective series: The Devil’s Portrait

Written for Kitchener Today The third installment of the popular John Cooper crime series has been released. Written by former police officer, Geoff (G.S.) Marriott, the novel follows the same characters as the first two books, with a brand new twist. The Devil’s Portrait explores a number of murders happening in the Los Angeles art… Read More

An open letter to my daughter

As your mother, I worry. I grew up in a much different world than you will, one that allowed privacy and encouraged imagination. You will be inundated by over-stimulation, and at times, intruding transparency. My childhood was riddled with wardrobe faux pas and cosmetic malfunctions, that thankfully never saw the light of day.  You, on… Read More

How to spring clean your life

Written for and published by Kitchener Today Spring has become synonymous with words like detox and clean. We burst open the windows, on the first mild day, scrubbing away the layers of darkness, isolation and contagious illnesses. Annihilating cobwebs, and celebrating the longer days ahead, we plant seeds that become new blooms. Yet, often we… Read More

Local non-profit, Lost Paws Inc., helps lost pets find their way home

Written for and published by Kitchener Today It’s 4:00 a.m. on a Friday morning, a day most of us celebrate the end of a long work-week. For Lost Paws Inc., the end of the week signals a different type of beginning, without rest or monetary reward. While social media feeds overflow with TGIF memes, LPI… Read More