By Gracie Griffon for theWedge.LIVE Province Helping Support Canadian Athletes and Boost Local Economies Ontario is attracting more national and international sport events to the province. This smart move will allow the province to showcase its exceptional athletic talent. The really good news is these events will increase economic activity and boost tourism. Lisa MacLeod, … Continue reading
Category Archives: Kingston
Renown Local Artist Mother To 135 Orphans
By MAGGIE M, Editor, Wedgee-in-Chief, theWedge.LIVE As an interviewer, it’s my task to make people cry (humor). Last Wednesday in Kingston, my guest’s eyes moistened as she revisited her time on the other side of the planet. Ironically, our time together made me sob. “I want you to spend time looking at the wall,” she … Continue reading
Democratized Production : Clay Family Covers Kingston Buskers
By TheWedge.LIVE 💙 TO SHARE click on icons at story’s end. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper right column. TO COMMENT click upper right text above story. Everyone is a writer, broadcaster nowadays. It’s all content that finds its audience. The days of mass production, over-production, controlled writing are dissipating. This young family including 4 children … Continue reading
These 25 Photos Lured Our Readers to Lust For More
By theWedge.LIVE ❤️ TO SHARE click icons at story’s end. To comment click text at story’s upper right. TO SUBSCRIBE go to upper right column–it’s free and confidential. We continue to celebrate our two years completed and the start of our third with this “photorial,” images that elicited oohs and aahs from our readers. Maggie’s … Continue reading
Beauty Spotted Cruising The Rideau
By theWedge.LIVE 💙 TO SHARE click icons at story’s end The Kawartha Voyageur is charming her way up and down the Rideau, from Kingston to Ottawa and back. She is a beauty at 120 feet of steel. She is also an engineering feat able to collapse her top to fit under low bridges. (I guffawed … Continue reading
Thunderous ! VIPs join Smiths Falls in le boat celebration
By MAGGIE M, Wedgee-in-Chief, Editor, thewedge.LIVE 🖤 TO SHARE click buttons at story’s end It was December 2016 when we first wrote about the imminent arrival of le boat. Leases were not yet signed; but, all was on-track. On June 13, 2018, le boat gathered VIPs from the region to celebrate a partnership with business … Continue reading
Our Surprising Local Megastars – Case for a Walk-of-Fame?
By MAGGIE M, Editor, the wedge.LIVE We had a cursory look into the wedge (Pembroke to Hawkesbury to Kingston and all cities, towns, places within) and found the riches of fame. Some of the world’s most renown were born here and many remain–and return. This is a glimpse–we barely scrape the topic here. We’ve not … Continue reading
Street Beauty : it’s a thing and it’s not going away
By MAGGIE M, Editor, http://thewedge.LIVE A village, town or city that gives its residents a sense of place is in good stead. It will stave off migration of talent and stimulate growth. This sense of belonging to something special is not achieved by spaghetti nights at the local hall. It requires far more. Where we … Continue reading
Historic shift hits Nepean, Kanata North, Kingston and Smiths Falls
By MAGGIE M, Editor, http://thewedge.LIVE A global shift has now arrived here in the wedge, East Ontario, and it’s all good. Global data confirming this shift has been rolling in for several years. It is now evident, the world is leaving the trading of their labour for diminishing wages and benefits at such velocity that … Continue reading
Secret Solaces : Escapes minutes from the noise
By MAGGIE M, Editor, http://thewedge.LIVE At times everyone feels the tug of tranquility, an escape from mobile ringtones, tedious routines and gnawing responsibility. We forget to breathe deeply, to commune with the earth from whence we came. Our region is covered in secret places that heal, places of solace. This writer frequents a few spots … Continue reading
Ottawa declared, “No. 1 place to visit in the world,” New York Times
Businesses in the wedge are you ready for tourism this 2017? Here is one of the chief reasons why tourists are flocking to the region. Watch MAGGIE M’s interview of Guy Laflamme and how he is changing Ottawa, for ever. Be ready. Paint your awnings, shine your windows, and practice, “Hello” and “Thank you,” in … Continue reading
ENDORPHIN HIGH : Our comedic videos begin !
We are jacking up our promise to be positive at thewedge.LIVE ! Now we are getting positively silly. We want you to giggle, cackle and howl with laughter. Let’s get endorphins coarsing through your body! (No, it’s not an aquatic mammal, it’s a happy brain hormone.) I, MAGGIE M, will be holding the mic and … Continue reading
the wedge 150 : a rural conquest, takes-off!
Canada kicks-off its 150th birthday celebrations on January 1, 2017! And the wedge is getting knee-deep into the fun of it. thewedge.LIVE is launching the wedge 150 : a rural conquest for every town and city in the wedge (East Ontario). Everyone in the wedge can participate: individuals (18+), businesses, schools, groups. Ottawa is doing … Continue reading
WHERE IN the wedge IS MAGGIE M?
And now…we started this! Action! Unchartered, fresh, real. “It’s a bird! It’s plane!” No, it’s Maggie M with a film camera. Shooting everything and anything in The Wedge! Foodies and treasure hunters (everybody) will love it. Continue reading
Beautification By Brushstrokes
Smart towns and cities encourage beautifying of downtown walls and windows by local creatives. Walls become canvases awaiting a brush, an artist and surprising iterations. They are a delight to the eyes, covering up weather-worn, ignored and dull surfaces. In Perth, a plain brick wall on the ‘main drag’ is covered-over with a touching painting … Continue reading
Moving into Queen’s made easy
Outstanding video by a delightful Queen’s sophomore showing peers how to settle in to a dorm. It removes a lot of apprehension and helps plan for the big move-in. It’s worth watching till the end for the big, “weeeee!” Continue reading
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