Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mr. Bridge

Nov. 13, 2010 - Belleville, Ontario
More from my story about Mr. Alan Bridge.

Alan Bridge pauses to determine what the object is that he is holding while searching for something lost in the piles of objects that clutter his house on Moira Street West, Belleville, Ontario. Bridge has been collecting and accumulating objects for sale since his wife passed away in 1989.  Although he admits it was a misguided business attempt, Bridge resists throwing anything out and still hopes, at the age of 84, that by Spring time he will have his yard sale again.

Monday, November 29, 2010


Nov. 2010 - Belleville, Ont.

Story in progress, things around Alan Bridge's house.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Belleville vs Sarnia

Bjorn Krupp and Brett Mackie of the Belleville Bulls and Tyler Peters of Sarnia Sting struggle over the puck on Saturday, November 13, 2010. Belleville lost to Sarnia in a home game with a score of 3-2.

Bulls  right wing player, Luke Judson, falls on his back as Sarnia Sting player, Daniel Broussard moved the puck while Brandon Hope guards the net. The Bulls lost to Sting in a home game with a score of 3-2 on Saturday, Novermber 13, 2010.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Then & Now

Rideau Canal Locks, Ottawa

"Interprovincial Bridge showing Post Office & Locks [on the Rideau Canal]." 1901. From National Library and Archives collection.

OTTAWA, Ont. (28/10/10)-- Rideau Canal Locks with bridge to Quebec over the Ottawa River. The locks are opened more often this time of year, as the boats are taken off the water and the canal water levels are adjusted to accomodate winter skating.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Weather

TORONTO, Ont. (09/10/10)-- Steve Polanski, from Toronto, comes to the Beaches to fly his kite anytime there is a good wind. Today, he says, is an unexpectedly wonderful day. "Here we are in October, and I'm wearing a t-shirt and shorts." Polanski calls the Beaches his playground, where he has been flying his kite for about 18 years.

OTTAWA, Ont. (10/10/10)-- Dan [no last name], from Ottawa, stretches after a swim in the Ottawa River, at Britannia Beach, on Sunday, October 10, 2010. The water is very cold, he says, but once you get used to it then it's fine. Dan swims at the beach from mid May to mid October, and the water usually gets really cold around mid September, when tempratures drop to zero over night.

OTTAWA, Ont. (28/10/10)-- Despite the cold and strong wind, Robert Page went out to do his work out on Major's Hill Park, on Thursday, October 28, 2010.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Great Glebe Pumpkin Patch

OTTAWA, Ont. (30/10/10)-- Emily Abbott gets her face painted at the Great Glebe Pumpkin Patch, a Halloween party in the Glebe community center on Saturday, October 30, 2010. Photo by Hadas Parush/Metroland Media-Ottawa Region.

OTTAWA, Ont. (30/10/10)-- Lev Zucharov-Gluck, 4, takes part in the cookie decoration table, just one of the many activities for kids during the Great Glebe Pumpkin Patch. Photo by Hadas Parush/Metroland Media-Ottawa

OTTAWA, Ont. (30/10/10)-- Ronan Chassin waits to get her face painted during the Great Glebe Pumpkin Patch. Photo by Hadas Parush/Metroland Media-Ottawa

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mayor Elect

OTTAWA, Ont. (28/10/10)-- Mayor Elect, Jim Watson, speaks during the one-year anniversary celebration of the Royalton Retirement Residence in Kanata on Thursday, October 28, 2010. This was his first publc appearance as Mayor Elect of the City of Ottawa. Photo by Hadas Parush/Metroland Media-Ottawa Region.

Ottawa Elections

OTTAWA, Ont. (25/10/10)-- Doug Thompson hugs his step daughter, Angela, in his home after being assured by the radio announcement of his reelection to council with over 60 percent of votes in the City of Ottawa elections on Monday, October 25, 2010. Photo by Hadas Parush/Metroland Media - Ottawa Region.