Saturday, April 30, 2011

Carmel fires

 April 27, 2011
Burnt trees left from the December 2010 forest fires on Mount Carmel near the city of Haifa.
Photos by Hadas Parush/Flash 90

Monday, April 25, 2011


TEL AVIV, Israel (April 24, 2011)-- Haim Dashkovski is seen here in an Internet Cafe on Dizengof Street, Tel Aviv, where he has been working for the last five years. The cafe also offers money exchange, lottery tickets, printing and photocopying services. 

TEL AVIV, Israel (April 24, 2011)-- Arik Yefet is an architect and artist, and sells his work, including masks, in an alleyway off Dizengof Street, Tel Aviv.

Park Ra'anana

This is where I grew up. 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

In nature

RA'ANANA, Israel (April 20, 2011)-- Amnon Yosting has been taking care of a 150-year-old bonsai tree for the last 25 years. Yosting usually meditates in front of his trees until he connects with the spirit of the tree. He says that every tree has a personality and energy, which he strives to connect to. "You sit and the vision emerges," he said.
Yosting is seen here during the Flower and Garden Design Exhibition in Ra'anana, the first of its kind in Israel.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Between flights

Paris-- April 16, 2011

Had a few hours to walk around in Paris on my way to Israel.

School is done, and I finished my three-week internship with the Ottawa Citizen. I am spending the next few weeks in Israel before returning to Canada for a formal graduation from Loyalist College, a dear friend's much anticipated wedding, and whatever other opportunities arise.
Life is exciting.
Photos from Israel will be added soon!

Friday, April 15, 2011


OTTAWA, ONT., APRIL 13, 2011-- Mayor Jim Watson is swarmed by young fans at the Cedarview Middle School after students and staff took part in a flash mob dance in the school's gymnasium to speak up against bullying, racism, and homophobia on the International Day of Pink.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sand Point Flood

ARNPRIOR, ONT., APRIL 11, 2011-- Sand Point resident, Steve Anderson, explains how the rainstorm which hit the Ottawa Region Monday morning has turned the normally quiet stream by his house into a heavier flowing stream causing more corrosion to the ground beneath an unused railway which lies between the main road and his house on the river. Anderson is concerned that the flooding will become worse and for the second time since a rainstorm hit the area in July 2009, he will have to evacuate his home in order to make repairs for further possible infrastructure damages. 

Watch video HERE

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Food and the Environment

 OTTAWA, ONT., APRIL 8, 2011-- Chef Kyle Christofferson with his competition fiddlehead dish in Luxe Bistro in the ByWard Market. (Hadas Parush - Ottawa Citizen)

OTTAWA, ONT., APRIL 8, 2011-- Angela Griffiths is surrounded by green-labeled household cleaners. Griffiths works for TerraChoice, a company that manages the EgoLogo Program, which certifies certain products as environmentally friendly. (Hadas Parush - Ottawa Citizen)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

National Theatre School of Canada's 50th

 OTTAWA, ONT., APRIL 6, 2011-- Ishan Dave, graduating from the English acting class in the National Theatre School of Canada, performs in an event celebrating the school's 50th anniversary with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston at Rideau Hall, Wednesday, April 6, 2011. 

OTTAWA, ONT., APRIL 6, 2011-- Hugh Portman, right, entertains the Governor General, David Johnston, left, who hosted a reception to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre School of Canada. Students gave a performance in both French and English at Rideau Hall, Wednesday, April 6, 2011.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


OTTAWA, ONT., APRIL 05, 2011-- Ottawa residents were invited to an open house meeting at City Hall and at the Manotick Arena to examine the new proposal for a bi-weekly garbage pickup. There were around thirty residents in attendance in either location that came to view the changes and ask questions of present city officials. (HADAS PARUSH - OTTAWA CITIZEN)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Fenix 1

OTTAWA, ONT., MARCH 30, 2011-- His Excellency Roberto Ibarra Garcia, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile to Canada, stands in front of the Fenix 1 capsule used in the rescue of thirty-three miners at the San Jose Mine in Copiapo, Chile, in Oct. 2010, during the inauguration of its display in the Canada Science and Technology Museum. 


Kerri and Abby

OTTAWA, ONT., MARCH 30, 2011-- Kerri Young is being sued by the Ottawa Humane Society for animal neglect after she and her husband Ian brought Abby, their Black Lab following an accident the pet had on the ice. Young said she had no way of knowing the severity of her dog's condition and is being accused of waiting too long before bringing her in for treatment.

Hello City Front,