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Brynna Leslie

Feb 24, 2017

Talking to kids about fentanyl

Several months ago when my eldest son was 11, he got into some trouble with a supply teacher. The teacher had asked how many...

Ottawa East News | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Feb 15, 2017

Refugees are not a security threat

Thousands of former Syrian refugees are about to celebrate their first year living in Canada as Canadians.

Ottawa West News | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Feb 08, 2017

Get the kids moving to ward off depression

At the start of the school year, I decided it was time to upgrade my smartphone.

Ottawa West News | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Feb 01, 2017

Mental health affects us all

A few years ago, those who knew me well would likely describe me as a bright light. Full of energy and enthusiasm, I would...

Ottawa West News | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Jan 25, 2017

Saving Rideau High School goes beyond dollars and cents

Rideau High School seems to be on death row every second year. Understandably, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board...

Ottawa East News | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Jan 18, 2017

Trump knows you better than you know yourself

As president-elect Donald Trump prepares his inauguration address, many of us up here in Canada are scratching our heads:...

Ottawa West News | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Jan 11, 2017

Are you up for the Canada 150 fitness challenge?

Staying fit becomes a way of life

Kanata Kourier-Standard | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Dec 28, 2016

In the aftermath of Christmas

Every year, as the kids anticipate Christmas, I try to limit their expectations. Santa visits us, but he only fills a...

Orleans News | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Dec 21, 2016

Putting food on the table

On a recent trip out of town, I found myself eating at restaurants three times a day. For five days, I found myself eating...

Kanata Kourier-Standard | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Dec 07, 2016

Trump’s win can teach us tolerance

Canadians have been rightly shocked by the emergence of overt hate crimes committed in the wake of the election of Donald...

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Dec 03, 2016

You are always a child around your mother

Whenever my mom comes to visit, I revert to adolescent habits. I stay up too late, mouth off and generally stuff my face...

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Dec 02, 2016

How to create the best hospital: Ask the people who use it

As Ottawa politicians in all jurisdictions bicker over a site for the new Civic Hospital campus, they may consider looking...

Kanata Kourier-Standard | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Dec 02, 2016

Love and empathy

Sharing our weakness and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes

Orleans News | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Dec 01, 2016

The simple way to lift Canadians out of poverty

The City of Ottawa has tabled a number of measures in its budget to assist low-income residents. Among them, a half-price...

Nepean Barrhaven News | Add Comment | by Brynna Leslie
Nov 30, 2016

Homework – Is it detrimental to family life?

The last thing I want to do when I get home from work is do more work. Sadly, that’s precisely the mentality for elementary...

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