Ron Corbett, Ottawa Sun

Ron Corbett is an author, journalist and broadcaster living in Ottawa. The past recipient, and nominee, of Canada's National Newspaper Award, Ron has written a regular column for the Ottawa Sun, off and on, for more than 20 years. With his unique narrative style -- and an eye for the story, or person, which others have missed - his City Life column has become a popular Monday read in the Sun. As well as his newspaper and magazine work, Ron has written five books, including Canadian bestseller The Last Guide and One Last River Run, which began as a summer series in the Ottawa Sun. His latest book is A Grand Adventure: America's First Transcontinental Truck Run, which tells the story of George MacLean, an Ottawa-area man who piloted the first truck to drive across North America. Married to award-wining photojournalist Julie Oliver, Corbett has four children and lives within "a very short portage" of the Rideau River.


Duncan MacDonald poses for a photo on Friday June 13, 2014. Duncan was surprised to receive a over-priced bill for using the toll on highway 407 near Toronto. Tony Caldwell/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency

Wynne's highway toll horror show set to debut

Duncan MacDonald thinks he has been given a glimpse of what life in Ontario will be like for the next four years, with the newly elected Liberal government struggling to pay for its campaign promises.

Hydro Ottawa is charging customers who pay by credit card a substantial fee to avoid raising everyone's rates to cover the cost of offering the payment option. (MARC CHARRON/OTTAWA SUN illustration)

Hydro One stories will shock you

Dear Mr. Marin, glad to hear you’re looking into the issue of hydro billing. Understand you’re looking for stories.