Clockwise from top: Sidney, an 8-year-old toy poodle, gets a lift from owner Pat Hugh at the end of a walk in Ottawa on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Atticus Kilpatrick, 1, takes a moment while playing in the snow at Dundonald Park in Ottawa on Saturday, March 1, 2014. People cross Lyon Street as heavy snow falls on Ottawa on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (Justin Tang)

Some weather pix from March that I didn’t have a chance to post. This has been such a nasty winter, and with the never-endingness of it, it’s been hard to get out there and make pictures. Here are a few.

Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney gives the keynote address at the Canada 2020 special event entitled “The Next Big Thing For Canada” in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Glad to see my photo of former PM Brian Mulroney from his speech last night run in the Ottawa Citizen and in other news outlets. Mulroney spoke on leadership and the need to develop Canada’s resource base.

And, he requested that the lighting in the room be brought up—he couldn’t see his notes. I’m grateful for that, as I could hardly see anything as well!

Canadian Interuniversity Sport Basketball Final 8 coverage from this past weekend. The Carleton Ravens defeated the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees 79-67 to defend as national champions for the fourth consecutive time.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

I had the chance to shoot the CIS Basketball Final 8, as the Ravens hosted the top teams vying for the national championship at the Canadian Tire Centre. I spent my first years shooting interuniversity sports and it was a nice return home for me. 

The matchups were varied, but there was some really high end basketball. The Ravens clinched the top spot again, but winning wasn’t a certainty as the Gee-Gees were hot on their heels. I covered ten games in total, and by Sunday, it I felt like I had played ten games of hoops. All in all, a good weekend and a great experience.

Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada Vadym Prystaiko is photographed at the Ukrainian Embassy on Monday, March 3, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

The situation in Ukraine has been a big part of the news cycle, and I was assigned to shoot a one-on-one interview for the Canadian Press with Ambassador Prystaiko. I’d covered a few protests arranged by the Ukrainian Canadian community, but this was a bit different.
It was a pretty quick venture. I shot images during the interview, and just as an aide was ready to escort the Ambassador away, I rearranged some furniture and asked him to pose. Five or six frames, a quick handshake, and he was gone, to the next whirlwind of interviews. 

Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada Vadym Prystaiko is photographed at the Ukrainian Embassy on Monday, March 3, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

The situation in Ukraine has been a big part of the news cycle, and I was assigned to shoot a one-on-one interview for the Canadian Press with Ambassador Prystaiko. I’d covered a few protests arranged by the Ukrainian Canadian community, but this was a bit different.

It was a pretty quick venture. I shot images during the interview, and just as an aide was ready to escort the Ambassador away, I rearranged some furniture and asked him to pose. Five or six frames, a quick handshake, and he was gone, to the next whirlwind of interviews. 

A member of the Ukrainian Canadian community, who identified herself as Olena, stands in front of a European Union flag bearing the Ukrainian coat of arms during a rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

A member of the Ukrainian Canadian community, who identified herself as Olena, stands in front of a European Union flag bearing the Ukrainian coat of arms during a rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Skaters make their way under the Bronson Avenue Canal Bridge on the Rideau Canal Skateway during the 31st Annual Winter Triathlon in Ottawa on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The triathlon, comprising of a skate-ski-run, is one of the oldest activities of the National Capital Commission’s Winterlude festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Skaters make their way under the Bronson Avenue Canal Bridge on the Rideau Canal Skateway during the 31st Annual Winter Triathlon in Ottawa on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The triathlon, comprising of a skate-ski-run, is one of the oldest activities of the National Capital Commission’s Winterlude festival. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang