Canada: Apartheid Nation in Review

November 30, 2011 3:45 pm
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Faced with extreme poverty and a harsh climate, the remote, decaying and polluted northern Ontario aboriginal community of Attawapiskat has become a national cause célèbre, one month after the Ottawa premiere of a 26-minute documentary entitled Canada: Apartheid Nation, which depicts the plight of the inhabitants of this depressed community on the desolate western shore of James Bay. The screening – held in the Auditorium of Library and Archives Canada on October 26th – was co-sponsored by the Canadian Film Institute and Ottawa Life Magazine.

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Flaunting it all for a Friend

November 22, 2011 10:43 am
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Underwear models, pole dancers and eyebrow threading; Flaunt is not your average charity event.

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Supporting Our Youth

November 18, 2011 2:57 pm
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Growing up is not easy. As adults, we sometimes forget how many challenges youth face on a daily basis. Since the tragic suicide of 15 year old Jamie Hubley on October 14th, many questions have been raised. Luckily, Ottawa has many resources available for youth. Many organizations work with youth; here are just a few of them.

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Tea, Tranquility and Tradition

November 15, 2011 2:57 pm
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As the cold weather rushes in, many of us will reach for a steaming cup of tea. The inaugural Ottawa Tea Festival taught participants about culture, tradition, and hospitality through the history of the hot drink.

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Beloved Children’s Classic Coming to Arts Court

November 14, 2011 4:24 pm
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The buoyant exuberance of The Wind in the Willows can soon be experienced live on stage in Ottawa. The childhood classic will be performed at the Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Avenue) for two shows (at 11am and 4pm) on December 10.

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This Weekend Check out Bessy Art at the Barber

November 11, 2011 3:03 pm
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Looking for something different to do this weekend? Head to “Bessy Art at the Barber” for a cool take on the whole vernissage/salon concept. Take a step back in time and head to Sam the Barber’s shop on Bank Street and check out the amazing art of local up and coming artist Bess Fraser.

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Sweden Dreams the Dream

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Combine an internet romance, an estranged mother and son and a vacation to Taiwan and anything can happen. That’s the premise of Sweden’s contribution to this year’s European Union Film Festival. And if the reviews are anything to go by it is also full of twists intrigue.

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Unofficial Launch of Northern Lights Showcase

November 9, 2011 9:05 am
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The 2012 Northern Lights Showcase – a three day extravaganza of the North to be held in Ottawa next February – had its unofficial launch last week with a photo shoot and press conference involving seven high profile Northern leaders.

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Come Enjoy a Flavourful Feast at the NAC This Saturday!

November 2, 2011 2:13 pm
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Canada’s holistic nutritionists will combine their knowledge and experience with local celebrity chefs to create Feast of Flavour: Ottawa’s Holistic Food Event. The gastronomic affair will take place at the National Arts Centre on Saturday, November 5, from 11am to 4pm.

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A Wheel to the Wise – Plan Ahead: Winter is on the Way!

November 1, 2011 9:00 am
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With winter approaching and the cold weather settling into our bones, isolation and loss of independence is a reality for far too many senior citizens and for those living with special mobility needs in Ottawa, one of the world’s coldest and most snowbound capital cities.

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