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Ottawa Life Magazine video series

Ottawa Life Magazine video series

Ottawa Life Magazine video series

Ottawa Life Magazine video series

Ottawa Life Magazine video series

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J & J's Gibberish: A Rant on The Sting of the Green Hornet

J & J's Gibberish: A Rant on The Sting of the Green Hornet

One mother's weekly journey in raising her special needs children. 
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Calling All Neanderthals! The REAL BARBIE GERRY “The DITZ” RITZ

Calling All Neanderthals! The REAL BARBIE GERRY “The DITZ” RITZ

MP Gerry Ritz, Climate Barbies and the Stupid Factor. 
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Challenging Social Stigmas Through Art

Challenging Social Stigmas Through Art

Pop culture has familiarized us with the image of the young, starving artist, furiously labouring away at the next potential magnum opus inside a grim studio devoid of all but art supplies and unfinished pieces.
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Top Stories

Calling All Neanderthals! The REAL BARBIE GERRY “The DITZ” RITZ

Calling All Neanderthals! The REAL BARBIE GERRY “The DITZ” RITZ

MP Gerry Ritz, Climate Barbies and the Stupid Factor. 
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The Top 25 People in the Capital: 21-25

The Top 25 People in the Capital: 21-25

5 more names round out our annual Top 25 People in the Capital!
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The Top 25 People in the Capital: 11-20

The Top 25 People in the Capital: 11-20

The next 10 of our annual Top 25 People in the Capital!
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Arts & Events

Challenging Social Stigmas Through Art

Challenging Social Stigmas Through Art

Pop culture has familiarized us with the image of the young, starving artist, furiously labouring away at the next potential magnum opus inside a grim studio devoid of all but art supplies and unfinished pieces.
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It’s Country at the Casino

It’s Country at the Casino

Pull out your cowboy boots because things are about to get rowdy; the wild west is coming to the capital. From September 11th to October 21st, it’s Country at the Casino du Lac-Leamy.
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Jade Mya – Hopeful Romantic

Jade Mya – Hopeful Romantic

Jade Mya is not your average country singer. Though a self-professed “stereotypical country girl,” this girl-next door with an edge is anything but run-of-the-mill.

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Good Reads

Toward the Other Shore

Toward the Other Shore

A new short story by Ottawa author Jana Begovic
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The Double Standard: Turkey As Viewed by the Western Media

The Double Standard: Turkey As Viewed by the Western Media

Osman Okyay is the Vice Chairman of the Kale Group of Companies and one of Turkey’s most respected businessmen. He is also active on the Turkish Canada Business Council.
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Corruption by Any Other Name

Corruption by Any Other Name

Premier Wynne and the Liberals Have Lost the Moral Authority to Govern

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Sports

James Boyd Brings His A-Game to the Ottawa 67s

James Boyd Brings His A-Game to the Ottawa 67s

You could say that hockey runs in James Boyd’s blood.
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REDBLACKS Cheer and Dance Week – Calendar Release

REDBLACKS Cheer and Dance Week – Calendar Release

We wrap up our series profiling the Ottawa REDBLACKS Cheer and Dance Team with a look at the tean calendar.
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REDBLACKS Cheer and Dance Week – Alumni

REDBLACKS Cheer and Dance Week – Alumni

Every day this week Ottawa Life will be profiling the Ottawa REDBLACKS Cheer and Dance Team. Articles will feature spotlights on team vets, alumni and rookies but today we take a look at the captains.
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Health

A Heartfelt Campaign

A Heartfelt Campaign

A little more than a year ago, Ottawa’s Montfort Hospital Foundation launched a campaign to raise $2.5 million for a machine that would change the lives of people in need.
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How To Get Whiter Teeth

How To Get Whiter Teeth

White teeth are highly desirable, they make your smile stand out and make you appear healthy.
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The Other Side of Reason – Where the past meets the present

The Other Side of Reason – Where the past meets the present

Involved in a bus accident that took the lives of six people, David Gibson has been battling through PTSD for over three years. In an effort to better understand himself and to communicate with others, he turned to writing. His first book was The Other Side of Reason: A Journal on PTSD. This column continues that text.
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Fashion

Step Outside With Kamik's Eco-friendly Footwear

Step Outside With Kamik's Eco-friendly Footwear

Minutes away from the Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau airport in Montreal lays a Canadian jewel that has been polished to perfection for over 100 years. Many of you will recognize the iconic Inuksuk logo sewn onto our childhood boots as we thrashed and played through countless Canadian winters, or even seen it on brightly coloured rainboots being splashed in newly created mud puddles in the spring. Kamik has had a presence in the lives of Canadians since 1898, and continues to pursue its goal to get people to Step Outside and explore the great outdoors.
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Simple Steps to Maintaining Your Curly Hair

Simple Steps to Maintaining Your Curly Hair

Curly hair requires a lot of maintenance which is why we've got 3 easy solutions to leaving it looking its very best.
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BEST OF OTTAWA: Salons and Barbers

BEST OF OTTAWA: Salons and Barbers

With 20-years writing about Ottawa life we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this new weekly summer series we’ll share it with you. From our top picks of hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more, check, share and discuss #OLMBest every Monday!
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Business

Best Rewards Credit Cards in Canada

Best Rewards Credit Cards in Canada

Find out what the best Canadian rewards credit cards are and how to cash in on these great incentives.
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Investigation: What Social Media Can Tell About a Person’s Background

Investigation: What Social Media Can Tell About a Person’s Background

Social media’s main purpose is to help users connect with each other, no matter where they are. However, these days it is being used for several reasons, including for investigation.
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Holly Caplan’s guide to Surviving the D**k Clique

Holly Caplan’s guide to Surviving the D**k Clique

Holly Caplan is holding nothing back in her edgy new book, Surviving the D**k Clique: A Girl’s Guide to Surviving the Male Dominated Corporate World.
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Food & Wine

A Gift From the Monasteries of Korea

A Gift From the Monasteries of Korea

Chef Ji Young Kim from Korean Michelin star restaurant, Balwoo Gongyang in collaboration with Ottawa’s Le Cordon Bleu hosted a night of Korean Temple Food.  

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True North Strong

True North Strong

Because you know you want one!
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Dynamite Cajun Dusted Chicken Wings

Dynamite Cajun Dusted Chicken Wings

Bake some crispy and delicious #Cajun dusted #chicken #wings tonight for less than $3.99 with a dry rub you’ll use over and over!
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Travel

Rebounding in the Irma Aftermath

Rebounding in the Irma Aftermath

However, businesses in the Caribbean and Florida are hoping to dispel the notion that they are no longer functional in the wake of Hurricane Irma. 
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Canadian Food To Enjoy In Europe

Canadian Food To Enjoy In Europe

Experiencing a countries culture doesn’t require traveling there to explore it first-hand. In fact, you’ve indulged in a lot more than you realize.
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Say Howdy to Sunny San Antonio

Say Howdy to Sunny San Antonio

Nestled within South Central Texas, the hidden gem of San Antonio is an ideal combination of great weather, fascinating culture, beautiful scenery and delicious food. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, a cultural immersion or a weekend of relaxation, San Antonio has something for everyone.
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Politics

Charlie Angus Would Be A Great Prime Minister

Charlie Angus Would Be A Great Prime Minister

The choices between tens of thousands of NDP members in the coming days will determine whether or not the NDP will continue in their traditional spot as the third place party in Parliament, or will manage to return to their brief period of glory between 2011 and 2015 when they were catapulted into the role of Official Opposition.
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We Meet Again — Canada and China

We Meet Again — Canada and China

In the spring of 2016, the first annual meeting between Canada and China’s respective foreign ministers took place and both countries expressed a desire to strengthen bilateral ties.
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We Can’t Live in Glass Houses

We Can’t Live in Glass Houses

It has been nearly two years since the election of the Trudeau government and his legislative accomplishments are few and far between.
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Home & Design

The Heart of the Home

The Heart of the Home

On a floor plan, the kitchen is just another piece of the puzzle, but in the eyes of Canada’s foremost kitchen cabinet manufacturer, AyA, it is the heart of the home.

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John Reno Tips: Express Yourself With Tile

John Reno Tips: Express Yourself With Tile

Here’s what trending in tile.
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Funky Fresh - New Ottawa Community Redefines Contemporary Living

Funky Fresh - New Ottawa Community Redefines Contemporary Living

A lifestyle option so fresh and unique that it has never before been achieved, ground-breaking in its modernity, is coming to the capital. A brilliant combination of modern architecture and vibrant interiors will be conveniently located in the lively and bustling west end, just a stone’s throw away from all the amenities you need. 

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Reviews

Album Reviews: September 19, 2017

Album Reviews: September 19, 2017

#OLMMusic looks at new releases by Death From Above, Suns Of Sirius, Partner, Séan McCann and Alvvays. 
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Album Reviews: September 12, 2017

Album Reviews: September 12, 2017

#OLMMusic takes a look at new releases from Mogwai, The Bloom, OMD, TAXI and LCD Soundsystem 
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Film Review: It

Film Review: It

A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.
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Best Picks

Cocoa Life

Cocoa Life

Nothing tastes better than gourmet, ethically sourced chocolate.
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WillLand Selection Colinet

WillLand Selection Colinet

A staple for students and city explorers alike.
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Sensor Service

Sensor Service

Understand your vehicle better with FIXD.
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