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And the Oscar Goes to? OLM's Predictions on Who'll Win Big Sunday Night!

And the Oscar Goes to? OLM's Predictions on Who'll Win Big Sunday Night!

OLM's Keith Whittier makes his Oscar predictions. 
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Oscar Oversights: 6 Great 2016 Films Snubbed by the Academy

Oscar Oversights: 6 Great 2016 Films Snubbed by the Academy

Here, we are giving mention to the best films of 2016 that were undeservedly given no mention at all. Take notice, Academy: you’re letting good celluloid go to waste!
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Dive into Ottawa’s Mermaid Lifestyle

Dive into Ottawa’s Mermaid Lifestyle

Something magical is happening on Argyle Avenue. Situated between the Canadian Museum of History and the Queensway, the Taggart Family YMCA-YWCA is all but closed by 7pm on Saturdays.
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Arts & Events

Ice on Fire, the Rising Inferno of Malak

Ice on Fire, the Rising Inferno of Malak

“Only when you stop looking for other people to tell you you’re good and just starting knowing it will you start becoming successful,” says singer-songwriter Malak, expressing a wisdom that waltzes comfortably around her youth.
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Disney On Ice Will Melt Away Your Winter Blues
Martin Rondeau’s Confession Challenges the Taboo

Martin Rondeau’s Confession Challenges the Taboo

What is erotic, and what is simply obscene? Can anyone truly make an objective distinction between the two?
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Good Reads

Plunge Protection Team

Plunge Protection Team

From time to time I’m asked for a market opinion, especially in today’s confusing economic environment. When contemplating market movement, it might be helpful to think about the possibility of legal government sponsored manipulation. This article which I wrote in 2016 might be enlightening.
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Kazakhstan's the 2017 New Direction: Taking Global Competitiveness Seriously

Kazakhstan's the 2017 New Direction: Taking Global Competitiveness Seriously

The world community is celebrating the achievements of Kazakhstan regarding economic, political, and social development in its 25 years of independence, as well as its leadership in regards to international security.
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ALZHIR MEMORIAL, KAZAKHSTAN - Memories from a dark history

ALZHIR MEMORIAL, KAZAKHSTAN - Memories from a dark history

Located in the South West of Astana, in the village of Akmol, Kazakhstan, the Alzhir Memorial Museum was opened by on May 31, 2007 by President Nazarbayev to honour the suffering and death of the tens of thousands of victims who suffered at this Stalinist era women’s gulag.
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Sports

SENATORS: A Week in Review – February 20-February 27, 2017

SENATORS: A Week in Review – February 20-February 27, 2017

SENATORS: A Week in Review is a weekly column looking back at the week in Ottawa Senators hockey written by #OLMSports Dave Gross.
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Blood, Sweat and Beers: C*4 Wrestling Pile Driving the Indies

Blood, Sweat and Beers: C*4 Wrestling Pile Driving the Indies

The crowd grows louder, all are on their feet, this crazed cacophony shouting for more chaos, more action and, most importantly, more

“C! 4! C! 4!”

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The Rise, the Fall and the Comeback: a Story of Resilience and Athleticism

The Rise, the Fall and the Comeback: a Story of Resilience and Athleticism

Stuart McGregor is sitting in a classroom, surrounded with brightly decorated walls and miniature furniture. He’s wearing a red Ottawa Lions shirt and jeans, sipping an extra large Tim Hortons coffee. The three-time Paralympic runner looks at ease here.
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Health

Cancer Survivor Finds Strength Through Yoga

Cancer Survivor Finds Strength Through Yoga

Most of us are aware that the ancient East Indian practice of Yoga has spread like wildfire internationally over the past ten years. Yes, most of us are aware that it physically, mentally and spiritually benefits us. But for Alan Viau, a triple cancer survivor, the practice took on a whole new meaning.

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Not Your Typical Workout

Not Your Typical Workout

For every reason that there is to exercise, there is one to prevent you from returning to the gym. 
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Four ways you could save money on your prescription medications

Four ways you could save money on your prescription medications

As Canadians, we are proud of our universal healthcare system, which provides publicly-funded essential doctor and hospital care based on need and not ability to pay.  Unfortunately, our health system falls short when it comes to prescription medication.
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Fashion

#OttawaStyle

#OttawaStyle

Ready to elevate your fashion game? These top influencers are making waves in the blogging community and are proving that this political city has style.
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A Fashionable Valentine

A Fashionable Valentine

Fashion Editor Alexandra Gunn has some tips to make this your most fashionable Valentine's Day. 

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#OttawaStyle with Chantal Sarkisian

#OttawaStyle with Chantal Sarkisian

Ottawa’s fashion chameleon, Chantal Sarkisian is celebrating Ottawa’s variety, individuality and creativity with #OttawaStyle. She is one of Ottawa’s top influencers who is making waves in the blogging community and is encouraging everyone to shop local.
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Business

Navigating the New Mortgage Landscape

Navigating the New Mortgage Landscape

If you’re planning to buy a home, you may be wondering how the recent changes to the mortgage industry will affect you.

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The Magic Touch: The Benefits of Massage

The Magic Touch: The Benefits of Massage

Atlantis Spa has the perfect way to treat your lover or yourself this Valentine's Day!
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Locate Services: Finding the Unfindable

Locate Services: Finding the Unfindable

You might think that locate services are only needed for legal or criminal purposes, but they can actually make a big difference for regular people, too.
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Food & Wine

The Best Pancake Recipes for 2017

The Best Pancake Recipes for 2017

Let us all take our time and thank mankind for having invented such a delightful, soft and yummy dish as pancakes. We all love them! Be them the thin crepes, or the fluffiest American pancakes, one thing is for sure: they are THE WORLD’S favorite!
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If I only had $100…I would buy at Vintages

If I only had $100…I would buy at Vintages

I’m never sure how LCBO Vintages team decides the country combo to feature every 2 weeks. For example, this release highlights are 3 – European Discovery, South Africa and Valentine’s. The latter is pretty obvious because Valentine’s Day comes every year and there aren’t many gifts better than a bottle of something special.
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It's Time to Get Cheesy!

It's Time to Get Cheesy!

Are you thinking of your next meeting with friends or family? Do you want to pass some cold weekends watching movies, drinking a glass of wine and eating cheese? Or do you want to put something different and special to your salads and dishes? There are several kinds of cheese which offer different experiences for each moment and which helps you to make life easier and pleasurable.
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Travel

Booking a Resourceful Alpine Ski Transfer Service

Booking a Resourceful Alpine Ski Transfer Service

Winter comes and the valleys of Alps turn to skiing wonderlands of dazzling purity. Definitely one of the most popular destinations for winter adventure sports in the world, every year hundreds of tourists visit the vales.
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The Transformative Effects of “Village Tourism”

The Transformative Effects of “Village Tourism”

Village Monde, a non-profit organization based in Quebec, aspires to bring the transformative power of tourism to underprivileged villages.
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Peaceful Easy Feeling

Peaceful Easy Feeling

If you a looking for a reprieve from winter and want to go somewhere for a week of comfort, calm and luxury, you can’t go wrong with the tranquil El Dorado Casitas Royale in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera.
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Politics

Student Debt Became a Political Issue in the United States

Student Debt Became a Political Issue in the United States

Across the United States, more Americans are saddled with student loan debt than ever before. Current estimates place the total student loan debt at over $1.3 trillion dollars, with the average college student now graduating with more than $30,000 in student loans.
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May God Save America

May God Save America

I write this with regret rather than loathing but I have to write it nevertheless. The most powerful country in the world, the United States (US), has not lost its way but never genuinely found or knew it. This is an extremist nation parading as moderate; a reactionary country disguised as liberal; a closed-minded society pretending to be enlightened.
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Liberals Should Come Clean on Costs, Risks & Delays to New Hospital

Liberals Should Come Clean on Costs, Risks & Delays to New Hospital

Last week’s Civic Campus drama shows what happens when politics overtakes reason in choosing a site for a future hospital.
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Home & Design

John’s Reno Tips: The Counter Cunundrum

John’s Reno Tips: The Counter Cunundrum

We spend a significant amount of time in the kitchen, making this space the biggest buying or selling point in a home.

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Doing the White Thing

Doing the White Thing

Clean, effortless and so Euro chic: white colour on walls is simple and strong. Whether it’s maximizing a limited source of light or creating a comfortable interior, these rooms show white in a big way.

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Making a Machine-Made Rug!

Making a Machine-Made Rug!

Having just returned from a whirlwind trip to Berlin and Brussels visiting their state of the art Fl...

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Reviews

Film Review: The Great Wall

Film Review: The Great Wall

European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of the Great Wall of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.
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Album Reviews: February 15, 2017

Album Reviews: February 15, 2017

Owen Maxwell takes a look at new releases from Mother Mother, Sinkane, Vermont, Bikini Deathray and March Break Club.
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A Toast to Tradition

A Toast to Tradition

When one steps through the doors of an Irish pub, one hopes not only to be met with good food and drink: they expect to be met with the millennium of tradition that comes with the words “Irish Pub.” Heart & Crown, located in Ottawa’s historic Byward Market, has tradition in spades.
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Best Picks

Give Your Hair Some Oomph with Nioxin 3D

Give Your Hair Some Oomph with Nioxin 3D

Tried every volumizing hair product on the market but not finding anything that works? Look no further! Nioxin 3D Styling products use professional ProThick Technology, polymers that coat and create gaps between each hair, expanding to create bulk and volume. The collection includes a whole line of products for any type of style, but our favourites are the thickening spray, hairspray and gel.
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Bayne's best Pick: Say Goodbye to Pet Hair with the Ultimate Clean Pet Vacuum

Bayne's best Pick: Say Goodbye to Pet Hair with the Ultimate Clean Pet Vacuum

Pet lovers know the struggle of having pet hair on EVERYTHING! Luckily, Eureka has your solution to keeping your home clean and reducing allergens!
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Bayne's Best Pick: Solve Your Dog's Pulling Habits with PetSafe's Easy Walk Headcollar

Bayne's Best Pick: Solve Your Dog's Pulling Habits with PetSafe's Easy Walk Headcollar

Walking your dog should be a calm and non-painful experience for both the dog and their human, but sometimes, dogs get a little too excited. We've found a solution for an easily excited pooch who was constantly pulling on his leash.
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