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Benefits of planning for retirement at an early age

Benefits of planning for retirement at an early age

Nowadays, Canadians will generally need over $1 million to live comfortably in their golden years when taking into account the average household wage, retirement age and life expectancy. Though this news may seem frightening, there are many programs and strategies out there that can help you plan accordingly.
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How far do you want to go in 2018?

How far do you want to go in 2018?

Is 2018 the year you finally take that trip across the world? oceans, far from Ottawa. We’re giving you our input on Lonely Planet’s ranking of the top 10 countries to visit in 2018:
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A Newbie's Guide to NYC Food

A Newbie's Guide to NYC Food

Here I’ll be giving you the top pics for where to eat, so your first trip to be Big Apple won’t disappoint!
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Top Stories

The Hawaiian Missile Crisis: A Failure of Emergency Preparedness

The Hawaiian Missile Crisis: A Failure of Emergency Preparedness

I was at Honolulu International Airport – next to Pearl Harbor and Hickam Air Force Base – on Saturday morning, when a loud electronic alarm sounded on my cellphone and the screen filled with this message: “EMERGENCY ALERT. Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”
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Staying on Track With Your New Year’s Resolutions

Staying on Track With Your New Year’s Resolutions

Believe it or not, we are already two weeks into 2018! Already feeling a bit discouraged or falling off track with the resolutions you set for yourself? No worries! Here are some ways you can stay motivated and positive in reaching your goals.
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Did Ottawa Really Need Another Skating Rink?

Did Ottawa Really Need Another Skating Rink?

There is one Canada 150 attraction that still remains in 2018 despite limited celebration and considerable protest: the Canada 150 skating rink.

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Arts & Events

Perfect 10 for 887 at the NAC

Perfect 10 for 887 at the NAC

It is always an absolute joy to see a play written by Robert Lepage but to have the chance to see him live in person working his magic on stage is almost a religious experience.
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Local History Gets Musical with Paul Weber’s Ottawa Song Project

Local History Gets Musical with Paul Weber’s Ottawa Song Project

Local troubadour Paul Weber turns to his city, both past and present, for inspiration! 
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Cherry Chérie's Take a Tarantino Approach to Music

Cherry Chérie's Take a Tarantino Approach to Music

What began as a retro cover band has morphed into a stylized beast of a rock band that knows how to emulate the classics sharply.
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Good Reads

Benefits of planning for retirement at an early age

Benefits of planning for retirement at an early age

Nowadays, Canadians will generally need over $1 million to live comfortably in their golden years when taking into account the average household wage, retirement age and life expectancy. Though this news may seem frightening, there are many programs and strategies out there that can help you plan accordingly.
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Three tips to break into a tough job market

Three tips to break into a tough job market

Job hunting can be stressful, especially when you face a competitive market in a big city or limited opportunities in a smaller community. Whether you're a recent graduate, a millennial looking to take the next step in your career, or a middle manager hoping to climb the corporate ladder, here are some tips that can help set you up for success.
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Building a Culture Bridge with Music

Building a Culture Bridge with Music

While in a little town called San Jose in the South of Spain last year, a buddy and I went to a local jam session. We had no instruments other than our voices and we made no plans to entertain. Yet, within minutes of arriving, we were playing and singing along.
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Sports

Bye Week for Sens and Leafs. How Does Ontario Hockey Look Moving Towards the Playoffs?

Bye Week for Sens and Leafs. How Does Ontario Hockey Look Moving Towards the Playoffs?

Both Ontario teams are enjoying what the league has deemed a bye week - stealing a page from the NFL. For the two general managers, vacation just isn't part of the equation; not even close.
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Glass-half-full? Glass-half-empty? It's a Bit of Both for Sens

Glass-half-full? Glass-half-empty? It's a Bit of Both for Sens

Here we sit and ponder the first half of the National Hockey League's season, and while there have been numerous positive surprises and various surprising disappointments, there are a few that stand out above all others.
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REDBLACKS hire John McDonell as Offensive Line Coach

REDBLACKS hire John McDonell as Offensive Line Coach

The Ottawa REDBLACKS have hired John McDonell as the team's new offensive line coach, the club announced on Friday.
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Health

Healthy after-school habits for kids

Healthy after-school habits for kids

The new year is a perfect time to reset great habits for kids and families. Here are a few quick tips to end the day off right and set into a smooth evening.

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J & J's Gibberish: Time for Action on Autism

J & J's Gibberish: Time for Action on Autism

A wonderful thing happened last week. At a town hall meeting Prime Minister Trudeau hosted in Nova Scotia, a mother stood up and shared her struggles of trying to raise an autistic child. While it was immensely sad to hear how she had to give up her job to care for her child, she raised important issues that must be addressed.
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Upgrade your shopping list to achieve your healthy eating goals

Upgrade your shopping list to achieve your healthy eating goals

Here are a few simple changes people can make to upgrade their grocery lists and meet their goals.
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Fashion

Colour of 2018: Give Your Life the Ultra Violet Flare

Colour of 2018: Give Your Life the Ultra Violet Flare

Last month, colour matching company Pantone announced that Ultra Violet was the official 2018 colour of the year! Here are some ways you can add some Ultra Violet flare to your life.
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Eau Natural: Aromatherapy is Taking Over the Fragrance Industry

Eau Natural: Aromatherapy is Taking Over the Fragrance Industry

In case you haven’t noticed, wellness is trending big time. Self-care, natural beauty and fitness took over newsstands, our Instagram feeds and maybe even the world in 2017, with no signs of slowing down in 2018.
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3 Stylish Looks for 2018

3 Stylish Looks for 2018

It’s a New Year, how about a new look? It’s a perfect time to dive into some different fashions.
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Business

3 success tips for the newbie midlife entrepreneur

3 success tips for the newbie midlife entrepreneur

Starting a new chapter by starting a new business? It can seem intimidating, but you have what it takes to succeed. Meet the challenges of your new venture more confidently by following these simple tips:
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3 online tools to grow your rural business

3 online tools to grow your rural business

Whether you're a mom-and-pop-shop or starting your digital business empire, the internet has become the best resource for your business, regardless of your location.
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Importance of a good credit score

Importance of a good credit score

Do you have a bad credit score record and would wish to change it? This is your worry no more article!
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Food & Wine

Experiment with an authentic Chinese recipe tonight

Experiment with an authentic Chinese recipe tonight

This easy dish that can be made by anyone.
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Healthy on-the-go power crunch bars

Healthy on-the-go power crunch bars

When you're hungry and in a hurry, sticking to your new year's resolution can get tricky. Plan ahead and beat your cravings with these power crunch snack bars!
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8 food trends to make your mouth water in 2018

8 food trends to make your mouth water in 2018

After meeting with a council of Canada's top chefs, academics and food writers, Mark Russell, executive chef for Loblaws, shares a taste of a few trends that will be big in 2018.
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Travel

How far do you want to go in 2018?

How far do you want to go in 2018?

Is 2018 the year you finally take that trip across the world? oceans, far from Ottawa. We’re giving you our input on Lonely Planet’s ranking of the top 10 countries to visit in 2018:
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A Newbie's Guide to NYC Food

A Newbie's Guide to NYC Food

Here I’ll be giving you the top pics for where to eat, so your first trip to be Big Apple won’t disappoint!
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Top tips to avoid Zika

Top tips to avoid Zika

 As we trade in our toques and snow boots for swimsuits and sandals, it's a smart idea to take a few minutes to ensure a happy and healthy vacation. With that in mind, here are four tips to protect you and your family against the Zika virus.
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Politics

Providing benefits not burdens

Providing benefits not burdens

Why is the Canada Revenue Agency denying the Disability Tax Credit to those who need it most?
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Is Canada’s Net Neutrality in Danger?

Is Canada’s Net Neutrality in Danger?

Late last year, regulations protecting net neutrality in the U.S. were eliminated, causing a controversy to erupted in that country over the matter.
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The confusion surrounding marijuana dispensaries—legal or illegal?

The confusion surrounding marijuana dispensaries—legal or illegal?

Is that newly opened ‘medical’ marijuana shop down the street legitimate? The answer is a legal grey area depending on who you ask, and when you ask it by.

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Reviews

Album Reviews: January 16, 2018

Album Reviews: January 16, 2018

#OLMMusic takes a look at new releases from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Elementals, Sweet Rocket, BØRNS, and The Academic. 
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Book Review: Fit at Mid-Life 

Book Review: Fit at Mid-Life 

What if you could be fitter now than you were in your twenties? And what if you could achieve it while feeling more comfortable and confident in your body than ever before?
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Film Review: Paddington 2

Film Review: Paddington 2

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
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Best Picks

Bayne’s Best Pick: Keep Your Pup’s Look Fresh with Street Mutt

Bayne’s Best Pick: Keep Your Pup’s Look Fresh with Street Mutt

Is your dog always keen on keeping up with the latest canine fashion trends? Ever wish you could easily update your pup’s collar within seconds? Then you’ll want to keep your eyes on Street Mutt!
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Last Minute Gift Ideas From Rodan + Fields

Last Minute Gift Ideas From Rodan + Fields

Dry skin is one of the most common winter beauty woes, and can make skin look and act older.
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Holiday Entertaining: Wine and Cheese with Ease

Holiday Entertaining: Wine and Cheese with Ease

Here are some wine and cheese matches sure to be a hit at all your holiday gatherings!
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