Out & About: May 25 - 31, 2018 5 Things to do in Ottawa for $5 or Less Glowfair’s 10 Block Glowtopia Back to Dazzle Bank Street Another clean sheet for Ottawa Fury FC and Crépeau in 0-0 draw against Charleston Battery Out & About: May 18 –May 24, 2018 FitSpirit and Scotiabank empower Canadian girls to stick with sports
 

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Film Review: Star Wars

Film Review: Star Wars

During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.
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Out & About: May 25 - 31, 2018

Out & About: May 25 - 31, 2018

Ottawa Life has some of the top events to get you Out & About all week long!
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Best Wines from Around the World

Best Wines from Around the World

Time to sample some fine wines from around the world!
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Top Stories

5 Things to do in Ottawa for $5 or Less

5 Things to do in Ottawa for $5 or Less

If you’re on a tight budget, don’t fret because we’ve found some more Ottawa fun for you, all for no more than $5!
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FitSpirit and Scotiabank empower Canadian girls to stick with sports

FitSpirit and Scotiabank empower Canadian girls to stick with sports

Scotiabank donates $1 million to FitSpirit to help support their mission of building teenage girls' confidence through physical activity.
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Darlene Kulig: Making the Rainbow Connection

Darlene Kulig: Making the Rainbow Connection

“There is ‘what’ I paint and more importantly ‘why’ I paint,” she said. “I love it and it makes me happy . . . I do it because it’s fulfilling..."
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Arts & Events

Glowfair’s 10 Block Glowtopia Back to Dazzle Bank Street

Glowfair’s 10 Block Glowtopia Back to Dazzle Bank Street

Glowfair is Ottawa’s largest block party and it all makes for one pretty incredible weekend. This year, some new additions are set to make Bank Street beam even brighter as the festival gives you more ways to get your glow on.
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Cirque du Soleil shines bright

Cirque du Soleil shines bright

You might want to label Cirque du Soleil as ‘extraordinary,’ but the reality is, that hardly does the magnificent organization justice.

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 Last Chance to catch Up to Low at NAC

Last Chance to catch Up to Low at NAC

Babs Asper is a charming story about a boy’s coming of age in 1950s Ottawa Valley, Up to Low, based on the novel by Brian Doyle and adapted for the stage by Janet Irwin.
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Good Reads

Chagall’s La Tour Eiffel Inspires Hope for Humanity

Chagall’s La Tour Eiffel Inspires Hope for Humanity

Ottawa artist, Bryna Cohen, talks about the public outcry over the potential sale of the Chagall.
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Saint Paul University launches new school of social innovation

Saint Paul University launches new school of social innovation

Saint Paul University is pleased to announce the approval of its new Honours Bachelor of Arts in Social Innovation by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development of Ontario.
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“Privilege is Not Just for the Privileged" - The Boys and Girls Clubs Take a Stand

“Privilege is Not Just for the Privileged" - The Boys and Girls Clubs Take a Stand

Yesterday, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada released a brand new public service announcement showing the impact, importance and necessity of the Clubs’ work in improving the lives of kids across Canada. The main message? “Privilege is not just for the privileged.”
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Sports

Another clean sheet for Ottawa Fury FC and Crépeau in 0-0 draw against Charleston Battery

Another clean sheet for Ottawa Fury FC and Crépeau in 0-0 draw against Charleston Battery

Ottawa Fury FC gets a fourth clean sheet in a row in a 0-0 draw against Charleston Battery this past weekend.
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Too soon for Knights to wear the crown

Too soon for Knights to wear the crown

I can’t stand the Vegas Golden Knights. The Knights’ rags-to-riches story, their love affair with their newbie city, their never-ending cuddle with an adoring, gushing hockey community and certainly not their 45-minute over the top, Cirque de Soleil-styled pre-game show.
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Ottawa Fury FC’s place in the North American soccer landscape

Ottawa Fury FC’s place in the North American soccer landscape

Debates about grassroots soccer, player development and the structure of professional soccer leagues in North America continue. Fury FC is at the centre of these competing ideas as they search for consistency internally and externally.
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Health

Hacking Health Ottawa Hackathon 2018: Two Pilot Projects Selected for CHEO Hospital

Hacking Health Ottawa Hackathon 2018: Two Pilot Projects Selected for CHEO Hospital

The Hacking Health Ottawa Hackathon 3-day event took place in the city as a culmination of the Health Innovation digital health workshop series.
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Homewood Health — recognizing addiction as a mental health issue

Homewood Health — recognizing addiction as a mental health issue

Dr. Ronald Fraser is an addictions psychiatrist who specializes in personality disorders. He runs an inpatient detoxification service at the McGill University Health Centre and is the co-medical director for Homewood du Plateau in Montreal.
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Reflections from the Other Side of Reason – One day

Reflections from the Other Side of Reason – One day

Post-traumatic growth is not simply about coping; it refers to changes that cut to the very core of our way of being in the world. Post-traumatic growth has to do with the way we greet the day as we wake in the morning.
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Fashion

Fresh Start

Fresh Start

With fresh tulips at the market and spring fashions marking a path toward warmer weather, I sort through my closet to hide away all of my winter staples and clear some space for new additions.
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Festival Fashion: Your Summer Necessities

Festival Fashion: Your Summer Necessities

Festival season is right around the corner - think ahead so that you can focus on getting down, not your getup.
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Florals Are In Fashion This Week at Bayshore Shopping Centre

Florals Are In Fashion This Week at Bayshore Shopping Centre

Fleurs de Villes has made a return to Ottawa!
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Business

6 Financial Tips for Transitioning to a Fixed Income

6 Financial Tips for Transitioning to a Fixed Income

Moving into the land of retirement means that you’ll no longer have active income. To make your retirement as easy and stress-free as possible, there are financial tips you’ll want to follow to seamlessly transition to a fixed income. Here are 6 must-follow tips.
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Weed and the Workplace: What Employers Should Know and What Employees Should Expect from the Legalization of Marijuana

Weed and the Workplace: What Employers Should Know and What Employees Should Expect from the Legalization of Marijuana

The legalization of marijuana in July of this year will bring changes to workplaces and affect thousands of people. Communication and education are the keys to understanding these new regulations and smoothing the transition.
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Looking for a job? Think skills, not credentials

Looking for a job? Think skills, not credentials

Over the last several years, the job market in Canada has started to evolve dramatically and leaders in business have begun to think about how to change the way they hire new employees.

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Food & Wine

Best Wines from Around the World

Best Wines from Around the World

Time to sample some fine wines from around the world!
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It’s The Greatest Wine Festival On The Planet

It’s The Greatest Wine Festival On The Planet

In all, 25,000 wine fans took over the Vancouver Convention Centre where 43,000 bottles were opened, and 82,000 wine glasses were used during the event.
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Vegans of Ottawa – Gabrielle Lizée-Prynne

Vegans of Ottawa – Gabrielle Lizée-Prynne

In this series, we chat with vegans from around the region to find out what it’s like to be plant-based in Ottawa, discovering tips and tricks for living a like a local - vegan style.
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Travel

Discovering San Diego

Discovering San Diego

You can spend weeks taking in all the theme parks, museum, beaches and green spaces of the big bay city but we hit the streets to get to know a few of San Diego’s many neighbourhoods.
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Paradise Awaits at Magical Mahekal Beach Resort

Paradise Awaits at Magical Mahekal Beach Resort

Refreshing swims, beachfront hammock snoozes, chic dining, Spanish guitar melodies, 5th Avenue shopping sprees, lush gardens and pampering spas are just a few of the things awaiting you here at Playa del Carmen’s authentic Mexican resort hotel.
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A Night Out in the Capital: What to Expect

A Night Out in the Capital: What to Expect

This cosmopolitan enclave is peppered with fun-filled entertainment, dazzling nightlife, and sumptuous cuisine. Let’s explore Ottawa!
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Politics

Top diplomat brings experience and insight — makes an impact in Ottawa

Top diplomat brings experience and insight — makes an impact in Ottawa

Konstantin Kavtaradze is one of Georgia’s most seasoned diplomats and for the past 28 years has been at the forefront of many of the tense international developments that have befallen his small but feisty democratic country.
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The Front Lines of Ontario’s Battle to Protect the Right to Free Speech

The Front Lines of Ontario’s Battle to Protect the Right to Free Speech

The media has described Lindsay Shepherd as an exceptional young woman and they are not wrong. Rather than focusing on the politics of the people she defends, she truly cares about their rights to free speech.
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Canadian Fake News Hits Awards Circuit

Canadian Fake News Hits Awards Circuit

Canadian election studies have proven news and public affairs coverage, polls and debates as being the most important factors in campaigns, with a commercial value of many times the combined legal campaign spending limits of all parties and candidates.
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Homes & Neighbourhoods

Spray-Net: Bringing long-lasting quality to your door

Spray-Net: Bringing long-lasting quality to your door

No surface is off limits with Spray-Net’s specialized spray materials – able to make exterior siding, front and garage doors, stucco, windows and even brick appear like new within the day.
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Reduce, Reuse, Reupholster

Reduce, Reuse, Reupholster

Brittany Martin of The Wooden Button Studio has been putting her spin on antique and mid-century modern furniture for four years, and her clients have come to know her for her fresh take on classic wooden pieces.
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Daalder Leisure Cabins: The Best Kind of Cabin Fever

Daalder Leisure Cabins: The Best Kind of Cabin Fever

Cottage life could be called a Canadian institution. Summers spent in a cozy cabin with friends and family are practically a national pastime.
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Reviews

Film Review: Star Wars

Film Review: Star Wars

During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.
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The woman who said no: 'My love affair with Pablo Picasso'

The woman who said no: 'My love affair with Pablo Picasso'

An intimate and revealing biography of the talented artist who dared to leave Picasso.
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Film Review: Book Club

Film Review: Book Club

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club.
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Best Picks

VELOP: Flawless Wi-Fi everywhere

VELOP: Flawless Wi-Fi everywhere

Velop gives you the freedom to place additional nodes to reach difficult spots like the basement or backyard for flawless Wi‑Fi everywhere.
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Chantelle Soft Stretch Comfort 2.0: The Must Have Wardrobe Item

Chantelle Soft Stretch Comfort 2.0: The Must Have Wardrobe Item

Say goodbye to scratchy fabrics and wonky fits! This underwear is a modern step above your undesiring underwear hastles.
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Bring more and pack less with the RōM Pack

Bring more and pack less with the RōM Pack

“We’re here to help you go exactly where you want to be—and to make sure that whatever you need most is right there with you” - RōM Outdoors.

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