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Six Hip Picks for Chamber Fest 2017

Six Hip Picks for Chamber Fest 2017

Two words: chamber music. Okay, what comes to mind?
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Why Haven’t The 8 Ottawa Police Constables Who Assaulted Roxanne Carr Been Charged?

Why Haven’t The 8 Ottawa Police Constables Who Assaulted Roxanne Carr Been Charged?

Attorney General Yasir Naqvi Asleep at the Wheel Again?
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Jade Mountain Resort

Jade Mountain Resort

An architect’s love for jade and passion for his craft combined to create a one-of-a-kind paradise that will have you fall in love with Saint Lucia.

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Top Stories

Why Haven’t The 8 Ottawa Police Constables Who Assaulted Roxanne Carr Been Charged?

Why Haven’t The 8 Ottawa Police Constables Who Assaulted Roxanne Carr Been Charged?

Attorney General Yasir Naqvi Asleep at the Wheel Again?
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Amazing City, Amazing People

Amazing City, Amazing People

Amazing People, the brainchild of Kimothy Walker while on CTV Ottawa News, was a show that shone a spotlight on incredible, yet unsung, community leaders.
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United Way Ottawa and Project Step: preventing, educating and supporting youth in Ottawa

United Way Ottawa and Project Step: preventing, educating and supporting youth in Ottawa

Project Step is an award-winning initiative serving youth in Ottawa. Along with United Way Ottawa, they have been actively working so that adolescents in the capital city have access to counseling, support, education, and prevention regarding drug and substance abuse.
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Arts & Events

Six Hip Picks for Chamber Fest 2017

Six Hip Picks for Chamber Fest 2017

Two words: chamber music. Okay, what comes to mind?
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Travel Lightyears into the Future at Kontinuum

Travel Lightyears into the Future at Kontinuum

Kontinuum transports its visitors through space and time despite being just metres from the city's surface.
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Krystle Retieffe: Artist on the Shore

Krystle Retieffe: Artist on the Shore

For some, creating art is a compulsion, a much-needed outlet for self-expression.
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Good Reads

Phoenix Pay System Loses its Foote-ing

Phoenix Pay System Loses its Foote-ing

Dysfunctional computer programs, bureaucratic confusion and mistakes that are projected to take more than a year to fix.

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Could China Be the Answer to Canada’s Softwood Lumber Woes?

Could China Be the Answer to Canada’s Softwood Lumber Woes?

When it comes to Canada’s softwood lumber market, 2017 has been anything but business as usual.
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Percentages Indicate Faith Remains  Important to Canadians

Percentages Indicate Faith Remains Important to Canadians

Canada might be more secular than it ever has, but it’s not nearly as secular as many think.

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Sports

Diplomacy on Ice: Canada Hockey Days in Kazakhstan

Diplomacy on Ice: Canada Hockey Days in Kazakhstan

Diplomacy, at its best, operates upon the common ground shared by two parties. When it comes to Canada and Kazakhstan, no ground is more suitable for that than that of a skating rink.
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Nine Lives: A Young Athlete’s Struggle with Concussions

Nine Lives: A Young Athlete’s Struggle with Concussions

The incredible true story of Ottawa athlete Sarah Hiscock.
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Gabriela Dabrowski Makes History With Mixed Doubles Win

Gabriela Dabrowski Makes History With Mixed Doubles Win

Ottawa’s very own Gabriela Dabrowski made Canadian history at the 2017 French Open, becoming the first Canadian woman to win a Grand Slam title with her 2-6, 6-2, 12-10 mixed doubles win.
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Health

The healing power of unconditional love

The healing power of unconditional love

My experience with Suzanne Powell’s Zen Course

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It’s time to tear down the “welfare wall” for persons with disabilities

It’s time to tear down the “welfare wall” for persons with disabilities

A federal disability benefit could be modelled on the GIS for seniors

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Time to bring epilepsy awareness out of the dark ages

Time to bring epilepsy awareness out of the dark ages

It is one of the most common brain ailments, affecting over 65 million people globally, and yet it remains shrouded in stigma and ignorance.

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Fashion

Summer Edits

Summer Edits

With the warmer weather finally here, it’s time to get a kick-back, summer-lovin’, heck-yes-it’s-the-week-end style.
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Fleurs de Villes: Where Fashion and Florals Collide

Fleurs de Villes: Where Fashion and Florals Collide

Get ready to stop and smell the roses. The must-see Canadian flower meets fashion show has been touring across Canada and is set to arrive in Ottawa for viewing on Wednesday, May 3rd through Sunday, May 7th at Bayshore Shopping Centre.
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Quebec Designers Staying On Track With Eco Fashion

Quebec Designers Staying On Track With Eco Fashion

We chat with designers from the Qubec Designers Fashion sale. 
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Business

Hot New Businesswear Startup Setting up Shop in Ottawa

Hot New Businesswear Startup Setting up Shop in Ottawa

They’ve built up considerable hype in Toronto. And for just two days, they’ll be bringing their hip, modern designer fashion to Ottawa.
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Transform Your Resume and Stand Out with These Simple Tips

Transform Your Resume and Stand Out with These Simple Tips

It is incredible to see how well the economy is growing, especially here in Ottawa
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Far from your standard save-the-date: Wishtree Invitations & Design Inc.

Far from your standard save-the-date: Wishtree Invitations & Design Inc.

Wishtree Invitations & Design, Inc. is the Kate Spade of Ottawa when it comes to invitations and stationeries. They are the experts of custom wedding and event invitations, stationery, and branding for small businesses. Established in 2009, this small boutique quickly grew from a side interest to a full blown business.
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Food & Wine

Turn Meal Time Into HANG Time at Sky Lounge

Turn Meal Time Into HANG Time at Sky Lounge

Have your dinner 150 feet in the air!
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The Capital Ukrainian Festival Is Ready to Tantalize Your Taste Buds!

The Capital Ukrainian Festival Is Ready to Tantalize Your Taste Buds!

The Capital Ukrainian Festival strives to promote the culture, art and music of Ukraine but no gathering of this nature would be complete without serving up a seemingly endless sampling of traditional meals and treats.
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BEST OF OTTAWA: Bakeries

BEST OF OTTAWA: Bakeries

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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Travel

Jade Mountain Resort

Jade Mountain Resort

An architect’s love for jade and passion for his craft combined to create a one-of-a-kind paradise that will have you fall in love with Saint Lucia.

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The Wonders of Waterloo

The Wonders of Waterloo

There are so many ways to celebrate Canada this year and one way is to hit the road and explore.
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The Del: SAN DIEGO'S LEGENDARY TREASURE

The Del: SAN DIEGO'S LEGENDARY TREASURE

I’ve travelled to many sunny destinations, but San Diego, California is one of those exceptional places with a big-time wow factor.
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Politics

The Archduke Game

The Archduke Game

A chilling variant of the Archduke game is now being played in earnest in the United States.
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Prime Minister Maxime Bernier? Pourquoi Pas?

Prime Minister Maxime Bernier? Pourquoi Pas?

Why Maxime Bernier Could be A Real Problem for Trudeau's Liberals

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How Trump Will Save the World

How Trump Will Save the World

Could Donald Trump save the world? Read on!
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Home & Design

Recycling with a Hot Twist

Recycling with a Hot Twist

Fire pits bring a whole new perspective to your backyard. Instead of just green grass, flowers and the occasional potted plant, they are landscape with a purpose.
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Tips for Buying Replacement Windows in Ottawa

Tips for Buying Replacement Windows in Ottawa

Replacement windows are a special type of window that is different from “new construction” windows installed in recently built homes.
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Fendor’s History of Innovation

Fendor’s History of Innovation

In Mike Nichols’ classic film The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman’s Benjamin is memorably told by a businessman that a single product will define the future: plastics. According to Greg Westwell however, the future has long been in aluminum.

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Reviews

Film Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

Film Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.
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Burly X5 still gets high marks for handling

Burly X5 still gets high marks for handling

Indeed, the X5 is ruggedly handsome, with proportions defined by its short overhangs, long wheelbase, wide track and upright A-pillars.

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Film Review: Spider-Man Homecoming

Film Review: Spider-Man Homecoming

Several months after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges.
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Best Picks

Pipin’ Hot: A Portable Coffee Maker with some Punch

Pipin’ Hot: A Portable Coffee Maker with some Punch

While there’s nothing wrong with staying comfortably sat at your nine-to-five, some of us find the urge to answer mother nature’s call and escape routine.
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BEST OF OTTAWA: Top Spots for Pets

BEST OF OTTAWA: Top Spots for Pets

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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Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with Flair!

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with Flair!

2017 marks an amazing year to be Canadian! With the big 150th birthday bash coming up right around the corner, why not give your celebrations some extra oomph? We’ve got a roundup of some of the most spectacular products, some limited edition, that will help make July 1st extra extraordinary!  
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