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How a Close Shave Can Benefit Childhood Cancer Canada A Unique Choir on the Ottawa Musical Scene Q&A: Ron Sexsmith and the Last Rider Start Spreading the News! Sens Advance to Round 2 Against New York! Ottawa Grassroots: the Little Festival That Grew Ottawa’s Farmers’ Markets Offer All Things Local and Delicious

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

Ottawa Life Magazine video series

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OLM Pet of the Week Special Edition with Bad Tags- Meet Molly & Misty

OLM Pet of the Week Special Edition with Bad Tags- Meet Molly & Misty

For the week leading up for National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, we have partnered with Freedom Dog Rescue and Bad Tags to showcase a different adoptable dog each day this week! Special thanks goes out to Bad Tags who generously supplied FDR with beautiful custom tags with the Freedom Dog logo on the back. You can read more about them here, and check out their funky tags on their here to set your pet up with some sweet collar bling! Today we want you to meet an adorable bonded pair of Shih Tzus who are looking for a forever home together.

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How a Close Shave Can Benefit Childhood Cancer Canada

How a Close Shave Can Benefit Childhood Cancer Canada

Smiling Over Sickness, a non-profit student-run organization that directs community volunteerism and student energy with the goal of contributing to the lives of sick children fighting cancer, continues their fundraising intuitive Shave for a Cure. The event, now in its 14th year, has volunteers shave their heads to raise money and awareness for Childhood Cancer Canada.
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A Unique Choir on the Ottawa Musical Scene

A Unique Choir on the Ottawa Musical Scene

The Ottawa Classical Choir is proud to bring to the Ottawa’s musical scene the best in classical choir music.
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Top Stories

Ottawa’s Farmers’ Markets Offer All Things Local and Delicious

Ottawa’s Farmers’ Markets Offer All Things Local and Delicious

It's Earth Day! With the sunny, warm weather finally here (last few day aside), why not take some time this season to visit some of Ottawa’s numerous farmers’ markets?
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Failing Grade for Ottawa Police

Failing Grade for Ottawa Police

When it comes to Sir Robert Peels Principles of Policing the Ottawa Police Service receives a failing grade

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MacLean’s and Others Get it All Wrong in Ottawa Top Neighbourhoods Survey

MacLean’s and Others Get it All Wrong in Ottawa Top Neighbourhoods Survey

Ottawa Life Magazine says MoneySense, MacLean’s Magazine and others got it all wrong when it published an article titled “Ottawa’s Top Neighbourhoods”.
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Arts & Events

A Unique Choir on the Ottawa Musical Scene

A Unique Choir on the Ottawa Musical Scene

The Ottawa Classical Choir is proud to bring to the Ottawa’s musical scene the best in classical choir music.
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Q&A: Ron Sexsmith and the Last Rider

Q&A: Ron Sexsmith and the Last Rider

“To use a tired cliché, my career has been a roller coaster,” says Ron Sexsmith a few weeks after releasing his 13th album, one that showed hints that the 53-year-old singer may be looking to sidle off into the sunset, just a singer with his song.
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House of Targ, Level 3: Reign of the Pinball Wizards

House of Targ, Level 3: Reign of the Pinball Wizards

There is a House in Ottawa South, They Call the House of Targ!
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Good Reads

How a Close Shave Can Benefit Childhood Cancer Canada

How a Close Shave Can Benefit Childhood Cancer Canada

Smiling Over Sickness, a non-profit student-run organization that directs community volunteerism and student energy with the goal of contributing to the lives of sick children fighting cancer, continues their fundraising intuitive Shave for a Cure. The event, now in its 14th year, has volunteers shave their heads to raise money and awareness for Childhood Cancer Canada.
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Ottawa Murals – Top Areas to Scope Out Street Art

Ottawa Murals – Top Areas to Scope Out Street Art

Street art has come a long way in the past few years. Once regarded with stigma, graffiti has since undergone a metamorphosis and is now frequently used as a trendy way to beautify public spaces.
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Edwin the Duck is Your New Best Friend! [Contest]

Edwin the Duck is Your New Best Friend! [Contest]

Get quacking! Edwin the Duck is not your ordinary toy and you can find out for yourself by winning your very own! 
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Sports

Start Spreading the News! Sens Advance to Round 2 Against New York!

Start Spreading the News! Sens Advance to Round 2 Against New York!

After dispensing a depleted, but game, Boston Bruins club in six hand-wringing games, Ottawa sets its sights on the New York Rangers.
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Welcome Back to the Playoffs!

Welcome Back to the Playoffs!

Welcome to the playoffs Canada. Glad to have you back. (Exceedingly high blood pressure accompanied by sweaty palms and jittery hands is expected) 
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Bring it on Boston!

Bring it on Boston!

Sens Mile officially opens.
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Health

  Individuals with developmental disabilities are an invisible population in Canada’s mental health system

Individuals with developmental disabilities are an invisible population in Canada’s mental health system

Almost half of those with developmental disabilities are diagnosed with mental illness or addiction -- and they are among the most frequent visitors to emergency departments
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Three nutrition trends to stay away from – based on the best evidence

Three nutrition trends to stay away from – based on the best evidence

If you follow health tips in the media, you’d think the nutritional sciences are a mess: Is butter good for you or is it bad? Should I eat breakfast or skip it? Should I eat like a caveman? Or maybe should I eat more like a bird?
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Waiting for emergency care – how long is too long?

Waiting for emergency care – how long is too long?

New study sheds light on an old problem.

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Fashion

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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Fashion Expert Liv Judd Soye Spills What’s In for Spring

Fashion Expert Liv Judd Soye Spills What’s In for Spring

For fashion, winter in Ottawa means bulky snow boots, parkas, and layers upon layers upon layers. But don’t let the April’s lingering slush and grey skies discourage you: spring and summer’s balmy weather is just around the corner, with a heap of new stylish fashions to brighten up your wardrobe. Ready to assist you in waking your closet out of winter hibernation is Sears, with their just-released Spring and Summer 2017 Catalogue.
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Spring into Fashion!

Spring into Fashion!

Spring has sprung and we’re celebrating by breaking from the darker shades we’ve worn all winter and filling our wardrobe with bright colours to celebrate the beginning of the new season.
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Business

Canada: the leader of Artificial Intelligence
Artemano Hits Merivale With Hopes of Further Engagement with the Community

Artemano Hits Merivale With Hopes of Further Engagement with the Community

Canadian-based home decor and accessory brand Artemano continues to make its mark in the National Capital with its new location in Merivale.
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PlayOLG Still Has Three Promises to Make Good Of

PlayOLG Still Has Three Promises to Make Good Of

Online gambling in Canada was always a sensitive issue. Although the locals are not explicitly banned from visiting offshore online gambling venues per se, these activities are frowned upon.

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Food & Wine

Andre in Unicorn Land

Andre in Unicorn Land

Yesterday I got high. Okay, I get it, so did a whack of other folks partaking in the usual clouded hazy gatherings on 4/20 but it wasn’t the soon to be decriminalized green snip of munchies inducing bliss that spaced me out. I discovered a land second star on the left and straight on into a rainbow oblivion by way of the Unicorn Frap express.
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Vegans of Ottawa - Susan Macfarlane

Vegans of Ottawa - Susan Macfarlane

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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Whisky Tasting A Go Go

Whisky Tasting A Go Go

Known for great whisky since before we were even a nation, Canada's deep love of the drink has spawned its own award series.
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Travel

Escape from Seoul to Ottawa’s Cityscape

Escape from Seoul to Ottawa’s Cityscape

Recent Ottawa resident Stuart Adam Shein writes of his journey from Seoul to the capital. 
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Carving Down the Powder Highway
Tree-mendous Tremblant!

Tree-mendous Tremblant!

Mont-Tremblant's treehouse hideaways are a perfect escape to nature and childhood but so much more awaits!
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Politics

How Trump Will Save the World

How Trump Will Save the World

Could Donald Trump save the world? Read on!
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Trump Takes Tragic Step Backwards with Abortion Ruling

Trump Takes Tragic Step Backwards with Abortion Ruling

So much has happened since mid-January, and one of the first actions of President Trump was to reinstate what is known as the global gag rule — removing funding from any foreign aid group that provides abortions, abortion facilities or abortion education outside of the United States.
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Trumped, Canada Looks to China

Trumped, Canada Looks to China

”We’ll be tweaking it.”This was President Donald Trump’s response when he was asked about the future of NAFTA in a February joint press conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Home & Design

Glam Up Your Closet For Spring

Glam Up Your Closet For Spring

Spring has sprung, and with home refreshing in the mix, isn't it time to reorganize your closet?

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JOHN’S RENO TIPS:  Flooring 101

JOHN’S RENO TIPS: Flooring 101

Your guide to happy feet and a beautiful living space

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Strengthening the Foundation of Ottawa with Action Restoration

Strengthening the Foundation of Ottawa with Action Restoration

Patrick Despatie likes to get down to the foundation of things. In fact, you can say he’s made a career out of it and is probably somewhere underneath the city as you read this.  

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Reviews

Film Review: The Promise

Film Review: The Promise

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
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Album Reviews: March 28, 2017

Album Reviews: March 28, 2017

#OLMReviews new releases from Finn, Empty Nesters, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Soulwax and Jacques Greene.
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Film Review: The Zookeeper's Wife

Film Review: The Zookeeper's Wife

The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.
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Best Picks

Bayne's Best Pick: Bad Tags

Bayne's Best Pick: Bad Tags

Looking for the perfect tag for your pet? Bad Tags has hundreds of tags with fun designs and saying, making it the perfect (and functional) pet bling in the market! Bad Tags are bright and colourful and come in a variety of cute and humorous sayings! These metal tags spice up the boring ID tags you can get at most pet stores. You can add up to four lines of info on the back of the tag, in case your BFF ever ventures out too far and gets lost. They also come equipped with a durable silencer to dampen the jingle of multiple tags, and are also glow-in-the-dark so your pooch is easier to spot at night!
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The Best Easter Wines for Under $15

The Best Easter Wines for Under $15

As Easter approaches, stores start to pack up with shoppers keen on getting the best food and drinks to share when their family gets together. For the average person, choosing a wine that perfectly compliments your meal can be an arduous and complex task. To help you out, we've got a round up for three wines perfect for three types of meals to make your Easter dinner preparations a little easier. 
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