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Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Can the Senators bounce back after brutal loss to Penguins? 
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International Wines to Get You in the Summer Spirit!

International Wines to Get You in the Summer Spirit!

Summer is nearly here, and what better way to celebrate a perfect summer day than with a perfect international wine. We've got a round up of wines from four different countries to help you get a sample of what the world of wine has to offer!
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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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Top Stories

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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Get to Know Gatineau

Get to Know Gatineau

It is time to get to know Gatineau.
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Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Strongly Objects Consideration for Labour Law Reform

Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Strongly Objects Consideration for Labour Law Reform

Rumoured policy changes including a $15 an hour minimum wage and a card-based certification process that diminishes an employee’s informed choice in unionization have the Ontario employer community feeling uneasy. Three of Ottawa’s largest business organizations have expressed their concerns and are urging Premier Kathleen Wynne to refrain from making these major changes to Ontario’s labour laws.
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Arts & Events

Inspiration Village Opens to Celebrate Canada

Inspiration Village Opens to Celebrate Canada

Crowds eagerly awaited his and Mayor Jim Watson’s cutting of the ribbon to allow access to what is being called one of the centrepieces of Ottawa 2017’s massive year of celebratory programing and events during Canada’s 150th.
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Canadian Museum of Nature Celebrates Science with Annual “Science by Night”

Canadian Museum of Nature Celebrates Science with Annual “Science by Night”

For the third year in a row, the Canadian Museum of Nature hosted the extravagant "Science by Night" event last night. Since the event was hosted on International Museum Day, as well as during the hours of free museum admission, there was a very large turn out and hundreds of guests filled up the numerous rooms of the museum were a variety of games, workshops, activities and special displays were out to enjoy.
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Drink a Cuba Libre, a Mojito or a classical rum cocktail this Friday!

Drink a Cuba Libre, a Mojito or a classical rum cocktail this Friday!

Cuba joins the celebration of Canada 150th anniversary through a presentation of Cuban culture, music, food and cocktails, photo exhibition and conferences about tourism, investment and Cuba’s natural environment. Don't forge the Cuban coffee, plus a very important dance instruction! It all starts Friday, May 19 when Ottawa Welcomes the World bac to the Horticulture Building in Lansdowne Park.
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Good Reads

Sens GM Bryan Murray and the OICC Launch Fundraiser for Cancer Care

Sens GM Bryan Murray and the OICC Launch Fundraiser for Cancer Care

The Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC) has been helping cancer patients fight their battles for more than twenty years now. With their latest fundraiser, they are hoping to take their services one step further.
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China is Closer than Ever

China is Closer than Ever

Get ready to pack your bags and pick up the Mandarin edition of Rosetta Stone.

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Breathing New Life Into Old Bikes

Breathing New Life Into Old Bikes

Do a mental count of all your bicycles. Now imagine the extra space in your garage or shed if you could rid yourself of that one bike you’re still holding on to that’s in pretty good shape, but never used. 
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Sports

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Can the Senators bounce back after brutal loss to Penguins? 
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"They don't give you anything." Senators Ready for Crosby and the Penguins

"They don't give you anything." Senators Ready for Crosby and the Penguins

Reportedly there was a good chunk of chatter behind closed doors from rival Eastern Conference general managers prior to the playoffs beginning that the one team you didn't want to see was Ottawa.

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What's next?

What's next?

Your guess is as good as mine. The question being, what can you expect to occur in Game 6 Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden?

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Health

What Canada can learn from Australia on health care

What Canada can learn from Australia on health care

Australia and Canada share many characteristics, but Canadians may not know one of them is that Australia’s universal health insurance scheme, Medicare, was modelled on Canada’s -- albeit adapted to account for constitutional differences between the two countries.
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The Other Side of Reason – I am here, I wait

The Other Side of Reason – I am here, I wait

Involved in a bus accident that took the lives of six people, David Gibson has been battling through PTSD for over three years. In an effort to better understand himself and to communicate with others, he turned to writing. His first book was The Other Side of Reason: A Journal on PTSD, available now via petrabooks.ca. This column continues that text.
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Is Reversing Diabetes Really Possible?

Is Reversing Diabetes Really Possible?

Diabetes is on the rise bringing with it many health complications. Traditionally, diabetes was only considered treatable with insulin. However, new evidence is starting to give hope that through a combination of diet and medication, diabetes may be reversible.

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Fashion

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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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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Business

Capital Florist Wants to Make Your Dreams Come True

Capital Florist Wants to Make Your Dreams Come True

Owner of Capital Florist, Carla is Ottawa’s newest floral designer, but with a modern twist.
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Tokyo Shop Brings Everything Kawaii to Ottawa

Tokyo Shop Brings Everything Kawaii to Ottawa

If you’re a lover of everything kawaii–which is a Japanese word used to describe anything cute for those of you unfamiliar with the term–then get excited! Ottawa’s very first Japanese dollar store has recently opened up in the heart of the city.
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Nights Out With a Difference in Ottawa

Nights Out With a Difference in Ottawa

Have a Laugh...Hopefully at a Comedy Club
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Food & Wine

I’ll raise my glass to that!

I’ll raise my glass to that!

Smooth. Round. Smells like a field of wildflowers. With descriptors like this, I bet you don’t think that I am talking about gin. 

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Buyers Picks at Vintages

Buyers Picks at Vintages

‘Buyer’s Picks’ are the prominent feature of this weekend’s LCBO Vintages release, not to mention New Zealand and Sake wines.
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Sure sign of spring: Rose wines!

Sure sign of spring: Rose wines!

Warm weather is pushing the gauge on the thermometer higher every day. Nothing sends a more summer-like message than pulling out a chilled bottle of pink from the fridge or picnic cooler. 
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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

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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Smart. Simple. Strong.

Smart. Simple. Strong.

Niels Luettge is not in the business to simply design and build houses. He creates living spaces that reflect prospective home owners in their entirety. More than “functional," a job well done has to be aesthetically impressive and architecturally sound, while addressing the wish list of the client.

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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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Reviews

Album Reviews May 11, 2017

Album Reviews May 11, 2017

#OLMMusic takes a look at new releases by Perfume Genius, Deadpan Romeo, Black Lips, Mac DeMarco and Fathers of Modern Rocketry.
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Book Review: Rough Patch • A Novel

Book Review: Rough Patch • A Novel

Rough Patch, a novel published by Arsenal Pulp Press, is a powerful novel about picking yourself up after a spectacular fall, and finding your own way in the world.
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Book Review: 300 Reasons to Love New York

Book Review: 300 Reasons to Love New York

Discover the real New York!
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Best Picks

International Wines to Get You in the Summer Spirit!

International Wines to Get You in the Summer Spirit!

Summer is nearly here, and what better way to celebrate a perfect summer day than with a perfect international wine. We've got a round up of wines from four different countries to help you get a sample of what the world of wine has to offer!
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A Carnivore's Dream Kitchen Appliance

A Carnivore's Dream Kitchen Appliance

Dry aged steak was something I would only get right after payday, and when I was feeling particularly celebratory, otherwise the cost of getting such a delicious meal would always force me to flip back to the cheaper side of the menu. Thus you could probably imagine my excitement to discover that there was an easy way to dry age steak at home, bringing one of my favourite meals right to my kitchen. Introducing the SteakAger! This amazing device comes in the simple form of a white box, but will quickly become a staple for steak fans everywhere! Its compact design simulates the environment of a professional dry-aging fridge, without taking up precious kitchen space.
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Leap for Sleep

Leap for Sleep

Feel like you slept at a luxury hotel every night with the 14" Hunter new-tech gel memory foam mattress from Sleep Envie.
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