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OLM Pet of the Week Special Edition with Bad Tags- Meet Mocha

OLM Pet of the Week Special Edition with Bad Tags- Meet Mocha

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 site here to set your pet up with some sweet collar bling! It’s Friday, and there is no better way to start the weekend than with puppies! Today we want to introduce you to a little 7-9-week-old girl named Mocha.

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No Bones About It: Rock & Rescue is an Event You Don't Want to Miss!

No Bones About It: Rock & Rescue is an Event You Don't Want to Miss!

Rock out and save lives at the fifth annual Rock & Rescue charity event. Held on May 5th at the Lone Star Loft, come prepared to dance to jams from local musicians or bid on awesome live auction prizes. Proceeds from this year's event will go to support two dog rescues: Ottawa Dog Rescue and Freedom Dog Rescue. Both rescues are 100% volunteer run, with all funds going straight to the dogs!

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Prohibition Public House: Ottawa- with a New York Flare

Prohibition Public House: Ottawa- with a New York Flare

If you are looking for a New York style Gastropub with a European inspired farm to table menu, excellent wine list, a superb selection of  local craft beers, and unique cocktails and loads of cool, then Prohibition Public House should be at the top of your “to do” list.
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Top Stories

No Bones About It: Rock & Rescue is an Event You Don't Want to Miss!

No Bones About It: Rock & Rescue is an Event You Don't Want to Miss!

Rock out and save lives at the fifth annual Rock & Rescue charity event. Held on May 5th at the Lone Star Loft, come prepared to dance to jams from local musicians or bid on awesome live auction prizes. Proceeds from this year's event will go to support two dog rescues: Ottawa Dog Rescue and Freedom Dog Rescue. Both rescues are 100% volunteer run, with all funds going straight to the dogs!

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Ottawa Honours Its Own

Ottawa Honours Its Own

As many gathered in front of televisions, in pubs and a sold out Canadian Tire Centre across town as the Sens readied for round two of the playoffs, the setting sun cast amber hues over the Capital’s most iconic landmark. A few blocks away from both the Peace Tower and the excitement on Sens Mile, the city was honoring their own at the Ottawa Tourism Awards.
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Ottawa is Home to a Growing Podcast Scene

Ottawa is Home to a Growing Podcast Scene

Podcasts are all the rage these days. In fact, according to Abacus Data CEO David Coletto, approximately 10% of Canadian millennials listen to a podcast daily. While most of us have listened to, or at least heard of, chart-topping podcasts such as Serial, S-Town and Someone Knows Something, did you know that right here in Ottawa there is a steadily growing podcast scene?
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Arts & Events

First Place Options Fundraiser with Solange Tuyishime and Kim Sabourin

First Place Options Fundraiser with Solange Tuyishime and Kim Sabourin

Last night, First Place Options held a spring fundraiser for their Ottawa agency at the Centurion Conference Centre. It was hosted by Executive Director Kimberly Sabourin, along with special guest Solange Tuyishime.
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Learn Laugh and Listen at Recovery Day Ottawa Benefit

Learn Laugh and Listen at Recovery Day Ottawa Benefit

People with addictions are weak. They bring it on themselves. They are just lazy.  They need to grow up. These are the types of stereotypical misconceptions people like Gord Garner strives to remove every day.
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Film Fiesta Starts Today!

Film Fiesta Starts Today!

21st Latin American Film Festival April 26, 2017 until May 13, 2017

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Good Reads

Toolboxes and Technology: Don’t leave the skilled trades out of Canada’s innovation conversation

Toolboxes and Technology: Don’t leave the skilled trades out of Canada’s innovation conversation

High-tech can’t just mean developing apps – it must also mean developing apprentices

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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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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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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

Weight exercises more beneficial than drugs for osteoarthritis

Weight exercises more beneficial than drugs for osteoarthritis

Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in Canada resulting in both poor quality of life and workplace limitations. Arthritis burdens the personal lives of those living with the condition and on the lives of their families.
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7 Eastern and Western Herbs for Ulcerative Colitis
Canadians have more than one million unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures every year

Canadians have more than one million unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures every year

How we can improve patient outcomes and stop wasting health care resources in the process

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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

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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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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Ottawa’s Food Fusion Serves Up a Delightful Evening

Ottawa’s Food Fusion Serves Up a Delightful Evening

Excellent food and some friendly competition proved to be a winning combination at The United Way’s inaugural Food Fusion event. Ottawa’s Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute hosted the creative fundraiser, which pitted five corporate teams against one other in a “Master Chef-like” competition.
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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 Circle

Film Review: The Circle

A woman lands a dream job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, only to uncover a nefarious agenda that will affect the lives of her friends, family and that of humanity.
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Album Reviews April 27, 2017

Album Reviews April 27, 2017

#OLMMusic takes a loot at new releases from The Black Angels, The Heavy Medicine Band, Ray Davies, Pongo and Charaly Bliss
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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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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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