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Costly Fix: Power, Politics, and Nature in the Tar Sands

Costly Fix: Power, Politics, and Nature in the Tar Sands


Costly Fix examines the post -1995 Alberta tar sands boom, detailing how the state inflated the profitability of the tar sands and turned a blind eye to environmental issues.

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BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Bike Shops

BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Bike Shops

With over 20-years of experience writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this weekly summer series, we’ll share it all with you - our top picks of hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week!

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Out & About: June 22 - 28, 2018

Out & About: June 22 - 28, 2018

Ottawa Life has some of the top events to get you Out & About all week long!
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Top Stories

Stupid is As Stupid Does for Chateau Laurier Extension and Ottawa Citizen Editorial Board

Stupid is As Stupid Does for Chateau Laurier Extension and Ottawa Citizen Editorial Board

The problem with the Chateau Laurier project has nothing to do with guidelines. It has everything to do with the ugliness of the new extension that does not does not integrate in anyway with the existing architectural appeal of the original hotel.
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Highlights from a Night of Educational Success: Broadview’s Family Dance

Highlights from a Night of Educational Success: Broadview’s Family Dance

Education rarely gets the fanfare it deserves, but last week’s Family Dance at Broadview Public School proved how important fair and accessible education is to the people of Ottawa.
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Movin’ On drives big ideas on sustainability

Movin’ On drives big ideas on sustainability

The roster of A-list organizations, and their representatives, did not come up short on cutting-edge thought, weighing in on everything from urban planning and global citizenry, to connectivity and artificial intelligence.
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Arts & Events

Armour at the War Museum: Preserving What Makes Us Stronger

Armour at the War Museum: Preserving What Makes Us Stronger

Armour, presented by the Canadian War Museum until September 3rd, examines the history and impact of protective gear on civilizations and their culture.
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Glowfair 2018 Brings the Shine Back to Bank Street

Glowfair 2018 Brings the Shine Back to Bank Street

We take a look back at everything GlowFair had to offerover thousands of Ottawans!
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Second Annual An Evening of Laughter Coming Soon

Second Annual An Evening of Laughter Coming Soon

The Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre will be hosting its second annual family-friendly comedy night and fundraiser, An Evening of Laughter. 
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Good Reads

Why we love Paris

Why we love Paris

France has been a top tourist destination for what feels like forever.
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The Arts Are Not an Easy A

The Arts Are Not an Easy A

If you were asked to sit down and compose an essay about foreshadowing in Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, could you? For some, this may seem completely impossible.
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Diversity in Media: Representing the Reality

Diversity in Media: Representing the Reality

Lately, representation has become a more prevalent point to consider when casting for a movie or show. Minority groups have grown tired of being underrepresented in mainstream media, and certain producers have responded accordingly.
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Sports

Redblacks Dominate Roughriders in Home Opener

Redblacks Dominate Roughriders in Home Opener

After sitting out last week with a bye, Ottawa kicked off week two with a dominant 40-17 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders
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Ottawa Fury eke out first leg triumph victory over AS Blainville in the Canadian Championship

Ottawa Fury eke out first leg triumph victory over AS Blainville in the Canadian Championship

Ottawa Fury won the game 1-0 but AS Blainville provided a challenge the entire game.
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Ottawa Fury Canadian Championship matchup against semi-pro AS Blainville

Ottawa Fury Canadian Championship matchup against semi-pro AS Blainville

Fury FC will face AS Blainville, a semi-professional soccer club and 2017 Première Ligue de soccer du Québec champions at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
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Health

Reflections from the Other Side of Reason – A letter to myself

Reflections from the Other Side of Reason – A letter to myself

Writing a letter to ourselves is a practical way to help us listen to our inner voice. When I read my own letter, I realized that it was the first time I had heard myself so clearly.
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More isn’t always better when it comes to prescription medications

More isn’t always better when it comes to prescription medications

Canadians are living longer than ever, and we are also taking more medications than ever before. And this can make us sicker, not healthier.
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Seasonal Allergies and Itching

Seasonal Allergies and Itching

Spring, a time of new plant growth and beautiful blossoms, is dreaded by many allergy sufferers and can be, in their eyes, a most unpleasant time of year.
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Fashion

Summer 2018 Trends that will transform your outfits from 0 to 100

Summer 2018 Trends that will transform your outfits from 0 to 100

These five 80's trends have been reimagined to modern simplicity and have been tailored to flatter different body types and enhance your best feature all the while retaining its true ideological structure. 
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Tips for shopping the perfect pair of sandals or shoes

Tips for shopping the perfect pair of sandals or shoes

Follow these five tips on shopping sandals or shoes that might help you to find the perfect pair.
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Lennard Taylor: Canada’s own fashion Matisse

Lennard Taylor: Canada’s own fashion Matisse

Born and raised in Winnipeg, with an ancestry rooted in Britain and Switzerland, Lennard Taylor makes designs that belong at the Grand Palais catwalk. Every brushstroke blossoms into a work of art; every piece is individually crafted by the artist’s hands.
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Business

Scaleup Hub, OneEleven, Opening Doors For The Ottawa Tech Community

Scaleup Hub, OneEleven, Opening Doors For The Ottawa Tech Community

A promising new hub for hi-tech start-ups is blossoming in the heart of Ottawa’s downtown, and lighting a beacon for companies that have an eye on rapid development.
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How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

It is not a secret that starting a business requires having some capital. There is no strict common plan how to prove the business but there is a list of needed things every starter should take into the consideration.
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New Travel App Wins 2018 Small Business Expo PitchFest

New Travel App Wins 2018 Small Business Expo PitchFest

Described as ‘Uber for tour guiding and Tinder for travellers’, Wandure allows travelers to go on unique experiences created by real locals, or find like-minded travel buddies in their area.
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Food & Wine

Korea Week 2018 to Bring K-pop, K-Food, K-Cinema and More to Ottawa!

Korea Week 2018 to Bring K-pop, K-Food, K-Cinema and More to Ottawa!

Well, you’re in luck because Korea Week 2018 kicks off this weekend! Here are our top picks for events you don’t want to miss!
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BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Casual Dining

BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Casual Dining

After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this weekly summer series, we’ll share our picks with you - our top hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week!
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The Best Hidden Food Gems in Ottawa

The Best Hidden Food Gems in Ottawa

Over the last few years, tons of cute independently owned cafes and family-owned restaurants have popped up offering up some impressive eats. We’ve put together a little list to help guide you through your next Ottawa food adventure!
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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

Kealey and Associates' Ontario Election Analysis: A Cautionary Tale for Trudeau Liberals

Kealey and Associates' Ontario Election Analysis: A Cautionary Tale for Trudeau Liberals

The results of the general election of June 7, 2018 seemingly didn’t surprise political observers or voters in Ontario.
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Together 4 Yes: Ireland’s Abortion Vote

Together 4 Yes: Ireland’s Abortion Vote

Ireland voted to repeal the Eighth amendment of its constitution on May 25th 2018, putting an end to the country’s 35 year abortion ban in defiance of catholic conservatism.
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Uncertainty for Ontario

Uncertainty for Ontario

Ontario now has a majority government that believes in neither climate change nor abortion rights, has no fiscal policy, but is committed to $1 beer.
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Homes & Neighbourhoods

5 Big Tips To Keep Your Home Toasty In Winter

5 Big Tips To Keep Your Home Toasty In Winter

If you don’t want to waste large amounts of energy you’ll need to get creative. You can carry out some little jobs around your home.
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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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Requirements to Reserve a Condominium

Requirements to Reserve a Condominium

Whether you're buying your first home or are downsizing to a condo, figuring out your lending options can be the trickiest part of condo ownership. Luckily, we've collected all the information you could need when it comes to being able to purchase that perfect new home!
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Reviews

Costly Fix: Power, Politics, and Nature in the Tar Sands

Costly Fix: Power, Politics, and Nature in the Tar Sands


Costly Fix examines the post -1995 Alberta tar sands boom, detailing how the state inflated the profitability of the tar sands and turned a blind eye to environmental issues.

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Globalizing Confederation: Canada and the World in 1867

Globalizing Confederation: Canada and the World in 1867

Globalizing Confederation brings together original research from 17 scholars to provide an international perspective on Canada’s Confederation in 1867.
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Album Reviews: June 18, 2018

Album Reviews: June 18, 2018

#OLMMusic looks at new releases from Neko Case, Buck-N- Nice, Jorja Smith, Wreckorator and Flasher
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Best Picks

Nespresso and Canada Post Launch Red Bag Capsule Recycling Solution

Nespresso and Canada Post Launch Red Bag Capsule Recycling Solution

From now on, customers in Canada can simply place their used Nespresso aluminum capsules in a fully recyclable Red Bag provided for free by Nespresso Canada when coffee capsules are purchased.
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Turn Your Pet into a Literal Work of Art

Turn Your Pet into a Literal Work of Art

Paint Your Life connects you with a variety of talented artists who can turn a photo of your pet (or human) into a beautiful work of art. 
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The Big and Beautiful LG G6

The Big and Beautiful LG G6

OLM's Maria Gamboa spent some time getting to know LG’s flagship phone, the LG G6.
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