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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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Book Review: Take Us to Your Chief

Book Review: Take Us to Your Chief

Classic Sci-Fic stories with a contemporary First Nations outlook.
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Book Review: Welcome to the Circus

Book Review: Welcome to the Circus

Rhonda Douglas´s debut collection dazzles with its daring and dangerous prose. Welcome to the Circus, where every moment is a tightrope act, precariously balancing on the edge of destruction.
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Let's Dine In - Spicy Three Pepper Chicken Stir Fry

Let's Dine In - Spicy Three Pepper Chicken Stir Fry

In this series, Let's Dine In creator Miliban Keyim shares a delicious original recipe from her blog every week, including the costs involved for each ingredient to the cent. Keyim shows us that making delicious food is not only easy, but cheap, letting us say the words “let’s dine in” a little more often.
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Top Stories

Y Kids Club more than just before/after-school support

Y Kids Club more than just before/after-school support

There are only 24 hours in a day, and a little less than half of those will usually be spent at work.  Add in another two for breakfast, a brief lunch at your desk and dinner, and you’ll quickly find yourself in bed setting the alarm for the next da
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Partial Eclipse of the Capital

Partial Eclipse of the Capital

How you can check out today's celestial event!
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Why Press Office Jobs Are Only Bad If You're in The White House

Why Press Office Jobs Are Only Bad If You're in The White House

Working in the public relations or press office section of a company or organization doesn't have to be stressful or scary.
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Arts & Events

Patience Rewarded as Ottawa Becomes Paradise City For Guns N' Roses Fans

Patience Rewarded as Ottawa Becomes Paradise City For Guns N' Roses Fans

Guns N' Roses return to take a chunk out of the Glebe and call it Paradise City!
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Seven More Drops of Summer

Seven More Drops of Summer

We’ve got seven more drops you can squeeze out of Summer 2017!
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BEST OF OTTAWA: Live Music Venues

BEST OF OTTAWA: Live Music Venues

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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Good Reads

Saving Those With No Voice: How One Organization is Saving the Lives of Thousands in Thailand

Saving Those With No Voice: How One Organization is Saving the Lives of Thousands in Thailand

Every year, thousands of dogs and cats are born and die on the streets of Thailand. Thanks to the work of the Soi Dog Foundation, many of these animals are being saved from the streets and given a new chance at life. 
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The madness of speaking a language

The madness of speaking a language

Speaking another language is not just a matter of grammatical structures; speaking another language is also understanding the culture and connecting with the customs.
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FAITH in Canada 150

FAITH in Canada 150

This is an exciting year for Canada and especially for the nation’s capital. Our city has never looked better and people who live here understand that we are in the middle of a renaissance.
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Sports

Three Cheers for the Team Behind the Team

Three Cheers for the Team Behind the Team

Championship cheers! 
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Ottawa hosts first ever Canada-Pakistan Cricket Cup

Ottawa hosts first ever Canada-Pakistan Cricket Cup

Cricket lovers and newcomers to the sport alike in the capital enjoyed the first ever Canada-Pakistan Cricket cup match yesterday at the Rideau Hall Cricket Ground.
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WWE – You Still Got IT!!!

WWE – You Still Got IT!!!

Sunday night the WWE SummerSlam Heatwave Tour stopped at the Canadian Tire Centre for an evening of sports entertainment
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Health

It’s time for visionary pragmatism on nicotine

It’s time for visionary pragmatism on nicotine

Nicotine is both the problem – and the solution – for smoking cessation.
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The Other Side of Reason – Into the abyss

The Other Side of Reason – Into the abyss

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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Provinces must act to prevent another OxyContin debacle

Provinces must act to prevent another OxyContin debacle

If all courts approve the settlement, Canadians will be responsible for covering the mounting costs associated with opioid addiction.
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Fashion

Step Outside With Kamik's Eco-friendly Footwear

Step Outside With Kamik's Eco-friendly Footwear

Minutes away from the Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau airport in Montreal lays a Canadian jewel that has been polished to perfection for over 100 years. Many of you will recognize the iconic Inuksuk logo sewn onto our childhood boots as we thrashed and played through countless Canadian winters, or even seen it on brightly coloured rainboots being splashed in newly created mud puddles in the spring. Kamik has had a presence in the lives of Canadians since 1898, and continues to pursue its goal to get people to Step Outside and explore the great outdoors.
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Simple Steps to Maintaining Your Curly Hair

Simple Steps to Maintaining Your Curly Hair

Curly hair requires a lot of maintenance which is why we've got 3 easy solutions to leaving it looking its very best.
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BEST OF OTTAWA: Salons and Barbers

BEST OF OTTAWA: Salons and Barbers

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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Business

Can a Small E-Store Really Edge Out Ecommerce Giants?

Can a Small E-Store Really Edge Out Ecommerce Giants?

Take your time when building your website, social media presence and email marketing lists. It’s better to develop each facet as you go, rather than slapdash something together.
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The Dynamix Difference

The Dynamix Difference

Entertaining guests while guaranteeing a memorable party experience - that's the Dynamix way.
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5 Tremendous Ways to Make Your Corporate Retreat All It Can Be

5 Tremendous Ways to Make Your Corporate Retreat All It Can Be

Plan your retreat carefully and make sure the goals are precise and understood from the very beginning.
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Food & Wine

Let's Dine In - Spicy Three Pepper Chicken Stir Fry

Let's Dine In - Spicy Three Pepper Chicken Stir Fry

In this series, Let's Dine In creator Miliban Keyim shares a delicious original recipe from her blog every week, including the costs involved for each ingredient to the cent. Keyim shows us that making delicious food is not only easy, but cheap, letting us say the words “let’s dine in” a little more often.
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Vegans of Ottawa – Lynda Turner

Vegans of Ottawa – Lynda Turner

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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Window of Hopportunity: Ottawa Brewers' Best Beer Names

Window of Hopportunity: Ottawa Brewers' Best Beer Names

With no shortage of witty, pop-culture heavy naming, we’ve limited the list to one beer per brewer, and only included brews currently in production.
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Travel

Say Howdy to Sunny San Antonio

Say Howdy to Sunny San Antonio

Nestled within South Central Texas, the hidden gem of San Antonio is an ideal combination of great weather, fascinating culture, beautiful scenery and delicious food. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, a cultural immersion or a weekend of relaxation, San Antonio has something for everyone.
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Celestyal Cruises: The Authentic Cuba

Celestyal Cruises: The Authentic Cuba

Cuba is an affordable vacation destination that pairs history with a fun and exciting culture. While most hunker down at a resort or one of the country's gorgeous beaches, there is a way to experience every side of Cuba without ever changing hotels.
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The Ultimate Travel Guide to Madurai

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Madurai

Five notable attractions when visiting the beautiful city of Madurai.
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Politics

Why Press Office Jobs Are Only Bad If You're in The White House

Why Press Office Jobs Are Only Bad If You're in The White House

Working in the public relations or press office section of a company or organization doesn't have to be stressful or scary.
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Want an innovative economy?

Want an innovative economy?

Canada’s federal research ecosystem is disjointed and lacks consistent oversight and evaluation.
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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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Home & Design

BEST OF OTTAWA: Neighbourhoods

BEST OF OTTAWA: Neighbourhoods

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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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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Reviews

Film Review: Logan Lucky

Film Review: Logan Lucky

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.
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Film Review: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Film Review: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.
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Film Review:The Hitman's Bodyguard

Film Review:The Hitman's Bodyguard

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
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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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