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PlayOLG and the future of Provincial Online Casinos

PlayOLG and the future of Provincial Online Casinos

It has been almost two years since the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission launched their online casino platform, PlayOLG.ca. The promises at the time were lofty. PlayOLG.ca would offer Ontario residents a safe and exciting platform to gamble online that would also return significant money to the taxpayers [...]

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Eight practices to be an effective executive

Eight practices to be an effective executive

Peter Druker used to say that it is valid to find diverse leaders in terms of personality, attitudes, values, strengths and weaknesses which means that an effective executive does not need to be a leader in the sense that is currently given to this term. The leader is not necessarily an executive, [...]

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5 ways to create a cozy reading nook for kids

5 ways to create a cozy reading nook for kids

Think reading needs to be relegated to the couch or a bed? With a little creativity, you can create cozy reading nooks the whole family can enjoy. Here are some tips from Charlotte Teeple, executive director of the Canadian Children's Book Centre and head of the TD Grade One Book Giveaway, Canada's [...]

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Save money on flights this holiday season

Save money on flights this holiday season

The holidays are meant to be spent with family, friends and loved ones. When those dear to us live halfway across the world or even a few hours away, travelling becomes a necessity. However, plane tickets can be expensive, and on top of all the other expenses particular to time of year, trying to afford [...]

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Deck the Halls! Merry and Marvellous Home Décor for the Holiday Season

Deck the Halls! Merry and Marvellous Home Décor for the Holiday Season

Welcome to Day 14 of the 25 Days of Ottawa Life Christmas Calendar. We’ll be updating with a new treat daily so be sure to keep checking under the OLM Tree to see what’s new. With Christmas just around the corner, shopping malls, hotel lobbies, and city streets are a whirlwind [...]

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Do Good Today: Impact Hub Ottawa’s Holiday Market

Do Good Today: Impact Hub Ottawa’s Holiday Market

Impact Hub Ottawa has the perfect event for you and your family tonight! Are you looking to spend your money in the name of a good cause? Tonight you can do it while enjoying fun and festive workshops! December 13th from 6pm to 9pm, check out Ottawa’s “Gifts that do good” Holiday [...]

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Kenny G. Dazzles the NAC

Kenny G. Dazzles the NAC

Photos by Marc Bourget Urban Dictionary defines the term ‘G’ as a ‘Gangster’. I use the term slightly differently. I look at is as someone in control of a situation. ‘She can walk into any room and just own it, she’s such a G!’ ‘He predicted who [...]

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Symptoms offer clues in telling cold and flu apart

Symptoms offer clues in telling cold and flu apart

We've all heard someone mention that they have a touch of the flu. But was it the flu, or was it a really bad cold? It can be difficult to tell them apart as symptoms can be very similar. While the common cold can make you feel really sick, the flu can lead to serious health problems like pneumonia. [...]

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6 tips for renting your home on a home sharing network

6 tips for renting your home on a home sharing network

Renting your home on a sharing network such as AirBnB or HomeAway can be a rewarding way to earn some extra income. As more people use these services to travel and explore the world, there are ways you can minimize your risk and become an outstanding host. Here's how to get started: 1. Emphasize [...]

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Connect the digital dots in your business during the holidays

Connect the digital dots in your business during the holidays

The festive season is an important period for many small businesses. Demand for goods and services tends to be at an all-time high, and if you can deliver a great experience during a peak period, you may wind up with some very loyal customers. Getting this right is more vital than ever — just look [...]

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