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Angela Counter

Contributor

Angela Counter writes poetry and nonfiction in Ottawa. She lives with her imaginative son and beloved husband, photographer Justin Counter. When not at her desk, she is an avid hiker and fibre artist. She also contributes to Foment, the magazine of the Ottawa Writers Festival, and Ottawa Parenting Times.
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“All About Fish” Promotes Sustainability with Energy and Zest

“All About Fish” Promotes Sustainability with Energy and Zest

All images courtesy Gusto TV.  Gusto TV wants Canadians to buy and cook sustainable seafood – and love every minute of it.  The Ottawa-based food and lifestyle channel will promote a serious message with their new show, Fish the Dish and its companion website AllAboutFish.ca, two offerings that are [...]

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Dedication to Community and Real Food Fuels New OCCO Kitchen

Dedication to Community and Real Food Fuels New OCCO Kitchen

All photos courtesy of Justin Counter. Ottawa’s number one restaurant on Trip Advisor just got a big upgrade.  For the past year, Ottawa residents have been crowding a tiny takeout restaurant on St. Joseph Boulevard in Orleans called OCCO Kitchen. The restaurant is the vision of Chef Mark Steele, [...]

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Hop to It! Easter Activities in the Capital

Hop to It! Easter Activities in the Capital

Whether you’re looking for some fun or a chance to enjoy a luxurious holiday brunch, there’s something for every-bunny in Ottawa this Easter. Here’s our list of some of the best Easter-themed activities around town. Easter Egg Hunts and Family Activities Curious Cottontail’s Easter. Stories, [...]

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Raising the Bar: Is the Ottawa Karaoke Scene the Best in the Nation?

Raising the Bar: Is the Ottawa Karaoke Scene the Best in the Nation?

Forget everything you think you know about karaoke.  In Ottawa, karaoke is not your average drunken wail-fest, nor is it an exercise in ritual humiliation.  Karaoke in Ottawa is fun.  Why?  Local businesses like Dog and Pony Sound have elevated karaoke standards by providing top notch sound, consistently [...]

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The Undercurrents Festival Showcases Innovation in Contemporary Independent Theatre

The Undercurrents Festival Showcases Innovation in Contemporary Independent Theatre

Sarah Waisvisz in Monstrous. Photo by Christopher Snow. The undercurrents theatre festival is well-known in Ottawa for bringing socially and politically relevant, contemporary independent plays to the stage.  The festival, which started at GCTC and moved to Arts Court in 2015, has cultivated a history [...]

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