Articles by: Clayton AndresClayton Andres
Clayton Andres has a Bachelor of Arts at Trinity Western University in British Columbia and will be attending Carleton University for a Masters in Journalism. He has worked as the News Editor for his campus newspaper and more recently has worked as an intern for Ottawa Life Magazine.

Rockcliffe Park Book Fair keeps passion for print alive – but eBooks could hurt sales next year

October 28, 2013 11:34 am
Rockcliffe Park Book Fair keeps passion for print alive – but eBooks could hurt sales next year

In spite of the competition from the e-book market , the Rockcliffe Park Book Fair is able to prove that people in Ottawa still love to read in print. Last year, the Rockcliffe Park Public School’s annual book fair made more than $48,000 selling used books donated from the local community. The […]

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50 Years of Our Flag Dedication Ceremony

July 1, 2013 11:52 am
50 Years of Our Flag Dedication Ceremony

To celebrate almost 50 years of the Canadian flag,  the “50 Years of Our Flag” committee will be holding a special Flag Pole dedication ceremony today. A 160 foot flag pole has been installed with a plaque detailing the anniversary. The event will be held in Brockville “Birthplace of Canada’s Flag,” at […]

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V-Day Ottawa Supports Ending Violence Against Women with a production of The Vagina Monologues

March 5, 2013 12:19 pm
V-Day Ottawa Supports Ending Violence Against Women with a production of The Vagina Monologues

In support of the Global Effort to End Violence Against Women and Girls, V-Day Ottawa is announcing a special production of the Off-Broadway hit The Vagina Monologues. V-Day is an activist movement that works to end violence against women and girls. The global movement promotes creative events that raise awareness of […]

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Feeling the Groove: Mixing Genres with Harmony & Groove

February 21, 2013 12:42 pm
Feeling the Groove: Mixing Genres with Harmony & Groove

Adopting from the genres of R&B, Soul, Funk and Pop, Harmony & Groove is the alter ego of Canadian singer/songwriter Jeffrey Carl, who has been recording songs in different musical genres for years. It wasn’t until late 2008 that he decided to put it all together. The resulting album – 2½ years in […]

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Eye See You Series: The University of Ottawa Eye Institute at the Ottawa Hospital

January 21, 2013 11:23 am
Eye See You Series: The University of Ottawa Eye Institute at the Ottawa Hospital

Proper eye care is something that must be approached from many different perspectives. Individual eye care is just as important as surgical, clinical, and preventative care for maintaining proper vision and healthy eyes. At the University of Ottawa Eye Institute, eye care is top priority, with a dedicated staff of […]

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Norway: A Country of Unequalled Equality

December 3, 2012 3:18 pm
Norway: A Country of Unequalled Equality

As the need for accessibility reform grows in Ottawa, it is important to examine countries that have successfully created effective accessibility programs. In Norway, the government has been busy over the past three years attempting to make the whole country more accessible to persons with disabilities. On January 1, 2009, the Norwegian […]

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The Canadian Museum of Nature unveils the new Vale Earth Gallery

November 29, 2012 12:39 pm
The Canadian Museum of Nature unveils the new Vale Earth Gallery

The Canadian Museum of Nature is reopening the Vale Earth Gallery tomorrow, after an extensive renovation. The new gallery has been expanded to 8,000 square feet and showcases new displays, activities, and interactive elements about the geological makeup of our planet. Meg Beckel, the museum’s President and CEO, expressed her […]

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A Successful Legacy

November 22, 2012 11:00 am
A Successful Legacy

The third annual Legacy Conference was held on November 17 at the National Arts Centre. The conference was organized by volunteer students from both uOttawa and Carleton University in an effort to give young people in Ottawa a chance to learn about and discuss changes and challenges in the worlds of business and […]

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The Legacy Conference opens doors for Generation Y

November 9, 2012 9:30 am
The Legacy Conference opens doors for Generation Y

On Saturday, November 17, The Legacy Conference will be held at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre. The Legacy Conference is a meeting of like-minded individuals dedicated to creating open dialogue about the worlds of entrepreneurship and business. The conference is aimed at Generation Y in order to give these young people […]

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John Ralston Saul’s Dark Return to Fiction

November 2, 2012 12:00 pm
John Ralston Saul’s Dark Return to Fiction

On October 28, Canadian author, essayist and public intellectual John Ralston Saul spoke to a full crowd at the Knox Presbyterian Church as part of the 2012 Ottawa Writers Festival fall line-up. Saul, who is known for his celebrated novels and essays, being twice elected as the President of PEN International, and […]

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Well, That’s The Kind of Life It’s Been — Lloyd Robertson at the Ottawa Writers Festival

October 30, 2012 11:20 am
Well, That’s The Kind of Life It’s Been — Lloyd Robertson at the Ottawa Writers Festival

On October 26, Knox Presbyterian was filled with people excited to once again hear the familiar voice of former CTV News chief anchor Lloyd Robertson. Robertson appeared to do a talk about his impressive career as the longest-serving news anchor in Canadian and international history. Over his 59-year career in broadcasting, Robertson has […]

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Ottawa Writers Festival Previews Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children

October 26, 2012 4:41 pm
Ottawa Writers Festival Previews Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children

On October 24, the Ottawa Writers Festival hosted the Ottawa Premiere of Toronto-based Indian director Deepa Mehta’s new film, Midnight’s Children at the World Exchange Plaza. So many advance tickets bought that the Festival had to add an extra screening earlier in the afternoon to accommodate the excited viewers. The […]

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Power Shift Returns to Ottawa

October 25, 2012 10:16 am
Power Shift Returns to Ottawa

Power Shift represents a series of annual youth summits on an international level.The first Power Shift was held in 2007 in Washington, D.C., where over 20,000 young Americans gathered together outside their nation’s capital to promote environmentalism and lobby for government action to combat global climate change. Since then, the […]

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Free Dimensional by Diamond Rings – Finding Your Place Outside of Normal

October 12, 2012 10:03 am
Free Dimensional by Diamond Rings – Finding Your Place Outside of Normal

Canadian singer/songwriter Diamond Rings’ new album, Free Dimensional, is all about contradictions and living a life littered with incongruities. The album opens with waves of heavily distorted echoing synth and a static-induced crackling house beat. A number of new overlays are quickly added, including a steady marimba backbeat and John […]

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Are you ready for Canada’s largest independent literary celebration?

September 28, 2012 10:43 am
Are you ready for Canada’s largest independent literary celebration?

By Clayton Andres When his father Neil first came up with the idea of a writing festival in Ottawa, Sean Wilson thought his dad was insane. “At the time, I had been noticing that just about everyone I knew in the creative community had the sense that they had to […]

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