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Eric Murphy

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A Carleton Journalism grad, Eric Murphy has a passion for local art, food and artistic food. When not biking around, Eric can usually be found worrying if the sounds his bike has been making are normal. You can find him at @e_emurphy or eric@ottawalife.com.
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Colorado: Peace Among the Peaks 

Colorado: Peace Among the Peaks 

A resting place overlooking the Mount Princeton Hot Springs. All photos by Eric Murphy. Halfway up a mountain looking over Boulder, Colorado I found a narrow rocky trail that split away from the well-worn hiking path. The trail ran alongside a steep, watery drop and arced upwards, disappearing into the [...]

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A New Stage in Canada-Hungary Relations

A New Stage in Canada-Hungary Relations

There are more than 300,000 Canadians of Hungarian descent living in Canada today. Many of them are musicians, film producers and CEOs, one is even an 87-year-old Nobel Laureate. Hungarian Canadians live all over the country, from the East Coast to the West, and despite their diversity, many of them [...]

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Building Bikes a Second Life

Building Bikes a Second Life

Photos by Eric Murphy. When you look at your old bike, the one that sat outside all winter and probably makes a few too many concerning sounds, you might see an inconvenience. However, if someone from Ottawa’s Causeway Work Centre saw that bike, they would see a treasure. For Cycle Salvation or Right [...]

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Loft Studios Open House is a September "Must Do"

Loft Studios Open House is a September "Must Do"

Stephen Perry. Dog with Flock of Swallows 32?x 48?. Beginning September 22, the Loft Artist Studios on Gladstone Avenue are opening their doors and sharing their work with the public. The open house will run for two weekends, giving visitors the chance to explore the workspace where 17 local artists [...]

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Blackiron Takes Shape

Blackiron Takes Shape

Gerry McGillvray, the founder and president of Blackiron. With a sleek new name, an airy office overlooking the Ottawa River and some fresh faces amongst its staff, Ottawa’s new Blackiron advertising agency has found its shape. Formerly BBandM Advertising + Media, Blackiron was forged out of the older [...]

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Sleeman #RailsideReps are Living the Dream

Sleeman #RailsideReps are Living the Dream

Many Canadians dream about going on a cross-country tour by rail. Leaning back against a comfy seat and watching lakes, rivers and, eventually, mountains pass by while the nostalgic clank of the rails rattles beneath you sounds like a great way to see the country. But even in their wildest dreams, most [...]

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A Less-Than Silent Epidemic

A Less-Than Silent Epidemic

Photo by MCPL Robert Bottrill. Tinnitus is a word you may not know, but it describes something you’ve probably felt. It’s that ringing in your ears, the one that bubbles to the surface when you’re lying in your quiet room after a rock concert or a baseball game where the home team scored just a [...]

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Skyline Gallery Will Capture Canada in Stark Colour

Skyline Gallery Will Capture Canada in Stark Colour

All photos by Mark Schacter.  After travelling the world and publishing three books of photography, Mark Schacter is putting down roots in Ottawa’s artistic scene and inviting locals to come see his work. On Saturday July 9, Schacter will open the doors to Skyline Gallery, a space set aside in his [...]

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Opening a Door for Canadian Newcomers

Opening a Door for Canadian Newcomers

On Monday, a group of educators and city officials came together to launch the YMCA-YWCA’s first ever Pre-Apprenticeship Home Renovation Program. They were surrounded by wooden work stations half covered in dry wall with colourful signs above them sporting the students’ names, or the names of the [...]

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Deadly Skies Over Ottawa

Deadly Skies Over Ottawa

Photo courtesy of the Canadian War Museum, edited for fit.  The Canadian War Museum’s newest exhibition brings visitors into the lives of nine high-flying First World War fighter pilots, commanders and civilians. One of the nine profiles, Marjorie Stinson was a teenaged American flying instructor [...]

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