The Local Casino: Boon or Bust?

July 24, 2014 11:07 am
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Having a casino set up shop in one’s hometown isn’t something many of us have to confront these days, and the majority of people, if asked, would likely have a kneejerk reaction against the notion. It is a time when many are playing online casino games and to start you […]

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Ottawa Lebanese Festival–A Scene of Cuisine

July 23, 2014 10:00 am
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The grounds of St. Elias Cathedral are busy this time of year—full of Lebanese festivalgoers eager to eat, enjoy music and have fun celebrating Middle Eastern culture. I went to the festival on an empty stomach so my first stop was the Tannis food tent. The tent had multiple line-ups […]

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Enjoy Slotomania Games for Your Android

July 17, 2014 4:58 pm
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The gambling industry has changed drastically since the development of the Internet and the advancement of technology. Online gambling is accepted and embraced by the general public, and people from all around the world play online slots. Each year more and more people are placing bets, as the online gambling […]

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Stepping Into Medieval Times

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It’s only 30 minutes from downtown–but the Osgoode Medieval Festival makes you feel as though you are far from home. Inside the Kingdom of Osgoode, there are sword fights, knights clad in shining armour, horses, dancing and even hotdogs. “If something fires toward you, duck!” Yelled the referee, wearing a […]

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Bump, Set, Spike: HOPE Volleyball SummerFest

July 11, 2014 9:38 am
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Let me preface this piece by saying when I was in grade seven, I tried out for my elementary school volleyball team. The coach (and my then-teacher) made me team manager instead of a player. I think he didn’t want me to feel excluded–a nice gesture, I must say, but […]

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Pilar’s Picks: Julie Crochetière

July 10, 2014 9:58 am
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Canada definitely has talent. I’d love to introduce you to singer-songwriter Julie Crochetière, born and raised in Montreal. Her music tugs deep into your heart and each track has you feeling passionate emotions. Crochetière recently released her fourth solo album Counting Dreams, and you need to give it a listen to! I’m […]

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Will You Play Hockey for Food?

July 9, 2014 9:32 am
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The summer weather may be heating up, but who says that means hockey season is over? Grab your hockey stick, a few friends, a ball and a can of food and join the Five Hole for Food (FHFF) ball hockey games today on Sparks Street. FHFF is a national, non-profit […]

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Is Online Gambling Addictive?

July 4, 2014 2:03 pm
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What is a Gambling Addiction? Gambling addiction can also be known as compulsive gambling. It is an impulse-control disorder where people are unable to control their urge to gamble, even if they see there are negative effects to gambling. Problem gamblers will continue to gamble regardless of their situation–whether they […]

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Does Canada Need Bill C-290?

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Photo courtesy of Jamie In Bytown. The Super Bowl, the Stanley Cup and now the World Cup are progressing before our very eyes, but residents of Canada will know all too well they are unable to wager single stake selections on any of the sporting events this summer. This is […]

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Making Music Magic: James Leclaire

July 3, 2014 4:33 pm
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Today marks the opening day of RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest! OLM is ready to groove—and so is James Leclaire! Leclaire and The Cable 22’s hit the Barney Danson Theatre tonight at 6 p.m. to bring you some of Ottawa’s best musical talent. Compared to the likes of Steve Earle, Leclaire […]

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Why Ontarians are Going Online Overseas for Gambling

July 2, 2014 11:07 am
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Written by John Sorensen In recent years, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission (OLG) has been going online to try to attract new patrons from across the province by offering online casino games, poker tournaments and even Lotto 6/49, Lotto Max and ENCORE tickets over the internet.  There can be no doubt that […]

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O Canada- Our Singer-Songwriters & Canada Day

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Photo of Lesley Pike, Canada Day, 2013 LESLEY PIKE Indie artist, Singer/Songwriter, Gibson Guitars Artist, DIY-er Hometown: Wingham, ON www.lesleypike.com Q:  What’s your favourite Canada Day memory? A:  Performing last year at the Burlington Waterfront for Canada Day is a favourite that comes to mind. It was so great to […]

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Best Casinos in Ottawa, Ontario

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Jamie In Bytown  Playing the slots, tables and cards at casinos is a popular pastime among many Canadians. This can be seen in the growing popularity of the Canadian online gambling industry which generates around $16 billion a year in revenue. However, while online gambling is popular thanks to its […]

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Canada Day in the Capital: Everything You Need to Know

June 30, 2014 12:53 pm
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Images courtesy of Ottawa Tourism. OLM has got you covered for all the events and happenings of Canada Day in our Capital. Is there any better place to be? We know Parliament Hill turns into a sea of red and white—so let’s find out what all the fuss is about! […]

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DesignerDIY: Spotlight on Scandinavian Style

June 27, 2014 9:50 am
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Understanding the key elements of the style being contemplated for any space are just as important as the final selections for that space.  Over the next several weeks, we are going to feature the 9 distinct themes that Bouclair’s newest collection {Atelier Bouclair} boasts.  These styles include Scandinavian, Industrial Chic, […]

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Latin Sparks Sets Downtown Ottawa on Fire with Bigger Street Dancefloor

June 26, 2014 3:14 pm
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Latin America is coming to Sparks Street in Ottawa, promising the best in cultural cuisine, entertainment and the opportunity to dance with thousands of friends on the city’s biggest outdoor dancefloor. Hosted by The International, Latin Sparks is a night-long celebration held on the last Saturday of every month throughout […]

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Samantha Testa: Sing Your Soul Out

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Samantha Testa, 21, is a bona fide pop rocker. Writing music, playing guitar and piano and singing her soul out is just another day in the life for this young Ottawa talent. From singing for the American and Canadian Women’s Olympic Hockey teams to co-writing with Suzie McNeil from Rock […]

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