Before the National Inquiry: Countering Stereotypes Through Education, Employment and Art

January 13, 2016 2:07 pm
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Aboriginal community members at the annual Sisters In Spirit Candlelight Vigil in Ottawa in October. Photo by Damira Davletyarova. “I embrace you my sisters; and myself too We will go forward with strength anew Our friendships will travel with us down the road Fortified by the stories we now hold…” Excerpt from […]

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Ottawa Native Barbara Ann Scott is a Legend Among Champions

January 12, 2016 9:58 am
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For many Ottawans, January puts a focus on setting personal goals and maintaining new-found commitments. Whether the plan involves a new diet and exercise regime or an increased dedication to your job, the aim of any New Years Resolution is to improve day-to-day living. The question for many is where […]

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Mike’s 2015 Photo Roundup

December 23, 2015 1:16 pm
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Allie X, RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, July 2015 – © MikesMedia.com. Ottawa music photographer Michael Wing from MIKE’S MEDIA saw everyone from Ed Sheeran to Rob Zombie onstage this year. His 2015 slideshow will make you feel like you’re standing right on the stage, no earplugs required.

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Ottawa Life’s Top 10 Activities to Get You Into the Holiday Spirit

December 2, 2015 2:07 pm
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Holiday lights are twinkling and the first snow of the season has fallen, so we declare the holiday season officially begun! Ottawa is brimming with great holiday activities this month, from theatre and music to shopping, food and outdoor adventures, there is something for everyone. We’ve put together a list […]

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It’s Time to Clear the Room

November 12, 2015 3:22 pm
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There are certain things that we just don’t discuss at cocktail parties. However, Rogers Daytime host Derick Fage is looking to change that on November 12th. As the spokesperson for the Canadian Continence Foundation, Derek is looking to raise awareness and funds for an organization that deals with this taboo […]

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Remembrance Day

November 11, 2015 8:00 am
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Photo by Sofie Sharom. The Fields of Honour By Frank Baile Ranked by no rank, Lie the fallen, Testaments to a courage that, Few foreknew until that time. When something stirred in them, Like a sign, but more, That made each say, There must go I! Not all are here, […]

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Experience Trinidad and Tobago at the OWFF

October 29, 2015 9:55 am
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All photos courtesy of Allison Ferguson The Ottawa Wine and Food Festival is here! This year, The Tourism Development Company Limited of Trinidad and Tobago is teaming up with The High Commission for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to bring two Trinidadian-born Chefs, Marida and Narida Mohammed, to the […]

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Sam Roberts is Coming to the TD Place

October 27, 2015 4:09 pm
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The group behind ‘Brother Down’ is teaming up with the union who supports public servants like our health inspectors and librarians this November to put on an enormous, free concert at the TD Place. To be more specific, November 14 the Sam Roberts Band will take over the TD Place […]

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Pedal Past Dark with Tour La Nuit

September 24, 2015 11:58 am
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All photos courtesy of Ottawa Vélo Fest. Every cyclist knows the dream of having an entire main road to themselves. There really isn’t anything like flying down Colonel By Drive on Sunday Bike Days or turning the art gallery corner to find the Alexandra Bridge completely empty. This Friday, Capital […]

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CityFolk Impressions

September 22, 2015 3:52 pm
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Ewan Currie from The Sheepdogs plays at CityFolk. Photo by Michael Wing.  This year’s CityFolk festival swept into the new venue at Lansdowne Park on the perfect weekend. It was warm and sunny most days, with as little rain as anyone could have hoped for. The festival line up was […]

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ACO and the Legacy Project

September 15, 2015 10:03 am
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The ACO’s new address on 19 Main Street. The AIDS Committee of Ottawa (also known as ACO) is a community-based, non-profit, social justice organization that provides free, confidential services for people living with, affected by and at risk of HIV/AIDS in Ottawa. ACO started as a small group of gay men […]

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Authentically Urszula

September 10, 2015 1:52 pm
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Photo courtesy of Urszula Kozak Photographer Urszula Kozak was born in Brenna, Poland, a former communist town near the Czech border. Surrounded by farms, animals and familial love, Kozak’s childhood was an extraordinary one. At the age of eight, Kozak arrived in Toronto with her family in November of 1984. […]

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Cue the Cure!

September 3, 2015 11:08 am
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This time two years ago, Jennifer Mielke and Jennifer Mulligan probably felt like cancer was coming at them from every angle. In August 2013 Mielke found out that a lump in her breast was “indicative of cancer.” A month before that, Mulligan lost her mother to pancreatic cancer. In the […]

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Gorgeous Glasses for Vision and Adorable Dogs

September 2, 2015 10:07 am
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On September 24th the Merivale Optometric Centre is hosting the ultimate win-win event. During their second annual ladies night, they’re offering exclusive discounts on all glasses & sunglasses, and each sale will raise money for cute, and incredibly important, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Aside from the great prices, […]

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James Leclaire: The Sing-a-Long Sounds of Storytelling and Sorrow

August 31, 2015 11:00 am
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Album cover by Brett Clarke. James Leclaire’s fourth album, These Weights, combines the soulful storytelling of folk and country music with the anthemic energy of punk, to create a sound he calls ‘dirt country.’ “There is a country twang to it but it’s got an edginess that is a little […]

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Top Five Alternative Things to do in Ottawa

August 21, 2015 11:00 am
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Instead of taking a trip around the world and picking out the best things to do in foreign lands, we’ve decided to stay closer to home this issue and highlight some of Ottawa’s finest things to do. However, in the interest of variety, we’ve decided to stray slightly from the […]

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Boater’s Paradise Heads to Auction

August 18, 2015 1:50 pm
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Eagle Point mansion has customized landscaping, two gourmet kitchens, a spa with a stone waterfall, and of course, a killer view of the water. Located in the Thousand Islands, this gorgeous 15-acre estate is going up for auction on August 22. Previously listed for $22.9 million, the mansion will be […]

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