Meet the Ottawa Knitters that Won the Internet with their Scarves on Statues Initiative

January 28, 2014 11:02 am

By Hannah Alper Last week, I read an amazing story of kindness, collaboration and action. Overnight in downtown Ottawa hand-knitted scarves were placed on statues. On each scarf a tag was sewn that said only “I’m not lost if you’re stuck in the cold, take this scarf to keep warm!” […]

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The Underground Comedy Railroad Tour Goes National

January 27, 2014 12:04 pm

A comedy tour with a serious message sounds like an oxymoron but that’s exactly what makes The Underground Comedy Railroad Tour so unique. It provides a platform for a roster of African-Canadian comedians to showcase their talent on the figurative and literal stage during February, which also happens to be […]

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David Usher on Returning to the Capital and Reconnecting Through Creativity

January 24, 2014 11:03 am

David Usher is a Canadian icon. Mention his name and many can attest to his musical genius as both a solo artist and front man for Moist. He also deserves this title for his work outside the music sphere. Usher is the founder of CloudID Creativity Labs, an ‘idea incubator’ […]

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Pulitzer Prize Finalist Detroit by Lisa D’amour

January 21, 2014 9:16 am

In a “first ring” suburb outside a midsize American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who’ve moved into the long-empty house next door. The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control, shattering the fragile hold that newly unemployed Ben and burgeoning alcoholic Mary […]

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Top Nights out in Ottawa

January 20, 2014 10:58 am

Ottawa has quite a reputation to live up to. Voted by consulting firm Mercer as the city with the second highest-quality of living in North America and fourteenth highest in the world, it is a city that takes to heart every aspect of good living. Arts and entertainment is one […]

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Ottawa’s Bridal Show

January 14, 2014 11:14 am

This past weekend the Ottawa Convention Centre played host to Ottawa’s Premier Bridal Show. The event was presented by the Wedding Palace Bridal Show offering the most exceptional and original experience for soon-to-be brides and grooms. Highlighting bridal fashion shows and door prizes, the bridal show included the most high-end […]

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Looking for Tickets to a Local Event? Buy Them Here!

January 9, 2014 2:03 pm

Ottawa Life has made locating your favourite Capital happenings even easier with our extensive and consistently updated Events Page. And now we’ve partnered with Canadian online ticketing company, Uniiverse, enabling event organizers to list and sell tickets for their events directly on Ottawa Life’s online magazine. Uniiverse is an innovative […]

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Going Local: Last Minute Shopping Made Easier

December 23, 2013 12:36 pm

If you’re one to leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute, fear not, there’s a way you can avoid that last minute panic and come away with a gift to suit any taste. Samba Days and Blackhawk Network (Canada) Ltd. have teamed up to provide Canadians with a new […]

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Ottawa to Ring in the New Year Scottish Style

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iPolitics/Cynthia Münster

The people of Ottawa will have another chance to get their Celt on this New Year’s Eve. After the success of last year’s first-ever Scottish Hogmanay at Ottawa City Hall, the Scottish Society of Ottawa has announced it will host another free downtown party on December 31, presented by TD. […]

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Make it one of your favorite things this holiday season… The Sound of Music at the NAC

December 14, 2013 11:19 am

It doesn’t matter what kind of day you’ve had. If you’re grumpy or sad, once the lights go down and Maria (Eliza-Jane Scott) takes the stage, The Sound of Music will take you away and lift your spirits high. I believe it is impossible to not like any rendition of The […]

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Warm your heart and soul with Ethan Claymore at the Gladstone

December 11, 2013 9:46 am
Sarah Finn (Teresa), Tim Oberholzer (Ethan) and Paul Rainville in 'Ethan Claymore'.

If you are looking for a warm and fuzzy theatrical experience this holiday season, then head to The Gladstone Theatre and catch its current production, Ethan Claymore.  It has all you want in a feel-good escape play:  great acting, heart-warming plot and a happy ending. Ethan Claymore is a subdued, naïve, shy, […]

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Ottawa Mourns the Death of Beloved Former CTV News Anchor Leigh Chapple

December 10, 2013 5:01 pm
Leigh Chapple - 2009

Ottawa Life mourns the untimely passing of former CTV Ottawa anchor Leigh Chapple. Chapple died suddenly at the age of 58 in her Ottawa home on the morning of December 10. For 36 years, Leigh Chapple was part of the CTV Ottawa family. She was proud to serve viewers in […]

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The Bitcoin Alliance of Canada launches

December 9, 2013 2:49 pm

In a bid to help Canadian citizen’s understand and embrace the new virtual currency, the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada launched nationwide last week. The Alliance, which was founded by Bitcoin entrepreneur Anthony Di Lorio, will be based in Toronto and aims to unite both Bitcoin users and businesses by providing […]

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Kathleen Battle to perform in Ottawa for a very special Christmas concert

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Soprano Kathleen Battle one of the supreme musicians of our time will be performing in Ottawa on Saturday, December 21st with the Chamber Players of Canada as part of their annual Christmas concert. All proceeds from the Christmas with Kathleen Battle concert will be contributed to the Children’s Hospital of […]

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Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week

December 6, 2013 12:04 pm

On December 3rd, members of Parliament and the public attended the Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week Breakfast on Parliament Hill. Hosted by the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) and Healing our Nations, this breakfast was meant to inform and educate about the HIV and AIDS issues Canadian Aboriginals face today with […]

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It’s Back … Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)… and it’s better than ever!

December 5, 2013 2:09 pm

 It was great back in 1996 the first time it graced the stage of the GCTC and it is fabulous today. Anne-Marie MacDonald’s Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is at the GCTC and once again this production is a complete theatrical treat from beginning to end. In fact it’s even better the […]

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Clear with a Chance of Start-ups: Ottawa Celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

December 4, 2013 3:20 pm

Jessie Pierre mingles among the buzzing crowd at the Heart & Crown pub on Preston Street. She came to celebrate the launch of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). It’s a week of events and activities celebrating successful entrepreneurs – with the aim of inspiring more people to start their own businesses. […]

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