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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Samantha Testa: Sing Your Soul Out

June 26, 2014 10:00 am
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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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Singing Her Soul Out: Kristine St. Pierre’s Infectious Sound

June 9, 2014 2:30 pm
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From her light, delicate finger picking to the stomp of her feet, you can hear Kristine St. Pierre’s soul baring itself to the audience with every melody. Beneath her lyrics of heartache and self-discovery is an artist who has continued to develop her unique sound to become a celebrated local […]

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Ottawa Symphony Orchestra: 50 Years Young

May 27, 2014 10:32 am
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The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra is gearing up to start its 50th season on a high note. The OSO announced its milestone anniversary line-up at the final concert of its 2013-2014 season. The upcoming five concert series will showcase talents ranging from local composers to Juno award winners–sure to be music […]

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Ottawa Stakes Its Claim as a Destination for Big Music Acts

April 22, 2014 2:00 pm
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Every summer, Ottawa is host to the RBC Bluesfest which never disappoints (this year’s entertainment being no exception). With this gaining traction, more and more artists are choosing to include Ottawa in their international tours instead of by-passing it on their way from Toronto to Montreal. These past few months […]

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One King West’s New Venue, Fifteen Hundred is Open for Business

February 10, 2014 9:33 am
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If you are planning a conference, departmental or business meeting in Toronto, follow the growing trend of government agencies that are taking advantage of services offered by Toronto’s historic One King West. Located in the heart of Toronto’s downtown financial district, this architecturally significant and beautiful venue provides a great […]

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Beautiful Beethoven

February 7, 2014 9:25 am
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The latest exhibit from graphic novel artist Christian Quesnel will be hosted by the Salon du livre de l’Outaouais from February 27-March 2, 2014. It features 24 original works from his latest book, Ludwig: Letter to the Immortal Beloved. The book itself sequences the life of Ludwig van Beethoven through […]

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Let It Snow

February 6, 2014 1:20 pm
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Curated by Bianca Gendreau, the Canadian Museum of Civilization is now featuring an exhibit that is the first of its kind in Canada. Surprisingly, it is about snow. More than 300 photos, artifacts and documents show the interesting lovehate relationship that Canadians have with snow. Learn more about the problems […]

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Ottawa student from Kevin O’Leary’s alma mater wins “Future Dragon Fund”

December 12, 2013 11:19 am
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Wanted to share a bit of fun DRAGONS’ DEN news with you. The most recent winner of the Future Dragon Fund Contest is 17-year-old student Grace Noël of Ottawa. Coincidentally, the grade 12 student is currently attending Nepean High School – Kevin O’Leary’s alma mater!  The Future Dragon Fund Contest will award 10 […]

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

December 4, 2013 3:20 pm
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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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An Open Letter to Slow-Witted Ottawa Drivers

November 25, 2013 10:17 am
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by: Stéphane Tessier Ottawa is my home. I live here by choice because there are more things that I like and fewer things that I dislike than any other place I have lived in or visited. That being said, Ottawa is home to the worst drivers on earth! My bone […]

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Ottawa’s Own Sarah Smyth Shines

November 21, 2013 12:54 pm
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Ottawa-born actress Sarah Smyth is one of Canada’s rising stars. She landed a coveted role as a series regular in Season One of Cedar Cove, an original TV-movie turned regular series, airing on the Hallmark Channel (USA) and W Channel (Canada).  Smyth plays the daughter of Judge Olivia Lockhart (Andie […]

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The Blue Story of the Ottawa River

November 19, 2013 11:45 am
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As I travel the Ottawa River, I can’t help but be impressed with its magnificent diversification. Every turn in the waterway brings a rich new experience. Along the shoreline are subtle signs of those who came before us, and in the tranquility of early morning one can almost hear the […]

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Great Things to Do In Ottawa – Day and Night

October 28, 2013 12:24 pm
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Ottawa is anything but the stereotypical, sleepy government town and there is a lot to do for everyone from millennial to senior. As the nation’s capital, Ottawa remains recession-proof and the city’s well-defined and unique neighborhoods (The Glebe, The Byward Market, Elgin Central, Kitchissippi, Kanata, Nepean and Copeland Park, etc.) […]

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Aubut Holdings: Translating Real Estate Into Profit

October 3, 2013 12:46 pm
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 An Interview with Paul Aubut, President, Aubut & Associates Paul Aubut: I started my career as a translator in 1970 and since 1976, I’ve been running Aubut & Associates. My specialty is the translation of specifications and drawings.   How big is your translation business?  Paul Aubut: Aubut & Associates […]

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Season 2 of The Prime Radicals – the Show that Makes Math Cool for Kids – Is Set to Launch

August 23, 2013 9:23 am
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Keep an eye out for the upcoming launch of the second season of an Ottawa-produced TV show that makes math fun for kids. GAPC Entertainment’s The Prime Radicals will launch on TVOKids on Thursday, September 5 at 6:30 p.m. The series is entirely shot in and around Ottawa. It features […]

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A Hero’s Hero

July 26, 2013 1:00 pm
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by Shauna Quinn “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” – Isaac Newton When people speak of unsung heroes, they are speaking of someone who looks a lot like Barry Quinn, a former firefighter whose efforts, dedication and sacrifices helped improve the lives of his fellow firefighters […]

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