Head Southbound With Ottawa’s Cooper Brothers

July 18, 2013 1:43 pm
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Ottawa brothers Richard and Brian Cooper started their careers on the momentum of Beatlemania and played eastern Canada in such outfits as What The Cat Dragged In. They decided to form their own band in 1971 following Richard’s suspension from the University of Ottawa for spending too much time on […]

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Michelle Valberg’s Excellent Arctic Adventure

June 13, 2013 10:45 am
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By Julie Beun In Michelle Valberg’s airy photography studio on Sherwood Drive, the silence is punctuated only by the gentle fizz of champagne bubbles in four tall flutes sitting on a coffee table. It’s the Friday afternoon before the Earth Day launch at the Canadian Museum of Nature of her […]

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Capital Clips – He Does Design

November 23, 2012 12:00 pm
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Tim Sherstyuk took an Ontario Summer Company grant for a driveway sealing business and turned it into a web design agency. Confused? It goes like this. His driveway business needed an online presence and, while creating it himself, he realized his real gift was generating on-line traffic. Tim describes Elonta […]

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Capital Clips – Ottawa’s Randy Shaughnessy named Photographic Artist of the Year

November 20, 2012 10:00 am
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Ottawa-based photographer Randy Shaughnessy has received the award for the Ontario Photographic Artist of the Year at the 2012 Annual Awards Banquet of the Professional Photographers of Canada – Ontario (PPOC-ON). Randy also received an award for Best in Class in the Animal-Wild/Domestic Category. The noted photographer is an accredited […]

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Capital Clips: Experience Culture & Tremendous Athleticism

November 19, 2012 10:14 am
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The world-class Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to the National Arts Centre over the December holiday season. As part of the New York-based dance company’s annual global tour, there will be five shows at the NAC December 27-30, 2012. Shen Yun Performing Arts offers an exhilarating production that celebrates the […]

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Adrienne Clarkson: Room for All of Us

January 10, 2012 9:29 am
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In her latest book, Room for all of Us, Canada’s former Governor General, Adrienne Clarkson, shares her poignant views on immigration, displacement and belonging. Recently, our web editor, Katarina, had the chance to sit down with Ms. Clarkson and discuss the motivation behind her work.

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Laughing all the way

March 6, 2011 1:47 am

Imagine standing in front of a microphone, cracking your best jokes, hoping gales of laughter from a live audience will greet your attempts. Instead, your words are met with stone cold silence, not a chuckle to be heard in the house. That is probably a frightening experience for anyone, but […]

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Unlimited and uncomplicated: How Mobilicity is Changing the Cellular Market

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Emerging as an unlimited 3.5G mobile operator without strict contracts, credit checks or devious hidden fees, Mobilicity is changing the face of the wireless market and proving it stands out among the competition with affordable options and quality service for Canadian consumers. Last year, the company was named one of […]

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Better to Give then to Receive

December 18, 2009 11:55 am

Hoopla Guru Lainie Towell gave the gift of Ottawa Life, and introduced her new company Stunt Woman
in a Pencil Skirt
, on one of December’s most frigid mornings.

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The Canadian War Museum : An Inspirational Walk Through Time

October 7, 2009 12:00 am

In a quiet corner of the Canadian War Museum, Julian Krajewski stares at a poster from the Second World War. “Yes, you boys and girls can help win the war,” the poster declared. Krajewski, a 16-year-old resident of suburban Montreal, scrutinized the poster with 21st-century eyes. “That’s actually a really good ad,” he said finally. “It hits everyone. It’s cool.”

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Canada Army Run

September 18, 2009 10:14 am

Jody Mitic, a soldier who lost both legs below the knee after stepping on a landmine in Afghanistan two-and-a-half years ago, has set his sights on completing his first-ever half marathon, in Canada Army Run, on September 20. Fitted with two prosthetic legs, Mitic will be joining 10,000 civilians and military personnel in what many describe as the most unique running event in Canada. From the canon used as a “starter’s pistol” to the dog-tag finishers’ medals, this run has a military theme from start to finish, and provides a great opportunity to say “thanks” to the men and women who do so much for us at home and abroad. Find out more at www.armyrun.ca

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Feeling Your Pain

September 10, 2009 10:03 pm

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Dr. Hillel M. Finestone, an Ottawa doctor and specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Bruyère Continuing Care, Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital, is the author of a new book called The Pain Detective, Every Ache Tells a Story: Understanding How Stress and Emotional Hurt Become Chronic Physical Pain.

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Girls Night In

June 28, 2009 5:40 am

Girls Night In, from The Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division), is a flexible fundraising program in support of women’s cancer research. Unlike other fundraising programs, Girls Night In works with any schedule or lifestyle, by inviting you to host a get-together with the girls and to ask your guests to donate what they might typically spend on a night out.

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Celebrate the Year of the OX at the NAC with the SPRING FESTIVAL GALA 2009

January 13, 2009 4:00 pm

In a highly anticipated celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Canada China Art Association will present an enchanting performance of Chinese artists at the National Arts Centre’s Southam Hall, at 8pm on January 16th. The Spring Festival Gala 2009 (www.springfestivalgala.ca) is an extraordinary production with stunning costumes and mesmerizing backdrops that draw the audience through a sequence of eras honouring the cultural diversity of China and sharing its beauty with the world.

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Reel Women

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From January 2-31, 2009, Ottawa photographer Gavin Murphy will exhibit his latest works entitled Reel Women at Francesco’s Coffee Company (857- A Bank Street) in support of CanHave Children’s Centre. Since 1994, the Ottawa-based charity CanHave has continued its benevolent work improving the lives of Ugandan HIV/AIDS-affected orphans through care and educational support.

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Ottawa-born Keshia Chanté bares her SOUL

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Ottawa-born R&B artist Keshia Chanté is getting ready to bare her SOUL on the small screen. The Juno Award winner will take on her first major acting role in a new six-part drama series, premiering Feb. 11 on VisionTV. Filmed in Halifax, SOUL stars Chanté as a young gospel singer on the verge of leaving the safety of church and family for the fast and dangerous track to pop stardom.

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Christmas Tree Ornament Fundraiser for the Little Elves of Breakfast Clubs Canada

November 24, 2008 9:13 am

The National Bank Financial Group has announced a fundraising campaign in support of Breakfast Clubs of Canada. Beginning November 17th, for a limited time, exclusively designed Breakfast Clubs of Canada Holiday Ornaments are available for $5 a pair.

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