An Open Letter to Slow-Witted Ottawa Drivers

November 25, 2013 10:17 am

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

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

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

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

 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
a final salute to Barry Quinn

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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Head Southbound With Ottawa’s Cooper Brothers

July 18, 2013 1:43 pm

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
Arctic Kaleidoscope COVER

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

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

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

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
room for all of us

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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