SouthAsianFest Thrives While Eugene Melnyk Dives

July 23, 2013 4:46 pm
Dan_Donovan

ttawa is Festival City: TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest, Rib Fest, Carnival of Cultures, Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Italian Week Festival, Ottawa Fringe Festival, the Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival, Ottawa Folk Festival, Escapade Music Festival, Music and Beyond, Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Summer Solstice […]

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Great Big Sea! Amen.

June 10, 2013 11:00 am
Dan_Donovan

There are bands and then there is Great Big Sea (GBS). I first heard of them back in 1995 when I was working at a not-for-profit organization. A friend of mine came into my office one morning still excited about this group she had seen in concert the previous evening. […]

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Publisher’s Message: Spaces

March 20, 2013 10:00 am
Dan_Donovan

Tanya Collins is one of the premiere interior design and decorating firms in Canada’s capital. Established in 2006,Tanya has quickly developed a clientele who appreciates her passion for style, design and her highly-personalized and intuitive approach. Tanya’s trademarks are her ability to see space used to its fullest potential and […]

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Publisher’s Message

November 13, 2012 2:15 pm
Dan_Donovan

Numerous Canadian public policy academics, public health experts and writers, including André Picard and Jeffrey Simpson at The Globe and Mail, claim that Canada’s health-care system is lagging behind other western countries. As Picard noted in a column last spring in The Globe and Mail entitled Dragging Medicare into the […]

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Letter from the Publisher

September 7, 2012 8:24 am
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Twelve years ago when we started the first Annual Top People in the Capital issue. This year we continue in that tradition with an athlete, a foodie, business people and a politician. One thing never changes. Ottawa is home to some extraordinary people!

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Publisher’s Message: Canada Lives in the Centre

May 8, 2012 8:47 am
Dan_Donovan

Ottawa is still a small big town. Federal politics are deeply woven into the community and play a large part in the vibe of the city. Politics can be a nasty business and I believe that over the past two decades the political arena has become exceptionally partisan and toxic to a point where even reasonable people will take a pass on a good political discussion.

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Northern Lights, Spies and the Bright Light – Georgiy Mamedov – Russian Ambassador

January 31, 2012 4:00 pm
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Today, some of the most influential voices guiding the social and economic development of Canada’s North are women and the ones gracing our cover will attend the second Northern Lights conference in Ottawa – a business and cultural showcase celebrating Canada’s North and the eastern Arctic, including the regions of Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and Labrador.

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Note from the Publisher: Leaderless

November 22, 2011 12:57 pm
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As our cover story shows, there appears to be a systemic problem in policing across Canada. The last few years have seen a litany of disturbing cases of police in Canada assaulting its citizens. Poor judgment, poor training, aggressive and boorish behaviour, and a pervasive us versus everyone else mentality seem to be the norm across Canadian police forces.

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Note from the Publisher: Top 25 of Ottawa

September 14, 2011 2:22 pm
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This issue marks our 11th Top 25 People in the Capital issue. I am always intrigued to see what the result will be after we go through suggestions sent in from readers, writers and staff to see who finally makes the list. The first year we did this was over a decade ago and we jumped into it with a Top 100 List. This time around, we selected the Top 25…

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The Shame of our Generation

July 14, 2011 10:47 am
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The condition and treatment of Canada’s Aboriginal people is the shame of our generation. The statistics speak for themselves.

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Misguided, Ignorant and Improper: Brigette DePape is No One to Admire

June 6, 2011 3:03 pm

Publisher’s Message: Brigette DePape’s unprecedented protest on the floor of the Senate chamber last week during the reading of the Throne Speech was misguided, ignorant and improper and is nothing to cheer about.

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Publisher’s Message

May 8, 2011 10:33 am
ParliamentHillOttawa1

On election night my friend, a long-time Liberal, called me and said, “well, that’s what happens to a Party that tries to be everything to everyone and stands for nothing at all.”

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Publisher's Message

10:33 am
ParliamentHillOttawa1

On election night my friend, a long-time Liberal, called me and said, “well, that’s what happens to a Party that tries to be everything to everyone and stands for nothing at all.”

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The Great Liberal Party of Canada Will Return

10:33 am
ParliamentHillOttawa1

On election night my friend, a long-time Liberal, called me and said, “well, that’s what happens to a Party that tries to be everything to everyone and stands for nothing at all.”

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I Weep for Haiti

March 6, 2011 12:22 am
Dan_Donovan

The Haitian earthquake of 2010 was such an epic natural disaster, it was beyond any forecasts, predictions and perhaps anyone’s conceptual capacity such that the magnitude of the destruction literally stopped the entire world in it tracks.

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I Weep for Haiti – A Message from the Publisher

12:22 am
Dan_Donovan

I encourage everyone to read Claire Tremblay’s article, Haiti, After The Earthquake, The Disaster in this issue. The Haitian earthquake of 2010 was such an epic natural disaster it was beyond any forecasts, predictions and perhaps anyone’s conceptual capacity such that the magnitude of the destruction literally stopped the entire […]

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