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Ottawa Life Magazine video series

Ottawa Life Magazine video series

Ottawa Life Magazine video series

Ottawa Life Magazine video series

Ottawa Life Magazine video series

Ottawa Life Magazine video series

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The Visual Delights of Canada Scene

The Visual Delights of Canada Scene

Just in time for the national birthday, the National Arts Centre's renos have filled the once dim corridors and glazed extensions with some much-needed light. Along with it, tied to the massive Canada Scene festival, the NAC has provisioned the new spaces for multidisciplinary arts exhibits.
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Wild Night at Caravan Palace

Wild Night at Caravan Palace

It was a night that would go down in Jazz Fest history but, first, it rained.
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Tips for Buying Replacement Windows in Ottawa

Tips for Buying Replacement Windows in Ottawa

Replacement windows are a special type of window that is different from “new construction” windows installed in recently built homes.
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Top Stories

RCMP Commissioner’s Patronage in Final Days “An Insult to Taxpayers”

RCMP Commissioner’s Patronage in Final Days “An Insult to Taxpayers”

Carleton University Criminologist Demands Action From Goodale

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Community Wants Provincial Government to End Stunted Growth

Community Wants Provincial Government to End Stunted Growth

The town of New Tecumseth feels as if it has been left by the wayside.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Soar at Canadian Tire Center

Red Hot Chili Peppers Soar at Canadian Tire Center

Shocking the crowd with an intense bass intro and shredding guitar, the Red Hot Chili Peppers opened the set on the red hot flames of a groove all before Anthony Kiedis even took the stage. 
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Arts & Events

The Visual Delights of Canada Scene

The Visual Delights of Canada Scene

Just in time for the national birthday, the National Arts Centre's renos have filled the once dim corridors and glazed extensions with some much-needed light. Along with it, tied to the massive Canada Scene festival, the NAC has provisioned the new spaces for multidisciplinary arts exhibits.
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Wild Night at Caravan Palace

Wild Night at Caravan Palace

It was a night that would go down in Jazz Fest history but, first, it rained.
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The Evolution of Quinn Bachand

The Evolution of Quinn Bachand

Quinn Bachand is all about embracing growth. As his website bio says, the evolution of a young musician is something beautiful to behold. Some just evolve a whole lot quicker than others.
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Good Reads

The Whimsical Worlds of Emily Cooper

The Whimsical Worlds of Emily Cooper

We profile Emily Cooper, the woman behind the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival's uplifting artwork!
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Why we don’t need a ‘Caregiver Recognition Day’

Why we don’t need a ‘Caregiver Recognition Day’

We need front-line supports and services
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Why the recent federal $221 million investment in work integrated learning placements for post-secondary students and graduates must include colleges and polytechnics

Why the recent federal $221 million investment in work integrated learning placements for post-secondary students and graduates must include colleges and polytechnics

When parliamentarians return to their ridings for the summer recess, they will have many opportunities to congratulate this spring’s crop of post-secondary graduates, proud of their achievements and eager to take their place in the workforce. 
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Sports

Fury School Day Game a Success, On- and Off-Pitch

Fury School Day Game a Success, On- and Off-Pitch

Ottawa Fury FC put in a strong effort on and off the soccer pitch on Tuesday, as the club earned a 1-0 victory against visiting Orlando City B in a rare 11 a.m. school-day start in front of a 7,551-person crowd composed largely of students and their teachers.
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Sens Need to Fill the Void

Sens Need to Fill the Void

Much of the chatter after the expansion draft centred on Ottawa being able to fill Methot's role from within.
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Williams: An Unlikely Hero for Fury FC

Williams: An Unlikely Hero for Fury FC

The red-clad figure of Ryan Williams steps to the TD Place penalty spot in the 57th minute for Ottawa Fury FC.
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Health

The life changing effect of plastic surgery

The life changing effect of plastic surgery

Plastic surgery is not a new subject area to discuss, however what is considered to be new is the fact that it is now becoming less taboo and more advanced procedures are being introduced which are offering more natural results.
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10 most effective workouts for fat burn

10 most effective workouts for fat burn

The problem of excess weight is especially actual in the spring. How to get rid of it? Your best friend is training aimed at reducing excess weight and working out all the muscles.
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The Top 4 Reasons Why Virtual Doctor Visits are Great

The Top 4 Reasons Why Virtual Doctor Visits are Great

If you have never tried a virtual doctor visit, you don’t know what you are missing.
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Fashion

Summer Edits

Summer Edits

With the warmer weather finally here, it’s time to get a kick-back, summer-lovin’, heck-yes-it’s-the-week-end style.
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Fleurs de Villes: Where Fashion and Florals Collide

Fleurs de Villes: Where Fashion and Florals Collide

Get ready to stop and smell the roses. The must-see Canadian flower meets fashion show has been touring across Canada and is set to arrive in Ottawa for viewing on Wednesday, May 3rd through Sunday, May 7th at Bayshore Shopping Centre.
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Quebec Designers Staying On Track With Eco Fashion

Quebec Designers Staying On Track With Eco Fashion

We chat with designers from the Qubec Designers Fashion sale. 
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Business

Far from your standard save-the-date: Wishtree Invitations & Design Inc.

Far from your standard save-the-date: Wishtree Invitations & Design Inc.

Wishtree Invitations & Design, Inc. is the Kate Spade of Ottawa when it comes to invitations and stationeries. They are the experts of custom wedding and event invitations, stationery, and branding for small businesses. Established in 2009, this small boutique quickly grew from a side interest to a full blown business.
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The Secret to Hiring the Best Event Staff

The Secret to Hiring the Best Event Staff

It is known that the success of an enterprise depends on the professionalism of its employees. The best equipment is worthless if the specialist who uses it does not know how to deal with it properly. The same can be said about the event staff.
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Pros and cons of having a checkbook

Pros and cons of having a checkbook

Due to its popularity, no one is arguing the benefits of having a credit card which you can use not only for daily shipping but also to pay bills and just carry your money with you throughout the day.
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Food & Wine

BEST OF OTTAWA: International Cuisine

BEST OF OTTAWA: International Cuisine

With 20-years writing about Ottawa life we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this new weekly summer series we’ll share it with you. From our top picks of hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more, check, share and discuss #OLMBest every Monday!
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Chef Tim Wasylko Serves Up the Best of Ukrainian Cuisine  for Global Tastes International Food Night

Chef Tim Wasylko Serves Up the Best of Ukrainian Cuisine for Global Tastes International Food Night

The Capital Ukrainian Festival just got tastier before the gates even open with the inclusion of a special presentation on Ukrainian cuisine by award winning Chef Tim Wasylko.
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BEST OF OTTAWA: Local Brews

BEST OF OTTAWA: Local Brews

With 20-years writing about Ottawa life we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this new weekly summer series we’ll share it with you. From our top picks of hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more, check, share and discuss #OLMBest every Monday!
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Travel

Europe by Bike

Europe by Bike

A Cycle Tours Bike and Barge Tour of Europe is an Adventure for the Whole Family.

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Everything You Need To Know About Vancouver’s European Festival

Everything You Need To Know About Vancouver’s European Festival

Vancouver’s European Festival is one that really does take a number of prizes when it comes to a festival with a great atmosphere.
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The Best 2017 Summer Events Happening In Europe

The Best 2017 Summer Events Happening In Europe

Europe is a hub of culture and excitement, and with some of the best summer events happening on the continent, there’s no better time than now to pack your bags and head on over to Europe.
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Politics

The Archduke Game

The Archduke Game

A chilling variant of the Archduke game is now being played in earnest in the United States.
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Prime Minister Maxime Bernier? Pourquoi Pas?

Prime Minister Maxime Bernier? Pourquoi Pas?

Why Maxime Bernier Could be A Real Problem for Trudeau's Liberals

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How Trump Will Save the World

How Trump Will Save the World

Could Donald Trump save the world? Read on!
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Home & Design

Tips for Buying Replacement Windows in Ottawa

Tips for Buying Replacement Windows in Ottawa

Replacement windows are a special type of window that is different from “new construction” windows installed in recently built homes.
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Fendor’s History of Innovation

Fendor’s History of Innovation

In Mike Nichols’ classic film The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman’s Benjamin is memorably told by a businessman that a single product will define the future: plastics. According to Greg Westwell however, the future has long been in aluminum.

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Smart. Simple. Strong.

Smart. Simple. Strong.

Niels Luettge is not in the business to simply design and build houses. He creates living spaces that reflect prospective home owners in their entirety. More than “functional," a job well done has to be aesthetically impressive and architecturally sound, while addressing the wish list of the client.

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Reviews

Album Reviews: June 24

Album Reviews: June 24

#OLMMusic checks out new releases by Lorde, DJ Smoke Weed Guy, Royal Blood, Lake Urmia and The Drums. 
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Feast + Revel’s Fresh Take on the New Frontier

Feast + Revel’s Fresh Take on the New Frontier

There is no doubt that, in the upcoming months leading up to Canada’s 150th Celebration, that many Ottawa restaurants will attempt to rift on “Canadian” cuisine. However, I doubt as many will do it as successfully as Executive Chef Stephen La Salle and the staff at feast + revel in the Byward Market.
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Film Review: Cars 3

Film Review: Cars 3

Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.
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Best Picks

BEST OF OTTAWA: Top Spots for Pets

BEST OF OTTAWA: Top Spots for Pets

With 20-years writing about Ottawa life we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this new weekly summer series we’ll share it with you. From our top picks of hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more, check, share and discuss #OLMBest every Monday!
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Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with Flair!

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with Flair!

2017 marks an amazing year to be Canadian! With the big 150th birthday bash coming up right around the corner, why not give your celebrations some extra oomph? We’ve got a roundup of some of the most spectacular products, some limited edition, that will help make July 1st extra extraordinary!  
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BEST OF OTTAWA: Pubs and Taverns

BEST OF OTTAWA: Pubs and Taverns

With 20-years writing about Ottawa life we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this new weekly summer series we’ll share it with you. From our top picks of hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more, check, share and discuss #OLMBest every Monday!
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