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Close to Home Far From Ordinary - Lake Placid’s Iconic Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

Close to Home Far From Ordinary - Lake Placid’s Iconic Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

Time-honoured Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa receives AAA Four Diamond Award for 34th straight year.
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Our Health System Fails the Elderly

Our Health System Fails the Elderly

Solving long hospital wait times requires a fundamental shift in the way we care for the elderly
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Do you really need SEO? Here are some reasons why your company requires search engine optimization!

Do you really need SEO? Here are some reasons why your company requires search engine optimization!

The best part about using SEO services is that they are adaptable, very easy to use and independent regardless of the situation.
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Top Stories

Starbucks says goodbye to single-use straws

Starbucks says goodbye to single-use straws

By phasing out plastic straws, Starbucks will reduce the total number used each year by 1 billion.
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Carving Space in The World’s Human Landscape

Carving Space in The World’s Human Landscape

Lineage Arts opened its doors at 196 Bank Street in April. A dream brought to life by owner Suny Jacob, the gallery is dedicated to displaying art from Indigenous and ethnic-minority artists around the world.
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 Red Hot Canada Day

Red Hot Canada Day

Before his camera melted, photographer Andre Gagne managed to snag these shots of Canada Day before fleeing for the sanctuary of his air-con and ice cream.

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Arts & Events

The Great Escape: Wanderlust Festival 2018

The Great Escape: Wanderlust Festival 2018

Whether you're a seasoned yogi, a music-lover, or a foodie looking for some zen, Wanderlust Festival is the adventure for you!
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Bluesfest Gets All Kinda’ Groovy with the Dave Matthews Band

Bluesfest Gets All Kinda’ Groovy with the Dave Matthews Band

And so continued Dave week at RBC Bluesfest, only this night the jams were a little groovier than the alt-rock Grohlnado the Foo Fighters hit the Flats with the night before.
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Finally! Foo Fighters' Fury Unleashed at Bluesfest!

Finally! Foo Fighters' Fury Unleashed at Bluesfest!

For RBC Bluesfest, this show has been on the bucket list for a while.
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Good Reads

Spirituality is Unity: A Sacred Walk

Spirituality is Unity: A Sacred Walk

As the crowd gathered at the heart of the Nation’s capital; Indigenous, Muslim, Christian and NGOs sang in solidarity and emphasized the restoration of the sacred site for our children and grandchildren
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King is Dead, Long Live the King: The Political Cartoons of Josh Silburt

King is Dead, Long Live the King: The Political Cartoons of Josh Silburt

The irreverent tenor of Josh Silburt’s art echoes through the historic site that used to house former Prime Ministers Wilfred Laurier and Mackenzie King.
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The Politics of Heat Waves

The Politics of Heat Waves

The most vulnerable of our populations are often not able to leave their homes because of disabilities or illness, and some are even homeless and are often made to feel unwelcome in public spaces.
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Sports

Stampeders Overwhelm Redblacks, Sweep Season Series

Stampeders Overwhelm Redblacks, Sweep Season Series

It was the second Stampeder victory over the Redblacks in the span of two weeks.
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Ottawa Fury lose 1-0 to second place Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Ottawa Fury lose 1-0 to second place Pittsburgh Riverhounds

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds proved too good on Sunday afternoon and was able to come away from TD Place with the 1-0 win. 
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Redblacks Look to Bounce Back Against Alouettes in East Division Matchup

Redblacks Look to Bounce Back Against Alouettes in East Division Matchup

Friday night will mark the first East Division matchup of the year, pitting the second (Ottawa) and third (Montreal) ranked teams against one another.
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Health

Our Health System Fails the Elderly

Our Health System Fails the Elderly

Solving long hospital wait times requires a fundamental shift in the way we care for the elderly
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A Functional Medicine Approach To High Cholesterol

A Functional Medicine Approach To High Cholesterol

In this article, we will discuss a functional medicine, evidence-based, approach to high cholesterol including; the six underlying causes of high cholesterol; what are the most accurate predictors of cardiovascular risk; and other crucial cardiovascular risk markers.
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Don’t underestimate the importance of a Healthy Eating Strategy

Don’t underestimate the importance of a Healthy Eating Strategy

Proposed new Food Guide and Nutrition Labeling policies are crucial steps in helping Canadians towards better health.
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Fashion

The Best Dainty Jewelry You NEED to Have

The Best Dainty Jewelry You NEED to Have

Minimalism has taken over fashion both in apparel and now in jewelry.
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Reveal: Upcoming Fashion Campaign With a Local Twist!

Reveal: Upcoming Fashion Campaign With a Local Twist!

Reveal aims to showcase the work of local Ottawa designers, including names like Mario Uomo, Tufafi fashion, Isah Alsahi and Orphane
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6 Easy Ways to get the perfect Summer Glow

6 Easy Ways to get the perfect Summer Glow

Here you’ll find some of holy grail highlighters from primers to finishing powders.
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Business

Do you really need SEO? Here are some reasons why your company requires search engine optimization!

Do you really need SEO? Here are some reasons why your company requires search engine optimization!

The best part about using SEO services is that they are adaptable, very easy to use and independent regardless of the situation.
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Demand Renewables is Empowering Communities with the Watt For Watt Solar Initiative

Demand Renewables is Empowering Communities with the Watt For Watt Solar Initiative

Demand Renewables, in partnership with Watt For Watt, Focus Forward for Indigenous Youth and the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative, has pledged to donate a percentage of their sales towards communities facing energy poverty.
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Scaleup Hub, OneEleven, Opening Doors For The Ottawa Tech Community

Scaleup Hub, OneEleven, Opening Doors For The Ottawa Tech Community

A promising new hub for hi-tech start-ups is blossoming in the heart of Ottawa’s downtown, and lighting a beacon for companies that have an eye on rapid development.
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Food & Wine

Classic Canadian Cocktails for Canada Day!

Classic Canadian Cocktails for Canada Day!

Canada Day is a day of celebration, and what could be better than a signature cocktail to complement.

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BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Pubs & Taverns

BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Pubs & Taverns

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

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Tea Time in the Capital: Kusmi Comes to Ottawa

Tea Time in the Capital: Kusmi Comes to Ottawa

Kusmi Tea is celebrating 150 years of quality by opening their first store in Ottawa!
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Travel

Close to Home Far From Ordinary - Lake Placid’s Iconic Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

Close to Home Far From Ordinary - Lake Placid’s Iconic Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa

Time-honoured Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa receives AAA Four Diamond Award for 34th straight year.
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It's Easy to Love Turkey

It's Easy to Love Turkey

A visit here guarantees an unforgettable visual and mystical journey. 
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Close to Home FAR From Ordinary -Much to Love About Toronto

Close to Home FAR From Ordinary -Much to Love About Toronto

Canada’s largest metropolis is a wonderfully multicultural and diverse, friendly, energy riddled, exciting, alive, vibrant and welcoming place.
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Politics

When rights collide: Why were so many of the provincial law societies silent in the face of clear LGBTQ discrimination?

When rights collide: Why were so many of the provincial law societies silent in the face of clear LGBTQ discrimination?

In a society that prizes the “rights and freedoms” guaranteed to us by our constitution, sorting through what to do when rights collide can be challenging. This past week, the Supreme Court of Canada dealt with that very issue.
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The Death Knell for the RCMP

The Death Knell for the RCMP

How many more members have to die on the job before governments recognize that their failure to take action is contributing directly to the problem? 
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Little being done about the staggering number of Indigenous people in jail

Little being done about the staggering number of Indigenous people in jail

Canadians should be shocked to learn that nearly 50 per cent of youth in Canadian jails are Indigenous.
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Homes & Neighbourhoods

Monocle Westboro is the Singular Choice for the Modern Ottawa Homeowner

Monocle Westboro is the Singular Choice for the Modern Ottawa Homeowner

Monocle, a luxury condominium designed by Choo Communities, is a radical break in traditional real estate investment.
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  Why DIY Has Become The Go-To For Furniture Design

Why DIY Has Become The Go-To For Furniture Design

DIY is the new designer. Find out why we’re trading in department store purchases for a weekend in the garage with our bare hands.
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5 Big Tips To Keep Your Home Toasty In Winter

5 Big Tips To Keep Your Home Toasty In Winter

If you don’t want to waste large amounts of energy you’ll need to get creative. You can carry out some little jobs around your home.
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Reviews

Album Reviews: July 9, 2018

Album Reviews: July 9, 2018

#OLMMusic looks at new releases from The Gorillaz, You Are Not All Boring, Let's Eat Grandma, Missing LinX and Drake.
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Film Review: The First Purge

Film Review: The First Purge

After the rise of a third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, an experiment is conducted, no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one must stay during the experiment yet there is $5,000 for anyone who does.
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Album Reviews: July 2, 2018

Album Reviews: July 2, 2018

#OLMMusic looks at new releases from Nine Inch Nails, Computronic, Soulwax, Novusolis and Kamasi Washington.
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Best Picks

Patio Season Means Mosquitoes Protection

Patio Season Means Mosquitoes Protection

The Patio Shield Repeller is cordless, portable, lightweight and designed for ease of use.
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Boppy ComfyFit Baby Carrier has the Easiest Way to Wear your Baby

Boppy ComfyFit Baby Carrier has the Easiest Way to Wear your Baby

Boppy ComfyFit Baby Carrier is the easiest way to wear your baby. We've got all the reasons as to why you should have a Boppy ComfyFit Baby Carrier.
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Arbonne Canada is thrilled to introduce the new RE9 Advanced Prepwork collection

Arbonne Canada is thrilled to introduce the new RE9 Advanced Prepwork collection

The new RE9 Advanced Prepwork collection is dedicated to the early maintenance of skin.
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