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 Last Chance to catch Up to Low at NAC

Last Chance to catch Up to Low at NAC

Babs Asper is a charming story about a boy’s coming of age in 1950s Ottawa Valley, Up to Low, based on the novel by Brian Doyle and adapted for the stage by Janet Irwin.
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Out & About: May 18 –May 24, 2018

Out & About: May 18 –May 24, 2018

Ottawa Life has some of the top events to get you Out&About all week long!
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Revitalized Ottawa Art Gallery Spotlights 6,500 Years of Regional Art

Revitalized Ottawa Art Gallery Spotlights 6,500 Years of Regional Art

“Finally we have a home for the arts that is worthy of the artistic talent in the city,” beams OAG Director and CEO, Alexandra Badzak as brightly as the new John Ruddy Cube lighting up the Ottawa skyline.
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Top Stories

FitSpirit and Scotiabank empower Canadian girls to stick with sports

FitSpirit and Scotiabank empower Canadian girls to stick with sports

Scotiabank donates $1 million to FitSpirit to help support their mission of building teenage girls' confidence through physical activity.
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Darlene Kulig: Making the Rainbow Connection

Darlene Kulig: Making the Rainbow Connection

“There is ‘what’ I paint and more importantly ‘why’ I paint,” she said. “I love it and it makes me happy . . . I do it because it’s fulfilling..."
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Most Insta-worthy Spots in Ottawa

Most Insta-worthy Spots in Ottawa

With the warm, spring weather finally kicking in, there is no better time than now to follow your blogger aspirations and snap some aesthetic outdoor shots for your Instagram page!
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Arts & Events

 Last Chance to catch Up to Low at NAC

Last Chance to catch Up to Low at NAC

Babs Asper is a charming story about a boy’s coming of age in 1950s Ottawa Valley, Up to Low, based on the novel by Brian Doyle and adapted for the stage by Janet Irwin.
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Revitalized Ottawa Art Gallery Spotlights 6,500 Years of Regional Art

Revitalized Ottawa Art Gallery Spotlights 6,500 Years of Regional Art

“Finally we have a home for the arts that is worthy of the artistic talent in the city,” beams OAG Director and CEO, Alexandra Badzak as brightly as the new John Ruddy Cube lighting up the Ottawa skyline.
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Kira Isabella Is Searching for a One Horse Town

Kira Isabella Is Searching for a One Horse Town

 The Orleans-raised starlet is ready to wow her hometown crowd and maybe bring an even bigger hoedown to O-town in the future.
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Good Reads

“Privilege is Not Just for the Privileged" - The Boys and Girls Clubs Take a Stand

“Privilege is Not Just for the Privileged" - The Boys and Girls Clubs Take a Stand

Yesterday, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada released a brand new public service announcement showing the impact, importance and necessity of the Clubs’ work in improving the lives of kids across Canada. The main message? “Privilege is not just for the privileged.”
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A Letter To The Broken Hearted

A Letter To The Broken Hearted

This is a cheer for the broken hearted, the hopeless, restless, and lost ones.
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6 Tips That Will Make It Fun To Write Your Essay

6 Tips That Will Make It Fun To Write Your Essay

Essay writing can be fun if you follow these 7 tips.
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Sports

Ottawa Fury FC’s place in the North American soccer landscape

Ottawa Fury FC’s place in the North American soccer landscape

Debates about grassroots soccer, player development and the structure of professional soccer leagues in North America continue. Fury FC is at the centre of these competing ideas as they search for consistency internally and externally.
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Timeout with The Henderson Sisters

Timeout with The Henderson Sisters

Brooke and Brittany Henderson sat down with Timeout with the Twins to discuss #girlpower, being role models and succeeding as best friends and teammates in a single-player sport.
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Draft-day preparation off and running for Senators

Draft-day preparation off and running for Senators

This past week, Ottawa’s rather smallish scouting staff put together its final rankings list for the draft, slated for Dallas on June 22nd and 23rd.
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Health

Jesse - An Opioid Addict's Story

Jesse - An Opioid Addict's Story

Jesse is a recovering addict in Ottawa who says it can be difficult to access full treatment, including mental-health services, due to a lack of funding and the overarching stigma against addiction.
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The Holistic Picture

The Holistic Picture

With ever-growing evidence indicating the harmful effects of some current lifestyles, a new-found awareness is leading more and more people to take a different approach to health - seeking out natural ways to be healthy.
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Resolving the Root Causes of ADHD

Resolving the Root Causes of ADHD

The incidence of Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children is on the rise in Canada. Why is this? It is not just genetics or bad luck. Environmental factors, like diet, do play a role, despite what conventional medicine might say.
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Fashion

Fresh Start

Fresh Start

With fresh tulips at the market and spring fashions marking a path toward warmer weather, I sort through my closet to hide away all of my winter staples and clear some space for new additions.
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Festival Fashion: Your Summer Necessities

Festival Fashion: Your Summer Necessities

Festival season is right around the corner - think ahead so that you can focus on getting down, not your getup.
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Florals Are In Fashion This Week at Bayshore Shopping Centre

Florals Are In Fashion This Week at Bayshore Shopping Centre

Fleurs de Villes has made a return to Ottawa!
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Business

6 Financial Tips for Transitioning to a Fixed Income

6 Financial Tips for Transitioning to a Fixed Income

Moving into the land of retirement means that you’ll no longer have active income. To make your retirement as easy and stress-free as possible, there are financial tips you’ll want to follow to seamlessly transition to a fixed income. Here are 6 must-follow tips.
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Weed and the Workplace: What Employers Should Know and What Employees Should Expect from the Legalization of Marijuana

Weed and the Workplace: What Employers Should Know and What Employees Should Expect from the Legalization of Marijuana

The legalization of marijuana in July of this year will bring changes to workplaces and affect thousands of people. Communication and education are the keys to understanding these new regulations and smoothing the transition.
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Looking for a job? Think skills, not credentials

Looking for a job? Think skills, not credentials

Over the last several years, the job market in Canada has started to evolve dramatically and leaders in business have begun to think about how to change the way they hire new employees.

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Food & Wine

It’s The Greatest Wine Festival On The Planet

It’s The Greatest Wine Festival On The Planet

In all, 25,000 wine fans took over the Vancouver Convention Centre where 43,000 bottles were opened, and 82,000 wine glasses were used during the event.
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Vegans of Ottawa – Gabrielle Lizée-Prynne

Vegans of Ottawa – Gabrielle Lizée-Prynne

In this series, we chat with vegans from around the region to find out what it’s like to be plant-based in Ottawa, discovering tips and tricks for living a like a local - vegan style.
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Recipe Roundup: Protein-Packed Hummus Spreads

Recipe Roundup: Protein-Packed Hummus Spreads

While store-bought hummus can be convenient, it also often contains low grade oils and preservatives. If you’re looking to gain the full benefits of this plant-based protein, it’s best to make your own.
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Travel

A Night Out in the Capital: What to Expect

A Night Out in the Capital: What to Expect

This cosmopolitan enclave is peppered with fun-filled entertainment, dazzling nightlife, and sumptuous cuisine. Let’s explore Ottawa!
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Which Canadian City Could Rival Vegas?

Which Canadian City Could Rival Vegas?

Surely somewhere else in the 57,308,738 square miles of planet earth there could be a contender for the crown of the best city to escape to for gaming. Could a city in Canada knock Las Vegas off the top spot for gambling in the world?
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From one Capital to Another: Brussels

From one Capital to Another: Brussels

Brussels is both classically European with its gothic architecture and folklore, and global with its charged public agenda. Much like Ottawa, it mixes administrative business and the funkiness of its people. OLM has all the details to make your trip an unforgettable one!
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Politics

The Front Lines of Ontario’s Battle to Protect the Right to Free Speech

The Front Lines of Ontario’s Battle to Protect the Right to Free Speech

The media has described Lindsay Shepherd as an exceptional young woman and they are not wrong. Rather than focusing on the politics of the people she defends, she truly cares about their rights to free speech.
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Canadian Fake News Hits Awards Circuit

Canadian Fake News Hits Awards Circuit

Canadian election studies have proven news and public affairs coverage, polls and debates as being the most important factors in campaigns, with a commercial value of many times the combined legal campaign spending limits of all parties and candidates.
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Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: A Call to End the Battle over Abortion

Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: A Call to End the Battle over Abortion

This past week, the March for Life Rally took place on Parliament Hill. This rally is an annual gathering to protest the legalization of abortion.
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Homes & Neighbourhoods

Daalder Leisure Cabins: The Best Kind of Cabin Fever

Daalder Leisure Cabins: The Best Kind of Cabin Fever

Cottage life could be called a Canadian institution. Summers spent in a cozy cabin with friends and family are practically a national pastime.
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Requirements to Reserve a Condominium

Requirements to Reserve a Condominium

Whether you're buying your first home or are downsizing to a condo, figuring out your lending options can be the trickiest part of condo ownership. Luckily, we've collected all the information you could need when it comes to being able to purchase that perfect new home!
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175 Years of Excellence at Lisgar Collegiate Institute

175 Years of Excellence at Lisgar Collegiate Institute

Lisgar Collegiate Institute is one of the province's best public secondary schools. This year marks the school’s 175th anniversary, to be celebrated with a weekend of festivities during the first weekend in May.
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Reviews

Album Reviews May 14 2018

Album Reviews May 14 2018

#OLMMusic looks at recent releases from Janelle Monáe, The Creeps, Buzzy Lee, Ali McCormick and Varsity
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My Journey into the Heart of Terror: Ten Days in the Islamic State

My Journey into the Heart of Terror: Ten Days in the Islamic State

"A rare inside view of ISIS and insight into the terrorist organization's methods and hold on adherents."—Publishers Weekly

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Album Reviews May 7 2018

Album Reviews May 7 2018

#OLMMusic takes a look at new releases from Bishop Briggs, Peach Kelli Pop, Ellevator, Leeds and Kimbra.
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Best Picks

VELOP: Flawless Wi-Fi everywhere

VELOP: Flawless Wi-Fi everywhere

Velop gives you the freedom to place additional nodes to reach difficult spots like the basement or backyard for flawless Wi‑Fi everywhere.
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Chantelle Soft Stretch Comfort 2.0: The Must Have Wardrobe Item

Chantelle Soft Stretch Comfort 2.0: The Must Have Wardrobe Item

Say goodbye to scratchy fabrics and wonky fits! This underwear is a modern step above your undesiring underwear hastles.
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Bring more and pack less with the RōM Pack

Bring more and pack less with the RōM Pack

“We’re here to help you go exactly where you want to be—and to make sure that whatever you need most is right there with you” - RōM Outdoors.

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