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Bif Naked: Stripped Back and Smiling

Bif Naked: Stripped Back and Smiling

You just can’t slap a label onto Bif Naked because she’s apt to tear it off and grind it up before the ink has a chance to dry.
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Dear Rouge Working on Their Latest Best Look

Dear Rouge Working on Their Latest Best Look

Following up a big release isn't easy, and the time between records can be a blessing or a curse. For Danielle and Drew McTaggart of Dear Rouge however, their momentum never stops.
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Said The Whale Focus In

Said The Whale Focus In

Shrinking down their band and dealing with loss not only shaped Said The Whale's time away, but found them reconciling this on record.
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Top Stories

What's It Gonna' Be, J.T.?

What's It Gonna' Be, J.T.?

Male Burlesque Troupe Invites Justin Trudeau to Patriotic Strip Show Oh Manada!
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Three Festivals, One Weekend

Three Festivals, One Weekend

So many festivals, so little time. What's a photographer to do but try speed festing!
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Pardons Promised to LGBTQ Canadians

Pardons Promised to LGBTQ Canadians

rime Minister Trudeau announced on Wednesday that the liberal government “will be moving forward with the process for the expungement of criminal convictions for Canadians who were unjustly convicted for a crime simply for who they were and who they loved.”
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Arts & Events

Bif Naked: Stripped Back and Smiling

Bif Naked: Stripped Back and Smiling

You just can’t slap a label onto Bif Naked because she’s apt to tear it off and grind it up before the ink has a chance to dry.
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Said The Whale Focus In

Said The Whale Focus In

Shrinking down their band and dealing with loss not only shaped Said The Whale's time away, but found them reconciling this on record.
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Canadian Museum of Nature Brings the Arctic to Ottawa

Canadian Museum of Nature Brings the Arctic to Ottawa

If you've always wanted to visit the Arctic, but it’s just too far or too cold for you, fear not! Yesterday the Canadian Museum of Nature’s newest permanent exhibit, the Canada Goose Arctic Gallery, officially opened its doors to the public.
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Good Reads

Mr. Malak’s Sweet Tradition Continues

Mr. Malak’s Sweet Tradition Continues

Near the corner of Bank and Cameron, nestled between the Rite-Way Driving School and Atlantica Fine Jewelery, something sweet is waiting for you.
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“Toxic leaders leave in their wake an environment devoid of purpose, motivation, and commitment.”
Mindfully Minding our Minds

Mindfully Minding our Minds

Many moons ago, when I was going through a particularly tumultuous time, a girlfriend sat a broken-me down at her kitchen table and commanded me to – “Sit there and shut up. Breathe with me she said . . . just breathe.”
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Sports

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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Red Bull GRC Takes off at Aviation Muesum

Red Bull GRC Takes off at Aviation Muesum

Red Bull may not really give you wings but it sure looked like it this past weekend when, for the first time in its seven-year history, Red Bull Global Rallycross took off in Ottawa.
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Ottawa Senators: Who Do You Protect?

Ottawa Senators: Who Do You Protect?

It's been the stuff of great discussion in chat rooms, on radio, at the dinner table and in pubs: Who do you protect?
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Health

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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Prolonged Exercise Harmful To Your Gut

Prolonged Exercise Harmful To Your Gut

Exercise is universally recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, there may be a point where too much exercise is harmful. A review of the science has determined that there is such a situation that causes damage to your gut.
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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

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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Bitcoin in Canada: How We Helped Bitcoin Grow

Bitcoin in Canada: How We Helped Bitcoin Grow

Since March, Bitcoin has risen in value by over 72% and has even become more valuable than gold.
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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

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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Glam Up Your Closet For Spring

Glam Up Your Closet For Spring

Spring has sprung, and with home refreshing in the mix, isn't it time to reorganize your closet?

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Reviews

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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Book Review: The Return - Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between

Best Picks

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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International Wines to Get You in the Summer Spirit!

International Wines to Get You in the Summer Spirit!

Summer is nearly here, and what better way to celebrate a perfect summer day than with a perfect international wine. We've got a round up of wines from four different countries to help you get a sample of what the world of wine has to offer!
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