Kazakhstan President Tokayev announces more democratic reforms All-star break gives Senators’ brass time to reflect and ponder plans The Jewellery Box Sunwing and RIU make escaping wintery Ottawa to the beaches of Mazatlan, Mexico . . . a breeze! Broken Stone Winery — A family affair! What's Happening in Ottawa: January 17-19, 2020
 

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Is this the year more businesses fall

Is this the year more businesses fall

Businesses are unstable structures that we base our lives around. We want to explore why some big businesses might fall, and how to ensure your small business stays floating this year.
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8 delish Valentine's Day treats you can make with CBD gummies

8 delish Valentine's Day treats you can make with CBD gummies

Valentine’s Day. Some people love it. Some people hate it. No matter how you feel about it, though, homemade treats made with CBD gummies will brighten your holiday
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Kazakhstan President Tokayev announces more democratic reforms

Kazakhstan President Tokayev announces more democratic reforms

President Tokayev is writing chapter two of the new Kazakhstan and his moves so far have made him a figure to watch in global politics, as he pushes for steady incremental democratic reforms to ensure the country’s future prosperity.
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Top Stories

Marching backwards into the 5G future

Marching backwards into the 5G future

Tech news these days is dominated by 5G, so if you’re flummoxed by what it all means, well, you’re not alone. But while the impending effects of mobile data’s fifth generation remain fuzzy, its business impact is already being felt here at home.
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Video shows horror of terrorist attacks against innocent Chinese civilians in Xinjiang — China is fighting terrorism too

Video shows horror of terrorist attacks against innocent Chinese civilians in Xinjiang — China is fighting terrorism too

Since 9/11, few subjects have shaped the global narrative as much as terrorism. Terrorism is defined as unlawful violence or the systematic use of terror against civilians or politicians for ideological or political reasons, with the intention to create fear.
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A teacher extraordinaire

A teacher extraordinaire

Ontario teachers are protesting, withdrawing services and dealing with stressful heavy demands in their classrooms. Many of them are among the brightest and the best workers but I want to tell you about Buse Laphia Simbonge, a teacher from South Africa.
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Arts & Events

What's Happening in Ottawa: January 17-19, 2020

What's Happening in Ottawa: January 17-19, 2020

Here are 5 fun reason to get out of the house on this cold winter weekend!
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I taught myself to play so I could be where people danced — Jim Cuddy’s Countrywide Soul

I taught myself to play so I could be where people danced — Jim Cuddy’s Countrywide Soul

We caught up with Jim Cuddy before his band rolls into town for their January 31, 2020 performance with special guest, The Devin Cuddy Band.
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Out & About: Friday, January 10, 2020

Out & About: Friday, January 10, 2020

Take in a game, take in a show, paint the day away or skate all evening long, here are 5 fun things to get out and do this weekend.  
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Sports

All-star break gives Senators’ brass time to reflect and ponder plans

All-star break gives Senators’ brass time to reflect and ponder plans

The Ottawa Senators’ bye week is upon us. They won’t hit the ice again until Jan. 27th when they host the New Jersey Devils.

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Senators latest skid nothing to gloss over
Canadian clubs: the good and the bad and the in-between

Canadian clubs: the good and the bad and the in-between

We’re right around the halfway point in this NHL season and as we are prone to do a couple of times per season, let’s have a glance at how our seven Canadian teams are faring, and what might lie ahead in the upcoming months.
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Politics

Kazakhstan President Tokayev announces more democratic reforms

Kazakhstan President Tokayev announces more democratic reforms

President Tokayev is writing chapter two of the new Kazakhstan and his moves so far have made him a figure to watch in global politics, as he pushes for steady incremental democratic reforms to ensure the country’s future prosperity.
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Ottawa needs a poverty reduction strategy

Ottawa needs a poverty reduction strategy

Food is arguably the most important item to people. Most obviously, we need to eat to live, to survive, so why is the issue of food missing from the political conversation?
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The humble beginnings of Canada’s professional public service

The humble beginnings of Canada’s professional public service

This begins a three-part series about Canada’s federal public service; its history, evolution, and its current state.
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Fashion & Beauty

The Jewellery Box

The Jewellery Box

We’ve enlisted the help of Pamela Coulston, jewellery designer and (doubly) certified gemologist, to bring little gems of history and lore, care tips, design ideas, trends, insight, birthstones, and much more from the colourful, sparkling world gemmology and jewellery.
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The style bible commands you to live a totally personalised life

The style bible commands you to live a totally personalised life

Thankfully, the world has briskly moved on from the ‘off the rack’ standard. Nowadays, you have a chance to make your own flavour of life. You can totally personalise the things that you love and make them your own.
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Founders of Ottawa apparel brand Octopied Mind aim for mindfulness, inspiration and inclusivity

Founders of Ottawa apparel brand Octopied Mind aim for mindfulness, inspiration and inclusivity

There are so many fashion brands out there, but Sarah and Jill, the funders of Ottawa-based fashion and lifestyle brand Octopied Mind are using clothes to spread an important message.
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Business

Is this the year more businesses fall

Is this the year more businesses fall

Businesses are unstable structures that we base our lives around. We want to explore why some big businesses might fall, and how to ensure your small business stays floating this year.
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Founders of Ottawa apparel brand Octopied Mind aim for mindfulness, inspiration and inclusivity

Founders of Ottawa apparel brand Octopied Mind aim for mindfulness, inspiration and inclusivity

There are so many fashion brands out there, but Sarah and Jill, the funders of Ottawa-based fashion and lifestyle brand Octopied Mind are using clothes to spread an important message.
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UAE — A stage for business on an international scale in 2020

UAE — A stage for business on an international scale in 2020

Canada is ramping up to take part in Expo 2020 Dubai, the largest World Expo in history and the first-ever in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. 
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Food & Wine

Broken Stone Winery — A family affair!

Broken Stone Winery — A family affair!

The snow might be piling up outside but Broken Stone Winery, located in the heart of the beautiful Prince Edward County, is open to warm you up on weekends all winter long!
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Darling Door County: A peninsula of food & tradition

Darling Door County: A peninsula of food & tradition

Nicknamed the “Thumb of Wisconsin,” Door County is a peninsula between Green Bay and Lake Michigan consisting of some of the sweetest little towns in America.
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Best foodie destinations in Canada’s northeast

Best foodie destinations in Canada’s northeast

When many people think of foodie destinations, Canada is not usually top of the list. They think of France, Italy, Mexico and Asia.
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Travel

Sunwing and RIU make escaping wintery Ottawa to the beaches of Mazatlan, Mexico . . . a breeze!

Sunwing and RIU make escaping wintery Ottawa to the beaches of Mazatlan, Mexico . . . a breeze!

It’s s nice to enjoy a white Christmas, Winterlude, outdoor rinks, skating and the wonders of winter. But when the mercury drops into the double negatives, it’s great to be able to take a direct flight and escape to a sunny destination for a week or two of warmth and beach fun. 
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Tips on how to make a getaway with your girls to Vegas memorable

Tips on how to make a getaway with your girls to Vegas memorable

Sin City is a dream destination for many people, but it’s okay to be nervous about visiting this place. This guide will help you to navigate the city with your girls like experienced travelers.

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Succulent San Francisco

Succulent San Francisco

Decadent. That is the first word that comes to mind when trying to describe San Francisco. It is a mecca for well, everything good.
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Health

The value in doubling up

The value in doubling up

In her inaugural column, nutritionist Susan Alsembach advises to cook double for meals like spaghetti sauce, soups, stews and sauces and freeze the rest for a future stress-free dinner!
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Heart to Heart: New Ottawans and racism concerns

Heart to Heart: New Ottawans and racism concerns

Adele reassures a new-to-Ottawa family that we are a tolerant city.
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Things that you need to know about essential tremor

Things that you need to know about essential tremor

Despite how common the movement disorder is, essential tremor or ET, as it is often referred to, can have a considerable impact on quality of life.
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Homes & Neighbourhoods

The best home security systems that offer peace of mind

The best home security systems that offer peace of mind

In this article, we've rounded up some of the best home security systems that guarantee to automate your entire home and provide you smart gadgets such as video doorbells. So, take a read!
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What can you do with a basement? Consider these ideas!

What can you do with a basement? Consider these ideas!

Other than housing some old furniture and artwork, your basement is doing nothing for you or your family. Why not convert that wasted space into something that provides some benefit other than being a catch all?
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John THE Plumber Ottawa Is now offering HVAC Services!

John THE Plumber Ottawa Is now offering HVAC Services!

John THE Plumber who has been serving residential and commercial clients in Ottawa for 15 years, now offers HVAC — 24/7 Emergency services continue to be available too!
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Good Reads

3 tips on sending money to your family living overseas

3 tips on sending money to your family living overseas

Often there are situations when you are separated from your family. A better job opportunity from elsewhere might have taken you there and you might have to make use of money transfer facilities to send them cash.
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Golden Girls of Barrhaven: First Christmas

Golden Girls of Barrhaven: First Christmas

With the holidays well behind us our Golden Girl, Hilary, recounts the ladies' first Christmas together.
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How you can be physically active everyday

How you can be physically active everyday

As you are probably aware, exercise isn’t just about losing weight or getting fit. No, regular activity benefits all areas of your life including your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
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Reviews

Film Reviews: The Grudge & Ip Man 4: The Finale

Film Reviews: The Grudge & Ip Man 4: The Finale

Keith Whittier describes why you should 'swipe left' on one of these films, while the other he recommends even if you missed the first three in the series!
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Film Reviews: Uncut Gems & Marriage Story

Film Reviews: Uncut Gems & Marriage Story

Watch Keith Whittier's review of Adam Sandler's captivating performance in Uncut Gens, and his thoughts on the realistic relationship film, Marriage Story.
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Firlm Reviews: Cats & Little Women

Firlm Reviews: Cats & Little Women

See what reviewer, Keith Whittier, has to say about the film adaptation of Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber's longest running Broadway play, plus his take on the remake of Little Women.
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Best Picks

Ottawa resident Séan McCann and founder of Great Big Sea to release memoir

Ottawa resident Séan McCann and founder of Great Big Sea to release memoir

Séan McCann, founder of Great Big Sea will release a memoir in April titled One Good Reason: A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, Music, and Love. The narrative moves back and forth between Séan and his wife Andrea Aragon’s points of view as they move through his addiction, and recovery.
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Ottawa Life Magazine's 2019 holiday gift guide

Ottawa Life Magazine's 2019 holiday gift guide

Our annual holiday gift guide is here! Whether you're looking for a nice gift for a loved one or a last minute gift for your boss these affordable — but awesome! — gift ideas are guaranteed to please.
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Holiday gift guide: Gift for the body and soul

Holiday gift guide: Gift for the body and soul

Our annual holiday gift guide is here! Whether you're looking for a nice gift for a loved one or a last minute gift for your boss these affordable gift ideas for your body and soul are guaranteed to please.
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