Founders of Ottawa apparel brand Octopied Mind aim for mindfulness, inspiration and inclusivity Over 500 signatures on a petition demanding Chiarelli's resignation Exploring the land of Pura Vida Don’t miss Sultans of String’s Christmas Caravan! Album reviews: December 10, 2019 Film Review: Parasite
 

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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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Over 500 signatures on a petition demanding Chiarelli's resignation

Over 500 signatures on a petition demanding Chiarelli's resignation

A petition published online yesterday demanding the resignation of City Councillor Rick Chiarelli has now reached 500 signatures in less than 24 hours.
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Exploring the land of Pura Vida

Exploring the land of Pura Vida

Pura Vida, meaning simple life or pure life, is a term heard almost everywhere from people of all walks of life in Costa Rica. But they don’t use it as a greeting or an enduring term, they live it.  

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Over 500 signatures on a petition demanding Chiarelli's resignation

Over 500 signatures on a petition demanding Chiarelli's resignation

A petition published online yesterday demanding the resignation of City Councillor Rick Chiarelli has now reached 500 signatures in less than 24 hours.
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Heart to heart with Adele Blair

Heart to heart with Adele Blair

Parenting is one of the most important jobs we do, and also the hardest. Our Adele Blair is an experience counselor who is taking on our new parenting/advice column. Go ahead and send your questions! Each week we will publish one selected response.
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 Award-winning cannabis company Superette announces 2020 program in support of Ottawa Food Bank

Award-winning cannabis company Superette announces 2020 program in support of Ottawa Food Bank

Superette CEO Mimi Lam along with Michael Maidment and Samantha Ingram from the Ottawa Food Bank announce a collaboration with the Ottawa Food Bank and TerraCycle x Tweed, this morning in Ottawa. 
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Arts & Events

Don’t miss Sultans of String’s Christmas Caravan!

Don’t miss Sultans of String’s Christmas Caravan!

Ottawa born and raised Chris McKhool & his musical mates of Sultans of String take their Christmas Caravan show to the Shenkman Arts Centre.

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Album reviews: December 10, 2019

Album reviews: December 10, 2019

From Ottawa to Syria, to Norway and back home again, we have five album review to help you get through the work week. 
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Dan Aykroyd and the Downchild Blues Band

Dan Aykroyd and the Downchild Blues Band

Ottawa native, Dan Aykryod was in town November 29th for the 50th anniversary of Downchild 
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Sports

Tkachuk ka-chunks the opposition, repeatedly

Tkachuk ka-chunks the opposition, repeatedly

To Johnny (. . . and Jenny) Senator Fan, a few pressing internal thoughts and proposals and questions that need your attention . . . Have a look.

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We are the champions of the world: uOttawa scores on the international sports stage

We are the champions of the world: uOttawa scores on the international sports stage

The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees are international champions after winning the 2019 FISU University World Cup – Football!
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Senator win string is perplexing for fans

Senator win string is perplexing for fans

Winning has never been so confusing. It’s the genesis of the angst Ottawa Senator fans are facing right now.

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Politics

NATO, the US and Europe have failed Turkey — It’s not the other way around

NATO, the US and Europe have failed Turkey — It’s not the other way around

I’ve learned to take with a grain of salt the bravado and tough talk of many western security people and ‘analysts’ when they chirp on with self-serving lectures about Turkey and how the Turks have somehow betrayed NATO and the West.
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Hit and misses —Trudeau minority government’s new cabinet leaves the best players on the bench

Hit and misses —Trudeau minority government’s new cabinet leaves the best players on the bench

Disappointingly, Trudeau passed on naming two of the most talented and able MPs in his government to sit at cabinet: Ottawa South MP David McGuinty and Beaches—East York Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine Smith.
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Remembering Canadians from all conflicts

Remembering Canadians from all conflicts

We have a duty every November 11th not to just to remember our veterans from the two major wars from our history but from all conflicts.
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Fashion & Beauty

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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When lip injections go wrong - Top NYC plastic surgeon discusses options

When lip injections go wrong - Top NYC plastic surgeon discusses options

If there’s one cosmetic procedure that experienced a boom in recent years, it’s lip injections. Due to the uptick in trendy lip injections, the number of women who have experienced botched injection surgeries has increased. 
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Check please!

Check please!

Here are the best of the fall trends from the runways of fashion week in New York, Milan, Paris and London that have transferred well to everyday.
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Business

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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Meet Isabella, the creator of Izzy’s Fizzies

Meet Isabella, the creator of Izzy’s Fizzies

Meet Isabella Bakie, an 11-year-old entrepreneur and the creator of Izzy’s Fizzies!
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Food & Wine

KIN Vineyards — Local Carp winery is producing organic wines!

KIN Vineyards — Local Carp winery is producing organic wines!

Earlier this year, Ottawa lawyer Lorraine Mastersmith and accountant Shaun McEwan purchased the KIN Vineyards — the most northern vineyard in Ontario! 
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Discover Bistro Ristoro in Ottawa's ByWard Market

Discover Bistro Ristoro in Ottawa's ByWard Market

A gem of a restaurant on Clarence Street, near Sussex, Bistro Ristoro is a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the Market area.
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Go ahead, splurge a little! 

Go ahead, splurge a little! 

Elevate your wine experience with a crystal glass that is specifically designed and crafted to enhance the different characteristics of each grape variety
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Travel

Exploring the land of Pura Vida

Exploring the land of Pura Vida

Pura Vida, meaning simple life or pure life, is a term heard almost everywhere from people of all walks of life in Costa Rica. But they don’t use it as a greeting or an enduring term, they live it.  

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What’s “philAUSophy” exactly?

What’s “philAUSophy” exactly?

Tourism in Australia is overgrowing. We see millions of new tourists every year exploring beautiful landscapes, old architecture, and a mix of modern lifestyle venues. The Australian government announced a new generation of tourism. The new campaign is known as “philAUSophy”. Meaning, Australia and life-philosophy could be used for joint movement.

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Seductive South Africa

Seductive South Africa

South Africa is a country of great physical beauty but the three highlights of my trip involve meeting uplifting and inspiring people with their impressive positivity.
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Health

The need for innovation in public health care

The need for innovation in public health care

If for-profit Cambie Surgeries Corporation wins their Supreme Court challenge it will unravel Medicare in Canada as we know it. Doctors do not want to battle insurance companies for the care patients require.
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"Girls in Sports " scores as a great opportunity for young girls 

"Girls in Sports " scores as a great opportunity for young girls 

Nepean High School's CORE Leadership program does lots of things for Nepean High School. One of the many things that they’re doing is a new program, “Girls in Sports”!
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Study drugs: What are the dangers? 

Study drugs: What are the dangers? 

Study drugs, or so-called “smart drugs,” are becoming part of the daily lives of students. They swallow a smart pill whenever they hope to boost their mental performance.
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Homes & Neighbourhoods

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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The questions you need to ask before moving into a senior apartment in Ottawa

The questions you need to ask before moving into a senior apartment in Ottawa

Six questions to ask when choosing a retirement home in Ottawa
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Mizrahi Developments begins construction on the capital's most luxurious condo residences

Mizrahi Developments begins construction on the capital's most luxurious condo residences

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson was on hand as Mizrahi Developments announced the beginning of construction.
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Good Reads

What's the Difference between Nicotine Salts and Regular E-Liquid?

What's the Difference between Nicotine Salts and Regular E-Liquid?

Nicotine salt e-liquid has become all the rage lately as an increasing number of vapers make the switch from regular e-liquid. 

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Are your keywords working? Here's how to tell

Are your keywords working? Here's how to tell

Choosing the perfect keywords is an essential factor in your SEO strategy. Without the right words and phrases, you’ll find it almost impossible to rank highly on search engine ranking pages.
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10 Instagram tools to build up your following in 2020

10 Instagram tools to build up your following in 2020

Social media is an ever-evolving landscape and it requires adaptation to keep up with it. This especially goes for Instagram, which is prone to constant updates and changes.
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Reviews

Michelle Obama Inspires the Nation’s Capital

Michelle Obama Inspires the Nation’s Capital

Former American First Lady, Michelle Obama was in Ottawa to help promote her book ‘Becoming’.
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5 movie reviews for your weekend watching

5 movie reviews for your weekend watching

Our movie reviewer has you primed for the weekend with a bevy of movies to beat your fall yard work blues!
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Black Cop: My 36 Years in Police Work, and My Career-Ending Experience with Official Racism

Black Cop: My 36 Years in Police Work, and My Career-Ending Experience with Official Racism

When Calvin Lawrence joined the Halifax City Police in 1969,  he wanted to make a difference.But what he didn't know was that he was embarking on a life-long career in which he would consistently be the target of racist behavior — from his co-workers and his superiors and from police organizations as a whole.
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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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Holiday gift guide: Gifts for the whole family

Holiday gift guide: Gifts for the whole family

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 the whole family these affordable ideas are sure to please.
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