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Trudeau Government ignoring legal experts and suppressing free speech

Trudeau Government ignoring legal experts and suppressing free speech

Legal experts tell Parliament, Bill C-10 is attack on Canadians' right to free expression 
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Activists look to restore hope in Ottawa's homeless youth

Activists look to restore hope in Ottawa's homeless youth

Congratulations to Carleton University journalism student Emily Vaz for this well-crafted piece on homeless youth in Ottawa. 
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BEST OF OTTAWA 2021: Local boutiques and shops

BEST OF OTTAWA 2021: Local boutiques and shops

After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week!
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Top Stories

Trudeau Government ignoring legal experts and suppressing free speech

Trudeau Government ignoring legal experts and suppressing free speech

Legal experts tell Parliament, Bill C-10 is attack on Canadians' right to free expression 
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Activists look to restore hope in Ottawa's homeless youth

Activists look to restore hope in Ottawa's homeless youth

Congratulations to Carleton University journalism student Emily Vaz for this well-crafted piece on homeless youth in Ottawa. 
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Goodbye middleman. Skipper Otto provides reliable and trustworthy seafood to Canadians

Goodbye middleman. Skipper Otto provides reliable and trustworthy seafood to Canadians

Farm-to-table meets sea-to-plate with Skipper Otto’s community supported fishery!
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Arts & Events

Ottawa composer wins classical music competition

Ottawa composer wins classical music competition

Candace Bustard won the inaugural Emerging Composers Competition from the musical duo Jâca.
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KCC to present online events in celebration of Asian Heritage Month

KCC to present online events in celebration of Asian Heritage Month

The Korean Cultural Centre is celebrating of Asian Heritage Month 2021 with a wide range of fun online events that people can enjoy from the comfort and safety of home. 
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Album Reviews: Girl in Red, Julia Stone, Porter Robinson

Album Reviews: Girl in Red, Julia Stone, Porter Robinson

Check out Girl in Red’s aggressive and polychromatic approach to pop, plus new releases from four more artists
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Sports

Time to get a move on, Ottawa

Time to get a move on, Ottawa

Put up or shut up. Can Ottawa folk finally agree we are there?

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BC’s Elevate brings the Ultimate spirit to Ottawa

BC’s Elevate brings the Ultimate spirit to Ottawa

Elevate Ultimate is a Vancouver-based disc sports academy that provides professional coaching to young ultimate frisbee players.
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Leafs-Jets setting intriguing tone

Leafs-Jets setting intriguing tone

Maybe next year Johnny Senators Hockey Fan will be invested in the realm of baited-breath as well.
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Politics

Time to rotate some federal cabinet tires

Time to rotate some federal cabinet tires

“If the PM called me today I’d argue Telford is safe, Guilbeault should be shuffled and Sajjan needs to be dumped before the election.”
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Reforms are transforming Kazakhstan into a modern and effective state

Reforms are transforming Kazakhstan into a modern and effective state

Kazakhstan’s President, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, is committed to bringing the country to a path of political and economic reforms.
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(It’s) the impunity, stupid

(It’s) the impunity, stupid

I’ll be blunt: the problem with sexual misconduct in the Canadian Forces (CF) is not the sexual nature of the misconduct.
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Fashion & Beauty

Tips and hacks to saving more when shopping online

Tips and hacks to saving more when shopping online

With the growth of E-commerce, many stores have sprouted up, leading to the popularity of online shopping.
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Spring fashion must-haves from Ottawa influencers

Spring fashion must-haves from Ottawa influencers

See what the trends are from three Ottawa fashionistas!
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Lous Vuitton changes the world with highest & finest quality products

Lous Vuitton changes the world with highest & finest quality products

Consumers are constantly mindful of the environmental effects of apparel and demand a degree of honesty when it comes to the 'real cost' of what they are purchasing.
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Business

Increase the ROI of your business meetings with these nine tips

Increase the ROI of your business meetings with these nine tips

No businesses can thrive without holding meetings. Meetings of any form, be those conferences or one-one interactions, are vital to keeping the employees and executives on the same page.
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The state of the payday loan industry in the US and Canada

The state of the payday loan industry in the US and Canada

Both local (state and province) and national authorities enact new regulations to close loopholes and protect the wellbeing of consumers.
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Sandbagging machines give new options for flood preparedness

Sandbagging machines give new options for flood preparedness

Creatium’s sandbagging machines can fill up to 1600 sandbags every hour and operate with a crew of just three to five instead of hundreds of volunteers.
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Food & Wine

Best of Chinatown: Explore new flavours with Rangoon’s delicious Burmese cuisine

Best of Chinatown: Explore new flavours with Rangoon’s delicious Burmese cuisine

Rangoon is very hard to miss: look for bright lime-green porch railings and electric blue accents on a red brick storefront on your next trip through Ottawa’s Chinatown.
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Spice up your take-out dinner with Carmenère

Spice up your take-out dinner with Carmenère

It’s a common dilemma — you love spicy food, but you only like red wine . . . 
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Bringing Canada and Hungary together through gastronomy

Bringing Canada and Hungary together through gastronomy

Beat the lockdown blues by taking a culinary trip to Central Europe to make a Hungarian food and wine discovery.
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Travel

Discovery and escape: five days in a canoe on the Rideau Canal

Discovery and escape: five days in a canoe on the Rideau Canal

In this Covid-year, five days on the water brought me much closer to the land we call Canada.

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HiBnb launch creates new platform for Canada’s cannabis community

HiBnb launch creates new platform for Canada’s cannabis community

HiBnb has just launched their services to the public after appearing on the start-up scene and garnering international attention for their innovative platform for cannabis tourism.
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Our mini home and native land: Little Canada opening 2021

Our mini home and native land: Little Canada opening 2021

Little Canada is a massive miniature version of our home and native land where participants can experience a wide swath of Canada in a single afternoon.
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Health

Simple nutritional tips to help manage your allergies

Simple nutritional tips to help manage your allergies

The immune system perceives harmless pollens as a threat springs into action by producing histamine, the chemical responsible for the itchy and watery eyes, and other cold-like symptoms
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Helping your child deal with feelings and emotions

Helping your child deal with feelings and emotions

Helping your kids to manage their emotions helps them grow into adults with healthy behaviours.
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Asserting boundaries and prioritizing your needs: the power of “No”

Asserting boundaries and prioritizing your needs: the power of “No”

The ability to say no comes with practice and requires practice and dedication to master.
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Homes & Neighbourhoods

Endy mattress named best mattress in Canada 2021

Endy mattress named best mattress in Canada 2021

With more than 20,000 customer reviews and an average rating of 4.9/5-stars, Endy is the best mattress in Canada for comfort, quality and cost.
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Make your home iconic with Ottawa-based Iconic Blinds

Make your home iconic with Ottawa-based Iconic Blinds

Ottawa-based window covering company Iconic Blinds prides itself on exemplary customer satisfaction.
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Ottawa’s Neighbourhoods: Gatineau

Ottawa’s Neighbourhoods: Gatineau

Gatineau is home to beautiful gardens, unique restaurants, museums and endless bike paths, just like the areas south of the Ottawa River.
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Good Reads

Benefits of turning basement into home office

Benefits of turning basement into home office

If your basement is unfinished or not in use, creating a basement office is the best decision you can make.
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5 steps to buy the best furnace

5 steps to buy the best furnace

The furnace is the beating heart of the house. It is what spreads warmth and comfort throughout the home to keep you cozy during winter.
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Betsson acquires a 35% stake of Strive Platform

Betsson acquires a 35% stake of Strive Platform

Betsson has shown it’s serious about its expansion into the US market with its $6.5 million purchase of a 35% stake of TG Lab’s Strive Platform.
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Reviews

Saying goodbye to my PS4 and . . . hello PS5!

Saying goodbye to my PS4 and . . . hello PS5!

‘I have no intention of getting a PS5!’, I said this to my friend. . . . I mean why would I? I have a PS4.

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Top electric scooters in Canada

Top electric scooters in Canada

Electric scooters provide a smooth and enjoyable ride. They can also be full of fun.
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Film review: Fatale

Film review: Fatale

Despite the great trailer, find out why film reviewer Keith Whittier gives the latest movie from director Deon Taylor a ‘C’.
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Best Picks

How Ancestry.ca and a DNA test helped a Black Ottawa woman discover her roots in Africa

How Ancestry.ca and a DNA test helped a Black Ottawa woman discover her roots in Africa

“After this DNA test and subsequent journey to Africa, I no longer have to wonder where I'm from.” — Rachel Décoste
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Travel the world from home with HARTLEYBEE destination bracelets

Travel the world from home with HARTLEYBEE destination bracelets

Jenn Hartley Boyce’s small business sells handcrafted travel-inspired wrap bracelets imbued with the all colours and emotions of destinations around the world.
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LOOP Mission—ending food waste one awesome product at a time

LOOP Mission—ending food waste one awesome product at a time

LOOP Mission is a Canadian company that aims to inspire the whole world to reduce food waste.
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