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Aaron Nava

Aaron Nava

Aaron Nava is a writer and social media manager living in Ottawa. He has a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Political Management from Carleton University, as well as a Graduate Certificate from Algonquin College in Mobile and Social Media Management. He has also written for Soundcheck Entertainment and C2C Journal.
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Trudeau and pandemic rage

Trudeau and pandemic rage

To have an event cancelled for safety reasons, based on crowds that looked troubling in advance of the cancellation, is not a good look for the protesters in question. Unfortunately, that's just what happened at Justin Trudeau's Bolton election event this week, where around 200 protesters were [...]

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Artist Cathy Mark portrays nature in all its beauty

Artist Cathy Mark portrays nature in all its beauty

Cathy Mark is a Scarborough-born artist who works with metal. Her work evokes feelings of the movement found in Canada’s wonderful landscapes and is reminiscent of the Group of Seven painters from almost a century ago. Mark is very appreciative that she has been able to successfully continue to [...]

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Ottawa’s Neighbourhoods: Gatineau

Ottawa’s Neighbourhoods: Gatineau

One thing you notice in Ottawa is that you can often get by without speaking French. When I moved here for university, to a city on the border with Quebec, I thought that I’d encounter French-speakers on a weekly basis, and that my language skills would improve. (Certainly, that would have been [...]

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NASA Perseveres on Mars

NASA Perseveres on Mars

The Mars Perseverance rover has finally landed on Mars, after years of planning and months of travel, laying the groundwork for years of scientific discoveries and future missions. The rover, which will attempt to study Mars to find the chemicals that provide evidence that life once lived there, is [...]

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MusiCounts’ harmonious fall helping Canadian schools and communities

MusiCounts’ harmonious fall helping Canadian schools and communities

The fall season has been a difficult time for music education, like all sorts of education. But the non-profit organization MusiCounts and the teachers it supports have changed and refined their approach. “Heading back to school looked very different in 2020,” writes Kate Bangay, Communications [...]

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Logan Hussein’s special twelfth birthday

Logan Hussein’s special twelfth birthday

Above: Logan Hussein with his parents, Sue Mackey and Wael Hussein, at his 11th birthday fundraiser. Photo: Grace De Castro Logan Hussein was born on Nov 26th, 2008 at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. It was a complicated birth, and Logan struggled to survive after being born with pneumothorax, a collapsed [...]

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Feeling Inspired: The Manotick Art Association

Feeling Inspired: The Manotick Art Association

The Manotick Art Association (MAA) has found a way to run Inspirations, their biannual art show and sale. But in 2020, this has not been easy. “Our annual show…is typically held in April, so we postponed it to the end of August, hoping that we would be able to hold it live,” says [...]

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Ottawa’s Community Organizations Present an Alternative Budget

Ottawa’s Community Organizations Present an Alternative Budget

As Canadians deal with the financial crunch of COVID-19, and reliance on government services is increasing, several of Ottawa’s prominent community organizations have come together to present their ideas for how our City should spend on its services. Describing itself as “a broad coalition [...]

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Children Believe believes in Canadians

Children Believe believes in Canadians

The health and well-being of Canadians will continue to be a priority in the fight against COVID-19. But as the global crisis evolves, many want to help locally and internationally and give what they can to make a positive difference. A recent study commissioned by Children Believe surveyed Canadians [...]

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Artists in a Pandemic: Studio Space Ottawa brings “fun” to fundraising

Artists in a Pandemic: Studio Space Ottawa brings “fun” to fundraising

Above: Fenced, 36" x 24", Acrylics on canvas byJadzia Romaniec Located off that stretch of road north of Ottawa South but below Billings Bridge, in one of the more industrial buildings near the Canadian Tire, you’ll find Studio Space Ottawa (SSO). Providing “stable, affordable, [...]

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