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Ottawans should not turn away from Lebanon’s plight

Ottawans should not turn away from Lebanon’s plight

by Matthew Horwood Before the events of August 4, the country of Lebanon was already experiencing a severe financial, political and public health crisis. A breakdown of the country’s economic system last year had forced the government to default on its debts in March. Amid high unemployment, [...]

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Family dinner planning made easy

Family dinner planning made easy

By Kathleen O’Grady — Meal kits turned our dinner time routine from drudgery to adventure Here we were again, dinner time, with two hungry kids and two tired adults, working full out and full time. And all of us, BORED OF ALL THE FOODS. We couldn’t order out again and feel good [...]

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Jointly Building the Belt and Road Initiative and a community with a shared future for mankind

Jointly Building the Belt and Road Initiative and a community with a shared future for mankind

By CONG PEIWU, Chinese Ambassador to Canada A proverb goes, “Every cloud has a silver lining.” Because of the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, social activities have ground to a halt. But thanks to telecommuting and “cloud meetings”, people have not grown apart or reflected [...]

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Top ten greatest Canadian bands

Top ten greatest Canadian bands

by Madison McSweeney 10. The Guess Who The band that introduced the world to Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings, famous for their iconic hits like “American Woman,” “Laughing,” “Share the Land,” and Wolfman Jack homage “Clap for the Wolfman.” [...]

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Tips for the round the world traveller

Tips for the round the world traveller

Embarking on a round-the-world trip is the dream for many. It’s one of the most amazing things anyone can do, but there are a few pitfalls that must be avoided along the way, which is why we’ve put together a few useful tips for anyone who’s taking their first tentative steps to becoming [...]

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Are colleges still worth your time in the modern day?

Are colleges still worth your time in the modern day?

College used to be something that people never debated. The path in life was simple; you go to high school, go to college, then university and then you found a job. It was an easy set of decisions that led to a simple and successful life. However, these days, there are far more ways to go about building [...]

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How long does it take to gain muscle mass and how can I do it safely

How long does it take to gain muscle mass and how can I do it safely

The human body contains over six hundred muscles. Think of all the work your body had to do just to sit down and read these sentences. Your legs and feet had to lower you to your seat. Your bottom and thighs had to support your weight as you sat. You had to turn on your computer and access this article, [...]

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Why Instagram video views are key if you want to grow account following

Why Instagram video views are key if you want to grow account following

When you are starting a career as a blogger on Instagram, the first thing that you are eager to do is to gain more followers for your profile. Having a big audience is one of the key factors that lead you to success. However, it is no easy task for a beginner. One of the secrets to doing that is to get [...]

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Permanent, affordable housing is needed to protect Ottawa’s homeless

Permanent, affordable housing is needed to protect Ottawa’s homeless

Above: Peter Tilley, CEO of the Ottawa Mission Towards the end of 2019, the Ottawa Mission was having difficulties sheltering all the homeless people under its roof, despite having recently expanded their housing department. Now, both the number of meals being served per day and the number of people [...]

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From marijuana to cryptocurrency, Adam Miron's journey

From marijuana to cryptocurrency, Adam Miron's journey

Seven years after planting the first cannabis plants in his basement at HEXO Corp, a Gatineau-based company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Adam Miron now wants to make cryptocurrency his new hobbyhorse. The 36-year-old businessman — who last summer stepped down as director of the company [...]

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