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Atlético Ottawa’s 16-year-old phenom Antoine Coupland

Atlético Ottawa’s 16-year-old phenom Antoine Coupland

by Daniel Rainbird When Antoine Coupland was 14 years old, his soccer coach made him a sweet deal. If the young player could improve on the defensive side of his game, coach Jed Davies would buy him a fancy cake and they’d eat it together. Coupland was an offensive-minded player who struggled [...]

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Two vital federal health commitments must not be left unfinished

Two vital federal health commitments must not be left unfinished

By Tom Warshawski and Manuel Arango In 1822, Franz Schubert wrote the first two movements of his 8th Symphony. He never completed the additional two movements that would make it complete. One theory is that he was faced with competing projects, so we know it today as the “Unfinished Symphony.” [...]

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Indoor activities to help get you through the fall and winter

Indoor activities to help get you through the fall and winter

by Christina Charles The rest of 2020 will see us moving back indoors due to Covid-19 so it's important to start planning early for a gentle, gratifying winter season. Think like a northerner. Remember that we can learn from the communities above the arctic circle who live happily in the [...]

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Children with disabilities disproportionately affected during COVID-19

Children with disabilities disproportionately affected during COVID-19

By Lucyna Lach and Donna Thomson New study offers families parent training for children affected by neurodevelopmental disorders. The global pandemic has been hard on Canadians, but it has hit families affected by disability disproportionately, particularly young families. School-aged children with [...]

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Nuclear is essential in addressing most serious issue Canada faces

Nuclear is essential in addressing most serious issue Canada faces

By John Gorman, President and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association Before the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change was a key priority for Canadians and the federal government. That hasn’t changed. As the government looks to invest in an economic recovery, Canadians still rank climate change [...]

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The wonderful life of John Napier Turner: The orenda factor: A perspective

The wonderful life of John Napier Turner: The orenda factor: A perspective

by Elizabeth McIninch (PHOTO: JEAN-MARC CARISSE) We have just lost a fine Canadian. I was blessed to get to know him. His wisdom, his passion for Canada, his deep commitment to our beautiful environment – all this became clear through lengthy tapings on his life and times at the National Archives [...]

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The world’s best beaches to add to your bucket list

The world’s best beaches to add to your bucket list

Above: Looking down at Positano on Italy's Amalfi Coast. (PHOTO: OLM STAFF) We’re incredibly lucky to live on such a beautiful planet with many wonderful landscapes. Many of us love beaches because of their relaxing nature, making them the perfect holiday destination. We’ve rounded [...]

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COVID is highlighting the need for cars — even downtown

COVID is highlighting the need for cars — even downtown

By Johanne Brownrigg COVID 19. We know it’s changing us and those around us. Families and work lives have been impacted. We simply aren’t yet sure if these changes are permanent. Some though, if not permanent, are definitely long-term. A lot has been written about the potential gutting [...]

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Singer-storyteller’s new album paints picture of Ottawa, then and now

Singer-storyteller’s new album paints picture of Ottawa, then and now

ABOVE: Paul Weber being interviewed in his backyard before band practice. By Natasha Bulowski A historic fire, homelessness, a bridge collapse, circuses, the Rideau Canal, a famous bouncer, and a comical explanation of mansplaining: singer-songwriter Paul Weber’s newly released album “Ode [...]

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A little taste of Croatian wine country from the comfort of home

A little taste of Croatian wine country from the comfort of home

by Amanda Bernardo If travel plans were part of your 2020, you may be reading this now feeling rather disappointed with how the year played out. No one could have predicted that a pandemic would put the world on hold and force us to live, work, and play right here at home. Staycations became the new [...]

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