Emma Dykstra

Intern/Features Writer

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NDP Candidate in Cloverdale-Langley City, B.C. Played Key Role in Helping RCMP Get their Own Union

NDP Candidate in Cloverdale-Langley City, B.C. Played Key Role in Helping RCMP Get their Own Union

The RCMP has been embroiled in scandals for the past decade. Whether it is the misconduct of senior management who were found guilty in a court case related to standards and occupational health and safety provisions over the deaths of three Mounties and the serious injuries of two others in New Brunswick [...]

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The Great War Sextet: Canadian War Poetry with Trombone & Strings

The Great War Sextet: Canadian War Poetry with Trombone & Strings

An incredible music and poetry evening not to be missed! A unique and powerful, life-affirming classical concert premieres this Remembrance Day weekend, November 9th and 10th, 7:30pm, in the heart of downtown Ottawa at the gorgeous Arts Court Theatre and across Rideau Hall at MacKay United Church, [...]

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Fluxtime: Enriched Bread Artists' annual open studio

Fluxtime: Enriched Bread Artists' annual open studio

When you hear the name Enriched Bread Artists, your first thought might be a bakery. However, Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) is actually a multivalent collective of diverse Ottawa artists! This collective takes its name from the fact that the cooperatively run studio group is located in a former bread [...]

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The best and the worst from last night's debate

The best and the worst from last night's debate

Last night Canadian’s had the chance to hear the leaders butt heads over many contentious issues. There were some high points and low points for sure but overall the tone and temperament of the evening was respectful and dignified. Here is Ottawa Life Magazine’s best and worst from last [...]

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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

Black Cop By: Calvin Lawrence 272 pages • ISBN 978-1459414488 When Calvin Lawrence joined the Halifax City Police in 1969, he wanted to make a difference. There was growing tension in the city between the black community and the police and Lawrence believed that as a black police officer he [...]

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I’m a Leader Now: A Delightful Children’s Book about Empowerment and Leadership

I’m a Leader Now: A Delightful Children’s Book about Empowerment and Leadership

I’m a Leader Now By: Wayne Watson 36 pages • ISBN 978-1-9994753-0-7 With the collaboration of a team and spanning from Ottawa, to Montreal, and all the way to Quebec City, we present to you a unique children’s book with Canada Geese as the muse. Author Wayne Watson is a retired RCMP [...]

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The politics of guilt by association

The politics of guilt by association

It’s an understatement to say that political campaigns have changed over the past 25 years. A form of campaigning that is becoming all too popular is guilt by association, a tactic where politicians are criticized for their familiarity with questionable figures. If a politician associates with [...]

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