Michael Bussière

Features Writer

Michael Bussière is a music producer who has worked for such labels as CBC, Naxos, and Polygram. He taught a program in digital music practices at Carleton University for many years where he also directed research into virtual conservatories and digital stages. Michael also writes about history and cultural mapping. His favourite possession is his Langford ottertail canoe paddle. 
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Ginger Jesus and the half-Black Madonna. Are Harry and Meghan the Second Coming?

Ginger Jesus and the half-Black Madonna. Are Harry and Meghan the Second Coming?

As a man who yearns for the comfort of a once-vibrant faith, I have long sought the wonders and signs of reassurance that the Lord has not forgotten humanity. Who among us in a world ravaged by war and pandemic has not hoped that divinity would one day again descend from a realm on high to walk among [...]

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Direct Communication Solutions has been helping businesses reach peak performance since 2006

Direct Communication Solutions has been helping businesses reach peak performance since 2006

ABOVE: Industry 4.0 process that analyzes goods at a distribution center to maximize efficiency and reduce costs. (Photo: iStock) Direct Communication Solutions, Inc. (DCS) may not enjoy a high level of public recognition, but behind the scenes the company has been helping businesses reach peak [...]

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NCC hits delete on Sir John A.

NCC hits delete on Sir John A.

ABOVE: The Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway in Ottawa's west end will soon sport a new name. (Photo: James Peltzer) Here we go again. The unelected National Capital Commission has engaged in a process to develop a framework for devising a strategy by which concerned parties, exclusive of the general [...]

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Alex Wu appointed President and CFO of NaaS, one of China’s largest and fastest growing EV charging service providers.

Alex Wu appointed President and CFO of NaaS, one of China’s largest and fastest growing EV charging service providers.

ABOVE: Alex Wu of NaaS Technology. In December 2022, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault, announced proposed regulations that set zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) sales targets for manufacturers and importers. At least 20 percent of new vehicles sold in Canada [...]

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A Nightmare on Hare Avenue: How the right house could go so wrong!

A Nightmare on Hare Avenue: How the right house could go so wrong!

ABOVE: Diane Clayton and her husband are going through a living hell after purchasing an “Elegant and Sophisticated, Fully Renovated,” home. PUBLISHER’S NOTE: OLM contacted the Spaull Brothers of Digi Brokerage, Digi Brokerage CEO Jeffrey Mziray, and REMAX agent Julie Whittaker [...]

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Introducing ByWard’s fabulous owner-in-the-store fashion boutiques.

Introducing ByWard’s fabulous owner-in-the-store fashion boutiques.

ABOVE: Anica lordache, award-winning stylist and owner of ModMop. ALL PHOTOS: Richard Tardif Photographie Over the past two years, ByWard Market merchants and their uptown neighbours have had to stomach more baloney than a kid’s summer camp. Sure, every mall and high street in town got clobbered [...]

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Montreal hosts the 2022 Canada China International Film Festival

 Montreal hosts the 2022 Canada China International Film Festival

There’s a remarkable event happening this summer just down the 417 in Montreal. The seventh annual Canada China International Film Festival (CCIFF) is taking place at a variety of downtown locations, including Concordia University, Cineplex Theatres, and the luxurious Le Mount Stephen Hotel, where [...]

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Despite criticism and FinTRAC review, OLG maintains they are operating within the law

Despite criticism and FinTRAC review, OLG maintains they are operating within the law

Ottawa Life published an article on April 4th that waved red flags about whether the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission (OLG) is being less than attentive to certain operations under its authority that may be in violation of the federal Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing [...]

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Feed your furry friends like true members of the family

Feed your furry friends like true members of the family

A lot of people just love their pussycats. Check out the catalog of feline entertainment products on the market if you don’t believe me. Activity centres, multi-storey scratching structures covered in shag carpet, wind-up toys, recreational catnip, all for a pet whose species is the greatest hunter [...]

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Creating stunning images by taking vector graphics to the extreme

Creating stunning images by taking vector graphics to the extreme

ABOVE: Forest by Ross Photography. ShapeVision is an Ottawa startup whose mission is to create photo-based art and applications with their unique Extreme Vector Graphics™ (EVG) software. Its founding partners, Martin Brooks and John Spence, have extensive experience in the Ottawa tech and education [...]

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