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John Healey’s award winning Plastic Beach comes to the Ottawa Art Gallery

John Healey’s award winning Plastic Beach comes to the Ottawa Art Gallery

Above: Michigan Man After Arcimboldo, Lake Michigan (RIGHT) Styrofoam Cloud, Lake Ontario By Rusel Olson The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) presents an exhibition of the work of Ottawa Photographer John Healey, winner of the 2020 Project X Photography Award. John Healey’s series Plastic Beach is [...]

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Canada’s $30,000 Total Mom Pitch for small business owners is here

Canada’s $30,000 Total Mom Pitch for small business owners is here

Moms are facing difficult decisions around balancing life and business. The coronavirus continues to have a startling impact on the job market in Canada. Over three million Canadians lost their job between March and June due to the pandemic and subsequent national measures that were taken to ‘flatten [...]

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Best of Ottawa 2020: Social Media Influencers

Best of Ottawa 2020: Social Media Influencers

After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this weekly series, we share our picks with you — our top hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week! [...]

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Broadband Internet in Ottawa-It's Getting Better all the time

Broadband Internet in Ottawa-It's Getting Better all the time

Canada is one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to broadband Internet availability. By 2015, 82 per cent of the population will have access to fast connections. In 2020, the average Internet speed per user was 82 Mbit/s. In 2016, the Chair of The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications [...]

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The little-known story of the Ku Klux Klan in Canada

The little-known story of the Ku Klux Klan in Canada

Title:The Ku Klux Klan in Canada: A Century of Promoting Racism and Hate in the Peaceable Kingdom By: Allan Bartley PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781459506138 EBOOK ISBN: 9781459506145 A story that will astonish most Canadians. The Klan was active in almost every province in the 1920s and ’30s. Tens of thousands [...]

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The COVID-19 Solutions Guide a must read for Canadians!

The COVID-19 Solutions Guide a must read for Canadians!

The COVID-19 Solutions Guide is the first comprehensive e-book, blog, and monthly newsletter about the pandemic. Professor Arvind Gupta, a former President of the University of British Columbia has described the book as: Equal parts down-to-earth advice on how to handle everyday life and an easy-to-understand [...]

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Best of Ottawa 2020: Fitness studios and courses

Best of Ottawa 2020: Fitness studios and courses

After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this weekly series, we share our picks with you — our top hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week! [...]

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Bureaucrats tell all in rare inside look at Canada’s governments

Bureaucrats tell all in rare inside look at Canada’s governments

Title: How Government Really Works: A field guide to bureaucracies in Canada Authors: Jane Allt and Angela Poirier ISBN: 9781459506282 Canada's bureaucracies are a secret world few outsiders understand. Paperwork, red tape, talking points instead of information: these confuse citizens, mystify politicians [...]

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Reality Revisited — Enriched Bread Artists’ annual Open Studio goes virtual

Reality Revisited — Enriched Bread Artists’ annual Open Studio goes virtual

February 2020 was a big month for Enriched Bread Artists (EBA). The non-profit collective of 22 Ottawa artists takes its amusing name from their building, a onetime bread factory built in 1924. And that month, that building and local landmark received official heritage designation from the City of Ottawa. [...]

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Best of Ottawa 2020: Ottawa Festivals

Best of Ottawa 2020: Ottawa Festivals

After over 20-years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this weekly series, we share our picks with you — our top hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week! [...]

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