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BEST OF OTTAWA 2021: Influencers

BEST OF OTTAWA 2021: 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 spots for takeout, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every [...]

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Folk rock singer/songwriter Jasmyn Gulyas comes of age on her own terms

Folk rock singer/songwriter Jasmyn Gulyas comes of age on her own terms

Photo credit: Ryan Parent We caught up with Ottawa folk rock singer/songwriter Jasmyn Gulyas on the release for her Debut Single “23” Ottawa Life: Jasmyn, thank you for joining us! We appreciate you sitting down with us today. Let’s get right to it! When did you discover your love [...]

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Get ready for back to school with quick dry BIC Gel-ocity pens

Get ready for back to school with quick dry BIC Gel-ocity pens

PRICE: From $3.99 AVAILABLE AT: Walmart, Staples, Amazon.ca As you gear up for back to school, it is important to think about all that is needed for the new year, including writing materials. The BIC's Gel-ocity long-lasting pens offer everything needed in one package, including a super-smooth [...]

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BIC EZ Reach — The ultimate lighter

BIC EZ Reach — The ultimate lighter

PRICE: $10.99 (three pack) AVAILABLE AT: Major retailers, Amazon.ca, major convenience stores From campfires and BBQs, to fireworks and birthdays, summer is full of fun lighting occasions. To avoid burning any fingertips, BIC has introduced the new BIC EZ Reach lighter, perfect for every lighting [...]

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Best of Ottawa 2021: Food trucks

Best of Ottawa 2021: Food trucks

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 spots for takeout, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every [...]

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KCC reopens with three new exhibitions

KCC reopens with three new exhibitions

The Korean Cultural Centre Canada on Elgin Street is re-opening to the public on Friday, July 16th! The Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada and the Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) Canada present the exhibition MEGA SEOUL 4 DECADES at the Korean Cultural Centre Gallery. The exhibition will run [...]

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Book Review: Murder Tales in the Ottawa Valley

Book Review: Murder Tales in the Ottawa Valley

At the onset of the pandemic Regina-based author, Keith Landry picked up his pen and started writing. With plenty of time on his hands, Landry studied newspapers from the early 1900s, analyzing crimes and crafting stories around them. Inspired by his research, he has written five books since the outbreak [...]

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Jason Wilkinson on a global livestream event and an industry in need

Jason Wilkinson on a global livestream event and an industry in need

PHOTO: SEAN SISK Ottawa Life Magazine sat down with Jason Wilkinson, a local music entrepreneur and owner of Canadian artist development company and studio, The Artist Alliance, and also lead vocalist/songwriter for rock/pop band Beyond The Fall. Ottawa Life: Jason, thank you for joining us! Tell [...]

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BEST OF OTTAWA 2021: Beaches and parks

BEST OF OTTAWA 2021: Beaches and parks

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 spots for takeout, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every [...]

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 The Reed Diffusers—accent fragrances from CLARRI HILL

 The Reed Diffusers—accent fragrances from CLARRI HILL

PRICE: $38.50 each AVAILABLE AT: clarrihill.com Family-owned, Toronto business, CLARRI HILL has a new addition to its luxury line-up of natural-based fragrances, essential oils, candles and hand creams: the Reed Diffusers. Their six new diffusers ignite a sensory experience that is enhanced [...]

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