Make life simple and healthier — pull out that slow cooker! Album Reviews: Pearl Charles, Shame, Sleaford Mods General Jonathan Vance would quickly restore dignity to Governor General’s office A coulda shoulda woulda reflection on COVID-19 one year later Review: A Teacher Toronto’s Ley Vara is raising a “Red Flag” with soulful new single
 

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Make life simple and healthier — pull out that slow cooker!

Make life simple and healthier — pull out that slow cooker!

The ease of preparing a meal in the morning in a one-step preparation and then being able to get on with our day knowing that dinner is completely taken care of, is almost priceless.
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Wishes — failures — realities for the disabled

Wishes — failures — realities for the disabled

MAiD and Bill C-7 both have deficiencies, some being addressed in Bill C-7, but nonetheless, MAiD is the current reality of a law directive from the Supreme Court of Canada
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Album Reviews: Pearl Charles, Shame, Sleaford Mods

Album Reviews: Pearl Charles, Shame, Sleaford Mods

Five new album reviews including the great radio-ready track from Ottawa's We Were Sharks
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General Jonathan Vance would quickly restore dignity to Governor General’s office

General Jonathan Vance would quickly restore dignity to Governor General’s office

It is both a shame and outrageous that Gov.-Gen. Julie Payette and her secretary, Assunta di Lorenzo, were able to get away with their reprehensible behaviour for so long
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A coulda shoulda woulda reflection on COVID-19 one year later

A coulda shoulda woulda reflection on COVID-19 one year later

Ten months ago, the dire impact and consequences of COVID-19 were just starting to take root in Canada and around the world.
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Not all frontline health workers who need priority vaccination are doctors and nurses

Not all frontline health workers who need priority vaccination are doctors and nurses

Medical Radiation Technologists are front line workers too.
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Arts & Events

Album Reviews: Pearl Charles, Shame, Sleaford Mods

Album Reviews: Pearl Charles, Shame, Sleaford Mods

Five new album reviews including the great radio-ready track from Ottawa's We Were Sharks
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Album Reviews: Dirty Nil, Emma Ruth Rundle, Rhye

Album Reviews: Dirty Nil, Emma Ruth Rundle, Rhye

Five album reviews including Hamiton's The Dirty Nil who are having a ton of fun on their new record.
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Artist Cathy Mark portrays nature in all its beauty

Artist Cathy Mark portrays nature in all its beauty

Cathy Mark’s work evokes feelings of the movement found in Canada’s wonderful landscapes and is reminiscent of the Group of Seven painters from almost a century ago.
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Sports

The NHL is back! And what a start to the season it was for the Sens.

The NHL is back! And what a start to the season it was for the Sens.

Friday provided hope for Sens fans, and Saturday served as a reminder that the team is likely in for another difficult season. But one thing’s for sure, it’s going to be fun.
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Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski — a champion on and off the court

Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski — a champion on and off the court

Dabrowski became the first Canadian female grand-slam champion in 2017 when she and teammate Rohan Bopanna won the French Open in mixed-doubles.

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Camps open league-wide, prompting questions and answers

Camps open league-wide, prompting questions and answers

This past Sunday hockey returned across the board in the National Hockey League with the opening of training camps.
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Politics

Wishes — failures — realities for the disabled

Wishes — failures — realities for the disabled

MAiD and Bill C-7 both have deficiencies, some being addressed in Bill C-7, but nonetheless, MAiD is the current reality of a law directive from the Supreme Court of Canada
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Links with China will anchor Hong Kong growth

Links with China will anchor Hong Kong growth

It's time to embrace a new year ahead. Hong Kong's economy has experienced profound challenges and turbulence since 2019
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To Impeach or not to teach?

To Impeach or not to teach?

The majority of Republicans voted “Nay” because, if they voted otherwise, it might affect their position in the party or their prospects for re-election two years hence.
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Fashion & Beauty

Keep black hair looking shiny and vivid

Keep black hair looking shiny and vivid

Read on to discover the best tricks to keep black hair looking vibrant for longer.
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GET SIDIFIED gets scentilicious

GET SIDIFIED gets scentilicious

Get caught up on what's hot and what's not in the world of fragrances with Sid Cratzbarg
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Fall fashion for our socially distanced lives

Fall fashion for our socially distanced lives

The fall 2020 runway shows happened before our world was turned upside down but many of the looks have relevance and will help to inject a bit of fun into our everyday style.
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Business

Forex trading strategies every beginner trader should know

Forex trading strategies every beginner trader should know

Each second, currencies move against each other creating opportunities for traders.
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Chris Pereira and CEI. A unique Canadian-led business ecosystem.

Chris Pereira and CEI. A unique Canadian-led business ecosystem.

Pereira has spearheaded a smart and effective response to the head-spinning challenges facing entrepreneurs and innovators working in the tech space in 2021.
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Five Business Maxims for 2021

Five Business Maxims for 2021

For 2021, I proffer this mantra to survive and thrive: normal is dead; renewal lies ahead; onward we tread.
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Food & Wine

Moooove over traditional vodka. Vodkow is here!

Moooove over traditional vodka. Vodkow is here!

Vodkow Vodka has been garnering fans at the LCBO for the last year and its companion Vodkow Cream will have just arrived on shelves this Christmas.
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Campo Viejo and celebrity Chef Matt Basile’s “Campo Hour” bring light to a dark winter

Campo Viejo and celebrity Chef Matt Basile’s “Campo Hour” bring light to a dark winter

From December 2, 2020 – December 30, 2021, Campo Viejo will host free, digital entertainment programming each Wednesday at 6 p.m. from their virtual entertainment hub, “Casa Campo”
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Oat & Mill non-dairy ice cream is looking towards a more sustainable future

Oat & Mill non-dairy ice cream is looking towards a more sustainable future

Ottawa area business Oat & Mill is a great alternative to dairy ice cream.
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Travel

Top 10 winter activities to discover in Mont-Tremblant

Top 10 winter activities to discover in Mont-Tremblant

The most popular winter destination in Quebec, Mont-Tremblant offers an unparalleled playground to all those who love the outdoors and wide-open spaces.
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Gananoque is close to home yet far from ordinary

Gananoque is close to home yet far from ordinary

The spectacular 1000 Islands are a world class destination at your doorstep. 
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Unique Indigenous Communities in Canada are close to home . . . and far from ordinary

Unique Indigenous Communities in Canada are close to home . . . and far from ordinary

An invitation to Ontarians to escape from home and visits Indigenous experiences across the province
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Health

Make life simple and healthier — pull out that slow cooker!

Make life simple and healthier — pull out that slow cooker!

The ease of preparing a meal in the morning in a one-step preparation and then being able to get on with our day knowing that dinner is completely taken care of, is almost priceless.
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Teenage privacy — earned privilege or a right?

Teenage privacy — earned privilege or a right?

Trust is very important with teenagers. They like to be considered mature, responsible, independent and trustworthy.
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A good place to start 2021— goals not resolutions

A good place to start 2021— goals not resolutions

This week, I will explore the difference between resolutions and goals, and why having goals is more effective and achievable.
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Homes & Neighbourhoods

Ottawa’s Neighbourhoods: Gatineau

Ottawa’s Neighbourhoods: Gatineau

Gatineau is home to beautiful gardens, unique restaurants, museums and endless bike paths, just like the areas south of the Ottawa River.
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Ottawa’s Neighbourhoods: Downtown Ottawa

Ottawa’s Neighbourhoods: Downtown Ottawa

From the Parliament buildings south to the 417, we are looking at downtown Ottawa.
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Ottawa’s neighbourhoods: The Market

Ottawa’s neighbourhoods: The Market

Our writers are out getting reacquainted with Ottawa’s neighbourhoods. This week we look at the colourful tourist, shopping and dining destination that is the ByWard Market. 

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Good Reads

The first steps in digital marketing for your business

The first steps in digital marketing for your business

There is a lot to consider, here are some tips that will help you find the best digital marketing strategy for your company.
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What you need to know about luxury vinyl flooring

What you need to know about luxury vinyl flooring

Luxury vinyl flooring is one of the most popular forms of resilient flooring in the world.
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3 major benefits of Ottawa’s lockdown to enjoy a long and blissful engagement

3 major benefits of Ottawa’s lockdown to enjoy a long and blissful engagement

With Ontario’s stay at home order now in effect due to COVID-19, many couples have made the decision to put their nuptials on hold.
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Reviews

Film review: Fatale

Film review: Fatale

Despite the great trailer, find out why film reviewer Keith Whittier gives the latest movie from director Deon Taylor a ‘C’.
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Film review: Promising Young Woman

Film review: Promising Young Woman

Carey Mulligan blows film reviewer Keith Whittier away with her performance in this fantastic movie from Sundance 2020
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TIFF 2020 delivers in a time of adversity

TIFF 2020 delivers in a time of adversity

The filmmakers, actors, and consumers who participated all seem to agree that the 45th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival was a huge success.
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Best Picks

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Our annual holiday gift guide is here! Whether you're looking for a nice gift for a loved one or a last minute gift for your boss these affordable — but awesome! — gift ideas are guaranteed to please.
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Six books to read on cold winter evenings

Six books to read on cold winter evenings

Winter is around the corner, and I love these cold evenings when I can cuddle into a huge blanket with a mug of hot chocolate and dive into a good book.
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Finish This Sentence tells a moving story of self healing and forgiveness

Finish This Sentence tells a moving story of self healing and forgiveness

Finish This Sentence is a moving collection of poems telling a story of racism and the lengthy journey of healing.
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