Florist Maggie Freitas is filling Ottawans with blooms of love Canada’s approach to China is based on misguided superiority complex and bad reporting What can parents do when grandparents play favourites Why including sprouted grains can be good for your digestive health Mud Lake: connect with nature without leaving the city Best of Chinatown: Chili Chili has authentic Chinese food with a spicy kick
 

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Florist Maggie Freitas is filling Ottawans with blooms of love

Florist Maggie Freitas is filling Ottawans with blooms of love

Maggie is like the Jean-Paul Riopelle of flowers. To the untrained eye her arrangements seem spontaneous and unplanned, hinged on the simple love of the medium.
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Canada’s approach to China is based on misguided superiority complex and bad reporting

Canada’s approach to China is based on misguided superiority complex and bad reporting

The role of the media is to probe and ask questions and push when required, to get further answers. If the respondent will only go so far in their answers, you don't shoot the messenger.
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What can parents do when grandparents play favourites

What can parents do when grandparents play favourites

Whether intentional or not, favouritism is a relatively common problem in families and extended families . . .
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Canada’s approach to China is based on misguided superiority complex and bad reporting

Canada’s approach to China is based on misguided superiority complex and bad reporting

The role of the media is to probe and ask questions and push when required, to get further answers. If the respondent will only go so far in their answers, you don't shoot the messenger.
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Canada’s gluttonous banks and their greedy CEOs reel in record profits during pandemic

Canada’s gluttonous banks and their greedy CEOs reel in record profits during pandemic

Canada’s big banks need to do more to help Canadians and small businesses, and pay their fair share of taxes, now and after the coronavirus crisis
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MP annual pay raise raises backlash

MP annual pay raise raises backlash

The Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation slammed MPs for failing to stop their annual pay raise during the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Arts & Events

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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Album Reviews: La Femme, Lost Girls, Serpentwithfeet

Album Reviews: La Femme, Lost Girls, Serpentwithfeet

Check out the new releases from French band La Femme, Montreal’s Moonshine, Baltimore’s Serpentwithfeet, and more!
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Album Reviews: Tune-Yards, Bell Orchestre, Death From Above

Album Reviews: Tune-Yards, Bell Orchestre, Death From Above

Owen Maxwell bring you his weekly recommendations of new music. Listen, stream and enjoy.
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Sports

Senators make ‘slight’ moves at deadline

Senators make ‘slight’ moves at deadline

Ottawa tapped on its buddy down the 417 for a wee bit of help to its suddenly vacated blueline as the Senators snagged diminutive Victor Mete off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens.
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Senators: Mission accomplished (for the most part)

Senators: Mission accomplished (for the most part)

In just more than a month’s time, the Ottawa Senators call it a day on a shortened but entertaining season.
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The Ottawa Senators are 20 games away from finishing this shortened 2020-21 season

The Ottawa Senators are 20 games away from finishing this shortened 2020-21 season

The Sens sit eleven points out of the final playoff spot in the North Division currently held by the Montreal Canadiens.
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Politics

The Government is running out of runway to ensure the survival of the aviation sector

The Government is running out of runway to ensure the survival of the aviation sector

There are serious concerns in the corridors of power whether Transport Canada possesses the creativity, or has the latitude to craft a sector-wide response that will keep airlines solvent, airports functional . . . 

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Summit of Cooperation Council of Turkish Speaking States

Summit of Cooperation Council of Turkish Speaking States

Kazakhstan is using its diplomatic goodwill to foster global cooperation.
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Canada and China are both behaving arbitrarily in the Meng Wanzhou case, however the ball is in Canada’s court

Canada and China are both behaving arbitrarily in the Meng Wanzhou case, however the ball is in Canada’s court

As we approach two-and-a-half-years of Meng under house arrest in Canada, and the two Michael’s locked up in China, it is evident that a domestic strategy is required.
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Fashion & Beauty

Tips and hacks to saving more when shopping online

Tips and hacks to saving more when shopping online

With the growth of E-commerce, many stores have sprouted up, leading to the popularity of online shopping.
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Spring fashion must-haves from Ottawa influencers

Spring fashion must-haves from Ottawa influencers

See what the trends are from three Ottawa fashionistas!
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Lous Vuitton changes the world with highest & finest quality products

Lous Vuitton changes the world with highest & finest quality products

Consumers are constantly mindful of the environmental effects of apparel and demand a degree of honesty when it comes to the 'real cost' of what they are purchasing.
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Business

The state of the payday loan industry in the US and Canada

The state of the payday loan industry in the US and Canada

Both local (state and province) and national authorities enact new regulations to close loopholes and protect the wellbeing of consumers.
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Sandbagging machines give new options for flood preparedness

Sandbagging machines give new options for flood preparedness

Creatium’s sandbagging machines can fill up to 1600 sandbags every hour and operate with a crew of just three to five instead of hundreds of volunteers.
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Unicorns in China: Beijing leads world in billion-dollar startups

Unicorns in China: Beijing leads world in billion-dollar startups

Beijing is the leading source of Unicorns with 93, leading from popular startup hub San Francisco which has 68.
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Food & Wine

Best of Chinatown: Chili Chili has authentic Chinese food with a spicy kick

Best of Chinatown: Chili Chili has authentic Chinese food with a spicy kick

Chili Chili is a little bit tricky to find, but absolutely worth it once you do: tucked under street level, it is, quite literally, a hidden gem of Ottawa’s Chinatown.
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Best of Chinatown: Ha’s (incredible) Dim Sum Noodle House

Best of Chinatown: Ha’s (incredible) Dim Sum Noodle House

Ha’s shrimp dim sum is special: instead of using processed shrimp like many restaurants, in each little dim sum is a whole shrimp.
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Sproud makes a splash with sustainable alternative milk from unlikely source

Sproud makes a splash with sustainable alternative milk from unlikely source

“Sproud is all about bringing people together around a shared passion for plant-based alternatives and sustainability.” — Maria Tegman
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Travel

Our mini home and native land: Little Canada opening 2021

Our mini home and native land: Little Canada opening 2021

Little Canada is a massive miniature version of our home and native land where participants can experience a wide swath of Canada in a single afternoon.
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Le Boat — Close to home yet far from ordinary 

Le Boat — Close to home yet far from ordinary 

If you are looking for a summer vacation close to home, you can’t go wrong with Le Boat.
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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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Health

What can parents do when grandparents play favourites

What can parents do when grandparents play favourites

Whether intentional or not, favouritism is a relatively common problem in families and extended families . . .
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Why including sprouted grains can be good for your digestive health

Why including sprouted grains can be good for your digestive health

Like many other foods sprouted grains appear to be making their presence more noticed in the grocery stores.
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When your Academy Award contender acts out in public!

When your Academy Award contender acts out in public!

Advice for parents of a young son prone to acting out in public.
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Homes & Neighbourhoods

Top 10 realtors in Ottawa for 2020 by Rate-My-Agent.com

Top 10 realtors in Ottawa for 2020 by Rate-My-Agent.com

Rate-My-Agent.com compiles and publishes the list of top rated Realtors in Ottawa based on ratings and reviews received during the past year.
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PODS: alternatives and breakdown of pods moving cost

PODS: alternatives and breakdown of pods moving cost

Portable moving containers are one of the most popular moving options in modern times. Pods are considered the most reliable and cheapest moving option.
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Should you replace your window blinds?

Should you replace your window blinds?

You’d be surprised at how much changing a room’s window treatments can transform its entire look.
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Good Reads

Inspiration for Unconventional Marketing Techniques

Inspiration for Unconventional Marketing Techniques

Marketing is all about making an impression that sticks with the target to ensure that your brand will remain in their mind, even long after the initial contact was made.
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Kentucky Derby betting: then and now

Kentucky Derby betting: then and now

The Kentucky Derby is one of America's oldest and longest running horse races. It is the starting race for the Triple Crown.
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How can crooked teeth impact your health

How can crooked teeth impact your health

Crooked teeth may have more serious repercussions than people think because your oral health has been proven to affect your overall health.
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Reviews

Saying goodbye to my PS4 and . . . hello PS5!

Saying goodbye to my PS4 and . . . hello PS5!

‘I have no intention of getting a PS5!’, I said this to my friend. . . . I mean why would I? I have a PS4.

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Top electric scooters in Canada

Top electric scooters in Canada

Electric scooters provide a smooth and enjoyable ride. They can also be full of fun.
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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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Best Picks

LOOP Mission—ending food waste one awesome product at a time

LOOP Mission—ending food waste one awesome product at a time

LOOP Mission is a Canadian company that aims to inspire the whole world to reduce food waste.
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BritBox: British hits and beloved classics, direct from the UK

BritBox: British hits and beloved classics, direct from the UK

Streaming service BritBox is home to the largest collection of British T.V. shows and movies.
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Van Houtte® Honduras Signature Fairtrade coffee

Van Houtte® Honduras Signature Fairtrade coffee

Exclusive to Van Houtte®, the Honduras San Luis Planes coffee offers delightfully sweet hints of caramel, toasted bread and strong earthy notes.
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