Show me the Monastrell: Big bold reds without the big price Ottawa isn’t called the Winter Capital for nothing–let’s embrace it How to get your teenagers off their phones The status quo is over: Kazakhs want real change Risks from biocontainment labs: A puzzling lack of realism about human fallibility prevails Registered social worker Elaine Birchall tackles hoarding
 

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Show me the Monastrell: Big bold reds without the big price

Show me the Monastrell: Big bold reds without the big price

If there’s one thing we learned from the film Jerry McGuire, it’s that even the lesser-known player can pack a big punch.
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Ottawa isn’t called the Winter Capital for nothing–let’s embrace it

Ottawa isn’t called the Winter Capital for nothing–let’s embrace it

From skiing to enjoying a hot meal on a heated patio, here are some ways Ottawans are making the best of the frosty weather.
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How to get your teenagers off their phones

How to get your teenagers off their phones

Remember your children are watching you and if you overuse your phone in their presence, they will tend to do the same thing
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Top Stories

Risks from biocontainment labs: A puzzling lack of realism about human fallibility prevails

Risks from biocontainment labs: A puzzling lack of realism about human fallibility prevails

Even if the Covid-19 pandemic did begin with a lab leak, it would only be the most recent in a long line of failures in biocontainment by laboratories across the globe.
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Can an intersectional approach solve CBC’s rating woes?

Can an intersectional approach solve CBC’s rating woes?

The “woke” worldview the CBC is offering is no longer the moral tone Canadians are buying.  
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It’s time to award the Canadian Victoria Cross to Private Jess LaRochelle

It’s time to award the Canadian Victoria Cross to Private Jess LaRochelle

The physical and mental consequences of his acts of heroism resulted in a medical release. Is this the definition of Victoria Cross recipient? I believe so.

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Arts & Events

The Jenn Hayward Show is starting the year off by making a difference

The Jenn Hayward Show is starting the year off by making a difference

The African GrassRoots Telethon will broadcast on Facebook and YouTube on Sunday, January 16, 2021, from 12 pm-5 pm.
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The KCC presents virtual screening of Korean film ‘Snowball’

The KCC presents virtual screening of Korean film ‘Snowball’

Adapted from the novel The Best Life by Lim Sol-ah, the film Snowball is leading Korea’s current independent film scene.

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Winterlude gets the big freeze again as all in-person events cancelled

Winterlude gets the big freeze again as all in-person events cancelled

Canadian Heritage has been forced to ice the popular National Capital Region festival for the second year in a row.
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Sports

Wake up NHL, Senators are chumps no more 

Wake up NHL, Senators are chumps no more 

Ottawa won’t be making the post-season again this year, but they’ll have a large say in who will and will not down the stretch.
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Unpredictable to the max: Senators

Unpredictable to the max: Senators

Results inconsistency has become a consistent . . . if you get what I’m cooking here.
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Francis Ngannou defends the heavyweight belt as an underdog to Ciryl Gane

Francis Ngannou defends the heavyweight belt as an underdog to Ciryl Gane

UFC 270 is set to take place this Saturday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
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Politics

The status quo is over: Kazakhs want real change

The status quo is over: Kazakhs want real change

As people worldwide rang in the New Year, Kazakhstan experienced an outbreak of political violence unparalleled in the country’s post-independence history.

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It’s time Canadians embraced equitable, low carbon lifestyles

It’s time Canadians embraced equitable, low carbon lifestyles

Addressing excesses and inequities in consumption involves relinquishing conventional notions of wealth and progress to pursue shared well-being and improved quality of life for everyone.
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Why are most Premiers coddling the unvaccinated?

Why are most Premiers coddling the unvaccinated?

Why not move more boldly and creatively on policy grounds that are entirely within their jurisdiction?
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Ottawazine

News for Ottawa’s Chinese Diaspora

Chinese Canadian Children’s Choir of Canada is multiculturalism in music

Chinese Canadian Children’s Choir of Canada is multiculturalism in music

Recognized for the quality of its programming and its focus on Canadian and Chinese cultures, C5 works to foster an environment of sincerity, dedication, and responsibility.
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History of Ottawa’s Chinatown

History of Ottawa’s Chinatown

If you ask if there is as a place in Ottawa that  has kept its charm, I would say without hesitation,“Chinatown.”
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This winter escape to a Spa near Ottawa

This winter escape to a Spa near Ottawa

From a glass room under the twinkling stars to a hot tub beside a babbling brook, check out these close-to-home oases
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Fashion & Beauty

Bella Haven Esthetics: Beauty services from the comfort of home!

Bella Haven Esthetics: Beauty services from the comfort of home!

Bella Haven Esthetics is now mobile, bringing you treatments to the comfort of your home
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Colour your world

Colour your world

The fall 2021 fashion runways were mostly virtually but they signalled a return to normalcy with cheerful styles for evenings on the town and large celebrations with friends and family.
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Fall for these frangrances

Fall for these frangrances

Start your day with a spritz of your favourite scent and enjoy the day!

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Business

Flora Hall Brewing: So much more than a friendly local brewpub.

Flora Hall Brewing: So much more than a friendly local brewpub.

Owner Dave Longbottom believes that part of what makes his business special is creating an atmosphere where people get together and socialize.
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OVOU digital business cards go beyond a job title

OVOU digital business cards go beyond a job title

The innovative OVOU card is as easy as paying for a chocolate bar–users exchange details with just a tap.
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Snappy makes running a restaurant a snap

Snappy makes running a restaurant a snap

Snappy tools that automate time-consuming operational tasks, help build brands online without relying on marketplaces, and connect with customers directly on mobile devices.
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Food & Wine

Show me the Monastrell: Big bold reds without the big price

Show me the Monastrell: Big bold reds without the big price

If there’s one thing we learned from the film Jerry McGuire, it’s that even the lesser-known player can pack a big punch.
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Cheery wines for a Covid Christmas

Cheery wines for a Covid Christmas

For a great bottle of bubbles, it doesn’t require the wallet-depressing price tag of Champagne!
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Kettlemans comes to Kanata

Kettlemans comes to Kanata

The Kanata location, at 710 Eagleson Road, will integrate the first designated pick-up window for locals who order in advance!
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Travel

Yucatán is calling: The rebirth of tourism begins here!

Yucatán is calling: The rebirth of tourism begins here!

“Yucatán has one of the safest tourist destinations in the world and has the infrastructure to accommodate tourists so they will have an unforgettable and authentic experience here.”
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Tourism returns big time in Mexico

Tourism returns big time in Mexico

The success of Tianguis Turistico 2021 in Yucatán is great news for Canadian travelers
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The Marriott Château Champlain makes every trip to Montréal memorable

The Marriott Château Champlain makes every trip to Montréal memorable

The hotel opened to host the world as part of Expo67. Back then, at 38 stories, it was the tallest hotel in Canada!
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Health

How to get your teenagers off their phones

How to get your teenagers off their phones

Remember your children are watching you and if you overuse your phone in their presence, they will tend to do the same thing
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Registered social worker Elaine Birchall tackles hoarding

Registered social worker Elaine Birchall tackles hoarding

“Normal” citizens may benefit from the assistance of Birchall Consulting in controlling or fitting things into spaces. She can also put property in its most attractive presentation.
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Swap out your resolutions for sustained lifestyle changes

Swap out your resolutions for sustained lifestyle changes

As we near the end of January, it is time to reevaluate your New Year’s resolutions to see if they are working or not.
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Good Reads

X tips for more profitable sports betting

X tips for more profitable sports betting

There is money to be made in sports betting providing you know what you’re doing.
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Different ways your home can help with your finances

Different ways your home can help with your finances

A home equity loan is a loan you take out on your home, using your home equity to secure the financing.
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Common signs that you need a hearing test

Common signs that you need a hearing test

Hearing loss may be caused by an accident, certain medications, surgery, environmental factors, and certain diseases or disorders.
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Reviews

9 of the most anticipated films of Sundance 2022

9 of the most anticipated films of Sundance 2022

Once again Ottawa Life Magazine is excited to bring you coverage of the first major film festival of 2022.
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A hopeful story about one man’s battle with depression

A hopeful story about one man’s battle with depression

The book is about one man’s battle with depression, but there are moments of joy and happiness. Ross’s life experiences make it a captivating read.
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The Weeknd wins us over immediately with sinister but delicious riffing

The Weeknd wins us over immediately with sinister but delicious riffing

Album Reviews: The Weeknd, AV, Turnstile, The Moneygoround, Chloe Foy
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Best Picks

Modern gentlemen choose Rebus signet rings as alternative wedding bands

Modern gentlemen choose Rebus signet rings as alternative wedding bands

Brides are choosing Rebus as part of the wedding suite too, hearkening tradition, with meaningful customization.
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Endy mattress named best mattress in Canada 2021

Endy mattress named best mattress in Canada 2021

With more than 20,000 customer reviews and an average rating of 4.9/5-stars, Endy is the best mattress in Canada for comfort, quality and cost.
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Kingston author’s new book Dear Friends will tug at your heart

Kingston author’s new book Dear Friends will tug at your heart

Dr. Greg Stidham’s third book features ten touching stories of different people in difficult, heartwarming, and melancholic situations.
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