Coming Soon: Cast your vote for Ottawa's best Four Reasons You’ll Jump on the Bone Broth Trend Immediately “I Never Thought I Would Play Hockey at This Level”: Cedrick Andree has Elevated Himself and has the Ottawa 67’s in Contention for Junior Hockey’s Ultimate Prize Alberta pro-pipeline rally set to make its way to Parliament’s front door by February Heather Gray at the end of her rope - no help from Regina Police Service or Minister Goodale 67’s Stumble on the Road, Closeout Weekend With Back-to-Back Defeats
 

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5 skating rinks to try this winter

5 skating rinks to try this winter

Ottawa city has the most outdoor skating rinks in Canada. With over 250 outdoor skating rinks, this is one winter activity that shouldn’t be missed!
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Galveston is a Hidden Gem of History, Fine Dining and Family Fun

Galveston is a Hidden Gem of History, Fine Dining and Family Fun

With its year-round warm weather, incredible food scene and tourist sites, Galveston makes for the perfect family-friendly getaway.
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Coming Soon: Cast your vote for Ottawa's best

Coming Soon: Cast your vote for Ottawa's best

For the better half of this past year we've shared our top picks with you, from hotels, live music venues, local brews, museums and more! Now it's your chance to cast your vote for Ottawa's best.
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Coming Soon: Cast your vote for Ottawa's best

Coming Soon: Cast your vote for Ottawa's best

For the better half of this past year we've shared our top picks with you, from hotels, live music venues, local brews, museums and more! Now it's your chance to cast your vote for Ottawa's best.
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Healing Our Everyday Heroes, Ottawa's First Responders

Healing Our Everyday Heroes, Ottawa's First Responders

This past Friday, the bus crash at Westboro Station riveted the city of Ottawa. Each day, first responders work to keep us safe. In return, our gift to them must be safeguarding and supporting their mental health at every turn.

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Capital Pride Teams Up with Winterlude to Launch WinterPride!

Capital Pride Teams Up with Winterlude to Launch WinterPride!

If the annual summer Capital Pride festival feels far away, don’t fret – Capital Pride has just made a huge announcement! WinterPride is hitting Ottawa next February!
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Arts & Events

5 skating rinks to try this winter

5 skating rinks to try this winter

Ottawa city has the most outdoor skating rinks in Canada. With over 250 outdoor skating rinks, this is one winter activity that shouldn’t be missed!
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The Importance of Touring as an Indie Artist

The Importance of Touring as an Indie Artist

One of the most important things for an indie artist that wants to get the next level to have is a very smart game plan for their home base. 
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Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk is a mesmerizing adaptation of the 1974 book 

Barry Jenkins' If Beale Street Could Talk is a mesmerizing adaptation of the 1974 book 

Director Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 book, "If Beale Street Could Talk", is now playing at the ByTowne Cinema.

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Sports

“I Never Thought I Would Play Hockey at This Level”: Cedrick Andree has Elevated Himself and has the Ottawa 67’s in Contention for Junior Hockey’s Ultimate Prize

“I Never Thought I Would Play Hockey at This Level”: Cedrick Andree has Elevated Himself and has the Ottawa 67’s in Contention for Junior Hockey’s Ultimate Prize

Andree has been a steady presence in goal all season long for the 67’s. He has a tremendous starting record of 26-4-1-1 and sits fourth in the OHL with a goals against average of 2.56.
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67’s Stumble on the Road, Closeout Weekend With Back-to-Back Defeats

67’s Stumble on the Road, Closeout Weekend With Back-to-Back Defeats

The Ottawa 67’s remain on top of the Eastern Conference but slight stumbles occur to even the most dominant of teams. In a rare occurrence, Ottawa dropped two straight games to closeout a weekend road trip.
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Under-manned Senators get the job done out west

Under-manned Senators get the job done out west

Your heroes march out to California this past week in the midst of an eight-game whopper of a losing string and proceed to cut it with a pair of wins in the Los Angeles region.
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Politics

Alberta pro-pipeline rally set to make its way to Parliament’s front door by February

Alberta pro-pipeline rally set to make its way to Parliament’s front door by February

Pro-pipeline rallies are continuing throughout Canada, and there is great speculation that these protesters will eventually extend to Ottawa.
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Heather Gray at the end of her rope - no help from Regina Police Service or Minister Goodale

Heather Gray at the end of her rope - no help from Regina Police Service or Minister Goodale

Chief Bray and Minister Goodale seem to think this issue has been put to bed however this story is ongoing for Gray, Taylor and many others who witnessed the bullying, harassment and intimidation in the RPS.
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Andrew Scheer: The Man Who Could Be Prime Minister

Andrew Scheer: The Man Who Could Be Prime Minister

Ottawa Life spoke with the Conservative party leader about holding the Liberals accountable, eradicating the carbon tax and why he has what it takes to become Canada’s next Prime Minister. 
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Fashion

A beginners guide to sustainable shopping

A beginners guide to sustainable shopping

While one can never be entirely certain they are making the “right” choice, more and more consumers are adopting ethical shopping practices in an effort to reduce harm done to the planet.
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Haircuts and Colors In Style This Winter

Haircuts and Colors In Style This Winter

Change of season usually prompts change and many women choose to revamp their look. Here are some trendy haircuts and colors to try out this season if you are looking for a change!
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 Trendy Coats To Consider Buying This Winter

Trendy Coats To Consider Buying This Winter

It’s hard to express your style and individuality when winter hits hard. Don’t let the cold put a damper on your style, and instead express it through your coat this season!
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Business

Need a job? Artificial intelligence could be your next employer

Need a job? Artificial intelligence could be your next employer

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing employment for people like Dabysingh who constantly struggle with unconscious bias as employers reject candidates based on their names, ethnicity, accents.
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Redesigning the Science of Personalized Art with CanvasPop

Redesigning the Science of Personalized Art with CanvasPop

CanvasPop is an online ecommerce business that prints customized photos and art onto high-quality canvas and delivers it across North America and Europe.
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No more counting sheep when you sleep on Canadian-made Endy mattress

No more counting sheep when you sleep on Canadian-made Endy mattress

Ottawa Life Magazine caught up with Endy Mattress co-founder, Mike Gettis, to discuss getting a better night’s sleep, securing one of the largest investments in Dragon Den history and...
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Food & Wine

Four Reasons You’ll Jump on the Bone Broth Trend Immediately

Four Reasons You’ll Jump on the Bone Broth Trend Immediately

Bone Broth is often referred to as liquid gold, so before you potentially gag and stop reading, here are four reasons why you’ll jump on this trend immediately.
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A Cereal Café Opens in Ottawa and We’re Freaking Out

A Cereal Café Opens in Ottawa and We’re Freaking Out

Bowls are fully customizable – you can mix cereals and add various toppings like Reese’s Pieces, crushed Smarties, fruits like banana and strawberry, coconut flakes and much, much more.
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These Mind-Blowing Hot Cocoa Recipes Will Keep You Warm All Winter

These Mind-Blowing Hot Cocoa Recipes Will Keep You Warm All Winter

Here are some unique and delicious hot cocoa recipes that will keep you toasty, and your tastebuds happy, all throughout the snowy season.
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Travel

Galveston is a Hidden Gem of History, Fine Dining and Family Fun

Galveston is a Hidden Gem of History, Fine Dining and Family Fun

With its year-round warm weather, incredible food scene and tourist sites, Galveston makes for the perfect family-friendly getaway.
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Experience Montreal's famous joie de vivre at Hôtel Le Crystal

Experience Montreal's famous joie de vivre at Hôtel Le Crystal

Montreal is a romantic, cosmopolitan and vibrant city that retains a small-town, friendly charm.
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Livin la vida local in Puerto Escondido

Livin la vida local in Puerto Escondido

When touristic spots become overdeveloped it deters. Puerto Escondido is Mexico’s best kept-secret, a destination that promises not to deter (or disappoint).
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Health

If we are lucky! - Some thoughts on the care of seniors

If we are lucky! - Some thoughts on the care of seniors

A CD Howe paper quoted by the CMA in 2016, projects that the cost of long term care will triple from about 69 billion in 2014 to about 188 billion in 2050.
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Skin Care Tips for Winter

Skin Care Tips for Winter

Winters are unforgiving. This is why it’s important that we not only take care of our health, but also the most vulnerable part of us: our skin.
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Let’s make Canadian hospitals more senior-friendly

Let’s make Canadian hospitals more senior-friendly

The problem is that hospitals remain better suited to care for healthy surgical patients and acute illnesses like pneumonia. Most are not geared to helping frail seniors cope...
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Homes & Neighbourhoods

At Home with Houseplants

At Home with Houseplants

Who doesn’t love the greenery that a living plant can bring to a space? Most people are afraid to...

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BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Home Improvement and Design

BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Home Improvement and Design

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’ll 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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Black wallpaper design ideas for everyone

Black wallpaper design ideas for everyone

It's time to take advantage of your interior renovation project ideas and put them in motion! Here, are four black wallpaper designs for the bathroom as well as the bedroom.
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Good Reads

Get Organized and Tidy for the New Year

Get Organized and Tidy for the New Year

Do you know that January is National Get Organized Month? With a new year, comes a fresh start, so there really isn’t any other time better than now to organize your space.
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Operation Elephant and the Child Welfare System

Operation Elephant and the Child Welfare System

Generals, with regard to your plans for children in foster care, may I give you a few facts from someone just home from the front lines of the battle?
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How To Determine A Used Vehicle Financing Offer

How To Determine A Used Vehicle Financing Offer

Today everyone needs a transportation method that gets us to the destination easily and smoothly. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford brand new, luxurious cars. But that's okay.
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Reviews

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

In his provocative new book, Dr. Kai-Fu lee – one of the world’s most respected experts on AI – reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the United States at an astonishingly rapid pace.
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Compact Qashqai a good fit for tight budgets

Compact Qashqai a good fit for tight budgets

My take is that Qashqai is just enough vehicle for so many two-kid families, like mine – and it’s a real bargain.
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Album Reviews: January 14, 2019

Album Reviews: January 14, 2019

#OLMMusic looks at new releases from Dan Mangan, Milana, Miya Folick, Jon Hynes and Mick Jenkins
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Best Picks

BeaverTails’ first-ever merchandise line, just in time for holiday season!

BeaverTails’ first-ever merchandise line, just in time for holiday season!

Whether for under the Christmas tree or to stuff in the stockings above your fireplace, nothing screams Canadian more than these ideal gifts from BeaverTail.
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Wine Not Try Vinho Verde's Arca Nova

Wine Not Try Vinho Verde's Arca Nova

A novel, original and striking alternative to include in the list of gifts this Christmas!
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Second Cup Hot Chocolate

Second Cup Hot Chocolate

A perfect stocking stuffer, teacher or hostess gift!
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