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LeBreton Flats part deux, the Château Laurier and a ‘let them eat cake’ attitude by public servants

LeBreton Flats part deux, the Château Laurier and a ‘let them eat cake’ attitude by public servants

Last time round the NCC’s bidding process was so bureaucratic, expensive and complicated that only two bidders came forward.
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CBC

A growing collection of links to police misconduct in Canada.
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CTV

A growing collection of links to police misconduct in Canada.
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Top Stories

Paul Dewar legacy carries on with Start Up NOW grant program

Paul Dewar legacy carries on with Start Up NOW grant program

Every month, youth-led groups will be able to apply for micro-grants up to $1000 and will be linked up with mentors who will help them work on, and achieve, their goal.
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Inspiring documentary Free Trip to Egypt opening at ByTowne Cinema this Friday

Inspiring documentary Free Trip to Egypt opening at ByTowne Cinema this Friday

If you’re looking for something introspective, inspiring and entertaining, don’t miss the chance to see critically-acclaimed documentary Free Trip to Egypt.
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Farm Boy to continue legacy of Ottawa’s beloved Rideau Bakery

Arts & Events

Spotlight on stand-up comedian He Fangzhou

Spotlight on stand-up comedian He Fangzhou

Fangzhou is on a summer trek across the great white North spreading humour and Chinese culture through his stand-up comedy.
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A quirky dinner show just opened in Ottawa and it's the most Canadian thing ever

A quirky dinner show just opened in Ottawa and it's the most Canadian thing ever

The show is 2 hours of all things Canadian from Mountie hats, maple cake and musical legends.
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Cirque Du Soleil revives Alegria in their latest spellbinding show

Cirque Du Soleil revives Alegria in their latest spellbinding show

Presented at the Big Top in Montreal, Alegria is the story of mysticism and hope with incredible feats of acrobatics that Cirque Du Soleil is famous for.
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Sports

Disastrous second half costs Redblacks against Montreal Alouettes

Disastrous second half costs Redblacks against Montreal Alouettes

Ottawa fell to the Montreal Alouettes 36-19 Saturday evening in their first East Division matchup of the season.
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The Dominiques: Davis and Rhymes’ offseason training has helped lead to early season breakout with Ottawa Redblacks

The Dominiques: Davis and Rhymes’ offseason training has helped lead to early season breakout with Ottawa Redblacks

Davis and Rhymes worked all offseason together while they were home away from Ottawa.
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Reality check: Blue Bombers hand Redblacks their first loss of the season

Reality check: Blue Bombers hand Redblacks their first loss of the season

The Blue Bombers were far from perfect but outplayed the Redblacks in all three facets of the game: offence, defence and special teams.
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Politics

LeBreton Flats part deux, the Château Laurier and a ‘let them eat cake’ attitude by public servants

LeBreton Flats part deux, the Château Laurier and a ‘let them eat cake’ attitude by public servants

Last time round the NCC’s bidding process was so bureaucratic, expensive and complicated that only two bidders came forward.
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Meet Mario Dion - Canada's overpaid political eunuch

Meet Mario Dion - Canada's overpaid political eunuch

An in-depth look into the underwhelming performance of "Ethics" Commissioner Mario Dion. 

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Obtuse - The Only Word for Ottawa Councillors on the Château Laurier File

Obtuse - The Only Word for Ottawa Councillors on the Château Laurier File

The Federal Government should intervene in Chateau Laurier debacle.
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Fashion & Beauty

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts this Friday!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts this Friday!

Mark your calendars and let the savings begin!
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Ottawa Fashion Network is on a Mission to Elevate the Scene in Ottawa

Ottawa Fashion Network is on a Mission to Elevate the Scene in Ottawa

Asking around regarding what we should be on the lookout for when adding to our summer wardrobe, the consensus seems to lean toward a heavy focus on bright and bold colors with a lot of natural makeup and hair.
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Fresh looks and cool new trends

Fresh looks and cool new trends

For fashion risk-takers, there’s plenty of new fodder that will brighten up your wardrobe and add a refreshing twist.
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Business

Krackers Katering serves customers and community with their value-added business model

Krackers Katering serves customers and community with their value-added business model

By purchasing from Krackers, customers can feel confident they are receiving a quality service while also feeling good about making a difference in the lives of so many people.
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Black Fly Beverage Company is all the buzz

Black Fly Beverage Company is all the buzz

In a landscape of global companies, Black Fly, much like the Canadian-esque insect itself, swooped in undetected and took a large chunk of the market. 
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Lovers of the Sea – Conscious Lifestyle Brand Aims to Help Reduce Plastic Footprint

Lovers of the Sea – Conscious Lifestyle Brand Aims to Help Reduce Plastic Footprint

Leaving Google, Itani moved back in with his parents, cut all of his expenses, and dove headfirst into his forming his brand and business, Lovers of the Sea.
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Food & Wine

BEST OF OTTAWA 2019: Food Trucks

BEST OF OTTAWA 2019: 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’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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BEST OF OTTAWA 2019: Markets

BEST OF OTTAWA 2019: Markets

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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Local Brews to Enjoy this Patio Season

Local Brews to Enjoy this Patio Season

Spring has finally sprung, so why not celebrate with some of the best craft beers Ottawa has to offer? There are over three dozen local craft breweries in Ottawa, but you can never go wrong with these top 10 OLM favourites.

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Travel

Built in defiance: Road tripping eastern Ontario’s history

Built in defiance: Road tripping eastern Ontario’s history

Here are three road trips around the region where you can explore buildings that are the oldest of their kind in the province.
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Ottawa Then and Now

Ottawa Then and Now

Award-winning freelance writer Jane Mundy reflects on how to city has changed since living in our nation's capital in the 70's.
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New Brunswick – Simply Delicious

New Brunswick – Simply Delicious

Here are a few reasons why New Brunswick should be your top vacation destination this summer.
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Health

A Pain In The Back And How You Can Deal With It

A Pain In The Back And How You Can Deal With It

If you are struggling with back pain there are few methods to try and things you can change to help ease the pain.
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Bill please! Canada’s kids need the government’s support before costs grow

Bill please! Canada’s kids need the government’s support before costs grow

For the first time, we are in real danger of having a younger generation that does not live as long as their parents.
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How diabetes hurts all Canadians and what you can do about it

How diabetes hurts all Canadians and what you can do about it

More than twice as many Canadians live with diabetes today as did in 2000. Clearly, something must change.
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Homes & Neighbourhoods

HanStone Canada captures the natural beauty of nature with new collection of premium quartz colours

HanStone Canada captures the natural beauty of nature with new collection of premium quartz colours

The Unearthed Collection combines sophisticated style and remarkable design with the natural beauty of nature’s offerings.
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Benjamin Moore and the Alpha Workshops Create a Bespoke Wallpaper Capsule Collection

Benjamin Moore and the Alpha Workshops Create a Bespoke Wallpaper Capsule Collection

The luxury collaboration yields a new and artful approach to wall coverings.
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Frontier lets you have it all

Frontier lets you have it all

Frontier is a 23-storey, 228-unit purpose-built rental that delivers a one-of-a-kind rental living opportunity to Ottawa's Gloucester neighbourhood.
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Good Reads

Tips on How to Achieve a Better and Younger Looking Skin

Tips on How to Achieve a Better and Younger Looking Skin

Here are some easy to follow skin care tips that you can do on your own without spending too much money.
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How to select the best Mississauga window company

How to select the best Mississauga window company

Planning to carry out windows Mississauga project this coming summer? This is how to select the best company to work with.
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The Shopping Cart ⁠— Some thoughts on parenting styles

The Shopping Cart ⁠— Some thoughts on parenting styles

C.S. Lewis once wrote "Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work." 
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Reviews

Album reviews: July 15, 2019

Album reviews: July 15, 2019

Get the latest album reviews from Metz, NECK, Khruangbin, Ghost Stories and Charly Bliss.
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Film review: Unplanned

Film review: Unplanned

The very controversial American anti-abortion film hit more than 24 Canadian theaters today.
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Album Reviews: July 9, 2019

Album Reviews: July 9, 2019

Today in #OLMMusic, we review new releases from Altin Gün, Amecane, Mark Ronson, O Neptune and Avicii.
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Best Picks

HanStone Canada captures the natural beauty of nature with new collection of premium quartz colours

HanStone Canada captures the natural beauty of nature with new collection of premium quartz colours

The Unearthed Collection combines sophisticated style and remarkable design with the natural beauty of nature’s offerings.
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Savour serenity with Loakers

Savour serenity with Loakers

With Loackers biscuits and wafers, Canadians can decrease their stress levels whilst increasing time spent relaxing.
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The Huawei P 30 Pro smartphone might just be the best camera you’ve ever owned

The Huawei P 30 Pro smartphone might just be the best camera you’ve ever owned

I’ve been a loyal Apple customer for decades but have gotten increasingly frustrated with the prices that keep going up and the way they control all aspects of the lifecycle of any product. So, I decided to look at the competition and wow . . . . am I ever glad I did.
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