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It’s been an unimaginable past day in Ottawa. We’ve been anxious, locked-down and saddened. Our resolve to celebrate the best of Ottawa and our commitment to keeping our city healthy and happy has never been stronger. More than anything else today, we offer our tributes, thoughts and concern to the family and friends of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo who was tragically killed while guarding our national war memorial. We know that Ottawa will not let an act of violence define us. We will think hard about how something like this could happen, we will pay our respects, and we will continue to live with the freedom and hopefulness for which we... | Continue reading article

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Ian Thornley of Big Wreck. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Big Wreck rocks the Capital

Ottawa’s Algonquin Commons Theatre was the site of Big Wreck’s electrifying performance Tuesday night. Built in 2012, the theatre offers state-of-the-art sound and lighting, amazing acoustics,... | Read Article

Weekend Roundup: What to do + Introducing Les suggestions @Basement819

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Mill Street in Almonte during the Puppets Up! festival. Photo by DesaPhotography.Mill Street in Almonte during the Puppets Up! festival. Photo by DesaPhotography.

Halloween is just around the corner and there’s plenty of fun to be had in preparation for next week’s festivities. We’ve got everything from Poutinefest to beatboxing burlesque to keep yourself entertained and warm this weekend, so let’s get started. Want to take in some art and culture this weekend? John Wenzel is Exhibiting all weekend in Westboro. The exhibit is in tandem with Julian Luckham’s photography book release as part of What If Weekends Exhibit. Support Local Month is still going strong and is working with Vivien Tytor for... | Continue reading article

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Customer service and the small business: Thoughts from Almonte

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Photo courtesy Hello Yellow.Photo courtesy Hello Yellow.

Post by Emily Arbour, owner of Hello Yellow, a shop located in downtown Almonte. This is part of our Support Local series focusing on local folk. Don’t forget to head out to Almonte for Support Local day on October 25! Bus shuttle tickets available here. Originally I pitched this article as “The Small Town Difference”, but once I began writing, I quickly came to realize that what I want to talk about here has less to do with how large or small one’s town is, and so much more to... | Continue reading article

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Recycling heritage: adaptive reuse in Almonte

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Victoria Woolen Mill. Photo by Brent Eades.Victoria Woolen Mill. Photo by Brent Eades.

Post by Brent Eades, co-editor of The Millstone, as part of our Support Local series featuring local folk. Don’t forget to head out to Almonte for Support Local day on October 25! Bus shuttle tickets available here.  When Stuart McLean brought his popular CBC Vinyl Café radio program to Almonte’s Old Town Hall last year, he began with an eloquent tribute to Mill Street, the community’s beautifully preserved 19th century business district. An excerpt: Your main street is as perfect as a sentence written by Andy White. Allow me to parse it… Mill is... | Continue reading article

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Benchworks is back!

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Night Fliers, by Amy Thompson. Image courtesy the artist.Night Fliers, by Amy Thompson. Image courtesy the artist.

What happens when a few local artists are asked to step outside of their comfort zone? Benchworks happens, that’s what. Coordinated by Magpie Jewellery, Benchworks features five local artists who have left their typical medium behind, instead creating an inspiring new piece of jewellery. This year, Magpie approached Erin Robertson, Remi Theriault, Marc Adornato, Amy Thompson, and Guillermo Trejo, and asked them to develop a unique piece, carving their idea into a wax mold. Magpie took these carvings and cast them into jewellery  - the final reveal for all of the... | Continue reading article

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