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Month: April 2010

Jim Watson's gotta feeling about becoming Ottawa's next mayor

Post by guest writer Jeremy Dumont, who has been blogging since 2003 about politics and Ottawa-area stories, events and initiatives. He helped found the old Manufacturing Dissent from Carleton University about a decade ago and has worked for the Carleton’s Charlatan, IndyMedia, and OPIRG. Here he writes about Jim Watson’s campaign launch and his own […]

Weekend roundup

Hey Ottawans – it’s May Day weekend! While we may not celebrate by dancing around a large pole with ribbons, there are still many ways to mark this occasion (and be thankful you’re not living in Calgary – at least for today). Do you remember seeing large groups of people on the street at this […]

Ian Lee Slams Lansdowne Live on YouTube

[youtube width=”600″ height=”430″][/youtube] With the final vote on Lansdowne Live gearing up for the grand finale –  the final council vote is this June – I guess Ottawa’s favorite municipal issue will increasingly be back in the news. Case in point: this YouTube video by Ian Lee, the director of the Carleton Sprott School of […]

Jane's Walk is back! Launch event tomorrow night!

Jane’s Walk is a festival of free neighbourhood walking tours given by Ottawans who care passionately about where they live, work and play. It’s a pedestrian-focused event that improves urban literacy by offering insights into local history, planning, design, business and civic engagement through the simple act of walking and observing.

First Ever Auntie Loo's Craft and Bake Sale!

When: 8am-3pm, May 1, 2010 Where: Auntie Loo’s Bakery, 507 Bronson What: The first ever craft and bake sale at Auntie Loo’s Bakery! Featured vendors include Jak’s Kitchen, B. Goods Bakery, Mandy’s DIY Panties, Bruised Tongue Records, Skoser Clothing – and so many more talented folk! 10% of all proceeds will benefit the Aids Committee […]

Apartment613 Science! Vegetarian pizza taste test

We poked, prodded, measured, and quantified the wares from eight Ottawa pizza joints – all in the name of delicious, delicious science. Every respectable urbanite needs a good, easy and cheap pizza in their take-out repertoire, and this episode of Apartment613 Science! strives to arm you with the information you need to make informed pizza […]

Calling all Bands! You're needed for battle!

There’s nothing like music so rockin’ it bludgeons your opponents to death… or at least gets them eliminated from a contest. The organizers of Canada Day in Barrhaven are organizing a Battle of the Bands that culminates on Canada Day. Finalists will get the chance to perform on the main stage of the Barrhaven Canada […]

Want to see more musicals in Ottawa? Vote with your wallet!

Post by Denise MacDonald. Want to see more musicals in Ottawa? Buy your tickets this weekend! The Gladstone is deciding by Sunday whether to cancel the last half of the powerful local production of the Liverpool-based musical Blood Brothers. The show was planned to run until May 15th but, due to slowing ticket sales, The […]

Tulips arrive earlier than expected

The Canadian Tulip Festival may go on without the guest of honour. Tulips along the Queen Elizabeth Drive and Dow’s Lake are already in bloom due to Ottawa’s recent warm weather spell. The festival, which runs May 7th to the 24th, may have to focus its attention on speakers and music because the flowers may […]

Weekend roundup

[vimeo width=”600″ height=”300″][/vimeo] Happy Earth Day! If you want your weekend to be as eco-friendly as possible, be sure to check out our Earth Day event listings. Continuing with a bit of a green theme, Plants and Animals will be down at Babylon, and Springfest continues in all of its glory. And if you’re the […]

Too good to be true? The Pizzacone comes to Ottawa

Pizza? In a cone? Am I dreaming? Help wanted ads have been spotted in Used Ottawa and Kijiji for a new pizza joint to be called Ombrellina’s Pizza. They also have a very unhelpful and slightly odd website. The store is allegedly going up at 527 Bronson and will specialize in the pizza cone, a […]

Weekly News Review: City deficit, King Edward row houses, new area code and more

Last Wednesday, CTV reported that the City of Ottawa ended its fiscal year with a $17.4 million deficit. The difficult economic times meant that investments were down by almost $8 million while planning fee revenues dropped by more than $3 million. What should be done with the boarded up houses along King Edward St.? This […]