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Still from Inuit High Kick, a short film that will be screened at UnMENtionables: Indigenous Masculinities at Club Saw on August 22, 2015.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Hey Ottawa! Don’t know about you but I am loving this heat. It looks like it’ll cool down a bit for the weekend – good news for all the outdoor events happening. Here’s the rundown. Arboretum Festival kicked off last night at St Alban’s Church and moves to Albert Island for the weekend. A fine […]

Pride 2012. Photo courtesy Daily Xtra on Flickr.

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

The Pride Parade happens this Sunday, and there are a ton of happenings to get you pumped up for the main event. Strip Spelling Bee is back at Babylon, Laugh out Proud is happening at Yuk Yuks, and there’s a bowling tournament – and that’s just tonight. Friday, there’s a pantsless party and Cirque Bizarre, while Saturday […]

Photo courtesy of Jessica Ruano on flickr.

Weekly News Review: Locals show their pride, try a nouveau rental car on for size, OC Transpo expands double deckers and more!

This year’s pride parade came off without a hitch, and Capital Xtra is calling it one of the most diverse and inclusive local pride events in years. Supporters ranged from eight months to 85 years in age, with the Senior Pride Network showing their colours in full force. A new Ottawa business is positioning itself as a godsend […]

Weekly News Review: Memories of Jack, gay pride parade, revitalizing Rideau St. and more!

The country wished farewell to NDP Leader Jack Layton this week. OpenFile shares 7 moments, memories and musings of Jack Layton’s Ottawa. After years of opposition by merchants, it appears that Bank St. between Nepean and James may finally be known as the gay village. Mayor Jim Watson and councillor Diane Holmes are currently working […]

It’s Pride week in Ottawa!

It’s interesting, but when I sat down to write this post, it occurred to me that part of the reason I’ve never believed the old saw that Ottawa’s a blase government town is due to Capital Pride. The annual parade is actually one of my formative Ottawa memories – I was walking in front of […]