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Win a Meet & Greet with Xavier Rudd on Saturday night!

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Xavier Rudd and the United Nations. Photo courtesy of Nettwerk Music Group.Xavier Rudd and the United Nations. Photo courtesy of Nettwerk Music Group.

Contest: Apt613 has one pair of tickets to give away for this Xavier Rudd and the United Nations show. The lucky winner will also have the opportunity to meet Xavier Rudd. To enter, send an email to apartment613@gmail.com telling us what the album title, Nanna, signifies. A winner will be chosen by random draw on Thursday, November 5 at 8pm.  Xavier Rudd returns to Ottawa this Saturday – this time with an incredible group of musicians from all over the world in a project they call Xavier Rudd and the... | Continue reading article

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Helping patients obtain medicinal green cards

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Photos from the National Access Cannabis Facebook page. Right: NAC Grand Opening ribbon cutting ceremony with CEO Gulwant Bajwa and NAC member Shauna.Photos from the National Access Cannabis Facebook page. Right: NAC Grand Opening ribbon cutting ceremony with CEO Gulwant Bajwa and NAC member Shauna.

If you live or work in Ottawa’s trend-setting Hintonburg, chances are you’ve noticed the new addition to Wellington Street’s storefronts. National Access Cannabis (NAC), a BC-based company founded by former Public Servant Alex Abellan, recently opened its franchise doors this past July in the heart of Ottawa’s blooming Hipsterville.  The clean, haute-couture look, lined with an organic bamboo wood storefront sign is both inviting and surprising, given the negative stigma that is often associated with medicinal and recreational cannabis use. NAC’s mandate aims to do just that: deconstruct negative messaging... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Taverns and Troublemakers is boozy history lesson

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All photos by the author.All photos by the author.

As part of the “Taverns and Troublemakers” exhibit at the City of Ottawa Archives (running October 1st until March 19th) a historical tavern tour was offered: “Booze, Bus and Banter” (next tour is March 9th, with a possibility for more). Because I love alliteration, hate missing any beer-related event in Ottawa and am always looking for an chance to apply my History BA, I hopped aboard. How fitting is it that on Back to the Future Day (October 21 2015 for those pretending they’ve never watched the movies) I was... | Continue reading article

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Carve out the perfect Halloween at Pumpkinferno

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All photos by Sofie Sharom.All photos by Sofie Sharom.

Post by Sofie Sharom. You can follow her on Instagram @sofiesharom or on twitter @intotoronto. The season of ghouls, goblins and excessive candy eating is upon us. For those looking for a festive way to spend Halloween night, Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village is the place to be. The historic site for this spooky event is located about an hour and fifteen minute drive south of the nation’s capital, just due west of the small hamlet of Morrisburg. Pumpkinferno, now in its 3rd incarnation, is a magnificent display of over... | Continue reading article

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Halloweekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa? + Schmoozefest giveaway

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Photo by Mike Geiger from the Apt613 Flickr pool.Photo by Mike Geiger from the Apt613 Flickr pool.

Welcome to the Halloweekend! It is time to don those costumes and hit the town for some spooktacular Halloween fun. With so much happening, you should definitely plan for costume changes. There is a Spooky Reggae Party happening tonight at Oz Kafe, with special guest Michael Caffrey from Ghettoblast Sound System. He and Reggae Party regulars Jas Nasty, Ben Armstrong, and Chris International will be spinning the best ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, and dancehall – all on vinyl. Double Barrel X Timekode are back again this Friday night, to throw... | Continue reading article

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Martini Madness in support of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada + ticket giveaway

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All images from Martini Madness' Facebook page.All images from Martini Madness' Facebook page.

There is something suave and sophisticated about putting on formal wear and sipping martinis. Could it be connected to my love for Daniel Craig’s Bond? Definitely. Getting back on track… Celebrating its 10th year, Martini Madness has been providing an annual platform to get your inner James Bond on while supporting Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. And the 2015 edition is here. Presented by Kelly Santini LLP, the event takes place Friday the 13th of November at Lago Bar and Grill from 7:00PM until 1:00AM. The aforementioned shaken and/or stirred martinis are provided... | Continue reading article

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Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Danny

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Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms. Name: Danny About: Danny is originally from California, but she moved to Ottawa when she was very young. She has dual citizenship. Hood: Glebe Complaint: The roads are a little bit bad, says Danny. They’re super busy and it’s hard to cross the street. The same thing on Bronson: it takes forever to... | Continue reading article

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Test your nerves this Halloween at the Diefenbunker

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Daniel Davies-Ostrom (left) and Rowan, 9. All photos by Kenneth Ingram.Daniel Davies-Ostrom (left) and Rowan, 9. All photos by Kenneth Ingram.

If you have first aid training, experience with weapons, or you’re the type who just happens to be good with numbers, Incident at the Bunker: A Zombie Adventure will put your skills – and nerves – to the test this Halloween at the Diefenbunker. Located in Carp about 15 minutes from the Canadian Tire Centre, the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum has partnered with The Haunted Walk of Ottawa for the fourth year to welcome more than 60 zombies inside the bunker (on weekends only). “There are definitely some scary... | Continue reading article

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Gabbing with Rah Rah’s Marshal Burns

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Photo courtesy of the band.Photo courtesy of the band.

Seeing as Rah Rah have belted out their tuneage in our Nation’s Capital a dozen-odd times, there’s a pretty good chance you’re familiar with the band. For those who aren’t, they’re a folky-rock ensemble with pop sensibilities and dashes of dance; they hail from Regina, home of Roughrider green, First Nations University of Canada, and the stunning Wascana Centre Park. Their 2012 disc, The Poet’s Dead was nominated for both a Polaris and a Juno, and their latest release, Vessels rings out with what Exclaim magazine have called “simple yet infuriatingly catchy... | Continue reading article

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Lindi Ortega on her new record, collecting skulls, and why she loves to perform

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All photos by Julie Moe, courtesy of the NAC.All photos by Julie Moe, courtesy of the NAC.

Hard-touring country-noir songstress Lindi Ortega rolls into Ottawa this week to play not one but two shows as part of the NAC Presents series. With one of the most bewitching voices around and a sound that captures everything good from the golden age of country music it’s easy to see why so many people came out the last few times she played in town, making a two-night run a good move. Packing Patsy Cline’s emotive power, Dolly Parton’s playfulness and Hank Williams’ wry humour, the Toronto-born singer-songwriter, now living in... | Continue reading article

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