It’ll kick your butt, in a good way.
Created as emergency government headquarters against nuclear fallout, the Diefenbunker was built during the Cold War but never used! Ottawa comedians Lewis Hill, Sean Carson and Daniel Araya explore the bunkers with the fantastic tour guide Mady Gillespie! For more Comedy Ottawa, watch their dispatches from Grow613 Day and Westfest.
As I locked my bike outside the Canadian Museum of History, I glanced over at the four school and two tour buses and my heart sank. Now let me see, what’s worse? In corner number one we have hordes of “last-week-of-school” kids running around, shrieking and purposely getting too close to artifacts so that the […]
The modern world is moving fast, and sometimes you have to run in place just to keep up. We are all multi-taskers, overburdened workers, or frazzled parents just trying to keep up before the next onslaught of demands. Enter a range of apps and products designed to save us time, help us organize ourselves and […]
Something big has arrived at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Something VERY big! This summer’s blockbuster exhibition is Ultimate Dinosaurs. Featuring fully articulated skeletons from the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, these are some of largest dinosaurs (and a few little guys too) to ever roam the earth. Ultimate dinosaur fans will get to see species […]
Once a month, a group of local time travellers meet to swap stories about their travels. They travel back in time: years, decades, centuries, thousands, millions and sometimes billions of years. Many of them bring pictures, including photos of stunning beauty, and even some painstaking, meticulous sketches. All their stories share a sense of wonder. […]
Post by Peter Gould. Warped yellow-green discoids leer on tendrils and inexplicably sprout from a copper corset. It conjures both a Frederick’s of Hollywood catalogue and images of extraterrestrial flora from a Stanislaw Lem novel. “Polypores Win the War”, hanging on a wall at the December 2013 Group of Steven show of local artists at […]
Whether you’re an experienced artist looking to practice your skills, an amateur wanting to improve, or just yearning for a Wednesday night of socializing and cheap beer, P(a)int & Draw offers an event above and beyond your standard life drawing session. P(a)int & Draw takes place on the second Wednesday of every month from 6-9PM […]
On May 19th, Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC), at its Annual General Meeting, hosted a panel of city councillors. As a CCOC Board member, I was fortunate to have the opportunities to quiz the councillors about their opinions on topics ranging from zoning to gender dynamics to citizen engagement. What followed was a lively discussion among Councillors Catherine McKenney […]
Every Saturday, check in to find out WTF is in season and WTF to do with all that local goodness. So the good news is that this bean salad is a stunner. The bad news? You probably don’t have hazelnut oil kicking around and therefore this recipe will give you sticker shock. Hazelnut oil is […]
May marked the end of sexual assault prevention month, a time to reflect on the troubling statistics of sexual violence and raise awareness for victim services. But what exactly constitutes a sexual assault? Ontario’s #ItsNeverOkay action plan to stop sexual violence and harassment, describes sexual violence as: Any sexual act or attempt to obtain a […]
Compared to other cities around the world, Ottawa’s history is short but nevertheless interesting. We’ve evolved from a small town to the capital of a G7 country in a fairly short period of time. Many people have left their fingerprints on the capital, from Wilfred Laurier, William Lyon Mackenzie King, and more recently Jean Pigott, […]
Every Saturday, check in to find out WTF is in season and WTF to do with all that local goodness. This week, I set about gathering stinging nettle (or stinging metal as a certain Lastborn calls it). Nettles are full of vitamins and because they are one of the first greens available each year, they […]
Soundboards can seem intimidating to many people who are less familiar with the world of audio tech. We’re used to watching sound technicians, often male, sitting alone in their booths at the back of a music venue, their fast hands sliding over the many complicated-looking dials and buttons of the soundboard like a wizard waving […]
Streetscape Memory Bank draws on Library and Archives Canada’s photographic records of Ottawa’s past to create a picture of Ottawa as it once was. Be sure to take a look at parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of our journey through Uppertown, and check out our complete Streetscape Memory Bank archives here. In the 1913 […]