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Ottawa’s The Band Whose Name is a Symbol (TBWNIS) is like that neighborhood diner you’ve walked past a thousand times, the one that’s all history and character, the one that stands out amongst the flashy up-and-comers because it does what it does with a lot of heart and looks after their own. Since forming in […]
The app will match a user to a therapist or coach, showing their rating and expertise, with the capability to text and even video calls via FaceTime. A prototype of the app is ready and will soon launch a trial program in two communities.
This social enterprise will deliver you healthy meals, for $8!
UK bluesman Ian Siegal came out blazing.
“I fell in love. It’s just a love thing. It’s like when you fall in love with a person and they can’t do anything wrong and they are the most beautiful and the most handsome and they are the strongest and the cutest. I have this with the theremin.”
It’s a fun way to be a tourist in your own city.
It’ll kick your butt, in a good way.
Many Bluesfest attendees on Saturday were hurt and surprised by comments made by Ian Astbury, lead singer of The Cult, a British rock group known for gothy 1980s hits like “She Sells Sanctuary”.
The first time I read Stewart Dudley’s novel The Cutting Room, it frustrated me. The plot seemed to be deliberately slow, with information doled out in tiny bits as though the author was trying not to satisfy the reader too much. I put it down after finishing and felt a bit cranky with it. But […]
Stephen Johnson works at the Ottawa Public Library. When not at work, he is probably out exploring the region (libraries included) with his family. In recent years, the summer staycation has become a popular trend. It allows a person to save money while being a tourist in their own backyard. In Ottawa, we are fortunate […]
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.
Post by Laura Li. Li is a West Carleton High School student and member of the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library Teen Advisory Group. She has also blogged on the Ottawa Public Library website as Teen Blogger in Residence. After a year’s worth of waiting, the moment has finally come: School’s out, exams […]
Just days after a stormy Canada day, the sun was warm over the city for the American Embassy’s annual Fourth of July celebration. U.S. ambassador Bruce Heyman and his wife Vicki extended a warm welcome to 3,500 friends filling the grounds of Lornado, the official residence and their home for the past two years. Among […]
Would you be willing to pay hundreds of dollars in advance to receive a full season of exclusive art? It’s a gamble, but Megan Monafu, founder of CSArt Ottawa, is betting that there are enough people in our city willing to buy in to support and grow our burgeoning local arts scene. The inspiration for […]
As the excitement grows around the opening of Chef Matthew Carmichael’s Riviera, one thing is certain, the restaurant’s opulent bar will be managed by the best Ottawa has to offer. Stephen Flood’s barcraft is an effortless extension of his love of people and the good life – a perfect fit for the attention to detail Riviera promises. […]