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Apartment 613 Live for September 5, 2012

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Listen here or on iTunes. This week, Trevor and Jared join forces to bring you a show chock-full of goodness. First up is an interview with Ian Campeau, who has recently been making headlines with his campaign to change the name of the Nepean Redskins. His stance against the team’s name has been churning up no little amount of controversy, and Campeau recently received the support of the Assembly of First Nations. Next, Zoo Legacy stopped by the studio to perform a rockin’ live set, featuring songs from their recently... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: Wilson Philips tribute, Red Skins reaction and train delays

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Improvements to the O-train lines mean that the trains will be at a stand still for about 18 weeks in 2013. The work will shorten the wait time between Bayview and Greenboro stations from 15 minutes to 8 minutes. Buses will ensure transit services during this period of work, slated to take place between April and September. Who knew there were still fans of Wilson Philips out there? Cairine Wilson Secondary School was mistakenly rechristened Carnie Wilson Secondary School for a brief period. “An honest mistake, says school board trustee... | Continue reading article

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

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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 for parents with small children. OpenFile brings you the story about Just Play Toy Rental, a local toy rental service that caters to parents with small children. Everyone knows kids love toys, but we think... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: Muskie secretly invade Dow’s Lake, Tunney’s Pasture gets a makeover, sex toys take off and more!

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Quick: try to predict Ottawa’s next business boom.  The tech industry, you ask? Sorry, that one’s nearly played itself out. The booze biz? Perhaps, but not quite. The entertainment industry? Well, in a manner of speaking, you guessed it. The Ottawa Citizen reports that the local sex toy industry is exploding. (Not that kind of explosion! Get your mind out of the gutter!) Planning a paddle-boat trip on Dow’s Lake? Watch out for gigantic muskie. The Citizen tracked down urban fisherman Hedrik Wachelka, who claims to regularly pull the oversized... | Continue reading article

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On renaming and rebranding Centretown

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You might have heard that a recently-launched campaign celebrating an entity called “South Central Ottawa” as “the next great hood” has turned a lot of heads, especially among residents of the neighbourhood itself. What’s wrong with a little community spirit? First point: the world already has a South Central . But that’s neither here nor there. Perhaps it’s because, until a few months ago, no one had ever heard of South Central Ottawa. Perhaps it’s because the project isn’t being community-driven; the people behind South Central Ottawa,  the Urban Capital... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: Cycling from the burbs, a giant blanket fort party, upgrading Plouffe Park and more!

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Thinking about cycling downtown from the burbs? Journalists from YourOttawaRegion tried it out. Read about their trials and tribulations as they traveled from Kanata, Orleans, Barrhaven and Nepean to City Hall. There’s been a lot of bat stories recently, and it’s not because of The Dark Knight Rises. Rather, one of the hottest summers in decades has set off an eruption of bat problems in Ottawa. While bats are generally not dangerous, there’s been a bit of a scare after an Ottawa resident found a dead bat that had rabies. Here’s a bit of... | Continue reading article

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Creative Mornings: Julian Garner on “Unconventional Creativity”

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Last month, Creative Mornings brought their blend of pre-lunch intellectualism and coffee to the Ottawa School of Art with a talk hosted by Chef Matthew Carmichael, the man behind Mello’s Pop Up Kitchen. This month, the topic of discussion has shifted from the edible to visual art, with discussion featuring Julian Garner. Long a notable figure in Ottawa’s visual art scene, Garner is one of the men behind Five Cents Tattoo, a parlour located off Parkdale that emphasizes the art in the creative act of tattooing. The venue doubles as... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: Farmers Market in Westboro, Nanobrewery in Hintonburg, big changes at the Citizen and more!

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An Ottawa-based company, Personal Neuro Devices Inc., has been developing “apps that, in conjunction with a special headpiece, allow users to move on-screen objects using only their thoughts.” This has multiple uses – from gaming, as it’s being used now to anticipate oncoming strokes or other health problems, conduct mood analysis and determine what triggers depression in the future. Beginning on Aug. 16, visitors will be able to experiment with released and development-stage apps PND’s office at 99 Fifth Ave in the Glebe. The Ottawa Farmers’ Market, which runs the market at Brewer’s... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Review: Ottawa Olympics update, Monopolatte, River’s sewer problem and more!

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You might criticize him for skipping out on city council’s last meeting, but I think it’s kind of cool that Rideau-Vanier Councillor Mathieu Fleury is in London, volunteering for the 2012 Olympics. He’s there as an outfitter for the Canadian olympic team, something he did in 2010 in Vancouver as well as in Guadalajara, Mexico for the 2011 Pan-Am Games. Follow his tweets from London. In other Olympic news, the Sun’s got a day-by-day look at Canadian athletes with Ottawa connections competing in this year’s Olympics. The Sun’s also been... | Continue reading article

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Paper Kindle Club: The Horse that Leaps through Clouds

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Welcome to the Apartment613 Paper Kindle Club! Hosted by Collected Works, Wellington West’s favourite bookstore, we feature works and authors with an Ottawa connection. This week we are featuring the author of The Horse that Leaps through Clouds, a non-fiction work by local author Eric Enno Tam. Join in the discussion below.

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