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Weekly News Quiz: How well do you know your city?

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Think you are up to date about local happenings? Test your knowledge with our local news quiz, five questions designed to test whether you’ve been paying attention. How to score: 5 out of 5: News stud! I hear The Citizen is hiring… 4 out of 5: Cheater! You work at City Hall. 3 out of 5: Not bad, but you may want to check your #ottcity Twitter feed a little more often. 2 out of 5: Newspapers are dying, but you should still try to pick one up once in... | Continue reading article

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Tour de blogosphere: The blogging bus driver and four other Ottawa blogs that you should read

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Photo by Steve McCullough (stevemccullough.ca)Photo by Steve McCullough (stevemccullough.ca)

The last few blogging round-ups have focused on specific subjects, while listing bloggers who specialise in those topics.  This week’s column is a little different.  Rather than choosing a single category and then discussing it at length, I will instead focus on five interesting local blogs that I have come across recently, and which I have not yet mentioned in Tour de blogosphere. Drives In Circles You might recall the controversy about the singing OC Transpo bus driver.  Are you familiar, however, with his blogging colleague?  Drives In Circles is... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa + ticket giveaway!

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It’s St. Paddy’s day this weekend, folks, and we’ve got just the burlesque show to celebrate. Need something a little more traditional? Head out to your local pub, Irish or not! Guaranteed they’ll be in a festive mood. Tonight at the NAC, you can catch the hip-hop/rock/soul music of Sound of Lions, while Algoma releases her new album down at the Mercury Lounge. Three local bands will take to the stage at the Lunenburg Pub for their weekly battle of the bands – this week, Go Long (!), Leadfoot Pretty,... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Quiz: How well do you know your city?

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Think you are up to date about local happenings? Test your knowledge with our local news quiz, five questions designed to test whether you’ve been paying attention. How to score: 5 out of 5: News stud! I hear The Citizen is hiring… 4 out of 5: Cheater! You work at City Hall. 3 out of 5: Not bad, but you may want to check your #ottcity Twitter feed a little more often. 2 out of 5: Newspapers are dying, but you should still try to pick one up once in... | Continue reading article

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Tour de blogosphere: Hockey Blogs

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The National Capital Region loves hockey, so it’s no surprise that the local blogosphere is filled with blog posts about Canada’s national game.  While the majority of online chatter focuses on the Ottawa Senators, there are blogs covering the Ottawa 67s, hockey-related humour and hockey stats.  There is also an online forum for the Olympiques de Gatineau.  So sit back and relax, as this week’s blogging round-up reveals where to get your hockey fix. Ottawa Senators Battle of Ontario is a blog where Leafs and Senators fans can yell at... | Continue reading article

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Nancy Richler – March 7 talk at Octopus Books

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Nancy Richler is a fantastic writer and is a joy to read.  Luckily for local book lovers, the Montreal-native will be in Ottawa on Thursday discussing her latest novel The Imposter Bride, a beautifully written story that focuses on a heartbreaking mother-daughter relationship. The novel begins with a mysterious European woman who arrives in Montreal from Palestine just after World War Two.  Set to marry Sol, a man who she has never met, she is told on arrival by her husband-to-be that he no longer wishes to marry her.  Amidst this... | Continue reading article

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Weekly News Quiz: How well do you know our city?

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Photo courtesy of fieldtripp on Flickr.Photo courtesy of fieldtripp on Flickr.

Think you are up to date about local happenings? Test your knowledge with our local news quiz, five questions designed to test whether you’ve been paying attention. How to score: 5 out of 5: News stud! Can I have your number… 4 out of 5: You are officially in the know. 3 out of 5: Not bad, but a little quality google time may be in order. 2 out of 5: Newspapers are dying, but you should still try to pick one up once in a while. 1 out of... | Continue reading article

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Tour de blogoshere: Urban development and local news

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Photo courtesy of Mike.Geiger (Myke) on Flickr.Photo courtesy of Mike.Geiger (Myke) on Flickr.

Ottawa is in the midst of a development boom. Whether it’s the recently approved Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, plans to build several large condo buildings in the Preston/Carling area, the transformation of Wellington Street from Westboro to Hintonburg, the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park, or the numerous other construction projects in the city, our national capital region is undergoing a large-scale change. This development has not gone unnoticed in the local blogosphere, which is why this week’s round-up of local blogs looks at sites that focus on the current transformation... | Continue reading article

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The future is now: Artengine to showcase new 3D printer at this Saturday’s print-a-thon

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I got an email a couple of weeks ago from an excited Britta Evans-Fenton, Lab Coordinator at Artengine, to let me know they were about to receive a new 3D printer. They invited us to check it out, so I jumped on the chance and headed to Arts Court where Artengine’s M70 lab is located. While my owl was being printed (see pictures above), we chatted about the brand spanking new Ultimaker 3D printer, Mod Lab and what to expect at this Saturday’s print-a-thon event. Artengine is an artist-run centre that focuses on... | Continue reading article

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Learning Spanish is possible at any age

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Instructors (from left to right) Monica Reyes, Karen Molina and Alvaro DuqueInstructors (from left to right) Monica Reyes, Karen Molina and Alvaro Duque

With waggling hands and adorable smiles the gathered toddlers begin to sing in Spanish: “Mi cuerpo, mi cuerpo hace música,” they chant, “my body, my body makes music.” Following the body gestures of the group instructor, the eager toddlers proceed to clap their hands and stomp their feet as they recite the rest of the song.  “My hands go ‘clap-clap-clap,’ my feet go, ‘stomp-stomp-stomp,’ my voice says, ‘la-la-la’, and my body goes ‘cha-cha-cha.” The last part is eagerly performed by cute little arms swinging back in forth in a toddler... | Continue reading article

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