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Somerset Ward: Decisions, decisions

Post by Trish Chang Your palms are sweaty — you’ve been looking through profiles for hours. Some sound too good to be true, and others sound just plain wacky. Looking through pictures and profiles, overwhelmed by both too much information, and not nearly enough, you turn off the computer and decide to look again tomorrow. […]

Photo courtesy of lazy_artist (Mitch Carriere) from the Apt613 flickr pool.

Geek-out your walking with Ottawa (de)tours

I love a good walking tour. I’ve been a fan of Jane’s Walk for quite a while and Apartment613 has run some pretty amazing walks over the years. That’s why I was so pleased to learn about the newly launched Ottawa (de)tours, an insightful set of walking tours and conversations that are addressing political and […]

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Hull your ass across the River! Arboretum will make it worth your while

Arboretum is taking the party to Hull with a full night of programming across the river, including shows at Le Troquet and Le Petit Chicago. This will be a great opportunity to increase our cultural dialogue  across the river and help extend the festival audience. Nicolas Sylvestre, of the Fau Mardi collective, (a group that […]

Canada's first and only female Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Kim Campbell. Photo courtesy of Equal Voice.

Calling all Ottawa women: Make your mark in the October 2014 election

Post by Etana Cain & Jennifer Mowbray from Equal Voice National Capital Region Chapter Make your mark – that’s the slogan featured on the City of Ottawa’s website for the upcoming municipal elections. Equal Voice National Capital Region (NCR), the local chapter of Canada’s only multi-partisan organization dedicated to electing more women, is calling on […]

Left: Jim Watson, photo from his Twitter. Right: Olivia Chow, photo from www.torontosun.com.

Olivia Chow offers Ottawa a “two for one” mayor deal

In a surprise move Olivia Chow has declared that she will also run for the office of Mayor of Ottawa in the upcoming 2014 municipal election, offering Ottawa a “two for one” deal if she also wins her bid to take the reigns at Toronto City Hall. “If a crack-smoking buffoon can successfully run Toronto, […]

Photo courtesy of Jim Watson Facebook page.

Live chat with Mayor Jim Watson today at noon!

Every month, Mayor Jim Waston takes does an online Q&A with different journalists across the city. Today is Apt613’s chance to speak to him. The live, interactive chat takes place between 12-1pm on jimwatson.ca. We’ll be taking questions from Twitter, Facebook, emails and comments. If you want to know what Watson’s local brew is or […]

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Apartment613 Talks! 3D printing: The democratization of production

New technology is changing the way that we produce and prototype goods. 3D printers have inspired a new generation of crafters, makers and hackers taking charge of their own production in new and creative ways. This panel will bring together Ottawans thinking about how technology is changing the way we make goods and what this might mean for […]

The audience looks on at thePanel's previous event, Canada in Asia. Photo by Alexandre Laquerre.

Visit Syria from a seat at the NAC on October 29th

Big names will be gracing the podium at the National Arts Centre on Oct. 29 – and you can be there to meet them.   In an event put on by thePANEL, experts will come together to discuss the role that Canada should play in the Syrian humanitarian crisis. Speakers include Senator Romeo Dallaire, former […]

Photo of Paul Wells courtesy of Andrew Tolson

Staring into the political crystal ball with three of Canada’s top political journalists

While the Senate scandal rivets the country, political junkies from across Canada are asking some fairly important questions.  Is this the beginning of the end for Prime Minister Harper?  Will the Conservatives weather this brutal storm and win a fourth consecutive term? Are Canadian horrified, or simply indifferent, about what is happening on Parliament Hill? […]

One World Film Festival explores the global and local with themes of peace, freedom, wealth, justice

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmye5CJy4Rs[/youtube] The One World Film Festival is more than just a weekend of documentaries focused on human rights issues and environmental sustainability. It is an opportunity to turn some attention onto under reported issues that don’t make, or don’t stay, in the headlines long enough to capture the collective imagination and to be addressed by […]

Photo by Vince Alongi on Flickr.

Voices heard at FEDCO casino meeting

The continued discussion on the City of Ottawa’s plan to open an additional gaming facility in the Nation’s Capital came to a conclusion early yesterday morning when the Province of Ontario rejected Mayor Jim Watson’s proposal, and suggested instead to expand the gaming facility at Rideau Carleton Raceway. The news was announced right before the […]

Photo courtesy of Ian Muttoo on flickr.

Foodie Friday: Does the Byward Market have a drinking problem?

Is the Byward Market a farmer’s market with a drinking problem, or a bar district with a vegetable problem?  The City of Ottawa thinks that these two aspects of the Market can coexist, but they’ll need a little help. On June 26th, Ottawa’s City Council approved a plan to revitalize the Byward Market by helping […]

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