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Apartment613 and Open File Ottawa are apologizing for Ottawa

Andrew Cohen’s piece in the Ottawa Citizen last week certainly struck a nerve. At our latest “Urban drinks” at Shanghai, a few fellow bloggers spent some time discussing our annoyance at the suggestion that despite our “education and affluence” we were all working so hard to make a creative and interesting life in a city […]

Eternia one of many strong voices at Women’s Worlds 2011

Post by Greg Macdougall Eternia, proclaimed by Exclaim! Magazine as “Canada’s dopest female MC,” was born in Ottawa and spent the first part of her life here. She later moved to Toronto, and at 15 she says she “started to take [hip hop] more seriously.” Her latest album, “At Last” with producer MoSS, was nominated […]

Have your say on the future of Centretown

I love living in Centretown. It’s an amazing neighborhood, filled with great businesses, immense diversity and some cool apartments. It’s an important cultural hub for the city. But Centretown is evolving – there are more (and taller) condos going up. There are some new bike lanes going in. There are some new businesses opening and […]

Get your walk on: Jane’s Walk is back!

Many of us walk through our neighbourhoods every day. Remember that old building nestled in amongst more recent additions? It looks as though it’s probably been around since Ottawa was just an outpost? So who built it? And there’s a random statue placed on the corner. Who does it honour? Why is it still around? […]

Apt613 candidates’ survey: Miscellaneous edition

Survey by Natasha Mooney and Chris Connolly Just as the campaigning enters its final few hours, our election correspondents Natasha Mooney and Chris Connolly have wound up their investigations into Ottawa’s candidates. Their questions – ranging from how to support Ottawa’s arts communities to favourite Beavertail flavour – were put to all major candidates in […]

Apartment613 candidates’ survey: Nepean

Survey by Natasha Mooney and Chris Connolly As you all get ready to decide which little box you’ll check off tomorrow, our election correspondents have continued their task of collecting a mix of useless, fun and thoughful information about our local candidates. Today we’ve got the Nepean candidates up – disappointingly, incumbent John Baird and […]

Apartment613 candidates survey: Ottawa-South

Survey by Natasha Mooney and Chris Connolly Apt613’s election correspondents election correspondents Natasha Mooney and Chris Connolly have continued their investigations into the favourite Ottawa spots of the candidates vying to represent us. They sent out a questionnaire to local candidates in a number of Ottawa ridings, asking them to identify their favourite summer festival, […]

Apt613 candidates survey: Ottawa-Centre

Survey by Natasha Mooney and Chris Connolly Apt613’s election correspondents have continued on in their intrepid task – tracking down Ottawa’s local candidates and finding out where they spend their happy hour. And while these details might not change your vote, they’ll give you a bit of a sneak preview as to exactly what kind […]

Apt613 candidates survey: Ottawa-Vanier

Survey by Natasha Mooney and Chris Connolly Knowing a candidate’s favourite summer festival will not determine your vote. Revealing their guilty Ottawa pleasure will not set the pundits tongues a waggin’. And yet, the intrepid reporters at Apt613 still believe that the people have a right to know. Maybe knowing a bit about how the […]

Inside City Hall: Things a rookie Councillor learns quickly

Post by Mathieu Fleury, Rideau-Vanier councillor, Ottawa native and lover of the great outdoors. The youngest member of city council, Coun. Fleury will be giving us the inside scoop on what’s going on at 110 Laurier Ave. West in his periodic column. When I ran for Council, I was told that being a Councillor would […]

Inside & outside city hall with Mathieu Fleury

Post by Mathieu Fleury, Rideau-Vanier Councillor, Ottawa native and lover of the great outdoors. The youngest member of city council, Coun. Fleury will be giving us the inside scoop on what’s going on at 110 Laurier Ave. West in his periodic column. I’m excited to be writing my first blog post for Apt613! I hope […]

Ottawa’s urban poverty and the need for more social housing

By Stephan Telka “Health problems among Ottawa’s urban poor are similar to those found in sub-Saharan Africa.” So began Canadian Medical Association President Jeff Turnbull in his opening remarks to a recent gathering of graduate students, poverty elimination advocates, and government and community representatives at Carleton University last weekend. According to Turnbull, tuberculosis, hepatitis, sexually […]

Weekly News Review: City Budget, Simons in Ottawa and Iranium

The City of Ottawa presented its draft budget for 2011 last Wednesday. It held little in terms of surprises; tax hikes were set at 2.45%, respecting Jim Watson’s pledge of no more than 2.5% in total tax increase a year. Draft budget documents are available for review on the City’s website. Library and Archives is […]

Time to grow up Ottawa? Reflections on the Leaning Tower of Preston

I have a favourite quote. It’s awesome. I’ve been trying to live my life by it… wanna read it? “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably will themselves not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded […]

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