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The Bytown Museum mixes fire and ice this Winterlude

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Photos courtesy of the Bytowne Museum.Photos courtesy of the Bytowne Museum.

The Bytown Museum is one of the oldest structures in its vicinity, no small claim for a building flanked on either side by Parliament Hill and the Chateau Laurier. Though those stately buildings house plenty of history, they are all predated by the structure that became the Bytown Museum (commissioned in 1827) by nearly one-hundred years. All, that is, except the Library of Parliament, which survived the fire of 1916, a fire that pretty much levelled the rest of the Hill. It’s that fire that serves as the focal point... | Continue reading article

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Venus Envy wants you to come… to their 15th anniversary party!

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Shelley Taylor, photo courtesy of Venus Envy.Shelley Taylor, photo courtesy of Venus Envy.

Find Sheri Levine on Twitter at @sherlevine. Venus Envy, Ottawa’s education-oriented sex shop, is celebrating the Big One on January 30th, marking 15 successful years in O-town. It’s easy to escape Ottawa’s bitter winter chill by hibernating your weekends away, but attending Venus Envy’s big bash is the perfect way to add some much needed heat to your Saturday night. It’s a perfect excuse to get out from under your warm blankets, off of the couch and out of those cozy pajamas. Don’t be shy to come decked out in something sexy... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Motivational mugs from a hidden gem in Kanata

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All photos courtesy of Cookery Bistro.All photos courtesy of Cookery Bistro.

After years of working in busy kitchens for large restaurants, Cookery Bistro owners Cat and Darren decided to open up a place that kept things simple, healthy and delicious. Their gourmet menu contain sandwiches, salads and soups made from scratch, and a selection of fresh raw juices. While the staples of his business are sandwiches, Darren ventures into some more complex dishes very week which are the Bistro’s specials. They also offer soups, salads and some baked goods for take out or catering. The Bistro is only 125 sq.ft and... | Continue reading article

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Introducing Ottawa Beer Tastings

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All photos by Jordan Duff.All photos by Jordan Duff.

If you thirst for both knowledge and beer, there’s a new service starting in Ottawa ready to satisfy those cravings. Ottawa Beer Tastings is a venture launched by the good people behind Ottawa Beer Events. If you are an Ottawa-area beer enthusiast, you likely already visit the OBE site to keep up with local events, if not, you are going to want to bookmark that one. OBE was established to act as a central resource of beer news in the Ottawa area. Since launching the website, co-editors Matt and Sasha... | Continue reading article

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New music venues: A few new reasons to leave your bed in 2016

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At House of Common, photo from the venue's Facebook page.At House of Common, photo from the venue's Facebook page.

2015 was a tough year for Ottawa’s music community. In July, Mugshots Jail Bar — a place near and dear to the hearts of many — closed amidst highly dubious circumstances, abruptly laying off all of its employees and prompting an ongoing lawsuit against the company’s upper management. In October, a catastrophic fire levelled the Daily Grind and a number of adjacent businesses, leaving several people homeless. In December, Raw Sugar, which took on many of the show bookings displaced by the closure of Mugshots, shuttered its doors for the... | Continue reading article

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Foodie Friday: Day-to-night with Origin Trade coffee shop & lounge

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All photos from Origin Trade's Instagram.All photos from Origin Trade's Instagram.

While Ottawa might not be lacking in the coffee shop department, with a local roastery on every block and a franchise on every corner, you’d think that all our caffeinated dreams have come true. But once you wake up from that inevitable afternoon crash and the clock strikes 7:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. if you’re lucky) cafes are quick to turn off their lights, flip that sign to CLOSED and call it a night. If you’ve ever been cramming for a final and had to pack it in mid-session, or looking... | Continue reading article

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Seven fun facts about #NACPresents

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Some of the artists featured in the NAC Presents series: Pierre Kwenders (photo from his Facebook page), Safia Nolin (photo from her Bandcamp page), and Tanya Tagaq (photo from her website).Some of the artists featured in the NAC Presents series: Pierre Kwenders (photo from his Facebook page), Safia Nolin (photo from her Bandcamp page), and Tanya Tagaq (photo from her website).

The NAC is celebrating the 5th anniversary of its “NAC Presents” concert series this Saturday with a shindig in the NAC lobby.  The party will feature music by The Lionyls, Mehdi Cayenne, U.S. Girls, and headliners A Tribe Called Red.  For the past five years, the concert series has brought many of Canada’s best up-and-coming artists and many of its most established stars to Ottawa. The series is produced by Simone Deneau, the NAC’s Producer of Variety and Community Programming.  Before the party on Saturday, Simone shared with us some of her... | Continue reading article

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Hidden gem offers Ukrainian delights

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All photos by Kelly Hotte.All photos by Kelly Hotte.

You always remember your first perogie. For me, it was during my high school days. A plateful of lovely stuffed dumplings was placed before me by my Polish friend’s mother. “You will never find a better perogie.” she said proudly as she watched me chomp away in delight. I’ve had many fine perogies through the years. None quite matched that wonderful initial plate. What I took as a challenge by my friend’s mother to find a better perogie has continued through the years. Imagine my delight upon discovering Perogies, the... | Continue reading article

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Rideau Trail’s new website will help you venture into the wild

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All photos from the Rideau Trail Association's InstagramAll photos from the Rideau Trail Association's Instagram

For those who long to stray from the road most traveled, to strap on a backpack and hiking boots to venture through natural landscapes and across rugged beaten paths straight into the heart of the wild… your next adventure awaits you! The Rideau Trail offers new and seasoned hikers access to 387 kilometers of interconnected hiking trails, all year round. Truly a gem hidden in our very own backyard, the trails runs between the City of Ottawa, starting at the Rideau Locks, through to Perth and all the way towards... | Continue reading article

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Time to get festive: your guide to lights, trees, and carols

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Photo of the 2014 Illumination Ceremony, by the authorPhoto of the 2014 Illumination Ceremony, by the author

After moving to Ottawa from BC nearly a decade ago, Hannah Manning has made it her mission to explore Ottawa. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Ottawa is getting colder and the snow is coming, but don’t hibernate just yet! There’s lots going this December so bundle up, grab some friends and go enjoy the city! Every year, hundreds of thousands of lights are strung up in the nation’s capital and across the country for Christmas Lights across Canada. Kick off the holiday season in the nation’s capital with the illumination... | Continue reading article

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