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Josephine & Paul in Hintonburg. Photos by: Sanita Fejzic.

Apt613 Fellowship: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Josephine & Paul

Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms. Name: Josephine and Paul About: Josephine is trained as a vegan baker, specializing in vegan and gluten free […]

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Ottawa Creatives: Colin White illustrates Ottawa since 2006

When Colin White moved to Ottawa in 2006 after completing his Master’s in Typo/Graphic Studies abroad, he began freelancing as an illustrator and designer. To familiarize himself with his new surroundings, he began taking walks around his neighbourhood, sketching buildings that he found aesthetically appealing and recording interesting interactions in a series of short comic […]

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Write On Ottawa: Don’t pick your nose!

Boogers are not something that one mentions in polite company. Even among close friends or family, this is not a topic that draws a lot of cheers. So what can one say about Thomas Jardine’s unusual comic The Boogerball, which describes how a little girl fights off a monster made of, you guessed it, boogers? […]

Albert Chang. Photo by John Bagnell.

Lawyers raise money for Food Bank with Rockable Hours

We’re used to seeing lawyers showing off their legal skills in court on TV shows like Suits, but did you know that Ottawa lawyers have a musical side to them as well? By day, Ottawa resident Albert Chang is corporate counsel for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority.  By night, he plays music and organizes gigs […]

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DIY theatre fest asks: “What is a play?”

“Theatre”, as we know it, will be turned on its head starting next weekend. Fresh Meat 4: DIY Theatre Fest runs from October 15-17 and 22-24 at Arts Court Studio. Ten local theatre companies including THUNK!theatre, Filament Théâtre, egodeath and more, will perform original, twenty minute works that test the limits of live theatre. Artists […]

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Write On Ottawa: Can a tarantula dance the Tarantella?

Are kids’ books just for kids? Nah! C’mon, all of us have at least one kids’ book that we secretly love to read and give as a gift. And after this review there’s a chance that Tonia’s Spider by Kim Esdaile Gordon might become your favourite. An educator since 2002, Kim is currently the Learning […]

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Urban/Nature on now at Orange Gallery

Local visual artist Eryn O’Neill has launched a new solo show at Orange Gallery entitled Urban/Nature. The series depicts O’Neill’s perspective on cities, with an emphasis on Ottawa. Her pieces illustrate non-traditional vantage points, what she calls “seeing the city from weird angles.” O’Neill says that the she has chosen sites that have made a […]