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Weekly News Review: Muskie secretly invade Dow’s Lake, Tunney’s Pasture gets a makeover, sex toys take off and more!

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Quick: try to predict Ottawa’s next business boom.  The tech industry, you ask? Sorry, that one’s nearly played itself out. The booze biz? Perhaps, but not quite. The entertainment industry? Well, in a manner of speaking, you guessed it. The Ottawa Citizen reports that the local sex toy industry is exploding. (Not that kind of explosion! Get your mind out of the gutter!) Planning a paddle-boat trip on Dow’s Lake? Watch out for gigantic muskie. The Citizen tracked down urban fisherman Hedrik Wachelka, who claims to regularly pull the oversized... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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With a precious few summer weekends left, we’ve got to pack in as many outdoor activities as we can – we won’t have too many more chances to head to garage sales (a rock ‘n’ roll one, at that), take a bike tour, or frolic on a farm with zombies. We’ve got a rainbow of festivities happening with Capital Pride week wrapping up on Sunday – there’s the usual parade spectacular (including the Dusty Owl Reading Series), a youth prom and masquerade, and a mini-music festival down at City Hall... | Continue reading article

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Apt613 Live for August 22, 2012: Pride edition!

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Listen here or on iTunes. It’s pride week in Ottawa, and this week’s Apt613 Live is nothing if not prideful! Kicking off the show, we have an interview with Sebastien Provost from House of SAS. House of SAS is behind this year’s premiere of Cirque Bizarre, a 1930s-style carnival that has taken residence in the Ottawa Jail Hostel for pride week. In addition to carnival games and gourmet food, the event sports some pretty great DJs such as Lady Miss Kier and Honey Dijon. For a full listing of events,... | Continue reading article

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Lace up your cleats! Ottawa’s soccer leagues are looking for players

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What a brilliant summer for soccer. From Christine Sinclair’s magical footwork in the Olympics, to Spain’s brilliant play in Euro 2012, footy fans had much to celebrate. So what are soccer lovers to do now that fall is on the horizon? Easy, lace up your cleats and register in one of Ottawa’s numerous soccer leagues. Ahead of the upcoming fall season, Apartment 613 spoke to different league operators about the available options. From coed teams, to women-only divisions, to games for gentlemen 35 and older, there are games for all... | Continue reading article

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De la grande visite musicale pour une bonne cause

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par Philippe Genest Qu’ont en commun un la Grande Galerie du Musée des civilisations, à Gatineau, et quatre des groupes francophones les plus en vue au pays en ce moment? 10$! Oh que oui! Pour le prix d’un sandwich et d’un latte chez Bridgehead, vous aurez accès mercredi le 22 août à 19h à une soirée dans le plus beau hall de la région, dont le toit a apparemment la forme d’un canot (j’ai une autre théorie là-dessus… mais ce sera pour une autre histoire), en compagnie de nuls autres que Louis-Jean Cormier, Galaxie,... | Continue reading article

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Apt613 Live for August 15, 2012

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Listen here, or on iTunes. Every week, several of our editors take it upon themselves to deliver an hour of interviews, music and unintentional comedy live from CHUO. Though the show airs on Wednesday night at 9, the show lives on in podcast form–an indestructible record of our radioness. This week, we were able to snag an interviews with two bands. The first was with local band Tall Trees, three young lads from Canterbury whose passion and sound speak for themselves. For more, see our feature on them. We also talked to Jonas... | Continue reading article

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Amos the Transparent’s homecoming

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With their latest LP Goodnight My Dear…I’m Falling Apart, Amos the Transparent have sent a message that their music knows no bounds. Having received critical acclaim for their previous two albums, their most recent release is a testament to their ability to fuse diverse instrumentation and more experimental songwriting tactics with the honesty in lyrical content that has come to define the band’s music. While tracks like ‘Says the Spark’ and ‘Sure as the Weather’ have infiltrated the eardrums of indie music lovers across Canada, the album in its entirety... | Continue reading article

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The Great Ottawa Beer Guide

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Are you a fan of craft breweries? Microbrasseries? Brew pubs? Beer in general? Then think of this article as a scavenger hunt for the National Capital Region beer aficionado. Despite all the back-to-school sales and frosh week prep going on, there is still some summer left and hunting down a quality pint is a good way to spend it. In honour of National Capital Craft Beer Week, we’ve assembled a list of local destinations for discerning beer fanatics. This list is a pastiche of beer landmarks across the National Capital... | Continue reading article

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Weekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa

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So enamoured are we are with all things beer in Ottawa that it seems not a Weekend Roundup goes by without at least some mention of the bubbly beverage. This week is no different. National Capital Craft Beer Week is in full swing this week, with events too numerous to mention. And while the Week ends this weekend, it won’t be without some fanfare. You see, at the core of National Craft Beer Week is the National Capital Craft Beer Festival, which takes place at Marion Dewar Plaza (just outside... | Continue reading article

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