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Weekly News Review: To all the single ladies, OCData, park(ing) and more!

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You think there are many more single ladies than men in Ottawa? The Citizen’s Glen McGregor debunks the 3 single women for every single man myth and maps it out for all the single people. (Pink: More single women than men; Blue: More single men than women) OCTranspo doesn’t want to release GPS data of its buses to outside developers because it thinks it can make money if it controls it and sells its own app. However, in the past it had committed to making raw data available to outside... | Continue reading article

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So much theatre: Blood on the Moon

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Take your familiar theatre review column, sprinkle in some academic insights and a good dose of industry knowledge, and you’ve got So Much Theatre: a semi-regular feature by Apartment613′s Andrew Snowdon. Follow Andrew on twitter: he’s @snobiwan. People still talk about Blood on the Moon nearly thirteen years after its inaugural run as a Fringe show (and its subsequent three summers at the National Arts Centre, stint in Ireland, and TV movie). Once you’ve seen it live, as this remount at the Great Canadian Theatre Company permits us to do, you... | Continue reading article

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Winter Bike Parade: the extreme commuter goes mainstream

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Ottawa may have fallen into winter weather, but that doesn’t mean you have to let your beloved bike fall to disuse. Ottawa winter cyclists are out there, proving that navigating Ottawa in the cold can still be done with the right gear and attitude. If you’re a winter biking enthusiast or just looking for a chance to get out and try biking on winter roads, then the CfSC is hosting an event for you. To promote winter cycling, Citizens for Safe Cycling is hosting the first ever Ottawa Winter Bike... | Continue reading article

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Apartment613 Live for January 19th

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Wish you could sit back and just listen to what Apartment613 has to say? You can. This week, Ryan Saxby and Karen Diepeveen host Apartment613 Live. Ryan interviews Malorie Bertrand from Ef Magazine and Karen chats with fellow Apartment 613 editor Katrina Marsh about beer and sex. If you noticed Apartment613′s recent blackout, Ryan explains the web’s response to SOPA and why Apartment613 joined in the black out. [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/apt613/January_19_mixdown_final.mp3[/podcast]

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The best of #ShitOttawansSay

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The kids are all going wild for Shit Girls Say, the latest meme to start replicating itself across the net. Yesterday the popular series of YouTube videos spawned yet another iteration, this time on twitter. The #ShitOttawansSay hashtag hit the Ottawa twitterverse a big way, launching what was probably the largest inside joke sharing fest the city has ever seen. Open File has collected and organized many of the tweets, which you can see here, but we couldn’t resist sharing some of our favourite ones here on the site. The following are... | Continue reading article

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Philly Moves: New Album on the Way

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It’s been almost nine months since I last talked to Philly Moves. In that time they’ve been busy. The ever-productive local hip-hop act has released several videos and an EP, played countless bar shows and took to the stage at Bluesfest 2011. Now they are getting ready to release their second full-length album, How to Drink Yourself Famous. It promises to satisfy the growing legions of supporters this Ottawa band has cultivated, while at the same time breaking new ground for the group. The twelve-track effort is slated for release... | Continue reading article

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Weekend roundup: What to do in O-town

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Photo courtesy Mikey G Ottawa on Flickr. As you’ll see from the listings below, the city has woken up from its post-holiday hibernation and has thrown itself into full-fledged winter fun mode. On the schedule for this weekend? Dog sled rides in Gatineau, a Winter Bike Parade, and likely a few snowball fights. Kalle Mattson plays tonight, bringing some indie rock to the stage at Mavericks. If you’re hoping to indulge in some dance-y tunes, head to Club Saw this evening for Anamanguchi. There will be DJ stylings down at... | Continue reading article

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Gatineau Winter Beer Festival!

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For the first time ever the Gatineau Beer Festival is happening in Jan.! Quebec artisanal and craft beer, beer and food pairings, food and beer conferences, more beer, music, bonfires, an ice bar, DJs, beer stein balancing contests, Mexican tapas, and dog sleigh rides. At the Chateau Cartier in Gatineau beginning at 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fri., Jan., 20. and Sat. Jan. 21. See: http://www.festibieredegatineau.ca/winter-beerfest/

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