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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

Winter is back with a vengeance for its season’s finale. For those of us who are anxiously awaiting the imminent arrival of spring, we are pleased to announce that there are plenty of reasons to celebrate this weekend (including, perhaps even, the return of some slightly warmer weather).

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Podcast: Apt613 Live for August 2, 2016

This week on Apt613 Live, Josh Lemoine hosts Alex Ekstrom and Vaughn MacDonald (Black Squirrel Books) and speaks to RedBlacks offensive lineman, Ottawa native Alex Mateas. Tune in for Apt613 Live every Tuesday at 6pm on CHUO 89.1 FM.

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Apt613 Fellowship: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Steve

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: Steve About: Steve works and lives in Little Italy. He also plays in a bunch of bands. […]

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Apt613 Fellowship: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Sacha

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: Sacha K. About: Sacha is half Jewish on his dad’s side. He plays music and likes Ottawa […]

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Five lesser-known picks for Ottawa Explosion Weekend

Unless your knowledge of punk, garage, and associated genres is truly encyclopedic, Ottawa Explosion Weekend can be a pretty overwhelming prospect. The annual music festival has been growing steadily since its inception, and this year, the “weekend” runs from this Tuesday to the following Monday, and features over eighty bands from Ottawa and around the […]

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Best of: Independent bookstores

There is a certain something about independent bookstores. A sense of community and bringing people together – connecting over a love of books (which eventually ends up being about so much more) – that you just won’t find at Chapters. Independent bookstores are the best because the people who work there are REALLY passionate about […]

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Need something to wear to the apocalypse? NIGH Apparel has you covered

Did you heave a sigh of relief when December 21st, 2012 came and went with nary an apocalypse to be found? One designer isn’t so sure we’re out of the woods just yet. Jordana Globerman, owner of NIGH apparel, creates clothing that draws on apocalyptic imagery from the world over, with the tagline “Everyday Wear […]