Stagnating youth employment has led to the rise of internships. Some say organizations are cashing in on those desperate for experience and many people are critical of this trend. But there are several worthwhile opportunities to intern here in Ottawa, even unpaid ones; you just have to know where to look. Ottawa’s Jackpine, a mission-driven […]
You wake up early in the log cabin Uncle Rod said you could use for the week. It was sunk down deep in the dark green; your car stalled twice bouncing down the sludgy potholed roads that you navigated into it. The birds got you up, their chirping like a swarm of audible spotlights. You […]
Marvest is an offshoot of the CityFolk festival that runs between September 16th and 20th, at the Aberdeen Pavilion, and along Bank Street. These mostly free shows feature local bands, and we’ll be profiling some of those bands. Guest post by Rose Ekins from Jackpine. On Saturday, September 19th The Unrefined Olive is hosting a free Cityfolk Marvest […]
This is a shortened version of an article that originally appeared on Jackpine earlier this month. Click here for the full post. What to the untrained eye might look like a bunch of young, Centretown hipsters dressed in vintage garb (typical hipsters) down in a bar (also typical) speaking in a bunch of goofy accents […]
Sunshine has hit Chinatown in more ways than just the weather. Last fall delivered a startling loss with the closure of Raw Sugar, but last week Bar Robo opened its doors to save the people of Chinatown from caffeine and liquor loss. Bar Robo takes the physical place of Raw Sugar, but that’s the last you’ll […]
Ottawa Showbox is celebrating 5 years with an all ages weekend festival May 26–27 at The Record Centre (1099 Wellington W). Among the performers are G. Grand, Claude Munson, Keturah Johnson, and Nightshades. Tickets cost $8 online and $10 at the door.