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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.

“Northside Sucks”: A history of the Southsiders, Ottawa’s underdog football fan club

They’re the face paintin’, flag wavin’, hootin’ and hollerin’ fans on the Southside upper deck at RedBlacks games. You may have seen them. They’re called the Southsiders, and they’re a part of Ottawa football history. The Southsiders are, in essence, an Ottawa football fan club. Started in 1980 by Southsiders President for Life Byron Smith […]

Our proposed name for Ottawa’s new CFL team

A couple of weeks ago, we heard that the OSEG is contemplating the name Red Blacks for Ottawa’s future CFL team. However, it doesn’t look like residents support the proposition. A recent Ottawa Citizen Internet survey asked readers if Ottawa Red Blacks is a good name for the city’s new CFL team? An overwhelming majority, 91%, disapproved. Over 3,700 […]