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Kiefer Uuksulainen

The ice-breaking question: Uuksulainen is Finnish and pronounced as “Ook • Soo • Lay • Nin”. When not exploring one of Ottawa's many beautiful trails or flexing his cerebrum at pub trivia, you’ll probably find Kiefer on the beat of his next piece covering the fun, funky, and fascinating stories of Canada’s Capital. Drink Cronk.

Write On Ottawa: Finding lost history in Ottawa Rewind 2 by Andrew King

The latest book from artist, animator, and history-sleuth-turned-author Andrew King chronicles an eclectic cross-section of local “lost” history—from the first brewery to the last Zellers to 17th-century sailing vessels to the RMS Titanic’s affiliation with the Fairmont Château Laurier—all in an effort to preserve and reinvigorate interest in Ottawa’s past.

StreetArtMiniature: A feast for the eyes, hidden in plain sight

What if I told you there are hundreds of tiny hot dogs and hamburgers hidden all over the city? I bet you’ve walked past one and didn’t even notice. The miniature morsels are the work of the Ottawa-based artist known as StreetArtMiniature. Her appetizing art resides in corners, cracks, and crevices all over the city, giving literal meaning to the phrase “street food.”

Extinction X-ing: Signs of the (prehistoric) times

Right-of-way road signs at the Canadian Museum of Nature might cause some visitors to do a double-take, since the creatures depicted were last seen between 72 million and 12,000 years ago. The pair of signs, one depicting a woolly mammoth and the other Chasmosaurus irvinensis, are a playful homage.