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City folk can try farming thanks to new program

Lisa Gualtieri and Justin Palmer had mused about becoming organic farmers. To take the giant leap of throwing everything into a farm as amateurs, though, was a daunting proposition. Enter Just Food’s Start-Up Farm Program. Currently winding down its first year, Ottawa’s very first Start-Up Farm Program provides participants with access to land, shared infrastructure/equipment, […]

Portraits of an Artist – Claude Marquis Returns to the Canvas

For the people who comprise his community of supporters – friends, fans, peers, patrons – the question has lingered whether local artist Claude Marquis would ever paint again. His star had been on the rise from the mid-90s to the early ‘00s, so it came as a surprise when sometime after his critically-acclaimed “Nature Boy” […]

Cooking & Cracking Wise on the Web: Welcome to Eva Bee’s Jamboree

Once upon a time, when she was wrapping up a degree in environmental science, Ivana Borojevic (aka Eva Bee) had an idea for a show that would inspire folks to eat locally and have fun with their food. Five years later, Eva Bee’s Jamboree was born as a web series featuring Eva in various kitchens […]

This Saturday, Ottawa’s bum rap gets a slap (and a tickle)

Any lingering reputations of being a sleepy town will get spanked this weekend when Ottawa hosts the Capital City Cabaret – a “menagerie of misfits” showcasing performance art from burlesque, boylesque and gorlesque (edgy horror-influenced routines), to sideshow, acrobatics, comedy, Poi, and yes, the classic strip tease. Her name is Veronica, but you can call […]

“Gather Wish,” the debut EP from local band High Waters, is neither obvious nor shy

Do they even make records like this anymore? The debut release of Ottawa-based High Waters (previously incarnated as Life in 2D) embodies the band’s proud defiance of “static genres.” This music falls confidently between rocks – part indie, part classic, part experimental. If you’re desperate for comparisons before taking a listen, think Coldplay meets Hawksley Workman (sorry, High Waters). A […]