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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.

Artpreneur 2020 to address disruption of the creative sector in Ottawa and beyond

Artpreneur 2020 is going virtual, with three days of talks, panels, and presentations on November 21, 23 and 25. It’s an annual conference presented by Arts Network Ottawa, Wallack’s, Invest Ottawa, and SHIFTER Agency that brings together local and national creative experts in the same room—err, Zoom call—with business leaders and entrepreneurs to help artists build their professional capacity.

Cyber hygiene and a few other simple tips for Cyber Security Awareness Month

Cyber security is a complex, overwhelming topic for many Canadians. But let’s not focus solely on the tech. Toothbrushes, zombie attacks, and a current hack spreading on Facebook offer alternative ways to spark awareness and safer online habits. Upfront and honest, I’m an ’80s baby, which probably explains why Janet Jackson’s 1996 hit song “What […]

Meet the finalists for the 2020 Ottawa Book Awards

Winners of the 2020 Ottawa Book Awards will be revealed during a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 21 at 6pm. Register via Eventbrite. Since 1985, the Ottawa Book Awards have recognized the top English and French books published by local authors in the previous year. Both official languages have categories for fiction and non-fiction, […]

Ottawa podcasts: At the Pass with Adam Vettorel

Ottawa is known among major Canadian cities for having a very tight-knit restaurant community. Everybody seems to know everybody else and there’s a real sense of respect and admiration between restaurants. The warring camps that other cities have are nowhere present here. Acting as a spokesperson for this community is chef Adam Vettorel. He’s already well known as chef-owner of North & Navy, as well as the brand-new Cantina Gia. But did you know he has his own podcast?