We’ve found ourselves at the end of another rollercoaster week, and nothing warms the spirits (or your hands) like a jam packed weekend of events, shows, and laid back hangs with your nearest and dearest.
National Arts Center
Twinkling lights adorned the small stage area, designating the space a dance zone, as 2-person tables in the audience quickly filled up with 3 and 4 people, and attendees dutifully waited in line for their coveted drink tickets. As more and more people filed in and the excited murmurs grew louder, I scanned the room […]
About ten years ago I had the chance to spend a week in Iqaluit. There was a lot that struck me during my first and only visit to the North, but what I remember most vividly was the cost of a Subway sandwich: $12-$15 for a six inch sub when at that time in Ottawa […]
Former Ottawa resident Gloria Song is a lawyer practicing in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. She also keeps a blog about life in the far north. Even though Nunavut is a Canadian territory, living in the Arctic can feel like a foreign country or another planet. Soon after my partner and I got married, we left Ottawa […]
I’ve listened to my share of Cape Breton coal mining stories, having had an elementary school teacher whose father was a doctor in just such a settlement. Although I found the world laid out in The Glace Bay Miner’s Museum familiar, I also found it fresh and full of life. The Glace Bay Miner’s Museum tells the story […]