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Tour de Blogosphere: Discover hidden secrets in and around Ottawa

As a long-time Ottawa resident, I was convinced I had this city figured out, and that there were no hidden gems left to find here or in the surrounding areas. Boy, was I wrong. Who knew you could sleep overnight in a museum train caboose or stroll through a beautiful outdoor sculpture park in a tranquil forest? Lucky for us, two local wanderlust experts are the perfect guides to help locals (re)discover our region.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ?

After what was bound to be a difficult week, working from home in this heat, this weekend calls for more of the same. It’s another hot one here in the city and we’ve lots of great ways to keep cool in this week’s edition of the Weekend Roundup!

Video of the Week: Algebra

Algebra is the directorial debut of Jith Paul, founder of Ottawa-based production company Treepot Media. The 11-minute film is a poetic short about a painter who is losing his sight and features local Ottawa talent in front of and behind the screen. Shot in Wakefield and downtown Ottawa in 2014, the film has just completed a festival tour with […]

Weekend Adventure: Wakefield Village

Whenever I find myself planning a weekend trip to get out of town, the two usual suspects come in mind: Montreal with its great restaurants and music scene, and Toronto, with its sports teams, art galleries, and incredible city landscapes. Now, don’t get me wrong, Toronto and Montreal are both great options for a weekend […]

Weekend roundup: Wakefield winter warm up giveaway!

Need a winter getaway this weekend? Read on to find out how you can escape to Wakefield for a show and overnight stay! First, though, a bit of music closer to home. If you missed Josef Mieto a few weeks back, you can catch his folky sounds tonight at Maxwells, where he’ll be joined by […]

Townies invited to Wakefield’s 1st winter market – celebration of community & old world charm

Inspired by the quaint winter markets still popular across Europe, Wakefielder Jackie Hansen proposed that her village launch one of their own. This Saturday, that community will welcome revelers from across the Outaouais and NCR to celebrate the season at the Wakefield Christmas Market. I got a chance to ask Jackie what’s in store and […]