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Winterlude

Ottawa gets WinterBrewed

Judging by yesterday’s turnout at WinterBrewed, Ottawa’s insatiable appetite for all things craft beer related hasn’t dissipated over the winter months. Or perhaps people are just yearning for those summer days when you can’t leave your house without tripping over an outdoor music and food festival. Either way, thousands of people came out to sample […]

Winterlude in images

This post was sponsored by Samsung, who donated their new Samsung Galaxy camera to let our volunteers snap some pics and take in the sights, sounds and tastes of Ottawa’s marquee winter event. Winterlude comes but once a year, and when it comes it makes -15 weather almost tolerable. We started off by trekking down […]

Weekly News Review Special Edition: Local News Quiz!

Think you are up to date about local happenings? Test your knowledge with our first-ever local news quiz, five questions designed to test whether you’ve been paying attention. How to score: 5 out of 5: Local news hound! You should be writing this quiz. 4 out of 5: You are officially in the know. 3 […]

Weekend roundup: Winter thaw edition

Here we go again. Another January thaw to get our hopes up about the return of warm weather. But it’s just a ruse, Ottawa. Before you know it, you’ll be dealing with eye-watering windchill as everyone goes about their business in bundled-up, genderless masses. You know what’s not toying with you? This weekend roundup, of […]

What to do ‘til Winterlude?

During the warmer months Ottawa is infested with fests: Jazz Fest, Blues Fest, Fringe Fest, Tulip Fest. The cold seems to kill off both the city’s mosquito population and its revelry, at least until the aptly named Winterlude roles around in February. As a consequence, us poor Ottawans are left to entertain ourselves for most […]