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Marvest: Ottawa Showbox presents Nightshades, Jonathan Becker & the North Fields, and Jack Pine & the Fire

  • Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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This is a guest post from Ottawa Showbox, who were asked (along with Apt613 and other local cultural producers) to curate showcase shows for CityFolk’s Marvest series.It is the dawn of a new era for big festivals in Ottawa, specifically the newly rebranded and relocatedCityFolk Festival. Making its new home on the edge of the Glebe on The Great Lawn at Landsdowne Park, CityFolk is keeping up the world-class programming for the main festival. However, the addition of Marvest (musical harvest) ....

NBOG promises night of interactive art from dusk ’til dawn

  • Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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This Saturday night our city will spend a sleepless night celebrating the vibrant arts and culture scene that makes our community such a wonderful place to be. The fourth annual Nuit Blanche, Hype Frénésie, will take place across Ottawa’s downtown core and spread into Gatineau from 7:19pm to 4:20am.Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau began in 2012 as one of a handful of such events across Ontario drawing crowds of over 30 000 people that year. The following year, Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau became an Inde ....

Marvest: Steaming up the oil jugs

  • Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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You wake up early in the log cabin Uncle Rod said you could use for the week. It was sunk down deep in the dark green; your car stalled twice bouncing down the sludgy potholed roads that you navigated into it. The birds got you up, their chirping like a swarm of audible spotlights. You walk to the kitchen past the black wood stove in the middle of the room, the cool floorboards squeaking softly under the weight of your footsteps. The lake peers out from the corduroy curtains. “What has it swallow ....

Bicycle Craft Brewery turns 1!

  • Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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Bicycle Craft Brewery is turning 1: They (local breweries) grow up so fast!To celebrate, we went back and chatted with BCB owner/headbrewer Fariborz about the highlights over the past year. But the celebration doesn’t end there, BCB will be hosting a Party in the Pen at Mugshots September 26th. Food, games, music and brews will all be part of the celebration and a portion of proceeds will donated to CHEO Foundation. Class act.Without further ado:Apt613: You opened with a tight brew list: an IPA, ....

Roots duo Scarlett Jane find their groove

  • Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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Toronto musicians, Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire had solo careers of their own before they united in the fall of 2011 to become Scarlett Jane. They had been friends for some time, occasionally performing together and even appearing on each other’s albums. After separately spending years honing their skills writing music and performing, it was a matter of combining their common interests and finding the perfect timing for it to happen:“We’ve always been a part of each other’s musical endeavours. ....

Apt613 Fellowship: Ottawa’s C & C Dept. featuring Dante

  • Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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Ottawa’s Compliments & Complaints Department is a featured column supported by the Apt613 Fellowship Program. The aim is to spotlight locals from different hoods of the capital, letting them celebrate this city and share their constructive criticisms. Name: Dante About: He used to work in a kitchen in Little Italy and still enjoys coming here. Hood:  Little Italy on a tranquil Sunday afternoon, under a light rain. Complaint: Construction. This place has been under a lot of condo construction and i ....

Learn How to Manage Celiac Disease

  • Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015
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For people suffering from celiac disease, sometimes avoiding gluten is the easiest part of their diagnosis. The social, financial, nutritional, and emotional aspects surrounding the disease cause many of the challenges after receiving a diagnosis. What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the small intestine becomes inflamed and is unable to absorb nutrients from food properly. This is caused by the ingestion of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, ....

East-end Transitway is closed for good: What you need to know

  • Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Early Sunday morning, while most people in Ottawa are fast asleep, the last OC Transpo bus rolled down the Transitway between Blair and Hurdman stations. The closure of this stretch of dedicated busway represents a first key step in the city’s ambitious, multi-billion dollar plan to replace thousands of buses with new light-rail trains. “It’s a huge milestone in the construction of the Confed line,” said Stephen Blais, the chair of Ottawa’s transit commission. Once complete, th ....

Sandy Hill group says city ignoring neighbourhood plans

  • Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015
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A Sandy Hill community group is calling out the city’s planning department for ignoring a neighbourhood plan that expressly prohibits the kind of development now being recommended for approval. Action Sandy Hill says an established plan for the area, as well as the new Uptown Rideau community design plan — which should be finished this fall — calls for a height limit of six storeys on the south side of Rideau between Chapel Street and the Rideau River. Ye ....

Ottawa-bound plane crashes in southern Ontario, but father, daughter OK

  • Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015
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A father and daughter escaped relatively unscathed after their Ottawa-bound single-engine plane crashed in southern Ontario due to mechanical problems on Friday afternoon. The pair took off from Grand Valley, Ont., and were returning to their home base at the Rockcliffe Airport, according to Susan Shafer, the general manager of the airport. The two pilots were identified by Shafer as Don and Kathryn Buchan. “They’ve been very active in the aviation community in Ottawa as v ....

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