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Ottawa’s Top 10 Concerts of 2016

30 December 2016 - 3:15pm
All photos by Andre Gagne. When you are an event photographer / reporter you can tell it’s been a busy year when should you attempt to wear all the lanyards accumulated over the 12 months you risk cervical dislocation or, at the very least, one hell of a case of […]

Multiple Ways to Ring in 2017 in the Capital

30 December 2016 - 12:49pm
The countdown is ON! If you haven’t sorted your New Year’s Eve plans yet, here is a special edition of the Weekend What’s Up featuring a wide variety of 19+ options to have you ringing in 2017 in style. As of posting tickets are still available for all events listed, […]

Daniel Alfredsson: Defining a Generation

30 December 2016 - 12:26am
Photos by Andre Gagne. Twenty years ago, Ottawa was a capital city without any real significance in the world of professional sports. One of the city’s two pro sports teams, the Canadian Football League’s Roughriders, had just folded following a dismal 3-15 season. The other, the National Hockey League’s Ottawa […]

Ottawa’s Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Events

29 December 2016 - 11:28am
2017 is sure to be a special year for Canada, marking 150 years since confederation. Here in the capital this monumental year will be welcomed in style. Ottawa is offering plenty of family friendly and free options for ringing in the new year. We’ve compiled a list of some of […]

#OLMGamer- Games You Should Be Excited About in 2017

29 December 2016 - 11:20am
A brand new year of gaming is around the corner! This upcoming year with full of exciting releases in the gaming world. We’ve got new consoles headed our way, along with a tonne of extremely exciting upcoming releases. We’ve decided to share our list of games we think you should be […]

Get ‘Kinky’ in Ottawa

28 December 2016 - 3:53pm
You may recall the 2005 independent movie Kinky Boots. In it, main character Charlie Price unexpectedly inherits his father’s shoe company. He discovers that the company is in deep trouble as comfortable, sturdy and practical men’s footwear is no longer in demand. As Charlie looks to save the company, he […]

What to Wear on New Year’s Eve

28 December 2016 - 1:07pm
Photography by Ping Hu / On-Site Assistant: Gail E.P. Gunn Stand out on New Year’s Eve with sequins and sparkle! The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to try saturated jewel tones in red, green, and navy instead of the more traditional black or silver for an added unexpected, head-turning detail. […]

A Month in Ottawa with Justina McCaffrey: October – November, 2016

28 December 2016 - 12:16pm
Feature Image: Derek Reidle, Justina McCaffrey, Senator Rick Santorum, Scotty Greenwood and Michael Barrett at the Canadian American Business Council Event. PhotoCredit: Giovanni Join Ottawa Life’s Justina McCaffrey as she showcases events around the city each month. Highlighted with pictures of some of the city elite, you’ll feel like you […]

Winter Hot Spots in Ottawa

27 December 2016 - 1:27pm
Though we are all dreading the short days and cold nights that come along with the winter, the National Capital Region is host to many fun spots ideal for hitting up during the colder months. Whether you want to engage in some winter sports, take in some entertainment or enjoy […]

Watching the Clock

27 December 2016 - 1:13pm
Photo credit: Evert Akkerman The end of the year is usually the season for all kinds of joyful stuff, and in many organizations this includes performance reviews. You know, the annual ritual dance that most participants dread – appraisers as well as appraisees – as it tends to represent a […]

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

25 December 2016 - 1:00am
Welcome to…well… Christmas morning! We here at Ottawa Life extend our warmest wishes for your holidays, the merriest of Christmases and all the best to you and yours in the New Year!   We have lots of surprised coming in the New Year but, for now, flashback on our holiday […]

Online-Newsroom Helps Spread the News About Santa’s Journey

24 December 2016 - 9:51am
Many parents throughout North America have fond memories of tracking Santa Claus’ sleigh on Christmas Eve, thanks to the NORAD Tracks Santa® program. For decades, NORAD (the North American Aerospace Defense Command) has been the primary media source of information about Santa’s progress on his annual holiday sleigh ride.  News […]

Twas the Night Before Deadline!

24 December 2016 - 9:42am
Welcome to Day 24 of our 25 Day Ottawa Life Christmas Calendar. We’ll be updating with a new treat daily so be sure to keep checking under the OLM Tree to see what’s new.   Twas the night before deadline and all through the room The office was filling with Christmas time […]

OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Lucky Rose

23 December 2016 - 11:11am
This week’s OLM Pet of the Week is a super cute sweetheart from Freedom Dog Rescue. Meet Lucky Rose, a five-year-old Ridgeback x Boxer mix who loves her people more than anything else in the world. Rose is as loving and protective as you can expect any mother to be. […]

Christmas Playlists to Add More Jingle to your Holidays

23 December 2016 - 10:56am
Here’s a special bonus post in our 25 Day Ottawa Life Christmas Calendar The website 8-tracks is usually on a loop during the workday here at Ottawa Life and the holiday season saw many new Christmas tune discoveries mingling with some of the classics. Here are a few of our favorite playlists: […]

Special Edition of our Weekend What’s Up Shows Where to Enjoy Free Meals Over the Holidays

23 December 2016 - 9:47am
Welcome to Day 23 of our 25 Day Ottawa Life Christmas Calendar. We’ll be updating with a new treat daily so be sure to keep checking under the OLM Tree to see what’s new.   In this special edition of the Weekend What’s Up you will find a list of the […]

A Stuffed Stocking of Holiday Not-quite-classics You’ve (Probably) Never Seen

22 December 2016 - 10:59am
Welcome to Day 22 of our 25 Day Ottawa Life Christmas Calendar. We’ll be updating with a new treat daily so be sure to keep checking under the OLM Tree to see what’s new. Every year like clockwork you can expect George Bailey to discover that It’s a Wonderful Life, a […]

Infiniti QX30: hot hatch, sport wagon or crossover?

22 December 2016 - 9:35am
The Infiniti website calls its QX30 a “premium active crossover.” I’m not quite sure what that means, as this compact auto could just as easily be labelled ‘hot hatch’ or ‘sport wagon.’ At least the creative department is being, well, ‘creative.’ But no matter what you call it, the QX30 […]

Tiрѕ fоr Cоnvеrting your documents into a PDF еbооk

22 December 2016 - 9:22am
EBооk rеаdеrѕ support PDF dосumеntѕ. Unfortunately, аll  PDF documents can be read easily, аt lеаѕt not оn a ѕmаll ѕсrееn.  If you аrе thinking of соnvеrting уоur files tо PDF еbооk, make ѕurе уоu kеер thе readability in mind. Kindlеѕ, Sony Pосkеt Readers, аnd Nооkѕ ѕuрроrt native PDF. Hоwеvеr, the […]

Alex’s Editor-Approved Holiday Gift Guide

21 December 2016 - 9:38am
Welcome to Day 21 of our 25 Day Ottawa Life Christmas Calendar.  We’ll be updating with a new treat daily so be sure to keep checking under the OLM Tree to see what’s new. Feature image by Photography by Ping Hu Whether you’re shopping for yourself (hey, you’ve earned it) […]