Ottawa Life

A Christmas Carol to Sing About

20 December 2016 - 12:53pm
With all due respect to Santa Claus, no other character is so closely associated with the Christmas season than Ebeneezer Scrooge. The nasty capitalist who gets his comeuppance from a trio of charitable ghosts in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is high drama that bears repeating this time of year. […]

Q & A with Author Peter C. Newman

20 December 2016 - 12:30pm
Images by Justina McCaffrey. Justina McCaffrey: I am not sure if you remember, but years ago when I first met you, I told you the story about how I discovered your books. It was New Years Eve 1982 becoming 1983, and Leonard Asper was having a basement party in Winnipeg. […]

The Evolution of Technology in Internet Gambling

20 December 2016 - 12:11pm
These days, internet gambling is starting to overtake brick-and-mortar casino gambling. Constant advances in computer technology have made online gambling the hit that it is today… and it continues to grow in spades. Different games pop out of the internet just about every week. This has even now extended to […]

Adventure Canada Named Finalist in National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards

20 December 2016 - 11:05am
Port Credit, ON. December 14, 2016: Adventure Canada is exceptionally proud to have been recognized as one of the world’s leading travel companies committed to protecting and enhancing the Sense of Place in the regions in which they travel. “Being a Sense of Place finalist is a distinction we are […]

Parliament Hill Shines Bright for 32nd Annual Christmas Lights of Canada Event

20 December 2016 - 12:16am
Welcome to Day 19 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. Images by Andre Gagne. As part of the annual Christmas Lights of Canada event, that runs in […]

Canada Places Pot Limits for Medical Marijuana-Prescribed Veterans

20 December 2016 - 12:00am
Having found themselves up against increasingly overwhelming demands as well as massive costs going through the roof, the federal government has been searching for ways to reduce medical marijuana coverage costs, especially for veterans. In a controversial move, the Veterans Affairs Minister, Kent Hehr, intends to scale back the level […]

A Priceless Night at Yuk Yuks with The Million Dollar Man

19 December 2016 - 11:44pm
Listen to the full interview with Ted DiBiase above. I was 10-years-old when I first met Ted DiBiase before his big match in my hometown arena. When wrestling came to the Cornwall Civic Complex you could always count on my dad getting tickets for my brother and I. Outside of […]

SENATORS: A Week in Review – December 12-18, 2016

19 December 2016 - 12:52pm
SENATORS: A Week in Review is a weekly column looking back at the week in Ottawa Senators hockey written by #OLMSports Dave Gross. Images from NHL.com. Generally I’ll refrain from the old-standard ‘I told you so.’ But so far, so good, and it’s irresistible. So, ‘I told you so.’ Juvenile humour aside, […]

The Scoop on the Top Affogato Spots in the Capital

19 December 2016 - 10:26am
Affogato has always been a decadent menu item at cafés and restaurants and it is popping up on coffee menus in Ottawa this Winter too. The hot and cold cross between a dessert and a beverage has a couple of traditional incarnations and Ottawa cafés are offering up surprising variations […]

A Celtic Family Christmas with Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

19 December 2016 - 9:58am
Welcome to Day 19 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. Images supplied by the National Arts Centre. Family and music are always the shining stars on top […]

Hallelujah! Christmas Classic Returns to Ottawa

19 December 2016 - 8:15am
The trumpets did sound and if there were any dead, they would certainly be raised this weekend when Ottawa’s Thirteen Strings alongside with Seventeen Voyces triumphantly presented this year’s Handel’s Messiah. Belfast born and internationally celebrated conductor Kevin Mallon led the chamber orchestra and choir into a dynamic and spirited […]

Put Some Extra Spark in Your Holiday Season

19 December 2016 - 12:23am
Looking for a last minute gift as Christmas Day approaches? Why not stuff your stocking with a little Spark…Rubik’s Spark, that is? Those of you who remember the popular puzzler of a toy back in the 80’s are going to have to figure things out all over again as the […]

Rebecca Noelle’s Soul-Soaring Solstice

18 December 2016 - 1:29pm
Standing on the edge of the end of a year, when singer-songwriter Rebecca Noelle looks back she sees behind her days full of song, frenetic choreography and various neon hairstyles that could possibly be seen from the International Space Station. And that’s just her work with The PepTides! It’s been a […]

Ottawa Cooks Add New Twist to the Holiday Dinner Party

18 December 2016 - 9:09am
Welcome to Day 18 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. It seems like wherever you go in this city you will run into a copy of the […]

Go Rogue

17 December 2016 - 11:24pm
Welcome to the inaugural movie review column by mother and son team, Jennifer and Jacob Hartley. Get the scoop on blockbuster movies from a 13-year-old kid critic’s eyes, and those of his mom, a slightly older kid. You could almost be forgiven for cynically wondering if the current model of […]

Andy Jones on Becoming Ebeneezer Scrooge

17 December 2016 - 12:23am
Welcome to Day 17 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. Photo credits: Matt Barnes and John Lauener Any actor knows that, when slipping into the Victorian night shirt and […]

OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Whiskey

16 December 2016 - 12:00pm
It’s time for this week’s Pet of the Week and we’re excited to introduce you to this single boy who’s looking for some female company. Meet Whiskey, a sweet boy who is up for adoption through Ottawa Pet Rat Rescue. Whiskey was given a new chance at life after he […]

Weekend What’s Up December 16-19

16 December 2016 - 10:50am
Here at Ottawa Life, we are always on the lookout for great events to do over the weekend for every type of fun-seeker. This weekend, you can enjoy some theater, family fun, shopping, and of course, music. See you there! Happy Holidays with Heppner, Dominion-Chalmers United Church, December 16 It […]

Happy National Ugly Sweater Day

16 December 2016 - 12:03am
Welcome to Day 16 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. Red bows, Santa Claus, warm fires, stockings and brightly decorated pine trees have been synonymous with the […]

Chamberfest and Choral Society Getting Hep for the Holidays

15 December 2016 - 11:31am
When retired Canadian tenor Ben Heppner thinks of the Christmas season it’s not popular classical pieces such as Bach’s Christmas Oratorio or Handel’s Messiah that first come to mind. For him, these days, the holiday’s are all about family. Now host of two programs on CBC Radio –Backstage and Saturday […]

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