Ottawa Life

Medicine is Not Just a Science, It’s an Art

15 December 2016 - 10:16am
Why a good conversation with your doctor is good for your health By Lynn Wilson Many people see physicians as experts in “the science” of medicine. In my three decades of practising as a family physician, I have learned that being an expert in “the art” of medicine is of […]

Sleek Infiniti Q60 Comes in Three Flavours – From Mild to Wild

15 December 2016 - 9:58am
This week’s tester turned no shortage of heads among friends, colleagues and passersby, but there’s one critic in particular who’s even harder to impress. My 14-year-old son. Adam is a car geek, and his familiarity with the premium autos from Europe, Asia and North America often parked in our driveway […]

Top Travel Tips for Students

15 December 2016 - 9:47am
As the first semester draws to a close, many students are already in the process of planning their next trip abroad. Traveling is something that many students enjoy doing, and it’s not surprising as your college years really are one of the best times in your life to see as […]

The Night’s Alight at Upper Canada Village

15 December 2016 - 8:22am
Welcome to Day 15 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. And don’t forget our big Light Up Your Ottawa Life Contest! Upper Canada Village runs like a well-oiled […]

Invictus Games Coming to Toronto for Canada’s 150th!

14 December 2016 - 11:36am
Established by Prince Harry in 2014, the Invictus Games are the only sporting event for ill, wounded and injured active duty and veteran service members, using the power of adaptive sport to help wounded warriors on their journey to recovery. Invictus Games competitors are active duty and veteran service members […]

Lighthearted La La Land’s Lyrically Lovely

14 December 2016 - 9:35am
If in doubt about wanting to see a musical, just go. La La Land won’t disappoint! There have been Broadway musicals that have been made for the big screen but this is the first original musical to be made in Hollywood since the days of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers. […]

Easy Holiday Potluck Recipes

14 December 2016 - 9:13am
Welcome to Day 14 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. And don’t forget our big Light Up Your Ottawa Life Contest! Do you have a holiday party coming […]

Local Youngster Keradwyn Thompson Lives Christmas Dream in Ballet Jörgen’s The Nutcracker

13 December 2016 - 8:19am
Welcome to Day 13 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. And don’t forget our big Light Up Your Ottawa Life Contest! When Keradwyn Thompson was asked to play […]

SENATORS: A Week in Review – December 5-11, 2016

12 December 2016 - 7:33pm
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. Well, this has zero danger of being inducted into the ‘too-dull’ hall of fame. It was an interesting week for the Ottawa Senators – one that […]

Dean Brody’s Beautiful Freakshow

12 December 2016 - 1:33pm
Canadian country sensation Dean Brody isn’t afraid of taking a few risks every now and then. That’s not just talk. He’ll back it up with a chainsaw solo! Noisy cutting tools aside, Brody’s risk tolerance is as much a part of him as is his guitar, cowboy hat and a […]

CHIN Radio Ottawa Celebrates the Holidays Bollywood Style

12 December 2016 - 11:53am
When Ottawa’s only privately owned multicultural-international radio station, CHIN Radio Ottawa, celebrates the holidays, it’s a spectacular event. The Lombardis, owners of CHIN Radio, invite the on-air personalities, staff, local municipal representatives such as City Councilors Eli El-Shantiry, Michael Qaqish and Jeff Leiper as well as local partners to a […]

Remodeling and Adjusting Keeps Neil Rolling Along

12 December 2016 - 10:01am
Nobody could have seen this coming. Chris Neil as Ottawa Senator franchise leader in penalty minutes? Sure. But Chris Neil as the longest serving active Senator? Not on your life. Except there he was Saturday afternoon – as the Sens faced the Kings in Los Angeles – tugging on the […]

Celebrity Party Planner Melissa Andre Shares Holiday Hosting Tips

12 December 2016 - 12:00am
Images provided by Jessie Robertson |  Veritas Communications. Welcome to Day 12 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. And don’t forget our big Light Up Your Ottawa Life […]

Festive Family Fundraising Shines Bright For the McGregors

11 December 2016 - 11:29am
Welcome to Day 10 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. And don’t forget our big Light Up Your Ottawa Life Contest! Every holiday season the little town of Athens, […]

Gift of Lights

10 December 2016 - 8:31am
Welcome to Day 10 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. And don’t forget our big Light Up Your Ottawa Life Contest! It’s a brand new holiday attraction here in […]

Why I Continue to Get the Flu Caccine for Myself and My Children

9 December 2016 - 9:21pm
By S. Michelle Driedger It’s time again for the familiar “Get the shot, not the flu” campaign. It comes every year around this time and we are frequently reminded that it isn’t too late to get the flu vaccine if you haven’t yet taken advantage of the free campaign. The […]

OLM Pet of the Week- Meet Sita

9 December 2016 - 12:11pm
For this week’s OLM Pet of the Week we’re excited to feature another adorable pupper from Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue! Meet Sita, a gorgeous two-year-old Bahamian Potcake who has come all the way to Canada to find a loving forever home! Sita is a very wonderful and gentle girl! She […]

Weekend What’s Up December 9-11

9 December 2016 - 11:31am
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 holiday cheer, family fun, shopping, and of course, music. See you there! Sesame Street Live, Canadian Tire Centre, December 10 Big […]

Dear Santa: Please Bring Us Books Instead of Toys

9 December 2016 - 10:56am
Welcome to Day 9 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. And don’t forget our big Light Up Your Ottawa Life Contest! In a few weeks this year ends and […]

The Force Awakens in the National Arts Centre Orchestra

8 December 2016 - 1:22pm
The theatre lights dim, the screen goes black and the famous line of light blue text fades in: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Then, in a bright flash of yellow, STAR WARS bursts onto the frame and the text scrolls out into the infinite darkness. […]

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