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Cities: How to make an impact in your local community

(NC) — A community is only as strong as the people who contribute to its growth. Although wealth, a compelling leader, and great location can all help put a community ahead, the true foundation of a community, which contributes to positive and sustainable growth, are individuals. Making a contribution to a community does not need to be as grandiose as you may think. The depictions an indiv ....

Ottawa Weekend: Things to do

The trees changing colour can only mean one thing: Oktoberfest. Or Ribtoberfest. Beer and food, at least. There are a few shows to add to your list this weekend. Chic Gamine combine French pop with Motown, and Basia Bulat sings from her latest album. Jadea Kelly will be out at the Black Sheep Thursday night, while Craig Cardiff will perform a couple of shows there over the rest of the we ....

Ottawa Cookie Jam debuts October 5th

Ever dreamt of being in a room surrounded by delicious, drool-inducing cookies with a license to sample as you please? I have, and it looks like my dreams are coming true as the first inaugural Ottawa Cookie Jam rolls into town on October 5 at Parkdale United Church. And while my dreams of having free rein might have to be reined in a bit (who could really eat dozens of cookies in one shot, apart ....

Ottawa events: Screening of the Vanishing Bees

Hosted by COG National, COG OSO and COTA (Canadian Organic Trade Association). Don't miss this influential documentary that examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth. Immediately following the film we will hold an expert panel discussion and Q&A. When: September 26. Doors open at ....

Ottawa: Pride Parade kick-off on Sunday

The Pride Parade happens this Sunday, and there are a ton of happenings to get you pumped up for the main event. Strip Spelling Bee is back at Babylon, Laugh out Proud is happening at Yuk Yuks, and there’s a bowling tournament – and that’s just tonight. Friday, there’s a pantsless party and Cirque Bizarre, while Saturday brings a choral showcase and some karaoke. Following t ....

Halifax: Coffee shop unionization drive expands

What once looked like a solitary stand-off between angry baristas and an incompetent employer has become a tidal wave of Halifax cafe workers demanding workplace regulation.  After the successful union effort at Just Us! Spring Garden in June, employees at two Second Cup franchises have begun organizing their own workplaces. The long-term goal, explains Service Employees International Union ....

Toronto protests social assistance cuts

The Raise the Rates coalition will hold a clinic and rally in David Pecaut Square 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, in response to provincial cuts to vital housing support programs.

"The Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit helped people on social assistance get and retain housing. The province turned their back on people on social assistance when they cut the pro ....

Toronto: Mayor Ford shows ignorance on LRT

Mayor Rob Ford demonstrates limited knowledge of LRT and facts surrounding his own motion during LRT vs Subway debate at council on July 17, 2013.  Mayor made two errors: 1) called St. Clair an LRT (it is a streetcar, just like King, Queen, Spadina, etc), and 2) believed that "lanes will be ripped up" when the Scarborough LRT is on its own dedicated route, partially elevated, partially underg ....

Ottawa: Dessert of the World Festival misleads foodies

When I heard about the Dessert of the World Festival in Ottawa, please forgive me if I had overly high expectations on Mother’s Day.  I had expected a cornucopia of desserts almost as far as the eye could see based upon the impressive sales pitch made on the website of festival organizers.

The sales pitch suggested a virtual United Nations diversity of desserts from Ottawa, across Ca ....

Toronto writers explore book self-publishing on May 14th

Toronto writers will get an opportunity to consult with a representative from AgoraPublishing.com on book self-publishing this coming Tuesday, May 14th.

AgoraPublishing.com is so much better that many other resources that writers have at their disposal because of quality control.  In the article "Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know" David Carnoy elaborates  that the ....

Ottawa: NCC proposal for former train station gets punted

Ottawa’s historic former downtown train station appears destined to remain a private meeting place for bureaucrats and politicians after government officials shot down a National Capital Commission request to consider alternative uses, documents show.  The Crown corporation said Canada’s 150th anniversary could be used as an opportunity to redesignate the underused Government Conferen ....

UFO: California witness reports 15 entities in bedroom

A Riverside County, CA, witness reports waking up during the night and discovering 15 entities, "3-4 feet in height and dark gray," according to April 21, 2013, testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. "I was sleeping in my bedroom when I sensed that something/someone was looking at me, so I opened my eyes," the witness stated. "My night light was on, so I could ....

Ottawa foodies talk about take-out containers

So, I’m one of those annoying, unabashed foodie types that waxes on about the merits of things that are cooked sous-vide while en route to the newest chic taco joint. As a devotee of all things tasty, I inevitably find myself leaving a restaurant with a take-out container filled with the night’s left-overs, which are often too delicious to leave for the green bin – or worse yet – the dumps ....

Toronto Councillor McConnell opposes Downtown casino

Over the last several months, I have spoken to many residents in Ward 28 and have received numerous calls and messages about the proposal to locate a casino in downtown Toronto. The vast majority of residents and business owners are very worried about a casino in Toronto and the resulting social impact and the affect on our community.  I share these concerns, and I feel that the negative aspe ....

Does Toronto need a casino?

Try as it might to rid itself of the habit, Toronto the Good hangs in there. Presently, the city is up to its clerical collar in a debate over whether or not to admit a provincial casino on its valuable central lands. This might seem like a no-brainer to outsiders. Downtown casinos have sprung up in cities across the country without major incident, but it’s still fraught stuff in Toronto: Rem ....

Ottawa area Liberals quiet on casino issue

What are area Liberal MPPs so afraid of? Must be something big given their silence on the issue of a downtown Ottawa casino, and more particularly, the interests of the Rideau Carleton Raceway. How else to explain their silence on this issue? While Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod is out on the hustings — serving as the savior of the raceway and the rurals who depend on it — there’s ....

Halifax: Is your bus driver stoned?

Metro Transit has this week kicked off a PR campaign to convince people to ride the bus. It may be something of an uphill battle, as even mayor Mike Savage hasn’t used a bus since he’s been elected, says Savage's spokesperson, Shaune MacKinlay. Savage has taken the ferry across the harbour to attend meetings at the city's Alderney Landing offices, but that doesn't count: the campaign is called ....

Ottawa: Mayor threatens to cancel casino

Mr. Watson made the comments in an open letter dated March 15 and addressed to the body responsible for gambling in the province, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.

The letter is apparently in response to comments OLG chief executive Rod Phillips made to the Globe and Mail this week that Toronto would receive more than double the fees of other municipalities for hosting a casino.....
 

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