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The Christmas season arrived along with the snow

November 27, 2012

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Story by Kristine St-Pierre With the festive season rapidly approaching, many vendors and shoppers line the streets of the ByWard Market with their holiday wares. Some shoppers even took time out to pose with street decorations including a green snowman. Claire Lavoie is a vendor who has been selling holiday wreaths and centerpieces in the […]

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The man behind the moves: Dancing construction worker Adam Perrin

November 27, 2012

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Story, photos, and video by Sarah Petz What started as a simple flip of the leg has quickly made Ottawa construction worker Adam Perrin a viral sensation. In the past two months, Perrin has become somewhat of a local celebrity for his dance moves while working traffic control during construction on Parliament Hill. Originally, the dance […]

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A bird perspective of Ottawa

November 27, 2012

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Story by Drake Fenton I’m 2,000 feet in the air, flying across the Ottawa River north toward Gatineau. Beside me is Jules Selwan, the pilot and owner of the Cessna 172 Skyhawk we’re in. Selwan’s voice bursts into my headset, “We just passed Constance Lake to your left. We’re going to circle over Aylmer after […]

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Restoration artist Dego shines light from Parliament Hill to the Saatchi Gallery

November 27, 2012

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People rush down the sidewalk on Wellington Street in Ottawa’s downtown core with their shoulders shrugged up around their ears. The colder weather this past week has turned the pedestrian’s gaze toward the ground, and against the backdrop of grey sky, the city’s tall buildings look down on the lonely view of the backs of […]

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“Yarn Bombing” will make Vanier a cozy community at C’est Chill Festival this weekend

November 27, 2012

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Story by Emily Murtha It’s an internationally growing trend that you might have seen yourself: You’re walking down Bank Street and all of a sudden you encounter a bike rack wrapped in scarves and it appears as if it’s getting ready to brave the cold of winter. It is called “yarn bombing.” The idea is […]

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