OTTAWA—Over 1,200 wristbands embossed with the words “United we stand / divided we fall” along with “#1998” have been purchased by members of the Ottawa Police Service and their supporters. 1998 is the badge number of Constable Daniel Montsion, the officer charged… Continue Reading
OTTAWA—A bitter turf war between two rival upstarts and the industry powerhouses has seemingly resulted in another java joint burned to the ground.
While some turn up their nose at the thought of more public toilets in the city’s LRT stations, Mayor Jim Watson smells opportunity. “Not everyone is thrilled at the sight of exposed penises,” J-Wat remarked, “but that’s what we can expect… Continue Reading
Photo: Skeezix1000, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA-3.0 Visitors to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa were greeted with a peculiar sound this week as the soundtrack for the Oscar Peterson statue had been unexpectedly changed. Listeners expecting jazz or bebop instead… Continue Reading
After resolutely refusing to yield to public outrage over the construction of the controversial Victims of Communism Memorial on land Parliament had approved for a new Federal Court building, the government appears to be ready to offer a conciliatory gesture.
OTTAWA—“I know Joe Oliver is saying that it’s about oil prices, but the truth is that we just don’t have enough paper on hand,” said a source inside the Conservative caucus, who prefers to remain anonymous.
OTTAWA—Despite 15 millimetres of freezing rain coating the 18 centimetres of snow that fell recently, observers report that Ottawa bikes are continuing to traverse the National Capital Region.
The Billings Bridge BLACKREDS, Ottawa football’s farm team, enjoys an occasional rugby match to break up the monotony of constant football practice.
Photo: Bill Harrison (flickr)
OTTAWA—The professional football team hailing from the nation’s capital has been called many things: Ottawa Football Club, Rough Riders, Senators, Renegades and REDBLACKS. Currently, they are referred to simply as losers, with the worst record in the CFL and a paltry single win this season.
OTTAWA—Interested in a fast-acting, quick metabolizing anti-depressant that can also result in some pretty rad hallucinations? Then get in line for some Ketamine.
“For reals?” asked surprised club DJ, Max Remix. “My doctor told me I got depressed cuz I took too much Vitamin K! And now you’re telling me he could prescribe it for my depression? That makes me want to remix some Alanis Morissette.”
OTTAWA—Tearing a page from the book of Ottawa Bluesfest festival director Mark Monahan, the organizers of Jazzfest have made a last-minute announcement that geriatric heavy metal act Iron Maiden will be this year’s headline finale.
Executive Director Catherine O’Grady was direct about the abrupt turn from tried and true…