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July 2013 Archives

Dragon Boat Winners

 

Canada won thirty gold medals at the World Championships in Hungary last week. Thanks in part to local paddlers, Amanda Woodley and Andy Moore.

 

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Dragon Boat Champions

 

Canada won thirty gold medals at the Dragon Boat World Championships in Hungary last week. Thanks in part to local paddlers Amanda Woodley and Andy Moore.

 

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30 Masjids

 

Throughout Ramadan, Himy Syed plans to visit 30 mosques in 30 days. While passing through Ottawa, Himy dropped into the CBC studio to chat with Hallie.

You can follow his journey at www.30masjids.ca.

 

 

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Oyster shuck-off

Two Ottawa oyster-men are off to P.E.I. for the Canadian Oyster Shucking Championship. But first, they duke it out in the Ottawa Morning studio.

 

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Sick Reptiles

 

Former employees of an Ottawa pet store say many reptiles there are sick, starving, and dying from neglect. CBC's Simon Gardner brings us the story.

 

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Weight loss check-in

Hallie catches up with Ottawa mom, Christina Norton, seven months into her weight-loss campaign. Christina has dropped more than 88lbs, but says she's not done yet.

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Embassy Strikes

Foreign Service Officers have escalated their strike action to withdraw visa services at fifteen of Canada's biggest embassies. Hallie speaks to the head of the union, Tim Edwards.

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A school play goes to Scotland...

They've been practicing their lines for nearly a year. Now, an Ottawa drama class will hope their school play goes over well with a crowd in Scotland. Angela Boychuk is the drama teacher at Elmwood School. Eleanor James-Beswick and her younger sister, Louisa, are her students. All three joined Hallie to talk about the production.

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The Weekender: Lawn Games

For the past month, the Elmdale Lawn Bowling Club has been a happening scene for a different kind of crowd -- and that made our Weekender, Denise Fung, curious. She tells Hallie about changing into her whites and picking up a mallet.

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Jessa's Music Picks

Guest music columnist, Jessa Runciman's picks for live music around Ottawa this weekend.

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Montreal Guitare Trio @ Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts (Thursday, 10 p.m., $30)

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ Ritual (Friday, 10 p.m., $15)

Highs @ Zaphod's (Saturday, 8 p.m., $5)

Theaternia @ The Black Sheep Inn (Saturday, 8:30 p.m., $10)

Complete listings

Thursday

  • MG3 (Montreal Guitare Trio) @ St. Brigid's Chamber Fringe opening night (part of Ottawa Chamberfest), 10pm, $30
  • Northlander @ The Rainbow, 4pm, Free
  • Reggae Night with Roots Movement @ The Rainbow, 10pm, $7
  • High Waters @ Mercury Lounge, 9pm, $8
  • All-Stars Blues Thursdays @ Irene's w/ guest host Murray Kinsley, 9:30pm, Free
  • Riff Raff a.k.a. Jody Highroller @ Ritual w/ Dirty South Joe, Aeroplane Boys, 9pm, $25
  • The Josef Mieto Show @ Roast 'n' Brew (Rideau), 9pm, Free
  • Amanda Bon @ Raw Sugar Cafe, 8:30pm, $8

 Friday

  • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ Ritual House of PainT launch party w/ BlakDenim and DJ Ruby Jane, 10pm, $15
  • Blind Horses @ Avant-Garde Bar w/ Organ Eyes, Grime Kings, 9pm, $5
  • Garaga @ Raw Sugar Café w/ Street Meat, 10pm, $5
  • Andrea Superstein @ Gigspace, 7:30pm, $15
  • Frank James Band @ The Rainbow, 4pm, Free
  • Pedro Quental @ Mercury Lounge, Followed by resident DJ Lance Baptiste, 8pm, $12
  • Zydeco Loco @ Irene's, 9:30pm, $10
  • Rotten Apples @ Zaphod's, w/ Dysfunctional Dream, Trusting Gravity, 8pm, $5
  • The Burning Sensations @ The Branch, 9pm, PWYC
  • Amanda Rheaume @ Black Sheep Inn, w/ Lynne Hanson, 8:30pm, $12

Saturday

  • Highs @ Zaphod's w/ Lukas Grant & the Folk Bangers, For Christ Sake, 8pm, $5
  • Theaternia @ Black Sheep Inn w/ King's Quest, Organ Eyes, 8:30pm, $10
  • Fire BIrd @ The Rainbow, 4pm, Free
  • Sherri Harding & the Heat @ Irene's, 9:30pm, $7
  • Rankin Youth & the Dub Pilots @ Babylon, 10pm, $7
  • Luis Mario Ochoa Cuban Quintet @ St. Brigid's w/ Van Django, 9:30pm, $35
  • Lucky Ron @ The Lafayette, Every week, 4pm
  • Chariots of the Gods @ Gatineau Midsummer Fest w/ Epiphany from the Abyss, Pear of Anguish, Abraxas, We the Jury, Fight to Resist, My Shadow, Spaz Out, The Victims of Time, 6pm, $15
  • Buck Tingley & the Hard Looking Tickets @ The Rainbow, 10pm, $7
  • The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol @ Atomic Rooster w/ Glorious Moonrockets, 9pm, Free
  • The Peptides @ The Branch, 9pm, $10

Sunday

  • Sunday Afternoon Open Blues Jam @ The Rainbow w/ host: River City Junction, 4pm, $3
  • The Classy Chassys @ The Rainbow w/ The Rents, 9pm, $5
  • The Treble @ Raw Sugar Café w/ Craig Mainprize (of Phantom Shores), 8pm, $9
  • Brad Morden @ The Lafayette, Every Sunday, 9pm
  • Murder State @ The Daily Grind w/ Weak Ends, The Young Offenders, 7:30pm, $8

Jessa's Music Picks

Guest music columnist Jessa Runciman's picks for live music around Ottawa this weekend.

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Montreal Guitare Trio @ Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts (Thursday, 10 p.m., $30)

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ Ritual (Friday, 10 p.m., $15)

Highs @ Zaphod's (Saturday, 8 p.m., $5)

Theaternia @ The Black Sheep Inn (Saturday, 8:30 p.m., $10)

Complete listings

Thursday

  • MG3 (Montreal Guitare Trio) @ St. Brigid's Chamber Fringe opening night (part of Ottawa Chamberfest), 10pm, $30
  • Northlander @ The Rainbow, 4pm, Free
  • Reggae Night with Roots Movement @ The Rainbow, 10pm, $7
  • High Waters @ Mercury Lounge, 9pm, $8
  • All-Stars Blues Thursdays @ Irene's w/ guest host Murray Kinsley, 9:30pm, Free
  • Riff Raff a.k.a. Jody Highroller @ Ritual w/ Dirty South Joe, Aeroplane Boys, 9pm, $25
  • The Josef Mieto Show @ Roast 'n' Brew (Rideau), 9pm, Free
  • Amanda Bon @ Raw Sugar Cafe, 8:30pm, $8

Theaternia plays The Black Sheep Inn Saturday at 8:30 p.m.Theaternia plays The Black Sheep Inn Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

Friday

  • Hypnotic Brass Ensemble @ Ritual House of PainT launch party w/ BlakDenim and DJ Ruby Jane, 10pm, $15
  • Blind Horses @ Avant-Garde Bar w/ Organ Eyes, Grime Kings, 9pm, $5
  • Garaga @ Raw Sugar Café w/ Street Meat, 10pm, $5
  • Andrea Superstein @ Gigspace, 7:30pm, $15
  • Frank James Band @ The Rainbow, 4pm, Free
  • Pedro Quental @ Mercury Lounge, Followed by resident DJ Lance Baptiste, 8pm, $12
  • Zydeco Loco @ Irene's, 9:30pm, $10
  • Rotten Apples @ Zaphod's, w/ Dysfunctional Dream, Trusting Gravity, 8pm, $5
  • The Burning Sensations @ The Branch, 9pm, PWYC
  • Amanda Rheaume @ Black Sheep Inn, w/ Lynne Hanson, 8:30pm, $12

Saturday

  • Highs @ Zaphod's w/ Lukas Grant & the Folk Bangers, For Christ Sake, 8pm, $5
  • Theaternia @ Black Sheep Inn w/ King's Quest, Organ Eyes, 8:30pm, $10
  • Fire BIrd @ The Rainbow, 4pm, Free
  • Sherri Harding & the Heat @ Irene's, 9:30pm, $7
  • Rankin Youth & the Dub Pilots @ Babylon, 10pm, $7
  • Luis Mario Ochoa Cuban Quintet @ St. Brigid's w/ Van Django, 9:30pm, $35
  • Lucky Ron @ The Lafayette, Every week, 4pm
  • Chariots of the Gods @ Gatineau Midsummer Fest w/ Epiphany from the Abyss, Pear of Anguish, Abraxas, We the Jury, Fight to Resist, My Shadow, Spaz Out, The Victims of Time, 6pm, $15
  • Buck Tingley & the Hard Looking Tickets @ The Rainbow, 10pm, $7
  • The Band Whose Name Is A Symbol @ Atomic Rooster w/ Glorious Moonrockets, 9pm, Free
  • The Peptides @ The Branch, 9pm, $10

Sunday

  • Sunday Afternoon Open Blues Jam @ The Rainbow w/ host: River City Junction, 4pm, $3
  • The Classy Chassys @ The Rainbow w/ The Rents, 9pm, $5
  • The Treble @ Raw Sugar Café w/ Craig Mainprize (of Phantom Shores), 8pm, $9
  • Brad Morden @ The Lafayette, Every Sunday, 9pm
  • Murder State @ The Daily Grind w/ Weak Ends, The Young Offenders, 7:30pm, $8

Golden Oaks Builder

Hallie finds out more about Golden Oaks president, J.C. Lacasse from the man who built his mansion on the Rideau River. Golden Oaks owes millions to investors, tenants and other creditors, including Marco Valenti.

 

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Pembroke in Bloom

The city of Pembroke scrambles to repair storm damage as the "Communities in Bloom" judges arrive from Europe. CBC's Denise Fung has the story.

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Female Firefighters

Hallie meets two female firefighters with the City of Ottawa who are training up the next generation of young women interested in the job.

 

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Volleyball Victor

Adam Simac.jpgHallie Cotnam meets Adam Simac, a member of the history-making Canadian Men's Volleyball team, just back from the World League Finals in Argentina. All 6'6" of him.






 

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Tree removal business is booming

Bill and James Gardiner.jpg The stormy weather is good news for some businesses.
The CBC's Denise Fung visits a family-run tree removal firm that's cleaning up in more ways than one after last week's wild weather.







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Springsteen and I

Hallie meets Tonya Pomeranz, a local fan of The Boss, who features in the new documentary "Springsteen and I".

 

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Dog bite amputee

Hallie speaks to Danica Caron, whose mother, Christine, had three limbs amputated after a dog bite became infected.

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If you would like to donate to Christine Caron's fundraising page, the link is:

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/2YQYf

There's a joint committee for hair dressers in Outaouais - and members want it clipped

Among the rules they must follow: no cutting hair on Sundays. Hairdressers in Gatineau say a committee that regulates their industry just isn't cutting it anymore. We spoke to a salon owner who's had enough:

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Gatineau firefighter describes the work being done in Lac Mégantic

Just as a crew of Gatineau firefighters returns from helping out in Lac Mégantic, another one leaves. We speak to division chief Gilles Vekeman about his time there so far:

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The Weekender - Info on Cultural Festivals

You can travel the world without leaving the city this weekend. Three cultural festivals are happening across town. Here's info on all of them, from the festival organizers:

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The Ottawa Egyptian Festival will be held at St. Mary Coptic Christian Church in Nepean.

Among the attractions: A photo booth where you can try on the festival's version of ancient Egyptian garb.

Nardine Roufaiel (left) will manage the photo booth.

Starts tonight. Runs until Sunday, July 21, 2013.



Thumbnail image for 20130717_101907.jpgThis is the twenty-third year of The Ottawa Lebanese Festival.

George Hannah (right) is the head organizer.

Here he holds the instrument that will be used for Saturday's water drinking contest: a brik.

Started on Wednesday. Ends on Sunday, July 21, 2013.



20130718_164449.jpgThis is Edy Joachim. He came to Canada from Haiti in the 1980s.

And seven years ago he and some friends started Festival Haiti.

It's happening on Petrie Island.

Starts tonight and ends on Sunday, July 21, 2013.

Mayor Jim Watson on the casino debate

When it comes to casinos, it seems some on city council are hoping for a double-or-nothing compromise. This week, a proposal to seek two gambling zones in the city was approved by council. Thursday morning, Mayor Jim Watson discussed the idea with Hallie Cotnam: 

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A street party for Ottawa's homeless

street party 2013.jpgThe Ottawa Mission held a street party for the city's homeless on Wednesday. A section of Daly Avenue was blocked off for 400 or so people. CBC Ottawa's Denise Fung went down to check it out: 

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Jessa's Weekend Music Picks

Jessa.jpgJessa Runciman sits in for Amanda Putz, with her best bets for live music in the Capital this weekend:

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The doping debate in track and field

IMG_00000385.jpgAsafa Powell. Tyson Gay. Sherone Simpson. All elite sprinters -- and all tested positive for banned substances. Both Powell and Gay responded with defiance after the news hit.
We spoke to Canadian Olympic sprinters, Seyi Smith and Richard Adu-Bobie, about the latest scandal to rock the world of track and field:

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Margot Van Sluytman on forgiving her father's killer

Meet Margot Van Sluytman. Her father was murdered when she was a teenager. Years later, his killer reached out for forgiveness and she accepted. She shared her powerful story with Hallie Cotnam on Wednesday:

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Rob Benzie breaks down the week in provincial politics

RobBenzie.jpgToronto Star Queen's Park bureau chief Rob Benzie spoke to Hallie Cotnam about the ombudsman's annual report, a tragic death in an unlicensed daycare and the byelection race  that is heating up in Ottawa South:

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The debate over oil pipelines comes to Ottawa

Ecology Ottawa and the mayor of North Grenville have opposing views on the proposed TransCanada oil pipeline which will pass through south Ottawa. We heard from both of them this morning:

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CHEO surgeon named to Harper cabinet

kklmp[1].jpegDr. Kellie Leitch, named to both the labour and status of women portfolios, was a guest on Ottawa Morning:

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SInging Tim's song

si-ott-sydney-lalonde-220.jpgA Blackburn Hamlet Tim Horton's location is making music a part of the drive-through experience:

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International Black Summit preview

Picture 002.jpgEvery year, the International Black Summit drops into a different city around the world. Next month, it lands in Ottawa, but tonight you can get a taste of what it's all about from 7-8:30 pm at Pressed (750 Gladstone Ave). Hallie got the scoop from summit organizers Jacqueline Lawrence (left) Adrienne Coddett (right).  




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Ottawa Food Bank gets a new van called "The Freddie"

image001.jpgThere are many ways honour the memory of a loved one, like a plaque, or flowers - or a new delivery van. We've got the story of "The Freddie."

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Businesses lament Sparks Street construction woes

The manager of a Sparks Street pub says the ongoing construction continues to kill her patio traffic and there's no end in sight:

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Ottawa woman living in Egypt discusses life after Morsi

Hallie spoke to an Ottawa woman living in Egypt, who calls the recent overthrowing of the government there, a people's coup.

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Amanda's weekend music picks for non-festival goers

If porta-potties aren't your thing, don't worry, outdoor music festivals aren't the only ticket in town: Amanda Putz has a few club picks for those who prefer their tunes under a roof!

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Ottawa Senators ready to roll the dice on a shot at new casino

Thumbnail image for Senators.jpgOttawa Senators president Cyril Leeder says the team just wants a fair shot at another revenue stream by bidding on a new casino in the city. He was Hallie's guest this morning:  

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Tom reviews film about an unlikely family business called The Manor

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Mixed marriages in the Jewish community

rabbi1.jpgThe rule used to be that if you want to be married by a rabbi, both you and your partner had to be Jewish -- but one Ottawa temple is changing the rules. Steven Garten, the rabbi at Temple Israel Ottawa, told Hallie why he's started officiating mixed marriages.

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Alfie joins the Red Wings

940-alfredsson.jpgAfter 17 seasons with Ottawa, Daniel Alfredsson has shocked the Sens Army by signing a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings...but not every hockey fan in the capital is in mourning. A couple of local Detroit fans shared their reactions with Hallie.

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Outgoing US ambassador David Jacobson says goodbye to Ottawa

li-jacobson-rain-02736538-600x3491.jpgAfter four years as the United States ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson says goodbye:

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Feeding Bluesfest volunteers

Forty watermelons. A thousand ears of corn. And pounds and pounds of potatoes. Here's how Algonquin College chefs feed a Bluesfest volunteer army:

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Tom McSorley reviews "The Heat"

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"Lost Ottawa" Facebook group captures the city in photographs

Pictures of the city's past are being loaded onto the "Lost Ottawa" Facebook group thanks to local archivist David McGee:
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Ottawa 67s star centre Sean Monahan picked 6th overall in NHL draft

monahantwo940-8col[1].jpgIt was a great weekend for Ottawa 67s' centre Sean Monahan. He was picked sixth overall in the NHL draft by the Calgary Flames.

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Celebrating 75 years of Gatineau Park

Think you know a lot about Gatineau Park? Well, on the week of its 75th anniversary we called on an expert to really fill us in. Katharine Fletcher is the author of "Historical Walks: The Gatineau Park Story."

 

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