Mario Carlucci

Digital journalist

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Cottage life beckons in COVID-19 days, say realtors

Wishing you had a lakeside cottage or a country retreat to get away to this long weekend? You're not alone, according to local real estate agents who've seen a mini-boom in cottage and recreations property sales in recent weeks, despite — or perhaps because of — the pandemic.

6 ways to speed up your home internet connection

As we all hunker down with video chats, streaming and online games, home internet for many households struggles to keep up with demand. A Carleton computer scientist has some tips to avoid internet bottlenecks.

Look up, way up, for some COVID-19 stress relief

Clearer skies make for moments of mental clarity, according to backyard astronomer Gary Boyle.

Muralists leaving their mark on ByWard Market's boarded-up businesses

If you haven’t visited downtown Ottawa since physical distancing measures took effect, you’d be forgiven for missing some new art.

Fake money circulating in Westboro, deli owner warns

The owner of a Westboro deli wants businesses and shoppers to keep an eye out for counterfeit money.

Brockville's oldest Chinese restaurant closes for good Christmas Eve

The eastern Ontario city is about to say goodbye to the New York Restaurant, which has served politicians, authors and locals alike since 1930.

Why the Ottawa Valley is a 'hallmark' of Christmas movie magic

The Hallmark Channel leans heavily on the picturesque Ottawa Valley to capture Christmas movie magic. Here's why.

LRT stations slippery when wet, commuters complain

Some commuter are expressing concern about the slick floor tiles at two Confederation Line stations.

Eugene Melnyk's organ transplant charity 'on hold' until April

Its social media posts have dried up, its phone number is out of service and its annual gala didn't happen in 2019. But Eugene Melnyk insists his charity, The Organ Project, is still alive, and is refocusing its efforts for a relaunch next year.

Mayfair favourites could soon be toast as Disney pulls cult classics

Ottawa's Mayfair Theatre fears it will soon lose access to a vast library of indie film house mainstays such as Die Hard and The Rocky Horror Picture Show after The Walt Disney Company decided to extend its "vaulting" policy to 20th Century Fox.

Neon sign maker's art now on display in Almonte

When Scott Adamson got so busy making neon signs for commercial customers that he didn't have time to focus on his own projects, he decided to make a change.

Ottawa's Jonathan David leading Canadian men at CONCACAF Gold Cup

The 19-year-old striker is set to play the biggest game of his young soccer career Saturday night as Canada faces Haiti in quarter-final action.

Podcast tackles new country commotion over Old Town Road

The rapid rise and fall of hip-hop/country hybrid hit Old Town Road has provided some timely fodder for the Ottawa hosts behind a new podcast on all things Nashville.

'We like our chances': Ottawa 67's confident heading into 3rd round clash

The 67's will be taking on the Oshawa Generals in the OHL's eastern conference final, after sweeping both the Hamilton Bulldogs and the Sudbury Wolves in the first two rounds.

Ottawa 67's add social media wins to turnaround season

The Ottawa 67's digital team helped put the actual hockey team back on the map.