Tag Archives: Ottawa

“I’m dancing so hard I need a HIP replacement” – Melodie Cardin’s take of Bluesfest day 5

Melodie Cardin (Twitter) has lived in the National Capital Region since 2000. A 2007 graduate of Carleton University’s school of journalism, she’s now the manager of communications for a small project assisting Canadian researchers to collaborate internationally. The following views are her own. Thursday afternoon, smacking myself in the forehead for not having thought of […]

Social Capital Conference: Ottawa’s first ever social media learnathon!

On Saturday, July 23, Ottawa will play host to its first social media “learnathon.”  We asked one of the organizers and occasional Local Tourist contributor, Lara Wellman, to tell us more about the conference and what attendees can expect from this educational event.  You can also find out more about the day’s agenda by visiting […]

Ottawa Start: tweeting tonight’s sunset

Just one more reason why we love Glen Gower… Thanks for including our shot, Glen!

Ottawa is number one! Again!

Another reason to celebrate the city! Critics can keep Montreal’s food and arts scene, Toronto’s bustle, Calgary’s youthful population and Vancouver’s weather: Ottawa is still the best place to live in the country, according to a just-released survey by MoneySense magazine. AND Ottawa claimed the title of most “livable” city for the second year in […]

Amanda visits the National Gallery of Canada

  Amanda Earl is the managing editor of Bywords.ca, the Bywords Quarterly Journal.  On odd days, she tries to write poetry. On even days, she edits. One of my favourite places to go in the city is the National Gallery of Canada. As a writer, I find that the works in the gallery fire my creativity. […]