Hollywood Film “Prey” Making Strides In Indigenous Representation

On Friday, 20th Century Studios released Prey on Hulu in the United States, and Disney+ everywhere else. The film, directed by Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), is a prequel to the long-running Predator franchise and follows a Comanche warrior named Naru as they try to protect their tribe from the highly evolved alien hunters. The […]

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Staple of ByWard Market Music Scene is Closing its Doors

Mercury Lounge, a long standing music venue in Ottawa’s downtown core, is closing up shop after providing entertainment for more than 20 years. Owner John Criswick announced the closure on his personal Facebook page. The Mercury Lounge ran as a not-for-profit and they, just like many other businesses, were never able to recover from the […]

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The Merry Dairy Wholesale Operations Stopped, But You Can Still Get Your Favourite Scoop

Local Ice Cream parlor Merry Dairy was told to shutdown their wholesale side of the business as they are not a dairy plant. The owners explained the situation in a Twitter thread last week. Unfortunately, you will no longer find their ice cream in other local stores but, you can still head on over to […]

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Fireworks Set Off at Dua Lipa Concert in Toronto; Three People Injured

Toronto Police are actively investigating an incident at Scotiabank Arena where fireworks were set off during pop star Dua Lipa‘s concert last night. Three people are reported to be dealing with mild injuries. The incident occurred during the last song of the evening, and concert-goers have noted that Dua Lipa appeared startled when the fireworks […]

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Ontario Summer Indigenous Game to take place in Algonquin Territory – Ottawa this year

The 2022 Ontario Summer Indigenous Games (2022 OSIG) are taking place from July 28-31, in the nation’s capital on the traditional territories of the Algonquin Peoples in partnership with the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, the Government of Ontario, City of Ottawa, Ottawa Tourism, and the University of Ottawa. An opening ceremony will be hosted […]

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Pope visiting Quebec to advance reconciliation with Indigenous People

Following Pope Francis’ apology last April for the “deplorable conduct” of members of the Catholic Church at residential schools, the Pope will be in Quebec from July 27-29 to advance action toward reconciliation with Indigenous People. Cree Grand Chief Mandy Gull-Masty expressed that while apologies from Pope Francis, especially on Canada’s colonized land is monumental […]

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Ruby Waters on Her Rise to Stardom and What’s Next

Métis Pop Superstar Ruby Waters headlined the Pub Stage on Night One of last weekend’s Mariposa Folk Festival (July 8). Waters drew a massive crowd to the stage, with fans dancing along to big songs like Blow, Good Recipe, and Sweet Sublime. Despite the Rogers Network outage affecting communications before the event, ELMNT FM’s Matthew […]

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Diversity Meets Artistry at the ART + Summer Showcase on July 23rd

The Multicultural Artists’ Coalition is getting ready to put on the ART + Summer Showcase next weekend at the Shenkman Arts Centre. The event will consist of a workshop for artists looking to market and monetize their craft, as well as a showcase for local multicultural talent. The workshop portion of the event kicks off […]

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