15 reasons to drink water

Staying constantly hydrated is essential for health and well-being, but a lot of people do not drink enough fluids daily. With 60 percent of the human body made up of water, it goes to show the importance of water in the body to ensure that all cells and organs function properly. Although there is no universally agreed quantity of water to be consumed daily, water is still an essential e [...]

12 December 2018

Ottawa Dining: The secret's out about indulgent but affordable hole-in-the-wall Le Clandestin

Le Clandestin45 Laval St., 819-921-9727, leclandestin.ca Open: Tuesday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 4 to 9 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday Prices: mains under $20 Access: steps to front door and walkway to front door is not well-lit, washrooms downstairs When we went for dinner last week at Le Clandestin in Gatineau’s Hull sector, our [...]

27 October 2018

Ottawa Dining: Rangoon's Burmese dishes impress with deep and surprising flavours

Rangoon Restaurant 634 Somerset St. W., 613-680-8821, rangoonrestaurant.ca Open: Monday to Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 5 to 10 p.m. Prices: Most sharable salads $10.95, most sharable dishes under $20 Access: steps to front door, washrooms upstairs A few years ago, I had a casual, off-duty meal of fish noodle soup and coconut chi [...]

27 October 2018

Ottawa Dining: At Jackson, some artful, high-minded small plates were better than others

Jackson 10 Daly Ave. (in the Ottawa Art Gallery), 613-680-5225, jacksonottawa.com Open: Monday to Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday to Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., closed Sunday Prices: small plates $10 to $19 Access: no steps to front door or washrooms; washrooms are gender-neutral Veteran Ottawa chef John Leung, whose résumé includes stints cooking at Restaurant [...]

27 October 2018

Rubin: Ottawa's LRT — the secrecy continues

Ironically, it was on municipal election day – when the public gets to exercise its democratic rights directly ­– that a City of Ottawa official confirmed to me there are yet more secret LRT records. This time, it’s some 100,000 pages or reports since 2014 from Ottawa’s Transportation Services Directorate detailing its observations, including photos, of the delayed, multi-billi [...]

27 October 2018

Book features Canadian black history not found in school text books

Co-authors Akilah Newton and Tami Gabay didn’t have to look far afield to find groundbreaking black Canadians to write about in Big Dreamers: The Canadian Black History Activity Book for Kids Volume 1 (Bright Confetti Media Inc.). The West Island gave them the late Noble Gloria Leon Baylis, mother of Pierrefonds-Dollard MP Frank Baylis. She won the first human rights case in Quebec. [...]

27 October 2018

Ottawa’s $1.5-billion commitment for Calgary 2026 Olympics could leave bid short

The federal cabinet has approved spending $1.5-billion on the Calgary Winter Olympics if the city wins the bid to host the 2026 Games, but only if the Alberta government and the city come up with matching levels of funding. It’s a formula that could leave the bid short of the $3-billion of public funding required to stage the event. Officials with the City of Calgary say they were c [...]

27 October 2018

North America Will Become Warmer Due To Geophysical Pole Shift, Researcher Claims

Recently, a series of strange incidents have been witnessed around the world: wildfires, intense blizzards, earthquakes, etc. Regarding this, some scientists and independent researchers have concluded that they could be caused by what has been called Geophysical Pole shift. Researcher and writer Angellica Goodson explains that the Earth is currently “experiencing a Geophysical Pole Shift and, [...]

09 September 2018

Earth's Geophysical Pole Shift Has Begun, Researcher Claims

Recently, we have witnessed a series of catastrophic events that have changed our point of view regarding how our actions are affecting the planet. However, there seems to be another element to add to this equation: the Geophysical Pole shift. According to researchers like Angellica Goodson, “there is no doubt that a Geophysical Pole shift is starting today”. “Our earth has been wobbling [...]

30 August 2018

UFO Hits Airplane In Siberia, Russia

Just three weeks ago, on 29 July, famous ufologist and writer Scott C. Waring, administrator of UFO Sightings Daily website, published a very interesting post about a strange incident that occurred in Siberia, Russia. According to a video report published on YouTube by the also renowned UFO researcher SecureTeam10, an Antonov An-24 plane that was flying from Olyenok to Yakustk resulted damaged a [...]

21 August 2018

Girls do More Chores and Get Paid Less than Boys says Research

Children, it has been learnt, acquire most adult housekeeping skills by being involved in house hold chores. Apparently, parents are more interested in teaching their girls housekeeping skills than they do the boys. Sandra Hofferth, a sociologist at the University of Maryland who has spent time studying how children spend their time, co-authored a recent analysis that shows that just like i [...]

20 August 2018

Australian Woman Says Aliens Abducted Her Ducks

Last month, more specifically on 24 July, a very curious incident occurred in Humpty Doo, a small town in northern Australia: a local woman affirmed that “alien forces” have allegedly been “abducting” her little ducks for three weeks. According to conspiracy theory website Mysterious Universe, the lady “recently reported to the local NT News that eight of her ducklings, all flightless [...]

16 August 2018

UFO: Glowing Orb Appears Over Niagara Falls, Ontario

Date: 15 July, 2018. Place: Niagara Falls, Province of Ontario, Canada. A few weeks ago, on 15 July, a very strange incident was witnessed in the beautiful city of Niagara Falls, Ontario. According to an anonymous report published on Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) online database, a local resident affirmed to have seen “a ball of light” crossing the sky over the Canadian city. “I was looki [...]

12 August 2018