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Edible Arctic Festival
By Eric Murphy
The Canadian Museum of Nature’s Edible Arctic Festival introduces visitors to northern culture, diet, and food insecurity. 
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Protesting high Hydro rates
By Allison McNeely, Micki Cowan, Philippe de Montigny

The city’s residents joined people in more than 30 other communities across the province recently to demand cheaper electricity. The grassroots movement started on Facebook and ended up on the streets. Reporter Allison McNeely was at the protest in Ottawa.

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Helping smokers kick the habit
By Micki Cowan, Philippe de Montigny, Allison McNeely

It’s well known that smoking is a major health risk and quitting isn’t easy.  Now, health practitioners in Ottawa are finding new ways to help smokers stop for good. Reporter Micki Cowan tells us why something called the Ottawa Model is catching on.

A CJTV feature story for Centretown News.

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Ottawa police gear up for john sweeps
By Philippe de Montigny, Allison McNeely, Micki Cowan

Ottawa police plan another wave of so-called “john sweeps” they say are meant to protect sex workers and educate the men who purchase their services. But as reporter Philippe de Montigny discovered, some say it makes the problem even worse.  

A CJTV feature story for Centretown News.

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It's a geek girl's world
By Eric Murphy

Responding to harassment and sexism, many geek women have begun carving out safe spaces in the Centretown geek community. Bank Street’s Comic Book Shoppe has been hosting women’s nights at the store, sponsored in part by Capital Geek Girls, an online forum for veteran nerds and newcomers alike. 

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Mementoes of days gone by
By Kyle Duggan, Sarah Trick, Roberta Bell

In this ephemeral wired world, there are still many who prefer to seek out solid mementoes of days gone by. Kyle Duggan reports from the Ottawa Nostalgia and Collectibles show.

 

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Rediscover Centretown's streets and landmarks and learn about the history behind their names. Researched and written by Centretown News reporters, this feature also showcases both contemporary and historical images.

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